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Teens Report Less Loneliness, More Isolation

November 25th, 2014
New research suggests self-esteem and confidence among American high school and college students is growing. But the new report is mixed as researchers learn that while that subjective isolation has declined, social network isolation has increased. Researchers posit that modernization is fueling the emotional ...

Rat Study Suggests Schizophrenia May Stem from Surplus Brain Protein

November 25th, 2014
New research discovers a gene associated with schizophrenia also plays a role in brain development. The finding may help to explain the way the disease originates. Bonnie Firestein, Ph.D., a Rutgers professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, says too much ...

Action Video Games Can Increase General Learning Skills

November 25th, 2014
Playing action video games improves not only the skills needed for the game, but also learning skills in general, according to a new study by the University of Rochester. “Prior research by our group and others has shown that action gamers excel at ...

Anti-Anxiety, Sleep Drugs to Teens Comes with Abuse Risk

November 25th, 2014
New research discovers prescription of an anti-anxiety or sleeping medication to a teen comes with a risk of illegal abuse of medications by the teen. Experts say the findings suggest substance abuse assessments should be performed before the drugs are prescribed. University of Michigan ...

Early Exposure to Verbal Conflict Can Aid in Coping with Adult Stress

November 25th, 2014
While the holiday season is a time to reconnect with family and friends, it can also be a time of stress. Although the opportunity to be in close contact with family and friends is welcomed, the environment may result in heated debates, or ...

Psychotherapy Cuts Suicide Risk by 26 Percent

November 24th, 2014
Psychotherapy Drops Suicide Risk by 26%How do you help someone who is struggling with thoughts of suicide? Suggest they talk to a therapist. A new study out of the University of Copenhagen and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg ...

Cancer Screenings Often Unheeded by Mentally Ill Women

November 24th, 2014
According to a new study, women with symptoms of serious mental illness tend to miss recommended health screenings, underreport clinical conditions to medical providers, and may face bias and stigmatization by health practitioners. University of Illinois researchers discovered women with mental illness were ...

Credit Score May Reflect Cardiovascular Health

November 24th, 2014
A new analysis has found a strong correlation between a person’s credit score and his or her cardiovascular health, according to the findings published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This doesn't mean that poor financial management hurts your ...

Antibiotics During Pregnancy or C-Section Can Hike Risk of Childhood Obesity

November 24th, 2014
A recent public health study found that children who were exposed to antibiotics in the second or third trimester of pregnancy had a higher risk of childhood obesity at age seven. Columbia University researchers also found evidence that suggests having a Caesarean section, ...

Can Training to See Words in Colors Boost IQ?

November 24th, 2014
A new UK study has shown for the first time that people can be trained to "see" letters of the alphabet as colors in a way that simulates how those with synesthesia experience their world. Synesthesia is a neurological condition in which some ...