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Test Helps ID Alzheimer’s Risk Before Signs of Dementia

September 21st, 2014
A simple test that combines thinking and movement can help to detect a heightened risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, even before there are any signs of dementia, according to scientists at York University in Toronto. For their study, Faculty of Health Professor Lauren ...

Domestic Violence More Likely for Same-Sex Couples

September 21st, 2014
Domestic violence occurs at least as frequently -- and likely more so -- between same-sex couples, according to a review of literature conducted by researchers at Northwestern Medicine. “Evidence suggests that the minority stress model may explain these high prevalence rates,” said senior ...

Brain Scan Study Aims to One Day Personalize PTSD Treatment

September 21st, 2014
Researchers have linked a certain opioid receptor (associated with emotions) to specific trauma symptoms, including sadness, emotional detachment and listlessness. The brain imaging study, conducted by researchers at New York University Langone Medical Center, could one day aid in the development of targeted, ...

Why Elderly Can Die from a Broken Heart

September 21st, 2014
Grief affects people over the age of 65 more severely, weakening their immune systems and making infection more likely, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Birmingham (UB) in the UK. This may explain why some grieving elderly ...

Single Dose of Antidepressant Changes the Brain

September 20th, 2014
Just one dose of an antidepressant is enough to produce dramatic changes in the brain, according to a new study. According to researchers, brain scans taken of people before and after one dose of escitalopram, a commonly prescribed serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), revealed ...

Omega Fatty Acids in Breast Milk Tied to Kids’ Academic Performance

September 20th, 2014
The amount of omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in a mother's milk is the strongest predictor of children’s academic performance, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara (USCB), and the University of Pittsburgh. The research, published in ...

Sibling Bullying Tied to Future Depression

September 20th, 2014
Children who are bullied by siblings several times a week in early adolescence are twice as likely to become clinically depressed as young adults, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. The bullied kids are also twice as likely ...

Habitual Facebook Users More Likely to Be Scammed

September 20th, 2014
A new study has found that people who habitually use Facebook are more susceptible to being victims of online scams. For his study, Arun Vishwanath, Ph.D., an associate professor of communication at the University at Buffalo–State University of New York, subjected 150 college ...

Reliable Spouse Important for Successful Career

September 19th, 2014
Having a successful career may hinge upon your marital choice as new research suggests a spouse’s personality influences how well you climb the career ladder. As people spend more and more time in the workplace, it’s natural for co-workers to develop close bonds ...

Telecommuting Can Aid Employee Moral without Productivity Loss

September 19th, 2014
Despite the fact that we live in a hyperconnected world, employers are still concerned that productivity will be negatively impacted by telecommuting, A new study may quell concerns as University of Illinois researchers discovered telecommuting yields positive effects for two important measures of ...