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Heart Fitness Improves Brain Health

August 26th, 2014
A new Canadian study suggests exercising to improve cardiovascular fitness may protect individuals from cognitive impairment associated with aging. "Our body's arteries stiffen with age, and the vessel hardening is believed to begin in the aorta, the main vessel coming out of the ...

Some Negative Feelings May Improve Work Performance

August 25th, 2014
Surprising new research suggests it can actually be good to feel bad at work, and that feeling good in the workplace can lead to negative outcomes. The study of emotions in the workplace, edited by University of Liverpool researchers Drs. Dirk Lindebaum and ...

Specialized Psychotherapy Shown to Help Those with Rheumatoid Arthritis

August 25th, 2014
New research from Wayne State and Duke universities suggests a non-pharmaceutical approach can help individuals cope with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA is a serious autoimmune disease that affects one to two percent of adults, a painful condition that can cause disability and joint ...

Nutrition Influences Immunity, Aging

August 25th, 2014
New research suggests our diet plays a direct role in how we age. In a pair of studies, investigators from UCL (University College London) discovered an interaction between nutrition, metabolism, immunity, and the aging process. Experts believe the findings could aid the development of ...

Yoga Shown to Boost Brain Power in Older Adults

August 24th, 2014
Sedentary older adults who began practicing hatha yoga three times a week for eight weeks experienced a boost in working memory, according to a new study by the University of Illinois. The research, published in The Journals of Gerontology Series: Biological Sciences and Medical ...

Family MD Could Be 1st Line of Defense for Abused Rural Women

August 24th, 2014
A new study shows that primary care physicians can be a critical resource for abused women in rural areas. But the study also found that many primary care physicians do not routinely screen women for intimate partner violence (IPV), according to researchers at ...

Sleepy Teens at Greater Risk for Obesity

August 24th, 2014
Sixteen-year olds who typically sleep less than six hours per night are at 20 percent greater risk of becoming obese by age 21, compared to teens who sleep more than eight hours, according to a new study by researchers at the Mailman ...

Self-Interest Leads Us to Be Less Concerned About Inequity to Others

August 24th, 2014
A new study shows that because we are strongly influenced by our self-interest, we are unlikely to protest about being overcompensated, even when there are no consequences. The findings imply that people are less concerned than previously believed about the inequity of others, ...

In Autism, Poor ‘Pruning’ of Neurons Leads to Excess Synapses

August 23rd, 2014
Children and teens with autism have a sluggish brain “pruning” process during development compared to healthy kids, according to neuroscientists at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). This slower pruning process results in a surplus of brain synapses -- the points where neurons ...

Happiness Still Attainable, Even With Schizophrenia

August 23rd, 2014
More than one-third of patients with schizophrenia report being happy all or most of the time, according to a new survey by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. In fact, happiness levels were found unrelated to the severity ...
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