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Teens Need to Know Risks of Prescription Drugs

Teens Need to Know Risks of Prescription Drugs

March 25th, 2015
Today, more people die from legally prescribed drugs than from heroin and cocaine combined. While most teens and parents are well aware of the dangers of illegal drugs, many are still ignorant of the significant dangers of taking legal, prescription drugs, according to ...
Home Environment Packs Big Impact on Kids' IQ

Home Environment Packs Big Impact on Kids’ IQ

March 25th, 2015
A new study suggests a nurturing environment plays a strong role in enhancing a child’s intelligence. Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), the University of Virginia, and Lund University in Sweden discovered that young adults who were raised in educated households develop higher ...
Milk for Brain Health?

Milk for Brain Health?

March 25th, 2015
New research has discovered a link between milk consumption and the levels of a naturally-occurring antioxidant called glutathione in the brain in older, healthy adults. Although the University of Kansas (KU) research was not designed to show a cause and effect relationship, the ...
Adding Gratitude to Wealth May Help With Happiness

Adding Gratitude to Wealth May Help With Happiness

March 25th, 2015
New research confirms that being born with a silver spoon in your mouth does not mean that you will live a happy, contented life. In fact, the wealthy often look for happiness in all the wrong places. In the study, Baylor University investigators ...
Study Probes Brain Networks in Anorexia

Study Probes Brain Networks in Anorexia

March 24th, 2015
New research, published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, investigates the neurobiological mechanisms associated with the ability of individuals with anorexia (AN) to avoid food. Investigators believe the knowledge of how anorexics are able to resist food may be applied to issues of obesity and ...
Brain Stimulation Can Ease Pain of Parkinson’s – But It May Return

Brain Stimulation Can Ease Pain of Parkinson’s — But It May Return

March 24th, 2015
New research finds that for patients with Parkinson disease, subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN DBS) either improves pain or eliminates pain eight years after surgery. However, a majority of patients will develop new pain, of lesser intensity and mostly musculoskeletal in origins. The ...
Early Stress Management Can Aid Breast Cancer Patients Long-Term

Early Stress Management Can Aid Breast Cancer Patients Long-Term

March 24th, 2015
Breast cancer patients who are given the opportunity to learn stress management techniques early in treatment have been shown to maintain a more positive mood and have an improved quality of life many years down the road, according to a new study ...
Exercise Improves Sexual Function in Men

Exercise Improves Sexual Function in Men

March 24th, 2015
New research suggests that for men, the benefit of exercise goes beyond improving cardiovascular health and controlling weight. In the study, investigators found that regardless of race, men who exercise more have better erectile and sexual function. While past studies have highlighted the relationship ...
Apps' Info-Sharing Can Imperil Privacy – Hundreds of Times

Apps’ Info-Sharing Can Imperil Privacy – Hundreds of Times

March 24th, 2015
Although many smartphone users understand that free apps sometimes share private information with third parties, few are aware of how frequently this occurs. In a new study, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University discovered that when people learn exactly how many times these apps ...
After Drinking, Men More Likely to Take Risks

After Drinking, Men More Likely to Take Risks

March 23rd, 2015
One reason why drinking and driving is so dangerous is that alcohol tends to push a person toward riskier behavior. In a new study, researchers discovered that as blood alcohol levels spike, males, in particular, are more likely to make riskier choices. In ...