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Young Fathers Also Susceptible to Postpartum Depression

April 15th, 2014
Young Fathers Also Susceptible to Postpartum Depression“It’s not just new moms who need to be screened for depression," says pediatrician Craig Garfield, M.D. "Dads are at risk, too." A new Northwestern Medicine study led by ...

Attention Deficit Symptoms in Older People

April 15th, 2014
Attention Deficit Symptoms in Older PeopleAttention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) does not disappear with age, new research shows. A study at the VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, finds that ADHD affects about three ...

Domestic Abuse of New Mothers = Mental Health Problems

April 15th, 2014
Domestic Abuse of New Mothers = Mental Health ProblemsEmerging research links domestic abuse to postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in mothers. Investigators also found that specific types of abuse ...

Not Just Man’s Best Friend, But For Autistic Kids Too

April 15th, 2014
Not Just Man's Best Friend, But For Autistic Kids TooThe decision to adopt a dog into the family is rarely routine as one must consider expense, time commitment, and overall responsibility. For families of children with ...

TV Can Disrupt Sleep in Young Children

April 15th, 2014
TV Can Disrupt Sleep in Young Children A new study confirms previous findings that both television viewing and sleeping in a room with a TV can decrease total sleep time for kids. The decline in sleep, ...

Green Tea Tied to Better Cognitive Functioning

April 14th, 2014
Green Tea Tied to Better Cognitive Functioning Green tea is known to contain antioxidants and nutrients that many believe enhance health and lower the risk of cancer. New research now finds that green tea ...

Perception of Distance Impacts Judgment

April 14th, 2014
Perception of Distance Impacts JudgmentNew research suggests that a person’s orientation can change the way we think of something. For example, why does the second hour of a journey seem shorter than the first? Sam ...

Breaking Down Brain’s Workings in Complex Attention Tasks

April 13th, 2014
Breaking Down Brain's Workings in Complex Attention TasksSay you are trying to pick a face out of a crowd. It’s a complicated task for your brain -- it has to retrieve the memory of ...

Finnish Study Shows Emotions Affect Financial Risk

April 13th, 2014
Finnish Study Shows Emotions Affect Financial RiskA new study confirms that the willingness to take financial risks in games of chance is influenced by emotional reactions. The study led by Aalto University neurofinance researcher Dr. ...

Why Don’t More People Register As Organ Donors?

April 12th, 2014
Why Don’t More People Register As Organ Donors?New research has discovered that people are more likely to sign up to become an organ donor if they have positive attitudes about registering as a donor, ...