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Sleep May Play Key Role in Easing Chronic Pain

March 28th, 2014
Sleep May Play Key Role in Easing Chronic Pain  A new research study discovers efforts to improve sleep have a dual benefit for those who have sleep issues because of chronic pain. In addition ...

Brain Chemical Implicated in Developing Depression

March 27th, 2014
Brain Chemical Implicated in Developing DepressionA new research finding may one day may lead to the development of a new class of antidepressant medications. European researchers discovered, for the first time, that a chemical in the ...

Virtual Reality Therapy May Reduce PTSD Symptoms

March 26th, 2014
Virtual Reality Therapy May Reduce PTSD Symptoms A new study evaluates the use of virtual reality (VR) treatment for relief of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Posttraumatic stress disorder is common among military veterans and is ...

Computer System Can Spot Fakers Better Than People

March 22nd, 2014
Computer System Can Spot Fakers Better Than PeopleA new study has found that a computer system can spot real or faked expressions of pain more accurately than people. “The computer system managed to detect distinctive ...

Tooth Loss Linked with Anxiety, Depression

March 21st, 2014
Tooth Loss Linked with Anxiety and DepressionA new study suggests dental problems are often associated with a variety of biosocial conditions including depression and anxiety. The study was presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the ...

Are Painkillers Overused in the ER?

March 17th, 2014
Are Painkillers Overused in the ER? New research suggests a dramatic increase in the prescription of opioid analgesics during U.S. emergency department visits from 2001 to 2010. George Washington University (GW) researchers discovered the prescription ...

Intimate Partner Violence More Common Among Non-Heterosexual Partners

March 5th, 2014
Intimate Partner Violence More Common Among Non-Heterosexual Partners Two new studies examine issues of sexual orientation and intimate partner violence (IPV). Researchers traced the issues as related to substance abuse and physical and mental health as ...

Oxytocin Boosts Placebo Effect

March 5th, 2014
Oxytocin Boosts Placebo EffectNew findings from trials of pain medication suggest that the hormone oxytocin can boost the so-called "placebo effect." A team led by Dr. Simon Kessner of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany, investigated ...

Many College Jocks Pay A Price in Later Life

March 4th, 2014
Many College Jocks Pay A Price in Later Life A new study finds the first act of a sad drama on college campuses as many elite college athletes face physical and sometimes mental limitations ...

Racial Bias in Perception of Others’ Pain Appears In Children

March 1st, 2014
Racial Bias in Perception of Others' Pain Appears In ChildrenIn a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Virginia, a sample of elementary school children (mostly white) reported that black children feel ...
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