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Report: Defense, VA Fail to Track If PTSD Treatment Works

June 23rd, 2014
A new report from the independent, nonprofit Institute of Medicine (IOM) finds that the federal government is not measuring the effectiveness of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) -- calling into question the millions of dollars spent on mental health of service members. Moreover, researchers ...

Mice Study Links Air Pollution to Autism, Schizophrenia

June 9th, 2014
Mice Study Links Air Pollution to Autism, Schizophrenia A new research describes how the brains of mice are damaged by exposure to air pollution in early life. The brain damage includes the enlargement of a ...

Health Researchers Slow to Embrace Social Media

June 9th, 2014
Health Researchers Slow to Embrace Social MediaHealth reform is breaking news but new research finds that study authors continue to favor traditional media channels to publish their findings. Researchers discovered that only 14 percent of ...

Partisan Media Divides Community

May 12th, 2014
Partisan Media Divides CommunityIt is no secret that our nation is deeply split on issues ranging from foreign policy, to immigration to health care reform. A new study finds that media news that ...

Crime Rarely Associated with Mental Illness

April 22nd, 2014
Crime Rarely Associated with Mental Illness Despite high-profile crimes associated with mentally ill suspects such as the school shootings in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, new research discovers less than 10 percent of crimes are directly ...

Many U.S. Kids Lack Secure Attachment, Face Future Hurdles

March 28th, 2014
Many U.S. Kids Lack Secure Attachment, Face Future HurdlesA somber new study of some 14,000 U.S. children finds that 40 percent lack strong emotional bonds with parents and are more likely to face educational and behavioral problems ...

Homeless With Brain Injury More Likely to visit ER, Be Arrested, or Be Assaulted

March 23rd, 2014
Homeless With Brain Injury More Likely to visit ER, Be Arrested or Be AssaultedNew research has found that homeless people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are more likely to visit an ...

Move From Poor Area Offers A New Mindset

March 22nd, 2014
Move From Poor Area Offers A New MindsetA well-structured voucher program can help residents from impoverished neighborhoods move to affluent areas and feel comfortable enough to stay, researchers found, despite evidence that people tend ...

Resolve Hidden Shame with Humor

March 17th, 2014
Resolve Hidden Shame with HumorHidden shame can be the most damaging emotion and is believed to be the force behind many of the behaviors that occur in our current society. In fact, the words “shame ...

Deaths from Alzheimer’s May Be Underestimated

March 7th, 2014
Deaths from Alzheimer’s May Be UnderestimatedNew research suggests many more people die from Alzheimer’s disease each year than what is reported on death certificates. Accurate reporting of cause of death is important for determining potential epidemics ...