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Little-Known Factors May Impact Teen Mental Illness

February 4th, 2014
Little-Known Factors May Impact Teen Mental Illness A new European study finds that adolescents with high media use, reduced sleep, and low physical activity make up an "invisible-risk" group with a high prevalence of psychiatric ...

Yoga’s Surprising Benefits for Breast Cancer Survivors

February 2nd, 2014
Yoga Reduces Fatigue, Inflammation, Depression in Breast Cancer SurvivorsFemale breast cancer survivors who practiced yoga for as little as three months reduced their fatigue by 57 percent and their inflammation by up to 20 percent, ...

Link Found Between Sleep Duration and Depression

February 1st, 2014
Link Found Between Sleep Duration and DepressionTwo new studies published in the journal Sleep have found a link between sleep duration and depression. "Healthy sleep is a necessity for physical, mental, and emotional well-being," said ...

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream, Badly

January 29th, 2014
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream, BadlyA new study from the University of Montreal details the psychological implications of disturbed sleep in the form of nightmares and bad dreams. Researchers obtained the narratives of nearly 10,000 ...

Caffeine Addiction is No Joke for Some

January 29th, 2014
Caffeine Addiction is No Joke for SomeDespite the American Medical Association’s declaration that the moderate intake of caffeine is not harmful, new research suggests that some people have serious withdrawal symptoms that may be dangerous. Caffeine ...

Undiagnosed Mental Distress Hinders Productivity

January 24th, 2014
hand head man unhappyEmerging research suggests symptoms accompanying unidentified mental health disorders often influence the workplace. As an example, cases of undiagnosed depression and anxiety often cause insomnia and emotional distress, conditions that increase absenteeism ...

Smartphone Use at Night May Lower Productivity

January 23rd, 2014
Smartphone Use at Night May Lower ProductivityThe ubiquitous smartphone may ironically be counterproductive to work efficiency as a new study suggests use of the device for late night work lowers next day productivity. In a ...

Vitamin D Can Effectively Treat Fibromyalgia

January 20th, 2014
Vitamin D Can Effectively Treat Fibromyalgia New research suggests vitamin D supplements can reduce pain and may be a cost-effective alternative, or an adjunct to other treatment, for individuals with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). The supplementation ...

Later School Start Time Linked to Improved Sleep, Mood in Teens

January 18th, 2014
Later School Start Time Linked to Improved Sleep, Mood in TeensA new study finds that a later school start time significantly reduced daytime sleepiness, depressed mood and caffeine use in adolescents. Furthermore, the later start ...

Is Sleep The Price We Pay for Learning?

January 11th, 2014
Is Sleep The Price We Pay for Learning?Two sleep scientists from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have introduced a hypothesis that challenges the theory that sleep strengthens brain connections. Instead, the ...