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Is Being Positive Hardwired?

April 3rd, 2014
Is Being Positive Hardwired?For some, staying positive is an impossible task as negative thoughts continue to creep back into their consciousness. Conversely, some people are perpetually optimistic with never a day of despair. New research ...

Youth Intervention Diminishes Adult Aggression

April 2nd, 2014
Youth Intervention Diminishes Adult Aggression Emerging research suggests an educational intervention program for children between kindergarten and 10th grade, reduces aggressive behavior later in life. The program, termed Fast Track, teaches children social cognitive skills ...

Stress Can Trigger Allergies

April 2nd, 2014
Stress Can Trigger Allergies Just in time for the beginning of spring, new research finds that while stress does not actually cause allergies, it appears to fuel allergy outbreaks. According to the new study, allergy ...

Even Popular Teens Can Be Bullied

April 2nd, 2014
Even Popular Teens Can Be BulliedDispeling the notion that unpopular kids are the "typical" targets of bullying, a new study suggests that for most adolescents, becoming more popular actually increases their risk of getting bullied. Further, ...

Night Owls are Risk Takers

April 2nd, 2014
Night Owls are Risk TakersResearchers believe women who tend to stay up late and wake up late in the morning are more apt to have the similar risk-taking propensities as risky men. University of ...

Health in Young Adulthood Influences Cognitive Health in Later Life

April 1st, 2014
Health in Young Adulthood Influences Cognitive Health in Later LifeNew research finds that young adults with high blood pressure and elevated glucose levels have significantly worse cognitive function in middle age. Researchers at University of ...

How Trusting Instincts Can Mean Trouble for Teens

April 1st, 2014
How Trusting Instincts Can Mean Trouble for TeensA provocative new study suggests making a snap decision following your intuition, or going with your gut, may lead to poor decisions by teenagers. Scientists believe this may ...

Religion, Spirituality Have Dual Roles in Better Health

March 31st, 2014
Religion, Spirituality Have Dual Roles in Better Health Emerging research suggests religion and spirituality have distinct but complementary influences on health. Oregon State University researchers looked at the relationship between health, religion, and spirituality and ...

Humor Can Help Patients Better Manage Chronic Conditions

March 31st, 2014
Humor Can Help Patients Better Manage Chronic Conditions Most are familiar with the adage “laughter is the best medicine." Emerging research suggests the tactic is an underutilized tool that can help a person understand a ...

Statins for Erectile Dysfunction?

March 31st, 2014
Statins for Erectile Dysfunction? Research presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session ties statin use with a significant improvement in erectile function. Researchers hope this new finding will encourage men who need ...