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Childhood Anxiety Still Difficult to Treat

January 30th, 2014
Childhood Anxiety Still Difficult to TreatA new study discovers that less than half of children and young adults treated for anxiety achieve long-term relief. The federally funded research confirms that consistent follow-up and monitoring of ...

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 ...

Alcohol Tied to Campus Domestic Violence – Pot, Not So Much

January 28th, 2014
Alcohol Tied to Campus Domestic Violence – Pot, Not So MuchA new collegiate study finds that alcohol use is more likely than marijuana use to lead to violence between partners. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville ...

Impulsive Personality Tied to Food ‘Addiction’

January 27th, 2014
Impulsive Personality Tied to Food 'Addiction'According to new research, people with impulsive personalities are more likely to develop an addiction to food. Investigators from the University of Georgia determined the same kinds of impulsive behavior ...

Brain Trauma Triples Risk of Early Death

January 18th, 2014
Brain Trauma Triples Risk of Early DeathSurvivors of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are three times more likely to die prematurely, often from suicide or fatal injuries, according to a study from Oxford University. A TBI ...

Study Finds Vicious Cycle of Heavy Drinking, Worsening PTSD in College

January 17th, 2014
Study Finds Vicious Cycle of Heavy Drinking, Worsening PTSD in CollegeA new study finds that heavy drinking in college may worsen post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms over time. Researchers estimate that 9 percent of college student ...

Heavy Drinking in Middle Age Speeds Memory Loss in Men

January 17th, 2014
Heavy Drinking in Middle Age Speeds Memory Loss in Men Consuming more than 2 and a half glasses of alcohol a day may significantly speed memory loss among middle-aged men, according to a new study ...

Drug Testing Fails to Work, But Maybe ‘Climate Change’ Will

January 15th, 2014
Drug Testing Fails to Work, But Maybe 'Climate Change' WillHigh school drug testing does not keep kids from smoking pot, but maybe creating a "positive school climate" just might. Random testing is often used on ...

Smoking During Pregnancy Can Hike Daughter’s Risk of Nicotine Addiction

January 10th, 2014
Smoking During Pregnancy Can Hike Daughter's Risk of Nicotine Addiction Experts have warned that tobacco smoking by pregnant women may adversely affect the developing fetus. Smoking during pregnancy is linked to numerous negative outcomes, including low ...

Childhood Abuse Delays Recovery from Depression In Adults

January 10th, 2014
Childhood Abuse Delays Recovery from Depression In AdultsEmerging research suggests remission from depression is slowed in adults who have experienced childhood physical abuse or parental addictions. University of Toronto investigators examined a range of factors ...