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Some bloggers worry about effect on life offline

Some bloggers worry about effect on life offline

Amy Sherman recently woke up at 4 in a panic. Why wasn't her food blog getting as much traffic as others?

"I daydream about the blog throughout the day. . . . I worry about it at night. I sometimes put as much energy into it as my job," said Sherman, 40, a self-employed marketing consultant in San Francisco who makes no money from her blog, Cooking With Amy ().

Sherman and many others who publish the...
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Study Ties Loss of a Child to Mental Ills

A Study Ties Loss of a Child to Mental Ills (NY Times, free reg. req'd)

The death of a child not only alters a family forever but also sharply increases the risk that parents will later be hospitalized for a mental illness, researchers are reporting in the largest study to date of parent bereavement and mental health.

The risk is greatest during the first year after the child's death but remains elevated even five years afterward, the researchers found, and includes higher rates of...
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Rare Hitler Psychoanalysis Now Available Online

Hitler Psychoanalysis Now Available Online

A rare 1943 document -- a psychological analysis of the personality of Adolph Hitler that predicted, among other things, his eventual suicide -- is now available on the Cornell Law Library's Web site, at: .

The copyright to the original document -- number three of only 30 copies made -- was granted to the Law Library by Nina Murray, the widow of the document's main author, Dr. Henry A. Murray.

Henry Murray was a pre-World War II director of...
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Challenging the Venus and Mars theory

Challenging the Venus and Mars theory

"Do males and females react differently to emotional advertising?" begin the authors of an article in the March 2005 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research. While it is commonly accepted that women are more emotional, no solid evidence exists to support this assertion. In fact, the results of the study conducted by Robert Fisher (University of Western Ontario) and Laurette Dub� (McGill University) indicate that when it comes to feeling emotion, men might be just as sensitive...
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Study: Depression can be treated in seniors

Study: Depression can be treated in seniors

Successful treatment of depression in frail older people may help slow their physical decline, which could help keep them living independently as long as possible, a new study says. The findings suggest that doctors more aggressively identify and treat seniors with depression, an illness that puts people, especially the elderly, at risk of suicide. Many doctors mistakenly believe that treatment doesn't help older people suffering from depression.

Not so, says Christopher Callahan, a geriatric researcher at the Indiana...
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Depression May Up Risk of Dementia in Men

Depression May Up Risk of Dementia in Men

Men with a history of depression long before the onset of any memory or other cognitive problems have a substantially higher risk of developing dementia, especially Alzheimer's disease, later in life, a study indicates. This risk is not observed in women.

Dr. Gloria Dal Forno, of University Campus BioMedico and Associazione Fatebenefratelli per la Ricerca, Rome, Italy, and colleagues examined the association between premorbid symptoms of depression and the development of dementia and AD over a period...
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Group Calls for Ban of Abbott’s ADD Drug

Group Calls for Ban of Abbott's ADD Drug

A 30-year-old Abbott Laboratories Inc. drug for attention deficit disorder poses an unacceptable risk of deadly liver damage and should be banned immediately, a consumer group said on Thursday.

Abbott sells the drug under the brand name Cylert, and generic companies sell a copycat version known as pemoline. Public Citizen said the drug had caused 21 cases of liver failure, including 13 that were fatal or required...
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The best way to get teens to learn

The best way to get teens to learn

Getting kids interested in what they're learning is an age-old problem that continues to plague teachers and parents. Now, researchers from the University of Leuven in Belgium report in the March/April issue of the journal Child Development, that when teenagers understand that learning helps them attain an intrinsic goal (, self-development, personal health, etc.), they are more likely to become interested in the topic and grasp its conceptual aspects than if they are motivated to learn...
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Quality of mom’s time, not quantity, most important in early infant development

Quality of mom's time, not quantity, most important in early infant development

Working mothers in the United States can relax. Their kids might still get into Harvard. A study from researchers at the University of Texas at Austin found no differences in children's social and intellectual development during the first three years of life between those whose mothers spent a lot of time with them in infancy and those whose mothers spent less time because they worked outside the home. The results were published...
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Quality Time Most Important for Babies

Quality Time Most Important for Babies

Working mothers with infants at home, take a breath or a sigh of relief. According to a new study, it's quality of time spent with baby -- not quantity -- that helps guide a toddler's social and intellectual development.

Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin compared women who didn't work outside the home and spent a lot of time with their infants to women who were employed outside the home and spent less time with their infants....
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Death of a Child Linked to Emotional Breakdown

Death of a Child Linked to Emotional Breakdown

The devastating grief parents suffer when they lose a child increases their chances of being hospitalized for a psychiatric disorder, Danish researchers report.

Bereaved mothers are particularly vulnerable, the study found. Their risk of hospitalization is twice as great as that of fathers. And while the mothers' risk is highest in the first year after a child's death risk, it remains significantly elevated even five years or more after the...
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Retirement communities need to do more to help residents cope with loneliness and depression

Retirement communities need to do more to help residents cope with loneliness and depression

Researcher looks at personal and situational characteristics associated with loneliness and depression.

As the nation's population ages, greater numbers of people are moving into assisted living and other retirement communities. While these facilities offer many advantages to the elderly, a recent research article concludes that they should consider doing more to alleviate the loneliness and depression that their residents often experience.

In an article titled "Loneliness and Depression in Independent Living Retirement...
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