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Gene Variant May Boost Risk for Late-Life Depression
Gene Variant May Boost Risk for Late-Life Depression
A  new study has found that a gene variant, thought to be carried by nearly 25 percent of the population, increases the odds of developing late-life depression. People with apolipoprotein-E4, […]

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:45:51 +0000


Antidepressant Exposure in Womb Tied to Slightly Higher Autism Risk
Antidepressant Exposure in Womb Tied to Slightly Higher Autism Risk
Babies exposed to antidepressants in the womb may have a slightly higher risk of autism than babies of mothers with psychiatric disorders who were not treated with antidepressants during pregnancy, […]

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:00:49 +0000


Brain Scan Study: Depression May Change Brain Structure
Brain Scan Study: Depression May Change Brain Structure
Depression may result in structural changes to the brain, according to a new major scanning study conducted by scientists at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. In people with depression, […]

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:15:48 +0000


Dementia Patients Shown To Benefit From Cognitive Rehab Therapy
Dementia Patients Shown To Benefit From Cognitive Rehab Therapy
New research shows that personalized cognitive rehabilitation therapy can help people with early stage dementia significantly improve their ability to engage in important everyday activities and tasks. This enables them […]

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 11:30:00 +0000


Causes of Severe Antisocial Behavior Differ for Boys and Girls
Causes of Severe Antisocial Behavior Differ for Boys and Girls
The causes of severe antisocial behavior may differ between boys and girls, which could pave the way for new sex-specific treatments, according to a new study. Researchers from the University […]

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:45:42 +0000


Opioids and Obesity Driving Increased Death Rates for White Men, Not Despair
Opioids and Obesity Driving Increased Death Rates for White Men, Not Despair
A new study finds that contrary to other reported research findings, suicide and alcohol-related deaths are not to blame for higher death rates among middle-aged white men. Those reports claim […]

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:00:18 +0000


Sleep Disorders Tied to Cognitive Issues in Those At High Risk for Alzheimer’s
Sleep Disorders Tied to Cognitive Issues in Those At High Risk for Alzheimer's
People who carry a genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease may be at greater risk of diminished cognition from sleep-disordered breathing than people without the susceptibility, according to new research published […]

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:15:55 +0000


Our Brains Synchronize During Conversation
Our Brains Synchronize During Conversation
The brain-wave rhythms of two people having a conversation begin to align with one another, according to a new study conducted at the Basque Centre on Cognition, Brain, and Language (BCBL) […]

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 11:30:02 +0000


Postpartum Psychosis: Is It Real?
“I don’t remember too clearly,” says Sarah, 40, now divorced. “There was a rat. It was black and silky, the size of a cat, and it ran across the closet […]

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:10:35 +0000


Study: Sexual Health Clinics Should Ask Patients About Domestic Violence
Study: Sexual Health Clinics Should Ask Patients About Domestic Violence
The risk of gynecological and sexual health problems — such as sexually transmitted infections, painful sex, vaginal bleeding, and recurrent urinary tract infections — is three times higher in women […]

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:45:13 +0000


Negative Perception of Activity Level May Damage Long-term Health
Negative Perception of Activity Level May Damage Long-term Health
While there is a general understanding that physical inactivity is bad for health, a new study finds that even perceiving that we are inactive (accurate or not) can also damage […]

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:00:51 +0000


A Third of Dementia Cases Are Preventable
A Third of Dementia Cases Are Preventable
A profound new study suggests managing lifestyle factors such as hearing loss, smoking, hypertension, and depression could prevent one-third of the world’s dementia cases. Moreover, researchers discovered nonpharmacologic interventions such […]

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:15:06 +0000


Positive Attitude Toward Aging = Better Mood
Positive Attitude Toward Aging = Better Mood
A new study of older adults finds that having a positive attitude toward aging enhances resiliency and the way people feel about themselves. However, researchers found that a person’s attitude […]

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:30:03 +0000


Brain Training May Change How Brain Uses Sensory Data
Brain Training May Change How Brain Uses Sensory Data
Although practice might not always make perfect, training is essential for learning a sport or a musical instrument. In a new study, investigators at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital […]

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:30:41 +0000


Injured Workers: Chronic Pain Risk Factors Explored
We often talk about identifying the risk factors and intervening with injured workers early to prevent or help those with delayed recoveries. Some of these issues are obvious; aging, having […]

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:10:19 +0000


Participation in the Arts Improve Mental Health
Participation in the Arts Improve Mental Health
New research found that participation in arts-based groups benefit the emotions of both healthy adults and those experiencing mental health conditions. In the study, art-based involvement included participation in activities […]

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:45:43 +0000


Success of Cancer Treatment May Depend on Social Interactions
Success of Cancer Treatment May Depend on Social Interactions
New research suggests social interactions during a course of chemotherapy influences the success of the treatment. Investigators from the National Institutes of Health and the University of Oxford discovered cancer […]

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000


Why We Fear Death and How to Integrate It into Our Lives
From our first breath in this lifetime until the split second the heart clock stops ticking away the moments of our incarnation, we are on call to this concept called […]

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:00:27 +0000


Being a Parent and Not ‘Parenting’
I have a love affair with words, and when society transforms a noun into a verb (verbing), I take note. Examples of this:  “xeroxing,” “blogging,” “plating,”  “googling” … all convert objects […]

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:00:22 +0000


The Essentiality of Sleep Through the Recovery of Depression
When I think of how important sleep is, I am reminded that sleep deprivation is often used as a form of torture. In an article titled “Why Sleep Deprivation is […]

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:00:17 +0000