Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer’s Risk, Study Says

October 1, 2014

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged women with a neurotic personality style and prolonged stress may have a heightened risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests.
Tracking 800 women over nearly four decades, Swedish scientists found that those who were most anxious, jealous and moody — which they defined as [...]

Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress

October 1, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Genes may interact with stress to trigger heart disease in some people, a new study suggests.
The genetic risk occurs in about 13 percent of people, but only in those who are white. The finding could help these people reduce their heart disease risk through simple measures such as [...]

A Little Booze Does Get Men Smiling, Study Confirms

October 1, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In perhaps one of the happiest studies ever conducted, scientists confirm what many partygoers know: Just add booze and groups of men start smiling.
The study, reported this week in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, included more than 700 social drinkers in their 20s. It found that drinking significantly [...]

Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study

September 30, 2014

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Children conceived either less than one year or more than five years after the birth of a sibling could be at increased risk for autism, a new study suggests.
However, both the study’s lead author and an outside expert agree that the research can’t prove that birth spacing has [...]

Recessions May Thwart a Woman’s Motherhood Plans Forever: Study

September 30, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When unemployment rates climb, women tend to put the brakes on motherhood. And for many young women, that decision may turn out to be a permanent choice, new research suggests.
Women in their early 20s appear most likely to choose not to have a child during [...]

When It Comes to Sex Partners, Men Prefer Younger Women: Study

September 30, 2014

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In books and movies, plots involving older men chasing much younger women abound.
Now, new research suggests that the stereotype may be grounded in fact.
In the study, psychologists looked at data on more than 12,000 people from Finland.
The researchers, led by Jan Antfolk of Abo Akademi in [...]

Emotional Life Lingers for Alzheimer’s Patients, Even as Memory Fades

September 29, 2014

MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — For those visiting a person with advanced Alzheimer’s, the moment can be bittersweet — will the patient even remember or care that the loved one was there?
Now, a new study suggests that even if people with the mind-robbing illness quickly forget a visit or other event, the [...]

ADHD Can Hamper School Performance as Early as 2nd Grade, Study Says

September 29, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder can harm a child’s academic performance and social skills as early as the second grade, a new Australian study contends.
Children between 6 and 8 years old who were tested and scored high for ADHD symptoms were more likely to get lower grades in [...]

Talk Therapy Better Than Antidepressants for Social Phobia

September 26, 2014

Antidepressants are commonly used to treat social phobia, but a new report argues that “talk therapy” is the better first option.

Nature Walks With Others May Keep Depression at Bay

September 26, 2014

Taking nature walks with other people may lower your stress levels and reduce your risk of depression, a new study suggests.

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