Mentors May Steer Young People Toward More Rewarding Careers

September 18, 2014

THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Teens and young adults who’ve been mentored may be more likely to get a job that provides them with greater responsibility and independence early on in their career, according to a new study.
“We found that having a mentor provides a clear benefit well into their working lives,” the [...]

One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says

September 18, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Just a single dose of a common antidepressant can quickly alter the way brain cells communicate with one another, early research suggests.
The findings, reported online Sept. 18 in Current Biology, are a step toward better understanding the brain’s response to widely prescribed antidepressants. Experts [...]

More Than One Kind of Message May Convince Smokers to Quit, Study Says

September 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Positive messages about the health benefits of quitting smoking may help some people kick the habit, a new study suggests.
Although smokers who think quitting will be difficult responded better to “loss-framed” messages about the harmful effects of smoking, researchers found smokers who believe they can quit whenever they [...]

Healthy Lifestyle Changes Linked to Reduced Risk for Dementia

September 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Managing diabetes, quitting smoking, controlling high blood pressure, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk for dementia — even late in life, according to new research.
The World Alzheimer Report 2014, commissioned by Alzheimer’s Disease International, revealed that diabetes can increase the risk of dementia [...]

1 in 5 American Men Admits to Violence Against Partner

September 17, 2014

One in five American men admits to using violence against his spouse or partner, a new survey shows.

Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study

September 16, 2014

A new blood test is the first objective scientific way to diagnose major depression in adults, a new study claims.

Sunny Skies Tied to Suicide Rates

September 12, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Sunny days may be linked to suicide rates, but in a complicated way, new research suggests.
In a study of more than 69,000 suicides spanning 40 years, Austrian researchers found two distinct correlations between sun-filled days and suicide rates. In the short term, sunny days were [...]

Stem Cell Research Offers Clues About Schizophrenia

September 12, 2014

FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New research involving stem cells may provide clues about the chemical basis for schizophrenia, scientists report.
Brain cells of people with this chronic and disabling brain disorder give off higher amounts of three neurotransmitters linked to a range of psychiatric disorders, researchers found. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that trigger or [...]

The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids

September 12, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Some parents may make things worse for their anxious kids by falling into what researchers call the “protection trap” — reassuring them, lavishing them with attention or making the threat go away, according to the results of a small study.
The finding indicates that [...]

Aggressive People May Process Violence’s Impact Differently

September 11, 2014

THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People’s response to violence in the media depends on how aggressive they are naturally, a new study contends.
“How an individual responds to their environment depends on the brain of the beholder,” lead investigator Nelly Alia-Klein, associate professor of neuroscience and psychiatry at the Friedman Brain Institute and Icahn [...]

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