E-Prescribing Incentives Start With New Year
Friday, December 19, 2008 By editor
Category: Medication Info

Despite a veto from President Bush, Congress recently passed a bill that utilizes Medicare payments to encourage doctors to e-prescribe. The bill, which comes into effect on January 1st, is an elegant... more


Enhanced Therapy Effective for Eating Disorders
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 By editor
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

Eating disorders, those chronic body-image afflictions notoriously resistant to all forms of treatment, may have met their (therapeutic) match: a newly published study concludes that an enhanced versi... more


Diets Differentially Impair the Brain
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 By editor
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

Many popular diets promise a miracle plan that will allow you to lose weight without health consequences. A study by Dr. Kristen D’Anci, published recently in Appetite, complicates these “... more


Early Screenings Crucial for Alzheimer's Patients
Friday, December 12, 2008 By editor
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

No one can diagnose Alzheimer’s with a quick blood or eye test. Its proof won’t be found in one’s gums, saliva or resting heart rate. But advocates and experts have begun to push for... more


Happiness Shown Contagious Through Social Networks
Thursday, December 11, 2008 By editor
Category: Our Psychology

The increasing interconnectedness of the modern world has encouraged psychologists to view each mind not as a self-contained island but as a malleable piece of a social network. The study of networks ... more


College-Aged Americans Not Seeking Treatment
Friday, December 05, 2008 By editor
Category: Our Psychology

The most expansive study of young America’s mental health status has been released. And the numbers, sure to surprise almost no one, aren’t pretty. Nearly half of Americans have the opport... more


Media Overexposure Related to Many Health Problems
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 By editor
Category: Parenting

No parent, guardian or school system aspires to raise a horde of “couch potatoes”, and a new academic review of 173 media-centered behavioral health studies tells us exactly why. Long-held... more


Antidepressants Linked to Baby Heart Problems
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 By editor
Category: Medication Info

Approximately one in seven women suffers from depression during pregnancy, and many of these women take a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Some doctors ... more


Low Childhood IQ Raises Risk of Mental Disorders
Tuesday, December 02, 2008 By editor
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Video Therapy Compared to Office Visits
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 By editor
Category: Our Psychology

Head trauma can damage any number of mental functions, but the amazing adaptability of our brains means that therapy and practice can often restore what was lost. Dr. Richard Goldstein had a hunch tha... more


Effects of ADHD Stimulants on Kids Still Uncertain
Thursday, November 20, 2008 By editor
Category: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

New research appears to contradict the popular perception that the powerful stimulants currently prescribed to treat ADHD pose developmental risks to children and adolescents. The issue will undoubted... more


Ginkgo Biloba and Growth Hormone Disappoint
Thursday, November 20, 2008 By editor
Category: Medication Info

As Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) research progresses, promising treatment methods surface periodically to give older generations hope. While it would be a much greater pleasure to report on a miracul... more


Gulf War Syndrome Is Not A Mental Illness
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 By editor
Category: Stress

The fact that thousands of American military men and women who’d served in Operation Desert Storm suffered from similarly debilitating neurological symptoms in the years following their return i... more


PTSD Heightens Post-Heart Event Mortality Rates
Thursday, November 13, 2008 By editor
Category: Stress

Post-traumatic stress does not only stem from personal tragedies, accidents and natural disasters. PTSD may also emerge after one’s body undergoes a great physical strain like that caused by &ld... more


Autistic Symptoms Visible In Infant Play Patterns
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 By editor
Category: Parenting

An intriguing new study claims that clear behavioral symptoms of autistic spectrum disorders may be detected within a child’s first year of life and that they may be personified by the most inno... more


Depression, Anxiety Linked to Pre-Term Delivery
Friday, November 07, 2008 By editor
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Nearly every expectant mother subject to the stresses and hormonal changes of pregnancy will go through a period of ultra-sensitive emotions, expectations and anxieties. Mental health conditions in ne... more


Combination Treatments Effective For Anxious Teen
Thursday, November 06, 2008 By editor
Category: Parenting

TOL maintains a healthy skepticism regarding the medication of young children and its untested effects on their neurological development. But a large-scale, government-sponsored National Institute of ... more


Caffeine Impairs Fetal Growth
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 By editor
Category: Parenting

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Experts: Restrict Off-Label Prescriptions
Thursday, October 30, 2008 By editor
Category: Medication Info

The act of recommending certain medications for uses other than those for which they've been approved by the FDA is a longstanding practice. Doctors may, working from their own experience, prescribe d... more


More Bad News On Chantix
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 By editor
Category: Medication Info

Pfizer’s purported anti-smoking wonder drug Chantix continues to draw fire from medical professionals and non-profit patient advocacy groups as the FDA considers revising their already-severe wa... more


Mind Slows as Neuron Sheaths Degrade
Saturday, October 25, 2008 By editor
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Overeating Resembles Drug Addiction
Friday, October 24, 2008 By editor
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

Descriptions of overeaters as “food addicts” should no longer be treated as metaphor. A new study examining the patterns of compulsive consumption and its aftermath among the obese demonst... more


Education, Work May Reduce Alzheimer's Effects
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 By editor
Category: Diet , Aging and Eating Disorders

Alzheimer’s disease acts by diminishing or eliminating the millions of neuro-connections that make up our working minds. The process occurs gradually and its early symptoms may seem like nothing... more


Brain Scan Predicts Reaction to Antidepressant
Thursday, October 16, 2008 By editor
Category: Medication Info

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Autistic Minds Work More Rationally
Thursday, October 16, 2008 By editor
Category: Our Psychology

Unknowing observers often see autistic individuals as introverted, obsessive and “out of the loop” - as if living in their own self-made realities. But their minds actually play a far more... more


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