behavioral sciences

Scientists identify genetic link to suicide attempts


March 29th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A new study suggests that genetic risk factors may influence the decision to attempt suicide.Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a small region on chromosome 2 that is associated ... Read more...

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Online tool can help worried seniors quickly determine dementia risk


January 16th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a quick online assessment tool developed by Johns Hopkins researchers can help worried seniors find out if they are at risk of ... Read more...

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First symptoms of psychosis evident in 12-year-olds


May 1st, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Children normally experience flights of fancy, including imaginary friends and conversations with stuffed animals, but some of them also have hallucinations and delusions which might be the early ... Read more...

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Lack Of Cognitive Thinking Results In Schizophrenia?


March 16th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri California, Mar 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Over 2 Million Americans who suffer vehemently from schizophrenia might see some hope to live a better day. Jong H. Yoon, assistant professor of psychiatry ... Read more...

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Link between brain chemical, cognitive decline in schizophrenia demonstrated


March 11th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): UC Davis researchers have demonstrated a link between brain chemical, cognitive decline in schizophrenia.In one of the first such studies involving human patients with schizophrenia, researchers provided evidence ... Read more...

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Acupuncture ‘helps beat the blues during pregnancy’


February 23rd, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Acupuncture may help lessen depression symptoms during pregnancy, a new Stanford University School of Medicine study shows.The study authors, led by Rachel Manber, PhD, professor of psychiatry and ... Read more...

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Early signs of autism not evident in children under 6 months


February 17th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 17 (ANI): Researchers have found that the behavioural signs of autism appear later in the first year of life for most children with the condition.The study's lead author Sally Ozonoff, ... Read more...

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Anxiety disorder patients ‘not able to control negative emotions’


February 11th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): People with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) are less able to respond to any negative emotions they may feel, concludes a new Stanford University School of Medicine study.The research ... Read more...

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How to improve postural sway among abstinent alcoholics


December 19th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Postural instability during quiet standing is a common and significant consequence of chronic alcoholism, even after prolonged sobriety. Now, researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine suggest this ... Read more...

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Brain cells need to maintain right rhythms for proper functioning


April 27th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 27 (ANI): Two studies at Stanford University have revealed that brain cells need to follow specific rhythms for proper brain functioning.Such rhythms are apparently not working in tandem in diseases ... Read more...

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Prevalence of child marriage in India fuels pregnancy, fertility risks


March 10th, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) Economic and educational reforms in India have not dented the prevalence of child marriages, fuelling risks of multiple unwanted pregnancies, their termination and sterilisations, according to a new ... Read more...

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Online gaming communities mirror traditional societies


February 28th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Online, interactive gaming communities are now so massive that they mirror traditional communities, says a new study.The findings by a University of Minnesota computer scientist and colleagues ... Read more...

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Sleeping to relieve tension-induced headaches may lead to chronic insomnia


February 16th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center has revealed that using sleep or napping to cope with chronic pain caused by tension-type headaches could ... Read more...

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Technology isn”t changing our social networks, but reinforcing them


February 14th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 14 (ANI): Scientists have finally turned to the Internet to study why people create and maintain social networks, as it has made it possible to research such issues on ... Read more...

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Seeing someone smoke can cause quitters to relapse


January 6th, 2009 - 11:16 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 6 (ANI): A study conducted by Duke University Medical Center researchers suggests that people trying to kick the butt may suffer a relapse after seeing someone smoke. Appearing online in ... Read more...

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Exercise, veggie-rich diet improves elderly cancer survivors health


November 19th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Regular exercise and a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help improve body weight and physical function in elderly cancer survivors, says a new study.According to ... Read more...

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Loud music triggers bar-goers to booze more in less time


July 19th, 2008 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 19 (ANI): Love listening to your favourite song while boozing in a pub? Turn the volume up a little higher and you could be gulping down far more ... Read more...

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Spiritual effects of “sacred mushrooms” last more than a year


July 1st, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): A new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers has revealed that mystical experiences produced by psilocybin, found in "sacred mushrooms" are likely to persist for longer period. ... Read more...

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Facebook concepts show Alzheimer’s patients brains arent so networked


June 27th, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): The brains of people with Alzheimer's disease are less well connected than the brains of people without the disorder, says a new research, which was based on ... Read more...

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Polymorphisms in two genes cause susceptibility to major depressive disorder


May 30th, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 30 (ANI): While not much has been known about major depressive disorder, researchers have now found that polymorphisms in two inflammation-related genes are responsible for susceptibility to major ... Read more...

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Young Tibetan refugees prone to depression and anxiety


April 10th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 10 (ANI): A new study has shown that depression and anxiety are more prevalent in Tibetan refugees than they are in ethnic Tibetans born and raised in the comparative ... Read more...

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Why you just cant resist your favourite treats


March 7th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): Ever wondered why you cant resist yourself from walking into a bakery after seeing chocolate- frosted donuts from the stores window? Well, the culprit is not lack of ... Read more...

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Accelerated head growth can predict autism before other behavioural symptoms


February 1st, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): A new research at University of Washingtons Autism Center, has cited that accelerated growth in children may be the first evidence preceding the onset of many behaviours that ... Read more...

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