Brain scans may help clinicians choose talk therapy or medication treatment for depression

Brain scans may help clinicians choose talk therapy or medication treatment for depression

Researchers from Emory University have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether psychotherapy or antidepressant medication is...
Atrial Fibrillation associated with reduced frontal lobe in the brain

Atrial Fibrillation associated with reduced frontal lobe in the brain

It is well established that Atrial Fibrillation (AF), a common heart arrhythmia, is associated with an increased risk of stroke and cognitive decline. However, the...
3 conversations to have with your kids this year

3 conversations to have with your kids this year

If you're a parent, you know kids grow and learn quickly. They learn from friends, teachers, and public role models. But as a parent, what...
Over time, marijuana use dampens brain’s response to reward

Over time, marijuana use dampens brain’s response to reward

Most people would get a little “rush” out of the idea that they’re about to win some money. If you could look into their...
Depression and heart health: A two-way connection

Depression and heart health: A two-way connection

An estimated 10 percent of Americans ages 18 and older report having depression, according to the American Heart Association. For heart attack patients, that figure...
Researchers propose new diagnostic model for psychiatric disorders

Researchers propose new diagnostic model for psychiatric disorders

A consortium of 50 psychologists and psychiatrists from around the world has outlined a new diagnostic model for mental illness, in what researchers hope...
Age at immigration influences occupational skill development

Age at immigration influences occupational skill development

New Study Shows Why Some U.S. immigrants study math rather than poetry The future occupations of U.S. immigrant children are influenced by how similar their...
Physical and mental exercises protect memory by rewiring the brain

Physical and mental exercises protect memory by rewiring the brain

For the first time, researchers have revealed that progressive resistance exercise (high intensity strength training) and computerized cognitive training (brain training) produce unique changes...
How to get liked and shared on Facebook

How to get liked and shared on Facebook: new research

A new study of the Facebook pages of 20 Australian public health agencies reveals that videos, celebrities, sports stars, emotional appeals and factual information...
Eating disorders: What to watch for

Eating disorders: What to watch for

When I was a teenager, during the long winter month of February, I would often look forward to the warm weather and getting back...

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