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Study: Most Canadians With Anxiety Disorder Show Ample Recovery

Study: Most Canadians With Anxiety Disorder Show Ample Recovery

New research from the University of Toronto provides good news to those with a history of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), the most common type of psychiatric illness. Investigators reviewed
Autism Families Face Numerous Taxing Challenges

Autism Families Face Numerous Taxing Challenges

A new survey of caregivers of children with autism found that families of children with autism face high physical, mental and emotional burdens. Moreover, some families are sometimes ridiculed and...
Is It Time to Teach Teens ‘Safe’ Sexting?

Is It Time to Teach Teens ‘Safe’ Sexting?

A new paper suggests that fear-based messages to prevent teen sexting is the wrong approach as the strategy will fail. A better tactic, say researchers from Florida Atlantic University and...
Mouse Study Questions Effects of Blue Light Screens on Sleep

Mouse Study Questions Effects of Blue Light Screens on Sleep

A new mouse study suggests that blue light emitted from cell phones, computers and other devices may not be as disruptive to sleep patterns as previously thought. In fact, the...

Communicating with Dad After Divorce Is Important for Teen Health

New research confirms the importance of sustaining a strong relationship between teenagers and both parents after a divorce. Maintaining a close association with the father is especially important;
Lithium Monitor Could Improve Drug Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

Lithium Monitor Could Improve Drug Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

In a laboratory proof of concept study — pilot research that shows a drug or project is likely to succeed — investigators have created a wearable device that can detect...
Finding Strategies to Overcome Loneliness As We Age

Finding Strategies to Overcome Loneliness As We Age

A new study, which looked at loneliness in residents of a senior housing community, has identified several strategies to overcome feeling lonely and isolated. “Loneliness rivals smoking and obesity
Women With High-Risk Pregnancy May Need Professional Support

Women With High-Risk Pregnancy May Need Professional Support

New evidence suggests that a woman with a high-risk pregnancy needs strong psychosocial support. If the support is not available, women may struggle with fears and concerns while feeling isolated...
Cardio Exercise Tied to Brain Health Via Increased Gray Matter

Cardio Exercise Tied to Brain Health Via Increased Gray Matter

New research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings finds that cardiorespiratory exercise such as fast walking, running, biking or any activity that elevates heart rate, is linked to an increase in
Genetic Testing for Obesity Risk May Not Translate to Weight Loss

Genetic Testing for Obesity Risk May Not Translate to Weight Loss

A new study in JAMA Cardiology finds that genetic testing to identify those at high risk for obesity has not translated into weight loss, suggesting it is better to focus...
A Simple Solution for Sleep-Deprived Teens

A Simple Solution for Sleep-Deprived Teens

It’s common knowledge that teenagers in the U.S. don’t get enough sleep. Experts point to various reasons for the chronic teenage sleep deficit: Growing homework loads, too many extracurricular

Canadian Team Searches for ‘Safer’ Antidepressants for Pregnant Women

Without treatment, depression during pregnancy carries risks for both mother and child. Yet antidepressants can affect fetal development. Now, a Canadian team led by Dr. Cathy Vaillancourt at the
How Parents Can Coach Kids Through Problems With Peers

How Parents Can Coach Kids Through Problems With Peers

A new study shows that parents can act as social coaches to their children as they transition to middle school, offering support and advice as kids face a number of...
Plants Shown to Reduce Stress at Work

Plants Shown to Reduce Stress at Work

The mere sight of an indoor plant can reduce stress in office workers, according to a new study. While it has been assumed that plant life is soothing to those...
Diet High in Refined Carbs May Trigger Insomnia in Older Women

Diet High in Refined Carbs May Trigger Insomnia in Older Women

A new study finds that postmenopausal women who eat a diet high in refined carbohydrates, particularly added sugars, may be at greater risk for insomnia. In contrast, women in the...
Transcendental Meditation (TM) May Aid Stress-Related Heart Health in African-Americans

Transcendental Meditation (TM) May Aid Stress-Related Heart Health in African-Americans

New research suggests that Transcendental Meditation (TM) may provide African-Americans with high blood pressure a non-drug treatment to reduce left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). LVH is abnormal
Cognitive Differences May Precede Brain Plaques in Alzheimer’s Disease

Cognitive Differences May Precede Brain Plaques in Alzheimer’s Disease

New research on Alzheimer’s disease suggests that subtle thinking and memory differences may come before, or happen alongside, the development of amyloid protein plaques detected in the brain. The
Greater Physical Activity Tied to Reduced Risk for 7 Types of Cancer

Greater Physical Activity Tied to Reduced Risk for 7 Types of Cancer

People who meet the recommended levels of leisure-time physical activity may have a reduced risk for seven types of cancer, according to a new analysis involving more than 750,000 adults....
Low-Fat Diet May Help Boost Male Fertility

Low-Fat Diet May Help Boost Male Fertility

A new Australian study suggests that a diet low in fat and high in egg whites could be the key to boosting male fertility. The pilot study, published in the...
Helping Autistic Youth Move Into Adulthood

Helping Autistic Youth Move Into Adulthood

The transition from adolescence to adulthood is never easy, and for young adults with autism spectrum disorder and their caregivers, it can seem especially daunting. Tasks such as opening a...