Archive for February, 2010

When it comes to stroke prevalence, it appears that the gender gap is widening. According to a new research report, women between the ages of 35 and 64 are almost three times more likely to have a stroke compared to men in the same age group. The report comes from a researcher at the Keck […]

In reports of two new genetic studies, researchers led by Johns Hopkins say they have identified the mechanisms rooted in two anatomical brain abnormalities that may explain the onset of schizophrenia and the reason symptoms don’t develop until young adulthood. Both types of anatomical glitches are influenced by a gene known as DISC1, whose mutant […] – In patients diagnosed with clinical depression, belief in a caring, concerned God can improve response to medical treatment for depression, according to new research from Rush University Medical Center published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. A total of 136 adults diagnosed with major depression or bipolar depression at inpatient and outpatient psychiatric […] – Bitter melon extract, a common dietary supplement, exerts a significant effect against breast cancer cell growth and may eventually become a chemopreventive agent against this form of cancer, according to results of a recent study. “Our findings suggest that bitter melon extract modulates several signal transduction pathways, which induces breast cancer cell death,” […] – A new national study suggests that preschool-aged children are likely to have a lower obesity risk if they regularly engage in one or more of three specific household routines: eating dinner as a family, getting adequate sleep, and limiting their weekday television viewing time. In a large sample of the U.S. population, the […]

Researchers have discovered that daytime naps are an integral part of learning for babies, helping the developing brain to learn more about the new world and to retain new information. Rebecca Gomez, Richard Bootzin and Lynn Nadel in the psychology department at the University of Arizona in Tucson found that babies who are able to […]