Do Women Have A Special Connection to Nature?

Do Women Have A Special Connection to Nature?

A new field of study is ecopsychology, or the relationship between environmental issues and mental health and well-being.

A new journal issue explores the premise that women experience and interact wit...

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Severe Sepsis Linked to Cognitive, Physical Decline

Severe Sepsis Linked to Cognitive, Physical Decline

The risk for mental decline in an older person is almost three times as great after hospitalization for severe sepsis — a condition triggered by a strong immune reaction to an infection — ...

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Beet Juice for Brain Health

Beet Juice for Brain Health

New research suggests that drinking beet juice can increase blood flow to the brain in older adults.

The finding could hold great potential for combating the progression of dementia.

The research findin...

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Anti-Inflammatory Drugs May Prevent Post-Surgery Mental Decline

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs May Prevent Post-Surgery Mental Decline

New research reveals that memory problems and other forms of cognitive impairment which develop after surgery or a serious illness are due to an inflammatory response in the brain. 

Therefore, drugs th...

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Sleep Helps Collect Thoughts

Sleep Helps Collect Thoughts

A new study suggests that sleep may help individuals remember a newly learned word and incorporate new vocabulary into their “mental lexicon.”

In the investigation, researchers taught volun...

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Social Support, Friends Can Help Our Health

Social Support, Friends Can Help Our Health

We all know that to improve our medical health we should not smoke, exercise more and have better eating habits.

Now, new research suggests psychological and social support can convey health protective...

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Men Have Trouble Reading Sexual Cues

Men Have Trouble Reading Sexual Cues

New research discovers that young men vary in their ability to remember if a woman expressed sexual interest or rejection.

University of Iowa researchers say the finding holds true even if a woman is p...

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New Medication for Parkinson’s In the Works

New Medication for Parkinson’s In the Works

A negative side effect of many Parkinson medications is the development of uncontrollable jerky movements known as dyskinesia.

A new line of research seeks to develop an effective medication that does ...

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Future Brain Research Rides on Success of Genetics

Recent advancements in the field of genetics have given a vital boost to brain research as well.  In fact, just after the first draft sequence of the human genome, the field of neurogenetics rocketed,...

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Human Reactions Reveal Mental Illness in Others

Human Reactions Reveal Mental Illness in Others

During a social “game-play” study, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine were able to figure out a person’s mental disorder based on the reactions of his or her partner.  The study was...

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