- Weight Loss- Reassurance Helps And So Does A Personal Touch
In the largest and longest study to date of weight loss maintenance strategies, researchers at Duke University Medical Center found that personal contact – and, to a lesser extent, a computer-based support system – were helpful in keeping weight off. “The ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 11 2008 - 11:30pm
- Animal Study Shows They Also Suffer An Emotional 'Crash' After Cocaine Use
Cocaine addicts often suffer a downward emotional spiral that is a key to their craving and chronic relapse. While researchers have developed animal models of the reward of cocaine, they have not been able to model this emotional impact until now. Regina C ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 12 2008 - 11:42am
- Twisted Skepticism
Scientists are fond of placing great value on what they call skepticism: Not taking things on faith. Science versus religion, is the point. In practice this means wondering about the evidence behind this or that statement, rather than believing it because ...
Article - Seth Roberts - Mar 13 2008 - 8:11pm
- Haptics And Autotelics: Does Touch Affect Taste?
Does Coke in a glass bottle taste better? Perhaps. A chemical combination can certainly interact different with glass than it does with plastic. If the can for your cream soda changes its design, you make like it less, detracting from the overall experienc ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 17 2008 - 10:59am
- Study Examines The Benefits Of Anger
A new study in the April issue of Psychological Science sought to examine whether individuals are motivated to increase their level of anger when they expect to complete a confrontational task, where anger might enhance performance. Psychologists Maya Tami ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 26 2008 - 11:28am
- Is Agoraphobia A Disease?
An epidemiological study in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics by H.U. Wittchen and collaborators at the University of Dresden examined the 10-year natural course of panic attacks (PA), panic disorder (PD) and agoraphobia (AG) in the first three decades of l ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 26 2008 - 11:02pm
- Anxiety Can Be Your Friend, Study Shows
Anxiety gets a lot of bad press. Dwelling on the negative can lead to chronic stress and anxiety disorders and phobias, but evolutionarily speaking, anxiety holds functional value. In humans, learning to avoid harm is necessary not only for surviving in th ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 3 2008 - 11:13am
- Is She Interested Or Just Being Friendly?
New research from Indiana University and Yale suggests that college-age men confuse friendly non-verbal cues with cues for sexual interest because the men have a less discerning eye than women-- but their female peers aren't far behind. In the study, ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 4 2008 - 8:34pm
- Sleep Problems Common In Kids With ADHD
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) is a behavioral disorder, usually first diagnosed in childhood, that is characterized by inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. Children with ADHD appear likely to experience sleep problems, according to ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 7 2008 - 6:47pm
- What's Your Attitude Toward Sex? It Shows In Your Face
Suitors can tell a young person’s attitude toward sexual relationships by the look on their face, according to new research which researchers say gives deeper insight into mate attractiveness. The study of 700 heterosexual participants also found that youn ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 8 2008 - 6:51pm