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For brain hemorrhage, risk of death lower at high-volume hospitals

fre, 10/24/2014 - 13:26
For patients with a severe type of stroke called subarachnoid hemorrhage, treatment at a hospital that treats a high volume of subarachnoid hemorrhage cases is associated with a lower risk of death, reports a new study.
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Costs to treat bleeding strokes increases 10 years later

fre, 10/24/2014 - 00:35
Costs to treat strokes caused by bleeding in the brain increased about 31 percent from five years after stroke to 10 years. Medication, nursing home and informal care expenses accounted for some of the increases.
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Sleep difficulties common among toddlers with psychiatric disorders

tor, 10/23/2014 - 18:22
Sleep difficulties -- particularly problems with falling asleep -- were very common among toddlers and preschool-aged children who were receiving clinical treatment for a wide range of psychiatric disorders, a study has found. "This study is a great reminder that it's critical for mental health providers working with young children and their families to ask about children's sleep," said one expert.
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California's tobacco control efforts losing steam, finds report

tor, 10/23/2014 - 18:08
California’s position as a leader in tobacco control is under threat, according to a new report. Once a highly successful program and international model, the state's anti-tobacco efforts now appear to be waning due to the decreased spending power of the California Tobacco Control Program, a resurgence of the tobacco industry in state politics, and the emergence of new unregulated tobacco products.
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Reminiscing can help boost mental performance

tor, 10/23/2014 - 16:10
Engaging brain areas linked to so-called 'off-task' mental activities (such as mind-wandering and reminiscing) can actually boost performance on some challenging mental tasks, a new research led by a neuroscientist shows for the first.
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ALS is a protein aggregation disease, research shows

tor, 10/23/2014 - 16:08
Using a technique that illuminates subtle changes in individual proteins, chemistry researchers have uncovered new insight into the underlying causes of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
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Bullying in schools still prevalent, american national report finds

tor, 10/23/2014 - 15:10
Despite a dramatic increase in public awareness and anti-bullying legislation nationwide, the prevalence of bullying is still one of the most pressing issues facing our nation's youth, according to a report.
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New window of opportunity to prevent cardiovascular, diseases

tor, 10/23/2014 - 15:09
Future prevention and treatment strategies for vascular diseases may lie in the evaluation of early brain imaging tests long before heart attacks or strokes occur, according to a systematic review conducted by a team of cardiologists, neuroscientists, and psychiatrists.
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Babies' interest in faces linked to callous, unemotional traits

tor, 10/23/2014 - 15:09
An infant's preference for a person's face, rather than an object, is associated with lower levels of callous and unemotional behaviors in toddlerhood, scientists have found. Callous and unemotional behaviours include a lack of guilt and empathy, reduced concern for other's distress and difficulties with understanding emotions. In older children and adults, callous unemotional traits have been associated with reduced attention to important social features such as other people's faces and eyes.
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Dispositional mindfulness associated with better cardiovascular health

tor, 10/23/2014 - 15:09
A new study that measured 'dispositional mindfulness' along with seven indicators of cardiovascular health found that persons reporting higher degrees of awareness of their present feelings and experiences had better health. The research suggests that interventions to improve mindfulness could benefit cardiovascular health, an idea researchers can test.
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Precise, programmable biological circuits

tor, 10/23/2014 - 15:07
Several new components for biological circuits have been developed by researchers. These components are key building blocks for constructing precisely functioning and programmable bio-computers. "The ability to combine biological components at will in a modular, plug-and-play fashion means that we now approach the stage when the concept of programming as we know it from software engineering can be applied to biological computers. Bio-engineers will literally be able to program in future."
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A new tune: There is intonation in sign language too

tor, 10/23/2014 - 15:04
Intonation is an integral part of communication for all speakers. But can sign languages have intonation? A new study shows that signers use their faces to create intonational ‘melodies’ just as speakers use their voices, and that the melodies of the face can differ from one sign language to another.
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If you're over 60, drink up: Alcohol associated with better memory

tor, 10/23/2014 - 14:20
For people 60 and older who do not have dementia, light alcohol consumption during late life is associated with higher episodic memory -- the ability to recall memories of events -- researchers report.
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Two days later: Adolescents' conflicts with family spill over to school, vice versa

tor, 10/23/2014 - 14:19
Family conflict and problems at school tend to occur together on the same day. A new study has found that these problems spill over in both directions for up to two days after. The study found that teens with more pronounced mental health symptoms, anxiety and depression, for example, are at risk for intensified spillover. The study followed over a hundred 13 to 17 year olds and their parents over a 14-day period.
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Teens whose parents exert more psychological control have trouble with closeness, independence

tor, 10/23/2014 - 14:19
Teens whose parents exerted psychological control over them at age 13 had problems establishing healthy friendships and romantic relationships both in adolescence and into adulthood, a new longitudinal study has found. The study followed 184 ethnically and socioeconomically diverse teens from age 13 to 21. It found that giving in to 'peer pressure' was more common among teens whose parents used guilt, withdrawing love, fostering anxiety, or other psychologically manipulative tactics.
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Music therapy reduces depression in children, adolescents

tor, 10/23/2014 - 14:18
Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional problems, a study has found.
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Omega 3 can help children with ADD, experts say

tor, 10/23/2014 - 14:18
Supplements of the fatty acids omega 3 and 6 can help children and adolescents who have a certain kind of ADHD. New research also indicates that a special cognitive training program can improve problem behavior in children with ADHD.
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A strong welfare state mitigates the impact of the Great Recession

tor, 10/23/2014 - 14:18
There is a general correlation between unemployment and suicide among men. But the weaker the unemployment protection in the country, the stronger the connection. These findings are reported in a comparative study covering thirty countries, focusing the impact of the Great Recession on unemployment and suicide rates.
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Exposure therapy appears helpful in treating patients with prolonged grief

ons, 10/22/2014 - 21:39
Cognitive behavioral therapy with exposure therapy, where patients relive the experience of a death of a loved one, resulted in greater reductions in measures of prolonged grief disorder than CBT alone, a study finds.
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Bipolar disorder discovery at the nano level

ons, 10/22/2014 - 20:47
A nano-sized discovery helps explain how bipolar disorder affects the brain and could one day lead to new drug therapies to treat the mental illness, researchers report.
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