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Prenatal Stress Keeps Infants, Toddlers up at Night, Study Says

...ausal role in priming the path for these childrens emotional and cognitive problems in later life, or if both c...heir unborn babys sleeping habits, development and emotional health may want to consider psychological treatment, OConnor said. Several evidence-based therapies ...

Old memory traces in brain may trigger chronic pain

...rgeting the part of the brain that experiences the emotional suffering of pain. The drug is D-Cycloserine, whic...Cycloserine appeared to significantly diminish the emotional suffering from pain as well as reduce the sensitivity of the formerly injured site. It also control...

Brain holds clues to bipolar disorder

...edicine and director of functional neuroimaging in emotional disorders at Western Psychiatric Institute and Cli... abnormalities in the neural systems that underlie emotional processing and cognitive control unique to the bipolar brain. Such abnormalities are valuable biomar...

College students who pull 'all-nighters' and get no sleep more likely to have a lower GPA

... a person gets affects his or her physical health, emotional well-being, mental abilities, productivity and performance. Recent studies associate lack of sleep with serious health problems such as an increased risk of depression, obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. ...

Putting feelings into words produces therapeutic effects in the brain

... robust amygdala response even when they show such emotional photographs subliminally, so fast a person can’t e...d has been associated with thinking in words about emotional experiences. It has also been implicated in inhibiting behavior and processing emotions, but exactly...

Traumas like Sept. 11 make brains more reactive to fear

...t. 11, 2001, have brains that are more reactive to emotional stimuli than those who were more than 200 miles aw...s. Also, trauma has been found to make the brain's emotional processing centers -- particularly the amygdalae, the parts of the brain that judge emotional intens...

Study offers clues to 'Broken Heart Syndrome'

... heart syndrome because it is often preceded by an emotional or physical shock of some kind and almost always strikes women. One thing is certain: Patients are usually critically ill during the first 48 hours. "These patients can be difficult to manage for emergency physicians and cardiologists alike," said...

In young mice, gregariousness seems to reside in the genes

...ntegration of behavior, vocalizations and positive emotional experience." The level of social interplay of t...est that juvenile animals may experience different emotional states, depending upon whether they are alone or with others, and that specific genes may influence ...

Study calculates patient time costs associated with cancer care

...so note that these calculations do not address the emotional cost cancer patients and their families endure. Even accounting for patient time costs, "we know we have greatly underestimated the true cost of the disease," they write. Nevertheless, Kessler and Ramsey conclude, new treatments that reduce patient t...

Stress may help cancer cells resist treatment, research shows

...m resistant to cell death. "These data imply that emotional stress may contribute to the development of cancer and may also reduce the effectiveness of cancer treatments," said George Kulik, D.V.M., Ph.D., an assistant professor of cancer biology and senior researcher on the project. The study results are ...

'Night owls' report more insomnia-related symptoms

... a person gets affects his or her physical health, emotional well-being, mental abilities, productivity and performance. Recent studies associate lack of sleep with serious health problems such as an increased risk of depression, obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Experts recommend that adults ...

Study to explore using magnets to correct 'sunken chest'

...ng to Harrison. Some patients also suffer serious emotional difficulties and low self-esteem, especially since sunken chest often worsens during adolescence when children are self-conscious about their appearance and seek peer acceptance. "This is not a trivial problem for these kids," Harrison said. "Mos...

Prenatal cocaine's lasting cellular effects

...s -- attention deficits, learning disabilities and emotional problems. A recent study by investigators at the...e, they do develop deficits in their cognitive and emotional development." These children often exhibit attention and arousal problems, similar to children w...

UCLA/Toronto researchers unlock key to memory storage in brain

... the animal's amygdala, a brain region critical to emotional memory. Next they tested the mouse's ability to recall a specific cage it had visited before. The cage was outfitted with patterned walls and a unique smell. To visualize which brain cells stored the mouse's memories about the cage, the sc...

Underweight women at greater risk of miscarriage

...althy diet, reducing stress and looking after your emotional wellbeing may all play a role in helping women in early pregnancy, or planning a pregnancy, to reduce their risk of miscarriage. The findings related to low pre-pregnancy weight, previous termination, stress and change of partner are noteworthy, and ...

Gene linked with mental illness shapes brain region, researchers find

...mmunicates with brain regions involved in negative emotional issues," said Dr. Dwight German, professor of psyc...le carrying two SERT-s genes are more sensitive to emotional stimuli and more likely to experience depression than people with one or no SERT-s genes. The re...

New brain-chemistry differences found in depressed women

...erated responses in this system when undergoing an emotional challenge." That emotional challenge was the summoning of memories of a very sad event in their lives, which the researchers as...

Anticipation plays a powerful role in human memory, brain study finds

...ogists have long known that memories of disturbing emotional events - such as an act of violence or the unexpec...k the amygdala is associated with the formation of emotional memories, while the hippocampus helps the brain form long-term recollections, Nitschke says. The r...

New technology to speed up research into Huntington's disease

...apparatus. For many HD patients, the cognitive and emotional symptoms are as disabling as the more obvious motor effects of the disease, and much effort is focused on understanding cognitive decline in HD". "Useful cognitive testing has been a bottle-neck in developing new treatments for this aspect of HD...

Research suggests beta agonists may alter the immune system

... conditions that elevate blood adrenaline, such as emotional stress or heart failure, may also have the ability to alter the immune system by increasing type 2 T cells, and thereby promote or worsen disease. "Although further research is needed to confirm that these findings occur in the human body, our rese...

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