Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tuesay's News 12 02 2008

Cleanliness can compromise moral judgment

New research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science has found that the physical notion of cleanliness significantly reduces the severity of moral judgments, showing that intuition, rather than deliberate reasoning can influence our perception of what is right and wrong. Lead researcher, Simone Schnall explains the relevance of the findings to everyday life; "When we exercise moral judgment, we believe we are making a conscious, rational decision, but this research shows that we are subconsciously influenced by how clean or 'pure' we feel.

Source and More:
http://www.physorg.com/news147359588.html
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Technology Helps Borderline Personality Disorder

Information technology is viewed as an innovation that will improve the delivery and improve the quality of health care. A new study suggests the ubiquitous Palm Pilot may be used as a therapeutic tool that benefits people with personality disorders.

Source and More:
http://psychcentral.com/news/2008/12/02/technology-helps-borderline-personality-disorder/3429.html
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Half of Young Adults Have Mental Disorder

Nearly half of young adults may suffer from a mental disorder such as alcohol abuse, depression and anxiety, and nearly one in five suffer from a serious personality disorder.

Source and More:
http://psychcentral.com/news/2008/12/02/half-of-young-adults-have-mental-disorder/3436.html
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Depression Linked to Gain of Abdominal Fat

A new study suggests older adults with symptoms of depression are more likely to gain abdominal fat, but not overall fat, over a five-year period.

About 10 percent to 15 percent of older adults have symptoms of depression.

Source and More:
http://psychcentral.com/news/2008/12/02/depression-linked-to-gain-of-abdominal-fat/3431.html
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New Treatment May Prevent PTSD

Sadly, the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is on the rise. The diagnosis surfaces after a disturbing experience such as rape, assault, war or terrorism. Currently as many as one in five of all Americans has PTSD.

Source and More:
http://psychcentral.com/news/2008/12/02/new-treatment-may-prevent-ptsd/3428.html
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Groundbreaking Osteoporosis Breakthrough

Through a process called remodeling, our body continuously breaks down bone, absorbs it and then rebuilds it. During the first three decades of our lives, bone is deposited faster than it is used, but by about age 30, breakdown outpaces formation and bone density declines, often resulting in osteoporosis, a condition that makes the bones weak and more likely to break. According to estimates, osteoporosis was responsible for more than 2 million fractures in 2005, with that number expected to rise as the population ages.

Source and More:
http://www.healthnews.com/family-health/womens-health/groundbreaking-osteoporosis-breakthrough-2205.html
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Your brooding teen: Just moody or mentally ill?
First signs of mental illness often occur during a time of typical teen turmoil

Half of all serious adult psychiatric illnesses start before the age of 14, experts say. But mental illness can mask itself as typical teen turmoil.

Source and More:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28004005/
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What Is ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Health experts say that ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is the most common behavioral disorder that starts during childhood. However, it does not only affect children - people of all ages can suffer from ADHD. Psychiatrists say ADHD is a neurobehavioral developmental disorder.

Source and More:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/131455.php

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