Referral Banners

Friday, October 24, 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

Reminiscing can help boost mental performance

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 08:10 AM PDT

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.

Dispositional mindfulness associated with better cardiovascular health

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 07:09 AM PDT

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.

If you're over 60, drink up: Alcohol associated with better memory

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 06:20 AM PDT

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.

Two days later: Adolescents' conflicts with family spill over to school, vice versa

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 06:19 AM PDT

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.

Teens whose parents exert more psychological control have trouble with closeness, independence

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 06:19 AM PDT

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.

Music therapy reduces depression in children, adolescents

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 06:18 AM PDT

Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional problems, a study has found.

Herbal medicines could contain dangerous levels of toxic mold

Posted: 23 Oct 2014 06:10 AM PDT

Herbal medicines such as licorice, Indian rennet and opium poppy, are at risk of contamination with toxic mold, according to a new study. The authors of the study say it's time for regulators to control mold contamination. An estimated 64% of people use medicinal plants to treat illnesses and relieve pain. The herbal medicine market is worth $60 billion globally, and growing fast. Despite the increasing popularity of herbal medicine, the sale of medicinal plants is mostly unregulated.

Enterovirus D68 expected to fade away into winter

Posted: 22 Oct 2014 01:38 PM PDT

Late every summer and into every fall, enteroviruses bring a host of unpleasant ailments. This year, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has been making headlines for its potentially severe symptoms in children, causing some alarm among parents.

Digital native fallacy: Teachers still know better when it comes to using technology

Posted: 20 Oct 2014 07:49 AM PDT

A new study looks at how teachers and students use technology inside and outside the classroom. It turns out that members of today's younger Net Generation aren't more tech savvy than their teachers just because they were born into a world full of computers. In fact, if it weren't for the coaxing and support of their educators, many students would never use their electronic devices for more than playing games or listening to music, say experts.

No comments: