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25% of U.S. Teenage Girls have Sex-related Diseases

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

With sex scandals continuing to produce national headlines, the fact that 1 in 4 of U.S. teenage girls is affected with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) has slipped under the radar screen. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, an estimated 3.2 million U.S. girls ages 14 through 19 (about 26% of that age [...]

Working Memory is More Important Than I.Q. (Here’s How to Improve It)

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Because working memory is the single most important predictor of learning, some psychologists are calling it the “new I.Q.” Working memory is what allows people to hold and manipulate a few items in their minds.
Like a box, our minds can only hold so much. (Most people can hold 3-5 items in their “mental grocery [...]

Earlier Retirement May Mean Earlier Death

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

New research suggests there may be a connection between retirement and mortality in apparently healthy people. The findings surfaced in a study of nearly 17,000 adults. Researchers found that those who were retired upon enrollment in the study were 51% more likely to die during the study period than their same age counterparts who were [...]

The Link Between Rock Music and Substance Abuse

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

The link between listening to pop music and later utilizing alcohol and drugs has been recognized for more than a generation. Syncopated rock and roll rhythms can suppress frontal lobe function. It can also lead individuals to participate in activities that they otherwise would not have, had the frontal lobe been more enhanced.
A study recently [...]

Melatonin in Addition to Light Therapy May Help People with Alzheimers

Monday, August 4th, 2008

A morning-time dose of bright light, when combined with an evening dose of melatonin, may help normalize the sleep-wake cycle in elderly adults with Alzheimers. Dr. Glenna A. Dowling of the University of California, who headed the study, randomly assigned 50 nursing home patients with Alzheimers into three groups.
The first group was given light [...]

97% Response Rate in Treating Depressed Patients

Monday, August 4th, 2008

The Residential 10-day Nedley Depression Recovery Program has helped many people with depression. To date, the program has a 97% response rate, with more than 50% finding a lasting cure for their depression.
Due to Dr. Nedleys schedule for the rest of the year, only one of these programs will be run in 2008. A [...]

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