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  1. Happiness Good for Health

    Nov. 10, 2006 -- Happiness may do more than put a smile on your face; it might also improve your health. That's according to a study by Sheldon Cohen, PhD, and colleagues. Cohen is the Robert E. Doherty Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa. "We need to take more se

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  2. Stress May Have Caused Man's Amnesia

    Oct. 24, 2006 -- Jeffrey Alan Ingram didn't know his name or how he had ended up in Denver. So he went on TV and asked if anyone recognized him. Someone did -- his fiancée, who was back in Olympia, Wash. According to wire reports, the 40-year-old Ingram left his Olympia home on Sept. 6 with plans to

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  3. Logic Takes Over When Emotion Fails

    Sept. 20, 2006 -- In the face of emotional confusion, the brain calls on logic to override its emotional center. That's the finding of a brain study published in Neuron. Amit Etkin, MD, PhD, and colleagues studied 19 healthy volunteers -- 10 women and nine men -- who were, on average, about 26 years

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  4. Just Clumsy, or Something Serious?

    We've all done a pretty good impression of Inspector Clousseau at one time or another. Knocking over coffee cups, dropping keys, tripping over rugs -- sometimes life feels like a slapstick comedy, and you're the star. Can klutziness be cured? If episodes of clumsiness happen more frequently, how can

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  5. Online Games Provide Social Connection

    Aug. 18, 2006 -- Online video games may have some social perks, a new study shows. The study, published in the July edition of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, focuses on large, collaborative games called MMOs (massively multiplayer online games). Players may spend hours absorbed in t

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  6. Religious Belief May Affect Well-Being

    Aug. 10, 2006 -- When people go through a stressful medical event, their religious beliefs may help or hinder them psychologically, a new study shows. The study shows less distress after heart surgery in people who lean on faith for comfort and support than those who feel spiritually angry or doubtf

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  7. Are Smart People Grumpier?

    Aug. 10, 2006 -- Grumpy and brainy may go together in older folks; but young people tend to be more open and friendly if they're bright, researchers report. The study looking at the connection between personality and intelligence was presented today at the American Psychological Association's 2006 c

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  8. Hospitals Add Alternative Medicine

    July 20, 2006 -- More than one in four U.S. hospitals now offer alternative and complementary therapies, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, and massage therapy. A new survey of nearly 1,400 U.S. hospitals shows more mainstream medical institutions are providing complementary and alternative therapies

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  9. Study: Money Won't Make You Happy

    June 30, 2006 -- Money won't buy happiness, says a group of distinguished economists and psychologists. "Would you be happier if you were richer?" ask Princeton researcher Daniel Kahneman, PhD, and colleagues. Kahneman shared the 2002 Nobel Prize for applying the principles of psychology to economic

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  10. Driving + Cell Phones = Big Road Risk

    June 29, 2006 -- Driving under the influence of a cell phone may be a major road hazard, according to a University of Utah study. "The impairments associated with using a cell phone while driving can be as profound as those associated with driving while drunk," write psychology professor David Stray

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