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Optimists May Be Better Sleepers

Optimistic people tend to be better sleepers, according to a new study published in the journal Behavioral Medicine. The findings show that optimists are more likely to get adequate sleep (6 to 9 hours per night) and less likely to struggle with insomnia and daytime...
Genetic and Behavioral Factors Increase Risk of Anorexia

Genetic and Behavioral Factors Increase Risk of Anorexia

New international research suggests factors that increase the risk of anorexia are likely to be metabolic as well as psychological. The new findings give hope to patients and their families as discovery of the linkage will provide new direction to clinicians and...
Many Domestic Violence Victims May Have Undiagnosed Brain Injuries

Many Domestic Violence Victims May Have Undiagnosed Brain Injuries

In a new community-based study, researchers from The Ohio State University and the Ohio Domestic Violence Network found that 81 percent of women who seek help because of intimate partner abuse have suffered a head injury and 83 percent have been strangled. The study,...
Family Chaos, Depression May Make It Harder to Manage Kids’ Asthma

Family Chaos, Depression May Make It Harder to Manage Kids’ Asthma

A chaotic household as well as child and parent depression are risk factors for worse asthma outcomes in urban minority children, according to a new paper published in the journal Pediatrics. “Higher levels of chaos — lack of organization or set routines, among other...