September 12, 2011
When a Parent Dies Suddenly, Child's Grief May
Grief experienced by
children and teens after the sudden death of a parent fades over
time for most, but some have more complicated or prolonged grief
that can lead to depression and interfere with normal functioning,
a new study finds.
9/11 Left Permanent Scars on the American
Seven decades and several
wars have past, but the bombing of Pearl Harbor still packs a
psychological punch for many Americans. Enduring as a kind of
national tipping point, it serves as the moment when a stunned
young country shed a provincial sense of isolation and strode onto
the world stage with the now-iconic can-do bravado of the "Greatest
For Many Americans, 9/11 Worries Still
Almost half of all the U.S.
adults who experienced physical or psychological problems in the
months following the 9/11 terrorist attacks still struggle with
feelings of fear and anxiety 10 years later, a new
Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll found.
Heart Devices Like Pacemakers Linked to
devices such as pacemakers and certain defibrillators can help
treat heart conditions and save lives, but these benefits may have
to be weighed against potentially life-threatening and costly
complications, a new study suggests.
Testosterone Levels Seem to Fall With
A new study suggests that
testosterone levels drop after men become fathers, perhaps because
they don't need to compete with other males for mates anymore and
instead focus on bonding with their children.
Is 'SpongeBob' Too Much for Young Minds?
Fast-paced TV shows like
"SpongeBob SquarePants" seem to negatively affect children's
concentration levels shortly after watching them, while
slower-paced shows don't, a new study suggests.