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Posts from ‘December, 2010’

What Makes a Good Parent?

What Makes a Good Parent? By Robert Epstein November 4, 2010 Scientific American/Mind Decades of research reveal 10 essential parenting skill sets. A new study of 2,000 parents determined which skills are most important to bringing up healthy, happy and successful kids. Giving love and affection tops the list. Then comes a surprise: managing stress […]

Biological Consequences and Transgenerational Impact of Violence and Abuse

Biological Consequences and Transgenerational Impact of Violence and Abuse By Gretchen N. Neigh,Ph.D., Lorie A. Ritschel, Ph.D., and Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, Ph.D., Psychiatric Times, 11/17/10 Numerous biological theories have been proposed to explain the potent and robust effects of ELS [Early Life Stress] on mental and physical health outcomes. One such theory, the diathesis-stress […]

Insights Give Hope for New Attack on Alzheimer’s

Insights Give Hope for New Attack on Alzheimer’s by Gina Kolata, December 13, 2010 New York Times But now, a surprising new study has found that that …most people with Alzheimer’s seem to make perfectly normal amounts of amyloid. They just can’t get rid of it. It’s like an overflowing sink caused by a clogged […]