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Posts from ‘April, 2012’

Don’t Just Sit There

Don’t Just Sit There by Gretchen Reynolds New York Times April 28, 2012 Stand up. Turn off the tube. Add months to your life.

‘What Were You Thinking?’ For Couples, New Source of Online Friction

‘What Were You Thinking?’ For Couples, New Source of Online Friction by Laura Holson  New York Times April 25, 2012 Social media can become a source of irritation for couples. Some spouses have started insisting their partners ask for approval before broadcasting comments and photos.

How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain

How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain by Gretchen Reynolds New York Times April 18, 2012 A mouse that runs all the time is smarter than one that doesn’t. Probably true for people, too…. Why would exercise build brainpower in ways that thinking might not? The brain, like all muscles and organs, is a […]

Post-Prozac Nation: The Science and History of Treating Depression

Post-Prozac Nation: The Science and History of Treating Depression By SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE New York Times April 19, 2012 Just because the wonder drugs of the ’90s have disappointed doesn’t mean the science should be completely discarded. But it does mean we need a more sophisticated theory of depression…. A remarkable and novel theory for depression […]

Attention Problems May Be Sleep-Related

Attention Problems May Be Sleep-Related by Kate Murphy April 16, 2012 New York Times Many children are given a diagnosis of A.D.H.D., researchers say, when in fact they have another problem: a sleep disorder, like sleep apnea. The confusion may account for a significant number of A.D.H.D. cases in children, and the drugs used to […]

Does Exercise Make You Overeat?

Does Exercise Make You Overeat? by Gretchen Reynolds New York Times April 17, 2012 Some people respond to exercise by eating more. Others eat less. For many years, scientists thought that changes in hormones, spurred by exercise, dictated whether someone’s appetite would increase or drop after working out. But now new neuroscience is pointing to […]