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Asleep at the Wheel
As if police officers did not already face enough dangers on the job, they can now add one more hazard to the list: a high incidence of sleep disorders.
Befriend Your Child
Forming a close relationship with your teenager might have its ups and downs, but research suggests open communication promotes individual decision-making, even if the talk is not all that agreeable.  
Measuring Age With Brain Activity
As a population ages, regions are impacted both socially and economically. New research shows that the actual age in years of a population may have less impact than the level of cognitive functioning.
Don't Worry, Be Happy
From work conferences to self-help books, the benefits of positive thinking are apparent, and recent research shows that even young children can make sense of the advantage of light on the bright side.
Mood and Anxiety Disorders May Trigger Opioid Abuse
Many people suffering from depression or other mental health issues may turn to alcohol to ease their pain before seeking professional help. New research confirms that these patients are at an increased risk to use opioid drugs as well.
A Biological Mark for Depression
Depression affects millions of people in the United States, and as soldiers overseas head back to their native shores, it rears its ugly head towards many of them as well.
The Indebted Truth
In the midst of the current economic problems in the United States, the stress of debt affects millions of people. Researchers show that mental health and debt can be a vicious cycle.
To Work or Not to Work, Mom?
New mothers trying to decide whether to work or stay home with their children may find they actually can get the best of both worlds when they work part-time, according to a ten-year study.
Working Part-time is Best
Although some find the ability to stay at home with their kids a luxury, a new study suggests it may take a toll on the well-being of some.
A DNA Check-Up Before Therapy
This is an exciting time when questions of the past become exposed. Many parents always wondered why one child may respond better to communication than others, and researchers are beginning to uncover fascinating discoveries.