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Anorexia Patients Overestimate Their Own Sizes in Study

Anorexia Patients Overestimate Their Own Sizes in StudyGoodshoot/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Now there's more proof to show that patients with anorexia can't tell how thin they've actually become.Researchers from the University Hospital of Lille in France took a new approach to asking anorexic patients about h...

Super-Agers: How Some 80-Year-Olds Can Have the Memory of a 50-Year-Old

Super-Agers: How Some 80-Year-Olds Can Have the Memory of a 50-Year-OldiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Researchers are looking at the brains of "Super-Agers," the small percentage of people who retain a sharp mind even as they age well into their 80s.Watch ABC News' World News report on Super-Agers: ...

Chocolate Good for Heart and Soul — And Mind?

Chocolate Good for Heart and Soul — And Mind?Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- We all know that chocolate is comforting to the soul, but it may also be just as good for your body and mind.A new study suggests that consuming more flavanol, a component of cocoa, improves cognitive function and blood p...

Cyberbullying Less Frequent than Traditional Bullying

Cyberbullying Less Frequent than Traditional BullyingJupiterimages/Liquidlibrary/Thinkstock(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Bullying is an age-old problem that has taken on a new dimension with the Internet. With the introduction of social networking and mobile devices, gone are the days when a young student being bul...

Study Shows Hoarding Separate from OCD

Study Shows Hoarding Separate from OCDComstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Psychologists have classified hoarding disorder as a type of OCD for years, but new brain imaging research shows that information is, well, garbage.A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows th...

Less Lying, More Truth Telling Linked to Better Health

Less Lying, More Truth Telling Linked to Better HealthPhotodisc/Thinkstock(NOTRE DAME, Ind.) -- It may seem like conventional wisdom, but telling the truth on a consistent basis can make you healthier, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.  With recent ev...

Is Shapewear a Risky Trend for Teen Girls?

Is Shapewear a Risky Trend for Teen Girls?Rebecca Sapp/WireImage for Kari Feinstein PR(NEW YORK) -- What do stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Kim Kardashian and Oprah Winfrey all have in common?Each is among the celebrities who have admitted to wearing Spanx and Spanx-like products, otherwise known ...

Five-Ring Fever: When Olympic Parents Push Their Kids Too Hard

Five-Ring Fever: When Olympic Parents Push Their Kids Too Hard Polka Dot Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Judi Brown Clarke, a silver medalist in the 400-meter hurdles at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics who went on to coach at Michigan State University, witnessed young athletes who fell apart as their controlling par...

Is Cinema-Phobia Taking Hold?

Is Cinema-Phobia Taking Hold?Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- When Emilie Yount was in her 20s, she used to spend five days a week huddled in Chicago movie theater seats, "banging out" film reviews and blogs for publications like Reel Reviews and TribecaFilm.com. Being alone in a...

James Holmes Gave No Indication of Violent Delusions

James Holmes Gave No Indication of Violent DelusionsRJ Sangosti-Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Colorado massacre suspect James Holmes gave no outward signs of mental illness or violent delusions, and mental experts said that is common among mass murderers.Before Friday’s massacre, Holmes had no pr...

Family of Colorado Shooting Suspect Faces Difficult Emotional Road

Family of Colorado Shooting Suspect Faces Difficult Emotional RoadUniversity of Colorado Denver(AURORA, Colo.) -- The family of Aurora, Colo., shooting suspect James Holmes faces a difficult emotional road in the days, weeks and months ahead as they struggle to cope with the enormous reality of his alleged actions, e...

How to Talk to Children About the Colorado Movie Theater Shooting

How to Talk to Children About the Colorado Movie Theater ShootingThomas Cooper/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Hours after the horrific shooting during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises at a Colorado movie theater, Melissa Lawrence's young children were on their way to camp, happily oblivious to the tragedy.Th...

Aurora Suspect May Be Delusional, Psychologists Say

Aurora Suspect May Be Delusional, Psychologists SayUniv of Colorado Denver/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As authorities are investigating the shooting rampage at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in an Aurora, Col., movie theater, details are emerging about James Holmes, the 24-year-old...

Elderly Binge Drinkers Face Higher Risk of Cognitive Decline

Elderly Binge Drinkers Face Higher Risk of Cognitive DeclineiStockphoto/Thinkstock(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) -- Women have been told for years that a glass of wine a day could actually improve their health, because it's good for the heart and brain. But researchers in San Francisco warned Wednesday at the Al...

Could Ritalin Help Alzheimer’s Patients, Too?

Could Ritalin Help Alzheimer’s Patients, Too?iStockphoto/Thinkstock(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) -- Ritalin, a drug most often used for attention deficit disorders in the very young, may hold promise for a very different set of patients -- the predominantly old group of patients who suffer with A...

Researchers Discover Uncharted Territory in Pre-Clinical Alzheimer’s

Researchers Discover Uncharted Territory in Pre-Clinical Alzheimer’siStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- This week, at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Vancouver, researchers from the Mayo Clinic reported results of their study of potential biomarkers for preclinical Alzheimer's disease. "Biomar...

Women Beat Men on IQ Tests for First Time

Women Beat Men on IQ Tests for First TimeJohn Rowley/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- New research is providing an answer to the age-old, delicate question: who is smarter, men or women? A new study has come down on the feminine side of that argument, finding that women now score higher on IQ tests th...

Soldiers and Veterans Should Have Annual PTSD Screenings, Report Says

Soldiers and Veterans Should Have Annual PTSD Screenings, Report SaysiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Servicemen and women returning from the war zones get screened for post-traumatic stress disorder, but a new report says too little happens after that. An Institute of Medicine study says that of those who show sym...

Unlocking Emotional Issues May Be Key to Extreme Weight Loss

Unlocking Emotional Issues May Be Key to Extreme Weight LossABC/CRAIG SJODIN(NEW YORK) -- Chris Powell, the man who orchestrates each jaw-dropping weight transformation on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, says his secret as a hard-charging trainer has less to do with exercising people's bodies...

Could Spanking Children Cause Harm in Adulthood?

Could Spanking Children Cause Harm in Adulthood?Ablestock.com/Thinkstock(MANITOBA, Canada) -- Physical punishment such as spanking, pushing, grabbing or slapping in childhood could do more harm than good, according to researchers. A study, authored by Dr. Tracie Afifi of the University of Manitoba a...

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