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Archive for November 2012

Healthy Neurotic? Being Conscientious May Help

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Study found people with both personality traits had lower levels of inflammation

SATURDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Being both neurotic and conscientious may be good for your health.

That's the finding from University of Rochester Medical Center researchers investigating how psychosocial factors such as personality traits affect health.

Conscientiousness is characterized as being organized, responsible and hardworking.

Scans Spot Brain Changes in Patients With Concussion Syndrome

Posted by Kerrie Denner

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who identified brain changes in people with post-concussion syndrome say their findings may lead to improved detection and treatment of the disorder.

Symptoms of post-concussion syndrome, which occurs in 20 percent to 30 percent of people who suffer mild traumatic brain injury, include headache and memory and concentration problems.

Migraine-associated brain changes not related to impaired cognition

Posted by Kerrie Denner

NIH-funded study tracks nearly 300 people for nine years

Women with migraines did not appear to experience a decline in cognitive ability over time compared to those who didn’t have them, according to a nine-year follow up study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

The study also showed that women with migraine had a higher likelihood of having brain changes that appeared as bright spots on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a type of imaging commonly used to evaluate tissues of the body.

Accredited Online Colleges and Disability Education

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Finding a sustainable, accommodating job can be difficult for someone with a disability; while the unemployment rate for those without disabilities is about 8%, for individuals with a disability, it is a whopping 15%. As with the general population, the level of education and training after high school that a person with disabilities receives is a key factor in their ability to find work. The unemployment rate for all groups with a four-year degree or higher is only about 4%.

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