Articles By Matthew Mientka
Adderall Abusers Are Least Likely To Need The Med
People most prone to abusing Adderall are also the least susceptible to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the condition for which it's commonly prescribed.
Glucosamine Mimics Low-Carb Diet To Extend Lifespan By 10%
The nutritional supplement glucosamine, used to treat diabetes, may help to prolong life by mimicking the low-carb diet.
We Sleep To Remember, From Infancy To Adulthood
Sleep plays a crucial role in learning for infants and children, new research shows.
Global Health Spending Hits Record High Of $31B, Still Rising
Spending on global health rose at a slower 3.9 percent rate after rising by 500 percent since 1990, says the University of Washington.
‘Severe Obesity’ Problem Growing In American Children
Move over obesity: Now comes the "severely obese," an emerging category of Americans with body mass indexes 120 to 140 percent higher than their peers.
Dangerous Teenage Drivers Aren't Stressed Out Enough To Be Careful
Teenage drivers with a "higher response" to the stress hormone cortisol are involved in fewer motor vehicle crashes and near-misses, a Canadian researcher finds.
Gambling Addicts May Really 'Feel' Lucky
In studying problem gamblers, researchers at Cambridge University found that people with damage to the brain's emotion-regulating insula felt no compulsion to continue gambling after a near miss, a...
How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol
By eating just one serving of low glycemic foods per day, Americans may significantly lower their risk of heart disease. But who wants to eat beans and lentils?
Younger Drivers Lack Self-Control
Among adolescent drivers with a high tolerance for risk, the brain's frontal lobe asks for input from the emotional limbic center before making any decisions.
Married Mothers More Depressed When Living With Baby’s Grandparents
A new study finds that married mothers are more depressed living with the folks, whereas those who are unmarried might appreciate the extra help.
Men Twice As Likely To Enter Substance Abuse Treatment
Although twice as many men seek inpatient treatment for substance abuse, elderly women are nearly three times as likely as men their age to abuse prescription painkillers such as oxycodone.
Smokers 'Map' Shows Influence Of Lighting A Cigarette
Researchers in New Zealand have mapped the "visibility" of smokers in the city of Wellington in an effort to convince policymakers to institute smoking bans in some public areas.