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Scientists learn more about how gene linked to autism affects brain
SCIENCE DAILY New preclinical research shows a gene already linked to a subset of people with autism spectrum disorder is critical to healthy neuronal connections in the developing... 10 hours
Rare mutation of gene carried by Quebec family gives insight into how the brain is wired
SCIENCE DAILY VIDEO The study of a Quebec family with an unusual gene provides novel insight into how our... 10 hours
Study finds more information about how gene linked to ASD affects the brain
NEWS MEDICAL New preclinical research shows a gene already linked to a subset of people with autism spectrum disorder is critical to healthy neuronal... 11 hours
Gut microbes may contribute to depression and anxiety in obesity
SCIENCE DAILY Like everyone, people with type 2 diabetes and obesity suffer from depression and anxiety, but even more so. Researchers now have demonstrated a surprising potential contributor to these... 12 hours
Medical News Today: Are gut bacteria to blame for anxiety, depression in obesity?
MNT A study of mice with diet-induced obesity suggests that increases in anxiety and depression behavior may be due to gut bacteria altering... 13 hours
Are gut bacteria to blame for anxiety, depression in obesity?
MNT A study of mice with diet-induced obesity suggests that increases in anxiety and depression behavior may be due to gut bacteria altering brain chemistry. 13 hours
NASA finds Tropical Depression Carlotta's strong storms over Mexico, Eastern Pacific
PHYS.ORG Tropical Depression Carlotta continues to hug the coast of southwestern Mexico and drop heavy rainfall. NASA's Aqua satellite provided a look at cloud top temperatures through... 14 hours
Research finds addictions to be diseases of the brain, not criminal behavior or personality disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Alcohol dependence, and opiate, cocaine and other stimulant addictions, are all diseases of the brain that have behavioral... 17 hours
Phone apps are helping scientists track suicidal thoughts in real time
SCIENCE-NEWS Researchers are using smartphones to tap into the ups and downs of suicidal thinking that occur over hours and days, hoping to help prevent suicides. 17 hours
Scientists to focus on big data and genetics to identify risk factors for dementia
NEWS MEDICAL Physical activity plays an important part in dementia prevention. In order to identify risk factors for this neurological disease more... 17 hours
Gut microbiome may be potential contributor to depression, anxiety in people with obesity
NEWS MEDICAL Like everyone, people with type 2 diabetes and obesity suffer from depression and anxiety, but even more so. 23 hours
Medical News Today: Early risers have lower risk of depression, study finds
MNT How do your sleep-wake preferences affect your risk of developing a mood disorder such as depression? A large, detailed observational study investigates. 2 days
Online information on vaccines and autism not always reliable
SCIENCE DAILY Google search results in several countries can provide unreliable information based on old, 'weak' scientific studies. Researchers analyzing the top 200 websites in a search for 'vaccines autism' found that... 3 days
EEG can determine if a depressed patient will do better on antidepressants or talk therapy
SCIENCE DAILY A simple, in-office EEG-based test can help determine if a depressed patient will do better on antidepressants or... 3 days
Why do I wake up depressed?
MNT Diurnal variations are types of depression that cause symptoms to get worse at certain times of the day. Morning depression is a common diurnal variation. In this article, learn about the symptoms and risk factors for... 3 days
Medical News Today: Why do I wake up depressed?
MNT Diurnal variations are types of depression that cause symptoms to get worse at certain times of the day. Morning depression is a common diurnal variation. In this article, learn about... 3 days
Aqua satellite sees Tropical Depression Gaemi exit Taiwan
PHYS.ORG Tropical Depression Gaemi moved through Taiwan and was tracking to the northeast in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on June 15. NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible image of the storm that showed... 3 days
NASA finds Tropical Depression 04E's heaviest rains approaching Mexico's Coast
PHYS.ORG Tropical Depression 04E formed close to the coast of southwestern Mexico on June 14, and early the next day NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the region. Using infrared... 3 days
NASA finds Tropical Depression Bud's rains over mainland Mexico
PHYS.ORG Tropical Depression Bud's rains were falling over western Mexico when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead on June 15. 3 days
Medical News Today: Assessing trauma through art: The signs of inner struggle
MNT Traumatic brain injury can bring post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, or anxiety. Can therapy art help to assess how severe someone's trauma is? 4 days
Assessing trauma through art: The signs of inner struggle
MNT Traumatic brain injury can bring post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, or anxiety. Can therapy art help to assess how severe someone's trauma is? 4 days
Early birds less prone to depression
SCIENCE DAILY A study of 32,000 women found that those with an early chronotype, or sleep-wake preference, were significantly less likely to develop depression. 4 days
Early birds less likely to develop depression
NEWS MEDICAL Middle-to-older aged women who are naturally early to bed and early to rise are significantly less likely to develop depression, according to a new study by researchers at University of Colorado Boulder and the... 4 days
NASA finds small strength in newly formed Tropical Depression 08W
PHYS.ORG Tropical Depression 08W formed around the same time as Tropical Storm 07W, and both are in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean basin. While 07W formed to the northeast of... 5 days
Osteoarthritis patients with greater disease severity may have higher risk of depression
NEWS MEDICAL Two measures of disease severity cumulatively contribute to depressive symptom onset; physical performance and structural severity 5 days
Study: Antipsychotic treatment increases body fat and decreases insulin sensitivity in youth
NEWS MEDICAL The prevalence of childhood obesity has more than tripled from 1971 to 2011 and is now at epidemic proportions, contributing to rising rates of... 5 days
Cannabis does not increase suicidal behavior in psychiatric patients
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found there is no significant association between cannabis use and suicidal behavior in people with psychiatric disorders. The study findings contrast with pre-existing data that shows the drug... 5 days
People with severe mental illness more likely to have Type 2 diabetes, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL People with severe mental illness are more than twice as likely to have Type 2 diabetes, with even higher risks... 5 days
Researchers find no link between cannabis use and suicidal behavior in psychiatric patients
NEWS MEDICAL McMaster University researchers have found there is no significant association between cannabis use and suicidal behavior in people with psychiatric disorders. 5 days
[Editors' Choice] ELK-1: A molecular substrate of depression
Science Magazine Converging data from depressed patients and rodent chronic stress models implicate ELK-1, a stress-related transcription factor, in the pathophysiology of depression. 6 days
Study provides evidence of link between autism and homelessness
NEWS MEDICAL The first peer-reviewed study into autism and homelessness has been published, in the journal Autism. 6 days
WATCH: Common prescription drugs may be linked to depression: Study
ABC NEWS Hundreds of commonly used prescription drugs were found to have depression or suicide listed as potential side effects, according to a new study in the Journal of the... 6 days
Dementia can be caused by hypertension
SCIENCE DAILY A new study indicates that patients with high blood pressure are at a higher risk of developing dementia. This research also shows (for the first time) that an MRI can be used to detect very early... 6 days
New robotic system can diagnose neurodegenerative diseases through eye movements
NEWS MEDICAL A new robotic system developed by UPM researchers and AURA Innovative Robotics Company can help diagnose neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia and Parkinson, through the analysis of eye... 6 days
1 In 3 Adults In The U.S. Takes Medications Linked To Depression
NPR 200 medications have depression as a possible side effect. Now, a new study finds people who take these drugs are, in fact, more likely... 6 days
High blood pressure could be an early sign of dementia
NEWS MEDICAL A new study has shown that patients with high blood pressure are at an increased risk of developing dementia. 6 days
Medical News Today: Even slightly elevated blood pressure increases dementia risk
MNT Hypertension in middle age is known to increase the risk of dementia, but so far the specifics are unclear. A new study sheds fresh light on... 6 days
Prescription drugs that could raise risk of depression
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers are working towards understanding how use of certain regularly used prescription drugs could be raising the risk of getting depression. The study was published yesterday in the latest issue of the... 6 days
Unlicensed young adults with ASD may have more difficulty in developing basic driving skills
NEWS MEDICAL When first learning to drive, young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have more difficulty with basic driving skills compared... 6 days
Dementia risk increased in 50-year-olds with blood pressure below hypertension threshold
SCIENCE DAILY New findings from the long-running Whitehall II study of over 10,000 civil servants has found 50-year-olds who had blood pressure that was higher than normal but... 6 days
Mozart, meditation and a yoga mat: Oncologists welcome integrative therapies for breast cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A breast cancer patient dealing with anxiety, depression or mood swings could soon be encouraged by her oncologist to learn meditation techniques,... 6 days
One-third of US adults may unknowingly use medications that can cause depression
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests that more than one-third of U.S. adults may be using prescription medications that have the potential to cause depression or... 6 days
Psychedelic drugs promote neural plasticity in rats and flies
SCIENCE DAILY Psychedelic drugs may have mind-altering powers in the physical sense, too. A new study has found psychedelics, specifically DOI, DMT, and LSD, can change brain cells in rats and flies,... 6 days
A third of American adults take prescription drugs that can cause depression: Study
ABC NEWS More than 200 commonly prescribed drugs could have that side effect. 6 days
1 in 3 Adults In The U.S. Take Medications That Can Cause Depression
NPR 200 medications have depression as a possible side effect. Now, a new study finds people who take these drugs are, in fact,... 6 days
Study shows prevalence of medications with potential to cause depression among U.S. adults
NEWS MEDICAL A new study from University of Illinois at Chicago researchers suggests that more than one-third of U.S. adults may be using prescription... 7 days
Finally, hope for a syphilis vaccine
SCIENCE DAILY Despite efforts to eradicate it, syphilis is on the rise. It is the second leading cause of stillbirth and miscarriage worldwide, and if left untreated it can cause strokes, dementia, and other neurological disease. Until now,... 7 days
Heart attack patients unable to resume work report depression and financial hardship
NEWS MEDICAL More people than ever are able to resume working after a heart attack, but those working less or unable to work reported lower quality... 7 days
'Norman,' when artificial intelligence goes psycho
PHYS.ORG No, it's not a new horror film. It's Norman: also known as the first psychopathic artificial intelligence, just unveiled by US researchers. 7 days
Patient's self-evaluation of personality disorders not as far off as previously perceived
NEWS MEDICAL Purdue University researchers think the gap between a psychologists' diagnosis and a patient's self-evaluation might not be as extreme as previously perceived when both... 7 days
UH researcher addresses smoking among people with anxiety and depression
NEWS MEDICAL Of all the groups that try to quit smoking, it seems hardest for those who suffer from anxiety and depression. The health effects are jarring: People with mental... 1 week
Investigators suggest that brain circuits could unlock new psychiatric treatments
SCIENCE DAILY The findings of the studies highlight the complexity of brain inhibitory systems and the importance of taking a subtype-, circuit- and neuronal population-specific approach to develop future therapeutic... 1 week
Framework identifies genetic missense mutations linked to autism spectrum disorder
SCIENCE DAILY A new study established a computationally integrated approach to investigate the functional impact of missense mutations. 1 week
Patients' self-diagnosis of personality disorders not as far off as previously believed
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers think the gap between a psychologists' diagnosis and a patient's self-evaluation might not be as extreme as previously perceived when both are using... 1 week
New type of depression identified
SCIENCE DAILY Depression is a mental disorder that affects over 300 million people around the world. While treatments exist, many of them are based on one hypothesis of how depression arises. Patients that do not fit this mold may not... 1 week
Researchers identify new form of depression
NEWS MEDICAL In a new study, researchers from Hiroshima University have identified a new form of depression that could be used to inform a new generation of treatments. 1 week
Kids with food allergies are twice as likely to have autism
SCIENCE-NEWS Children with food allergies are more likely to have autism than kids without, a study finds. But that doesn’t mean a child will develop the disorder. 1 week
Medical News Today: What is separation anxiety disorder in adults?
MNT Separation anxiety is part of development for young children, but it may also occur in adults. Unfounded fear concerning one's self or family, difficulty sleeping, and depression are... 1 week
What is separation anxiety disorder in adults?
MNT Separation anxiety is part of development for young children, but it may also occur in adults. Unfounded fear concerning one's self or family, difficulty sleeping, and depression are some of the symptoms. Treatment involves... 1 week
Children with ASD more likely to suffer from food allergy, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL A new study from the University of Iowa finds that children with autism spectrum disorder are more than twice as likely to suffer from... 1 week
Researchers reverse tau-induced memory deficits in animal models
NEWS MEDICAL Reversing memory deficits and impairments in spatial learning is a major goal in the field of dementia research. A lack of knowledge about cellular pathways critical to the development of dementia, however,... 2 weeks
Virtual brain gives insights into memory deficits in depression
SCIENCE DAILY During a depressive episode the ability of the brain to form new brain cells is reduced. Scientists examined how this affects the memory with a computational model. It was previously... 2 weeks
Researchers reverse cognitive impairments in mice with dementia
SCIENCE DAILY Reversing memory deficits and impairments in spatial learning is a major goal in dementia research. A lack of knowledge about cellular pathways critical to the development of dementia has prevented significant clinical... 2 weeks
Scientists discover schizophrenia gene roles in brain development
SCIENCE DAILY A USC research team identified 150 proteins affecting cell activity and brain development that contribute to mental disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar condition and depression. 2 weeks
WATCH: How Kate Spade's tragic death is shedding light on depression, suicide
ABC NEWS The death of the beloved fashion designer has sparked conversations about depression and suicide. 2 weeks
Scientists find role of schizophrenia gene in brain development
NEWS MEDICAL A USC research team identified 150 proteins affecting cell activity and brain development that contribute to mental disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar condition and depression. 2 weeks
Kate Spade's death shows how depression can be so hidden
ABC NEWS Spade is survived by her husband, Andy Spade, and their 13-year-old daughter. 2 weeks
Breakthrough research shines new light on mysterious area of the brain
NEWS MEDICAL A breakthrough in brain research has promising implications for health and may lead to new answers about depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Parkinson's disease. 2 weeks
Kate Spade 'sounded happy' before her suicide: How depression can be so hidden
ABC NEWS Spade is survived by her husband, Andy Spade, and their 13-year-old daughter. 2 weeks
Link found between neurotransmitter imbalance, brain connectivity in those with autism
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified a link between a neurotransmitter imbalance and brain connectivity between regions of the brain that play a role in social communication and language.... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Sleep paralysis, hallucinations may raise depression risk in some people
MNT A new study finds that sleep paralysis and hallucinations are unexpectedly common and predict depression severity among young athletes. 2 weeks
Negative vs. positive social media experiences and depressive symptoms
SCIENCE DAILY Negative experiences on social media carry more weight than positive interactions when it comes to the likelihood of young adults reporting depressive symptoms, according to a new analysis. The finding... 2 weeks
Immunization with beneficial bacteria makes brain more stress resilient
SCIENCE DAILY Rats immunized weekly for three weeks with beneficial bacteria showed increased levels of anti-inflammatory proteins in the brain, more resilience to the physical effects of stress, and less anxiety-like behavior.... 2 weeks
New link identified between inflammation and depression in type-1 diabetes
SCIENCE DAILY Depression in type-1 diabetes patients is associated with higher levels of the inflammatory protein galectin-3, according to new research. These findings suggest that galectin-3 levels may be useful... 2 weeks
'Saving appearance responses' particularly common in people with Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL Dementia, in any form, is a heartbreaking disease that can take away one's thinking and judgement abilities before they pass. To save face, people with dementia often pretend... 2 weeks
Depression in type-1 diabetes patients linked with higher levels of inflammatory protein
NEWS MEDICAL Depression in type-1 diabetes patients is associated with higher levels of the inflammatory protein galectin-3, according to research published in Endocrine Connections. 2 weeks
A typical communication pattern of people with Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY Dementia, in any form, is a heartbreaking disease that can take away one's thinking and judgement abilities before they pass. To save face, people with dementia often pretend to know... 2 weeks
NASA sees strong storms in Tropical Depression 05W as it strengthened
PHYS.ORG Tropical Depression 05W briefly reached tropical storm status overnight on June 5 into June 6, and then weakened back to a depression at 5 a.m. EDT... 2 weeks
Do arthritis treatments provide mental health benefits?
SCIENCE DAILY Drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis may impact mental health by improving pain and stiffness and by targeting inflammatory processes common to arthritis and depression; however, a recent review demonstrates that relying on rheumatoid... 2 weeks
Optimal sleep linked to lower risks for dementia and early death
SCIENCE DAILY Short and long daily sleep duration were risk factors for dementia and premature death in a study of Japanese adults aged 60 years and older. 2 weeks
WATCH: Suicide warning signs to look for in loved ones
ABC NEWS In the wake of the apparent suicide of fashion designer Kate Spade, Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses depression and suicide warning signs to look out for in loved ones. 2 weeks
Relying on arthritis therapies alone may not improve patients' mental health, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL Drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis may impact mental health by improving pain and stiffness and by targeting inflammatory processes common to... 2 weeks
Short and long daily sleep duration found to be risk factors for dementia, premature death
NEWS MEDICAL Short and long daily sleep duration were risk factors for dementia and premature death in a study of... 2 weeks
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NASA finds some fragmented strength in Tropical Depression 05W
PHYS.ORG NASA obtained an infrared look at Tropical Depression 05W as it continued moving through the South China Sea. NASA's Aqua satellite found very cold cloud top temperatures and strong storms... 2 weeks
New technology enables round the clock observation of dementia patients in their own homes
NEWS MEDICAL Innovative new technology will enable people with dementia to receive round the clock observation and live independently in their own... 2 weeks
NASA spots tropical depression 05W approaching China's Hainan Island
PHYS.ORG In July of 2016, Tropical Cyclone 05W was approaching Hainan Island, China. Now, two years later in 2018, another storm, also the fifth of the year in the Northwestern Pacific... 2 weeks
Rare mutation of gene carried by Quebec family gives insight into how the brain is wired
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