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Medical News Today: How inflammation and gut bacteria influence autism
MNT A recent study looks at the links between the immune system, gut bacteria, and autism spectrum disorders. It uncovers some interesting interactions. 34 minutes
Meditation could help reduce anxiety levels and some heart health risk factors
NEWS MEDICAL It sounds like a late-night commercial: In just one hour you can reduce your anxiety levels and some heart health risk factors. But a... 15 hours
Medical News Today: A waking nightmare: The enigma of sleep paralysis
MNT In sleep paralysis, your mind wakes up, but your body does not. You may also experience frightening hallucinations. What is this, and how can we cope? 17 hours
A waking nightmare: The enigma of sleep paralysis
MNT In sleep paralysis, your mind wakes up, but your body does not. You may also experience frightening hallucinations. What is this, and how can we cope? 17 hours
Study reveals surprising insights into RNA-binding proteins
NEWS MEDICAL A host of special molecules called nuclear RNA-binding proteins (RBPs), when misplaced outside the nucleus, form the harmful clumps seen in several brain disorders, including frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). 19 hours
Study: Young victims of cyberbullying twice as likely to attempt suicide and enact suicidal behavior
NEWS MEDICAL Children and young people under 25 who are victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to... 19 hours
Dutch probe 'appalling' euthanasia of dementia patient
ABC NEWS In a rare series of moves, Dutch authorities are investigating whether doctors may have committed crimes including murder or other offences in five euthanasia cases, including the deaths of two women with advanced Alzheimer's... 1 day
Rare variants in non-coding DNA inherited from parents heighten autism risk
NEWS MEDICAL In recent years, researchers have firmly established that gene mutations appearing for the first time, called de novo mutations, contribute to approximately one-third of cases of... 1 day
Study provides guidance on using cannabis for treatment of stress, anxiety, and depression
NEWS MEDICAL In a first-of-a-kind study, Washington State University scientists examined how peoples' self-reported levels of stress, anxiety and depression were affected by smoking... 1 day
Biofeedback-assisted relaxation may help children during medical procedures
NEWS MEDICAL A new Pain Practice study indicates that biofeedback-assisted relaxation may help manage pain and anxiety in children undergoing medical procedures. 1 day
Maternal depression during and after pregnancy linked to poorer child neurodevelopment
NEWS MEDICAL Maternal depressive symptoms during pregnancy, in the first year postpartum, and in early childhood were linked with poorer child neurodevelopment in a recent Depression & Anxiety... 1 day
Brief bedside visual art intervention reduces pain, anxiety in cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL A brief bedside visual art intervention (BVAI) facilitated by art educators improved mood and reduced pain and anxiety in a study of inpatients with haematological cancers. 1 day
3-D human 'mini-brains' shed new light on genetic underpinnings of major mental illness
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers are leveraging gene-editing tools and mini-organs grown in the lab to study the effects of DISC1 mutations in cerebral organoids --... 1 day
Young victims of cyberbullying twice as likely to attempt suicide and self-harm, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Children and young people under 25 who are victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to self-harm and... 1 day
Young victims of cyberbullying twice as likely to attempt suicide and self-harm
SCIENCE DAILY New research suggests that it is not just the victims of cyberbullying that are more vulnerable to suicidal behaviors, but the perpetrators themselves are... 1 day
Life for the Average Family During the Great Depression
HISTORY The Great Depression, the worst economic downturn in modern history, profoundly affected the daily life of American families in ways large and small. 1 day
Dementia diagnosis linked to unnecessary medication use
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has found that medication use increases in newly diagnosed dementia patients, particularly unnecessary or inappropriate medications. 1 day
Variants in non-coding DNA contribute to inherited autism risk
SCIENCE DAILY In recent years, researchers have firmly established that gene mutations appearing for the first time, called de novo mutations, contribute to approximately one-third of cases of autism spectrum disorder. In... 1 day
Blog Post » Autism Awareness Month
NIMH For Autism Awareness Month, Dr. Gordon offers a snapshot of federal efforts and research findings related to autism spectrum disorder. 2 days
Autistic children may inherit DNA mutations from their fathers
Science Magazine Whole-genome sequencing finds changes in regulatory regions associated with autism 2 days
Paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants are associated with autism
Science Magazine The genetic basis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is known to consist of contributions from de novo mutations in variant-intolerant genes. We hypothesize that rare inherited structural variants in cis-regulatory... 2 days
Putting proteins in their proper place
PHYS.ORG A host of special molecules called nuclear RNA-binding proteins (RBPs), when misplaced outside the nucleus, form the harmful clumps seen in several brain disorders, including frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). "Clumps that form... 2 days
Pioneering autism researcher cooperated with Nazis, new evidence suggests
Science Magazine Austrian doctor Hans Asperger sent children to clinic where Nazi doctors euthanized them for research, book alleges 2 days
Biofeedback relaxation app may help kids during medical procedures
SCIENCE DAILY A new study indicates that biofeedback-assisted relaxation may help manage pain and anxiety in children undergoing medical procedures. 2 days
Functional connectivity MRI could help detect brain disorders and diseases
NEWS MEDICAL There are no laboratory tests to diagnose migraines, depression, bipolar disorder and many other ailments of the brain. Doctors typically gauge such illnesses based on self-reported symptoms and... 2 days
Study shows how deployment time increases risk of suicide attempt in soldiers
NEWS MEDICAL Soldiers who deploy twice in one year, with six months or less between each deployment, could be at an increased risk for attempted suicide... 2 days
Last Hired, First Fired: How the Great Depression Affected African Americans
HISTORY While no group escaped the economic devastation of the Great Depression, few suffered more than African Americans, who experienced the highest unemployment rate during the 1930s.... 3 days
[Editors' Choice] An epigenetic target for autism
Science Magazine A transient 3-day course of treatment with a histone deacetylase inhibitor persistently rescues atypical social behavior in a Shank3-deficiency mouse model of autism. 3 days
Mother's depression might do the same to her child's IQ
SCIENCE DAILY Roughly one in 10 women in the United States will experience depression. The consequences, however, may extend to their children, report researchers who found that a mother's depression... 3 days
Deep brain stimulation offers relief to UTHealth patient with treatment-resistant depression
NEWS MEDICAL For Shannon Paige McCann, the thought of having brain surgery – which would frighten most – paled in significance to the depression that had dragged her... 3 days
Extreme environment of Danakil Depression sheds light on Mars, Titan and nuclear waste
PHYS.ORG The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is a spectacular, hostile environment that may resemble conditions encountered on Mars and Titan – as well... 3 days
Medical News Today: Ketamine nasal spray could fight depression fast
MNT Could a fast-acting new drug curb serious depression symptoms, including suicidal thoughts? A recent study says 'yes,' but questions of safety arise. 3 days
Ketamine nasal spray could fight depression fast
MNT Could a fast-acting new drug curb serious depression symptoms, including suicidal thoughts? A recent study says 'yes,' but questions of safety arise. 3 days
Children with autism have gastrointestinal and immune system deregulation, research finds
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have found that children with autism spectrum disorder have reduced immune system regulation, as well as shifts in their... 3 days
Improving job prospects unlikely to control opioid epidemic
NEWS MEDICAL Improving job prospects for people in economically depressed parts of the United States is unlikely to help curb the opioid epidemic, according to a study by researchers at Princeton University. On the... 3 days
WATCH: Moms who have depression early on may have kids with lower IQ scores: Study
ABC NEWS Mother-child pairs were tracked and evaluated over 16 years in the study. 3 days
Boosting employment rate is unlikely to curb opioid use
SCIENCE DAILY Improving job prospects for people in economically depressed parts of the United States is unlikely to help curb the opioid epidemic, according to a new study. On the other hand,... 3 days
Workplace anxiety isn't always a bad thing: It can boost performance
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a new comprehensive model of workplace anxiety. It includes triggers for anxiety in the workplace and its effect on employee performance. 4 days
Medical News Today: How can I stabilize my blood pressure?
MNT A wide range of factors influences blood pressure, including anxiety, stress, and medications. High blood pressure can have severe complications, such as a heart attack or stroke. A... 4 days
Moms who have depression early on may have kids with lower IQ scores: Study
ABC NEWS Mother-child pairs were tracked and evaluated over 16 years in the study. 4 days
Resilience counteracts effects of childhood abuse and neglect on health
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have determined that psychological resilience has a positive effect on health outcomes for people living with schizophrenia. This is the first study to quantitatively assess the effects... 4 days
Novel interactive diagram shows many facets of mild traumatic brain injury
NEWS MEDICAL A Portland State University research team studying concussion has published an interactive diagram showing the many facets of mild traumatic brain injury - from sleep problems... 4 days
Researchers chart a new way to look at concussion
SCIENCE DAILY A research team studying concussion has published an interactive diagram showing the many facets of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) -- from sleep problems to mood disorders to the increased... 4 days
Mother's depression can negatively affect child's cognitive development
NEWS MEDICAL Roughly one in 10 women in the United States will experience depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The consequences, however, may extend to their children, report researchers at... 4 days
Every parent needs to know fundamental red flags for autism
NEWS MEDICAL Autism spectrum disorders are being diagnosed in ever-increasing numbers. Nationally, there are about 1 in 68 children identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to the Center... 4 days
Early life stress impacts how the sensory systems develop, review shows
NEWS MEDICAL Life needs stimulation. However, overstimulation can cause exhaustion and illness. During specific sensitive periods early in life, stress can even affect later mental health. 4 days
Higher levels of education linked to lower dementia risk in older African Americans
NEWS MEDICAL A newly published observational study from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University has found that increased levels of education, particularly for those... 4 days
Study shows connection between early life stress, depression and sleep disturbances
NEWS MEDICAL Early life stress, sleep disturbances and alterations in neuronal plasticity have been associated with depression, yet the relation between these factors and depression remain poorly understood. 4 days
Ketamine shows promise for fast-acting help with depression, suicidal thoughts: Stud
ABC NEWS Ketamine, known in a different form as street drug 'Special-K' shows promise for fast help with depression and suicidal thoughts, according to new study. 5 days
Grafted brain organoids provide insight into neurological disorders
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists improve the growth of three-dimensional brain models to better understand autism, dementia, schizophrenia. 5 days
Science News » NIMH to Host Twitter Chat on Teen Depression
NIMH On May 3, 2018, join NIMH for a Twitter chat on teen depression with experts Dr. Argyris Stringaris and Dr. Ken Towbin. 5 days
Grafted brain organoids provide insight into neurological disorders
PHYS.ORG Many neurological disorders—Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, autism, even depression—have lagged behind in new therapies. Because the brain is so complex, it can be difficult to discover new drugs and even when a drug is... 5 days
Fast-acting benefits of ketamine for depression and suicidality
SCIENCE DAILY A nasal spray formulation of ketamine shows promise in the rapid treatment of symptoms of major depression and suicidal thoughts, according to a new study. The double-blind study compared the standard treatment... 5 days
Intranasal formulation of ketamine shows promise in rapid treatment of depression, suicidality
NEWS MEDICAL A nasal spray formulation of ketamine shows promise in the rapid treatment of symptoms of major depression and suicidal thoughts, according to a new study published... 5 days
Depression study pinpoints genes that may trigger the condition
SCIENCE DAILY Nearly 80 genes that could be linked to depression have been discovered by scientists. 5 days
Scientists discover genes that may trigger depression
NEWS MEDICAL Nearly 80 genes that could be linked to depression have been discovered by scientists. The findings could help explain why some people may be at a higher risk of developing the condition, researchers say. 5 days
Study: Yoga and mindfulness may help elementary school students manage stress, anxiety
NEWS MEDICAL Yoga/mindfulness activities may facilitate stress management among elementary school students and may be added as a complement to social and emotional learning activities, according... 5 days
The memory area of the brain may also yield vital clues about mental health illnesses
NEWS MEDICAL The hippocampus is an area of the brain commonly linked with memory and dementia. But new U of... 5 days
The memory part of the brain may also hold clues for anxiety and depression
SCIENCE DAILY New research finds that the hippocampus may yield important clues for a range of mental health illnesses including addition, anxiety... 6 days
Medical News Today: Late menopause may protect women's memory
MNT New research suggests that age at menopause onset impacts memory. While small, the cognitive benefit may mean a lower risk of dementia years later. 6 days
Late menopause may protect women's memory
MNT New research suggests that age at menopause onset impacts memory. While small, the cognitive benefit may mean a lower risk of dementia years later. 6 days
Medical News Today: Coping with a Vyvanse crash
MNT When Vyvanse starts to wear off, or when a person stops taking the medication suddenly, they may experience a Vyvanse crash. This ADHD medication can cause severe withdrawal symptoms such as fatigue... 1 week
Medical News Today: Coping with an Adderall crash
MNT Adderall is a stimulant medication that is used to treat ADHD or narcolepsy. When a person stops taking Adderall too quickly, they can experience withdrawal symptoms, such as sleep problems or depression.... 1 week
Researchers unlock new way to use cell's nanostructures as disease biomarkers
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Sydney have established a method to identify individual nanoparticles released by human cells, opening the way for them to become diagnostic... 1 week
People with rare dementia may employ intact brain areas for help with language
NEWS MEDICAL People with a rare dementia that initially attacks the language center of the brain recruit other areas of the brain to decipher... 1 week
Newly identified gene mutation results in intellectual disability and developmental delay
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have identified a new genetic mutation associated with intellectual disability, developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, abnormal facial features, and congenital cardiac anomalies. 1 week
Most widely prescribed diabetes drug improves nicotine withdrawal symptoms in animal model
SCIENCE DAILY Metformin, the most widely used medication for diabetes, has also been shown to help treat dementia and some cancers. New research shows smoking cessation... 1 week
Robot dog lends a helping paw to dementia sufferers
REUTERS BOURNEMOUTH, England (Reuters) - Among Ron Grantham's happiest memories are the days he spent fly-fishing with his beloved... 1 week
Scientists unlock path to use cell's own nanoparticles as disease biomarkers
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of Sydney have established a method to identify individual nanoparticles released by human cells, opening the way for them to become diagnostic... 1 week
Robot dog lends a helping paw to dementia suffers
REUTERS BOURNEMOUTH, England (Reuters) - Among Ron Grantham's happiest memories are the days he spent fly-fishing with his beloved... 1 week
People with TBI have increased risk of developing dementia
NEWS MEDICAL Sustaining a traumatic brain injury is associated with an increased risk of developing both dementia and Alzheimer's disease, according to a nationwide study of 2.8 million people over 36 years,... 1 week
Smartphone addiction leads to high levels of loneliness, depression and anxiety
NEWS MEDICAL Smartphones are an integral part of most people's lives, allowing us to stay connected and in-the-know at all times. The downside of that convenience is that... 1 week
The brain fights neurodegenerative diseases by shifting resources
NEWS MEDICAL The brain continues to put up a fight even as neurodegenerative diseases like dementia damage certain areas and functions. In fact, recent findings in a Baycrest-University of Arizona study suggest that one... 1 week
Marriage reduces depression in couples earning less than $60,000 per year, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY People who are married and earning less than $60,000 per year in total household income have fewer symptoms of depression than comparable... 1 week
Systematic reconstruction of autism biology from massive genetic mutation profiles
Science Magazine Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects 1% of world population and has become a pressing medical and social problem worldwide. As a paradigmatic complex genetic disease, ASD has been... 1 week
Brain combats dementia by shifting resources
SCIENCE DAILY The brain continues to put up a fight even as neurodegenerative diseases like dementia damage certain areas and functions. In fact, recent findings in a Baycrest-University of Arizona study suggest that one method the brain uses... 1 week
School-based yoga can help children better manage stress and anxiety
SCIENCE DAILY Participating in yoga and mindfulness activities at school helps third-graders exhibiting anxiety improve their well-being and emotional health, according to a new study. 1 week
Medical News Today: What is dissociative identity disorder?
MNT Dissociative identity disorder is a condition where one person develops multiple personalities or identities. It used to be called multiple personality disorder. In this article, learn about the causes and risk factors,... 1 week
What is dissociative identity disorder?
MNT Dissociative identity disorder is a condition where one person develops multiple personalities or identities. It used to be called multiple personality disorder. In this article, learn about the causes and risk factors, as well as how it is... 1 week
A tool based on the use ofcarbon nanoparticles enables detection of antidepressants in urine samples
PHYS.ORG A University of Cordoba research group has designed a tool that enables detection of antidepressants in urine samples... 1 week
PCOS linked to increased risk of mental health disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Women with polycystic ovary syndrome, the most common hormone condition among young women, are prone to mental health disorders, and their children face an increased risk of developing attention deficit... 1 week
Traumatic brain injury associated with higher risk of dementia
NEWS MEDICAL The risk of dementia, including Alzheimer's, was significantly higher in people who had experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) than with people who had no history of TBI, according to... 1 week
Number, severity of brain injuries raises dementia risk
ABC NEWS A large study is adding to evidence of a link between traumatic brain injuries and dementia later in life 1 week
Yoga and mindfulness activities at school can benefit children with anxiety
NEWS MEDICAL Participating in yoga and mindfulness activities at school helps third-graders exhibiting anxiety improve their wellbeing and emotional health, according to a new Tulane University study published... 2 weeks
Marriage reduces depression in couples earning less than $60,000 per year, study finds
PHYS.ORG People who are married and earning less than $60,000 per year in total household income have fewer symptoms of depression than comparable... 2 weeks
Validating the Diagnosis of Depression
NEWS MEDICAL Parry outlines her research in diagnosing depression, which led to her winning the Pittcon 2018 Achievement Award. 2 weeks
ALS and frontotemporal dementia share genetic connections
NEWS MEDICAL Nearly half of all patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neuromuscular disorder, develop cognitive problems that affect memory and thinking. 2 weeks
Medical News Today: How does depression affect people with cardiovascular disease?
MNT A new study outlines the ways in which the risk or diagnosis of depression affects the health-related quality of life for people with cardiovascular disease. 2 weeks
Controlling blood pressure can prevent dementia in older African-Americans with hypertension
NEWS MEDICAL Controlling blood pressure with any of the commonly prescribed antihypertensive medications can prevent dementia in older African-Americans with hypertension according to a new study from Regenstrief... 2 weeks
Controlling blood pressure even when older can prevent dementia in African Americans
SCIENCE DAILY Controlling blood pressure with any of the commonly prescribed antihypertensive medications (beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blocks, and diuretics) can prevent dementia in... 2 weeks
Could artificial intelligence get depressed and have hallucinations?
Science Magazine Why machines could suffer mental illness 2 weeks
Antiepileptic drug use linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's and dementia
NEWS MEDICAL The use of antiepileptic drugs is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, according to a new study from the University of Eastern... 2 weeks
Antiepileptic drugs increase risk of Alzheimer's and dementia
SCIENCE DAILY The use of antiepileptic drugs is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, according to a new study. Continuous use of antiepileptic drugs for a period exceeding one year... 2 weeks
Using Cord Blood to Alleviate the Symptoms of Autism
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO Cord blood has been studied extensively for the treatment of hematological diseases such as cancer and sickle cell anemia, but is now in phase II trials for the alleviation of... 2 weeks
Depression negatively impacts heart and stroke patients
SCIENCE DAILY People with cardiovascular disease who haven't been diagnosed with depression but are at high-risk for it are more likely to report worse healthcare experiences and use emergency room services more often than those diagnosed... 2 weeks
Scientific Meeting » NIH Special Event for Autism Awareness Month
NIMH The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) is pleased to invite you to attend our annual special event to recognize National Autism... 3 weeks
Scientific Meeting » NIMH Workshop - Teen Depression: What Parents Need to Know
NIMH Join Kathryn DeLonga, PsyD for a workshop on depression and teenagers. This event will take place in Rockville, Maryland. It will not... 2 months
Using Cord Blood to Alleviate the Symptoms of Autism
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