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Study evaluates effectiveness of deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant schizophrenia patients
NEWS MEDICAL Winner of the Best International Abstract Award, Laura Salgado Lopez, MD, presented her research, A Pilot Study of Deep Brain Stimulation in Treatment-resistant Schizophrenia, during the... 2 hours
What's coming next? Scientists identify how the brain predicts speech
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has shed light on how the brain helps us to predict what is coming next in speech. Their research reveals how individual neurons coordinate with... 3 hours
Negative emotions can inspire cancer patients, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Feeling down is a common side effect of being diagnosed with cancer. Anxiety, guilt, and distress often come hand-in-hand with diagnosis and treatment. 4 hours
Bad feelings can motivate cancer patients
SCIENCE DAILY Feeling down is a common side effect of being diagnosed with cancer. Anxiety, guilt, and distress often come hand-in-hand with diagnosis and treatment. But a recent study shows that these seemingly negative emotions can actually be... 4 hours
Chemotherapy drug may increase vulnerability to depression
SCIENCE DAILY A chemotherapy drug used to treat brain cancer may increase vulnerability to depression by stopping new brain cells from growing, according to a new study. 7 hours
Mental illness does not affect bariatric surgery weight loss results
SCIENCE DAILY A new study compares bariatric surgery outcomes according to preoperative mental illness. Results indicates that the state of mental illness does not affect weight loss results. 7 hours
A pilot study of deep brain stimulation in treatment-resistant schizophrenia
SCIENCE DAILY Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has proven its effectiveness in different types of psychiatric disorders, neuropathic pain and neurodegenerative diseases. Schizophrenia remains one of the leading causes of disability... 8 hours
nasa examines newly formed tropical depression 3w in 3 d NASA examines newly formed Tropical Depression 3W in 3-D
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Tropical Depression 03W formed in the Pacific Ocean west of Guam on April 24, 2017, and data from the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission or GPM core satellite was used to... 9 hours
Estrogen alters memory circuit function in women with gene variant
SCIENCE DAILY Fluctuations in estrogen triggered atypical functioning in a key brain memory circuit in women with a common version of a gene. Brain scans revealed altered circuit activity linked... 9 hours
Mental illness does not impact bariatric surgery outcomes, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL People with pre-existing mental health conditions had nearly identical results in weight loss after bariatric surgery as compared to those with no known mental health conditions. 9 hours
Novel mode of antidepressant action may help patients unresponsive to SSRIs
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have identified a novel mode of action for a potential antidepressant that also leads to nerve cell growth in the mouse hippocampus. The activator of... 13 hours
Facial expressions: How brains process emotion
SCIENCE DAILY The amygdala has distinct neurons that judge the intensity and ambiguity of facial expressions, new research shows. Identifying the amygdala's role in social cognition suggests insights into the neurological mechanisms behind autism and anxiety. 14 hours
Novel mechanism of antidepressant action may benefit patients unresponsive to SSRI treatment
NEWS MEDICAL Antidepressants treat symptoms of depression by increasing levels of brain signaling molecules such as serotonin, as with the most widely used type of antidepressant,... 15 hours
Brief behavioral therapy in pediatric primary care setting can help improve mental health among youth
NEWS MEDICAL Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health problems in children and adolescents. Youth with these disorders... 22 hours
Simulations of care, worst-case scenarios can improve confidence among parents of infants in NICU
NEWS MEDICAL Anxiety is a common emotion experienced by first-time parents, one that is felt even more so among parents of newborns... 22 hours
New grant to support research on mental health needs of Pacific Islanders
NEWS MEDICAL Pacific Islanders are persons who trace their roots to the native peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands. Although they make up... 22 hours
Facing nightmare scenarios before discharge lifts confidence of parents of babies in NICU
SCIENCE DAILY The key to improving confidence among parents of ill or premature infants may lie in simulated care, found new research. A new... 1 day
Gulp! Soda Linked to Memory Woes, Strokes and Dementia
LIVE SCIENCE Memory problems and smaller brain volumes are just two things that are more common in people who often drink soda. 1 day
Pediatric clinic support boosts mental health for youth
SCIENCE DAILY Providing a brief behavioral therapy in the pediatric primary care setting is often better than referring to outpatient services for young people struggling with depression and anxiety, new research concludes. The brief... 1 day
APNewsBreak: Problems remain at troubled Washington hospital
ABC NEWS Inspectors who visited Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital found that safety problems that thrust the facility into the national spotlight after the escape of two dangerous patients a year ago persist, including neglected patients 4 days
'Assault on facts' energizes global March for Science
PHYS.ORG Scientists and their supporters across the globe are expected to march in the thousands Saturday amid growing anxiety over what many see as a mounting political assault on facts and evidence. 4 days
No benefit to aspirin for preserving cognitive function, review finds
SCIENCE DAILY An analysis of published studies found no evidence that low-dose aspirin buffers against cognitive decline or dementia or improves cognitive test scores. 4 days
Sugary drinks may impact memory and diet alternatives could cause dementia
NEWS MEDICAL New research, published in both Alzheimer's & Dementia and Stroke indicate that drinking sugary drinks regularly may lead to a reduction in the size of the... 5 days
Antibody helps detect protein implicated in Alzheimer's, other diseases
SCIENCE DAILY Damaging tangles of the protein tau dot the brains of people with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and boxer's dementia. Now, a team of scientists has found a way to measure... 5 days
WATCH: Sweet drinks may damage the brain, studies show
ABC NEWS Dementia was one of the possible ills of consuming such drinks. 5 days
Medical News Today: Weighted blankets for anxiety: Uses and benefits
MNT There are many ways to manage anxiety, including medication, lifestyle changes, and complementary therapies. Learn about how weighted blankets may help. 5 days
Progress on depression slow in China as stigmas persist
ABC NEWS Kerry Yang speaks openly with foreigners about the bouts of depression that have haunted her for a decade, but she hesitates to discuss her problems with her fellow Chinese 5 days
Scientists find that increased risk of psychosis from cannabis use is relatively low
NEWS MEDICAL The research, published in the journal, Addiction, also showed for the first time that there is sufficient evidence to demonstrate that for... 5 days
Is soda bad for your brain? (And is diet soda worse?)
SCIENCE DAILY Excess sugar -- especially the fructose in sugary drinks -- might damage your brain, new research suggests. Researchers found that people who drink sugary beverages frequently... 5 days
Sweet drinks may damage the brain, studies show
ABC NEWS Dementia was one of the possible ills of consuming such drinks. 5 days
Risk of psychosis from cannabis use lower than originally thought, say scientists
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have shown that the risk of developing psychosis, such as hallucinations, from cannabis use is small compared to the number of total users. 5 days
Medical News Today: Two existing drugs halt neurodegeneration in mice
MNT Researchers reveal how an antidepressant and an experimental cancer drug stopped brain cell death in mouse models of dementia and prion disease. 5 days
nasa sees the formation of early atlantic ocean tropical depression 1 NASA sees the formation of early Atlantic Ocean Tropical Depression 1
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A low pressure area in the Atlantic Ocean, located southwest of the Azores was designated as Subtropical Depression One on April 19 as NASA examined its... 5 days
Two existing drugs halt neurodegeneration in mice
MNT Researchers reveal how an antidepressant and an experimental cancer drug stopped brain cell death in mouse models of dementia and prion disease. 5 days
Electrical Stimulation To Boost Memory: Maybe It's All In The Timing
NPR Research in epilepsy has found a key to why small pulses of electricity to the brain sometimes help and sometimes hurt a failing memory. Brains hurt... 5 days
Review finds no evidence that low- dose aspirin buffers against cognitive decline
NEWS MEDICAL An analysis of published studies found no evidence that low- dose aspirin buffers against cognitive decline or dementia or improves cognitive test scores. 6 days
Charge me up: Rural electric drivers face 'range anxiety'
PHYS.ORG Sunita Halasz has tips for "driving electric" along lonely roads in New York's Adirondack Mountains: know the locations of charging stations, bring activities for the kids during three-hour recharges, turn... 6 days
SLU researchers make advances in understanding plaque-causing protein in neurological disorders
NEWS MEDICAL In a recent paper published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry Yuna Ayala, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Saint Louis University, and her research... 6 days
NASA sees a well-defined center in Ex-Tropical Depression 02W's remnants
PHYS.ORG NASA's Terra satellite passed over the remnants of Tropical Depression 02W as it continued to linger west of the northern Philippines on April 19. 6 days
Researcher hones in on plaque-causing protein in ALS and dementia
PHYS.ORG In a recent paper published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry Yuna Ayala, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Saint Louis University, and her research... 6 days
Study shows moderate-severe hot flashes as risk factor for depression
NEWS MEDICAL A new study of more than 2,000 perimenopausal and menopausal women showed that moderate-severe vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes or night sweats) were an independent and significant risk factor... 7 days
Closed-loop brainwave technology reduces post-traumatic stress symptoms
NEWS MEDICAL A closed-loop acoustic stimulation brainwave technology significantly reduced symptoms in people suffering from post-traumatic stress in a small pilot study conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The study is published in the April... 7 days
NICE approves Healios’ CBT service for treating children, young people with anxiety disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Healios, a pioneering digital healthcare company, has received endorsement from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in its approach to... 7 days
Imbalances in neural pathways may contribute to repetitive behaviors in autism
MNT Genetic studies have linked a number of risk genes to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 7 days
How a food writer struggling with mental illness found comfort through cooking
ABC NEWS David Leite's new memoir, "Notes on a Banana," focuses on lifelong struggle. 7 days
New study shows that antipsychotic medications can be reduced in dementia patients
MNT The use of antipsychotic medication in nearly 100 Massachusetts nursing homes was significantly reduced when staff was trained to recognize challenging behaviors of cognitively... 7 days
Fundamental red flags that may help parents identify autism in children
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... 1 week
Antidepressant use during early pregnancy not linked to risk of autism, ADHD in kids, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL A study led by Indiana University suggests that mothers' use of antidepressants during early pregnancy does... 1 week
NASA examines newly formed Tropical Depression 3W in 3-D
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NASA sees the formation of early Atlantic Ocean Tropical Depression 1
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