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People with high and low magnesium levels in blood may have increased risk of dementia
NEWS MEDICAL People with both high and low levels of magnesium in their blood may have a greater risk of... 11 minutes
Innovative new app could help enhance day-to-day lives of people with dementia
NEWS MEDICAL An innovative new app could help enhance home and hospital environments for people with dementia - improving patient outcomes and reducing the strain on... 43 minutes
Blood Levels of Magnesium May Predict Dementia Risk
LIVE SCIENCE The levels of magnesium in your blood may be linked to your risk of developing dementia later in life, a new study from the Netherlands finds. 6 hours
Study may provide insights into treating autism and other neuropsychiatric disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Alterations in a naturally occurring chemical in the brain called serotonin have been linked to a number of neuropsychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder as... 9 hours
Midlife depression may stem from tension with mothers and siblings, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Relationships with our mothers and siblings continue to have an effect on our well-being, particularly at midlife. A new study found that tension with... 10 hours
Boys and girls in countries rich and poor enter teens with damaging gender stereotypes firmly set
PHYS.ORG Whether you are child in Baltimore, Beijing, Nairobi or New Delhi, the onset of adolescence triggers... 13 hours
Moods, but not depression, found contagious in adolescent social networks
PHYS.ORG New research suggests that both good and bad moods can be 'picked up' from friends, but depression can't. 13 hours
A quarter of girls show signs of depression at age 14
NEWS MEDICAL Almost a quarter of girls and one tenth of boys show signs of depression at age 14, say researchers from the University College London. 14 hours
New 15-minute assessment opens up possibilities for early detection of dementia
NEWS MEDICAL At the World Congress of Neurology in Kyoto a group of Indian researchers presented a new 15-minute assessment to monitor dementia patients on an ongoing basis.... 15 hours
What’s your ritual? Becoming Dangerous editor Katie West talks anxiety and nightmare rituals
SCI FI NOW The editor and publisher of Becoming Dangerous writes about why now is the time to become dangerous 15 hours
Research at KU to receive $2.3 million grant for studying motor deficits in ASD
NEWS MEDICAL While much research has been devoted to the social and communication issues that define autism spectrum disorders (ASD), much less is known... 1 day
Sleep deprivation rapidly reduces depression symptoms in nearly half of depressed patients
NEWS MEDICAL Sleep deprivation -- typically administered in controlled, inpatient settings -- rapidly reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of depression patients, according the first... 1 day
Sleep deprivation is an effective anti-depressant for nearly half of depressed patients, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY Sleep deprivation - typically administered in controlled, inpatient settings - rapidly reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of depression... 1 day
A piece of the puzzle: Eight autism-related mutations in one gene
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers discover a large number of clustered mutations in a single gene, TRIO, that disrupt the development of the brain's connections and likely contribute to the... 1 day
NASA sees Tropical Depression Norma's small area of strength
PHYS.ORG Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite has revealed that the area of strongest storms within now Tropical Depression Norma has diminished. 1 day
Medical News Today: Antidepressants may raise death risk by a third
MNT New research finds that people who take antidepressants such as serotonin reuptake inhibitors may be at a considerably higher risk of premature death. 1 day
Owners of seriously ill pets at risk of stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms
SCIENCE DAILY Owners of seriously or terminally ill pets are more likely to suffer with stress and symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well... 1 day
Study reveals how cells from patients with developmental disease differ from healthy cells
NEWS MEDICAL By reprogramming skin cells into nerve cells, researchers at Karolinska Institutet are creating cell models of the human brain. In a new... 2 days
Horses working in therapeutic riding programs do not experience additional stress
SCIENCE DAILY In the US, therapeutic horseback riding offers equine-assisted therapy to diverse populations who have anxiety disorders. Veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder often are prescribed this... 2 days
The brain at work: Spotting half-hidden objects
SCIENCE DAILY The human and non-human primate brain is remarkable in recognizing partially hidden objects. A study, conducted during a shape recognition task, shows as more of the shape is hidden, a brain area involved in... 2 days
The list of diseases linked to air pollution is growing
SCIENCE-NEWS Air pollution levels have come down since the 1970s, but smog is being linked with a growing list of diseases, including dementia, obesity, diabetes and even Parkinson’s. 2 days
Study identifies ‘caregiver burden’ in owners of severely ill pets
NEWS MEDICAL A study conducted at the Kent State University, Ohio, indicates that owners of seriously ill pets are at a risk of anxiety, stress, and depressive symptoms. 2 days
Research finds link between victimization of transgender adolescents and suicidal thoughts, substance abuse
NEWS MEDICAL In two peer-reviewed papers, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found that transgender adolescents are twice as likely to... 2 days
Medical News Today: Caring for a sick pet can increase anxiety, depression
MNT A pioneering study looks at the impact of caregiver burden among owners of sick animals. The results point to elevated stress and poorer quality... 2 days
Medical News Today: Linking depression, insomnia, and the brain's reward center
MNT Increased activity in a brain region involved in reward and motivation appears to reduce the risk of sleep-related depressive symptoms. 2 days
Linking depression, insomnia, and the brain's reward center
MNT Increased activity in a brain region involved in reward and motivation appears to reduce the risk of sleep-related depressive symptoms. 2 days
Caring for a sick pet can increase anxiety, depression
MNT A pioneering study looks at the impact of caregiver burden among owners of sick animals. The results point to elevated stress and poorer quality of life. 2 days
Study investigates depression treatment among older people with dementia
NEWS MEDICAL A high prevalence of depression among older individuals with dementia is prompting researchers at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Banner Alzheimer's Institute to investigate depression treatment among... 2 days
Horses working in therapeutic riding programs do not experience additional stress
PHYS.ORG In the United States, therapeutic horseback riding offers equine-assisted therapy to diverse populations, including children and adults who have anxiety disorders. Veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress... 2 days
This Area of the Brain May Explain a Link Between Poor Sleep and Depression
LIVE SCIENCE People whose brains respond strongly to rewards may be less prone to some of the negative effects of sleep deprivation,... 2 days
Why bad sleep doesn't always lead to depression
SCIENCE DAILY Poor sleep is both a risk factor, and a common symptom, of depression. But not everyone who tosses and turns at night becomes depressed. Individuals whose brains are more attuned to rewards... 2 days
Conference to tackle sensitive subjects in dementia care
NEWS MEDICAL Every 66 seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Frank LaFerla, dean of UCI's Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences, says that with more than 76 million aging baby boomers in... 2 days
Myth Debunked that OCD Is Associated With Superior Intelligence
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers conducted a meta-analysis of all the available literature on IQ in OCD samples versus non-psychiatric controls (98 studies), and found that contrary to the prevailing myth, OCD is not... 2 days
Asthma medication linked with neuropsychiatric symptoms
NEWS MEDICAL In a Pharmacology Research & Perspectives study, the asthma medication montelukast (trade name Singulair) was linked with neuropsychiatric reactions such as depression and aggression, with nightmares being especially frequent in children. 2 days
NASA finds a pinhole eye in Hurricane Otis
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Over the course of three days, Otis transitioned from a struggling tropical depression into a powerful hurricane in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of Hurricane Otis,... 2 days
Medical News Today: Schizophrenia linked to threefold increase in death risk
MNT People with schizophrenia have lower life expectancy than the general population, likely due to inadequate healthcare access and lifestyle, say experts. 2 days
People with schizophrenia are dying younger
SCIENCE DAILY People with schizophrenia have a mortality rate that is three times greater each year than those without schizophrenia, and die on average, eight years earlier than people without schizophrenia according to a new study. 3 days
People with schizophrenia three times more likely to die than general population
NEWS MEDICAL People with schizophrenia are three times more likely to die, and die younger, than the general population, indicating a need for solutions to narrow... 3 days
Animal hoarding is its own mental disorder, study argues
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Xanax Or Zoloft For Moms-To-Be: A New Study Assesses Safety
NPR Is it OK to take antidepressants or anxiety medicine during pregnancy? Recent research suggests women who need treatment can take these drugs. Doctors recommend the lowest effective dose. 3 days
Abuse allegations, arrests mount at state mental hospital
ABC NEWS Allegations of staff misconduct at Connecticut's only maximum-security psychiatric hospital are mounting after a complaint about abuse of a patient led to 31 staff suspensions and nine arrests 4 days
Differences in aggression among people with dementia
SCIENCE DAILY Physical aggression among people with dementia is not unusual. A study showed that one-third of patients with the diagnosis Alzheimer’s disease or frontotemporal dementia were physically aggressive towards healthcare staff, other patients, relatives, animals... 4 days
20 minute test determines attention and memory capacity in patients with schizophrenia
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have designed a test which in only 20 minutes can examine short-term memory capacity, mental agility and organizational capacities in patients with schizophrenia. 5 days
New study on the placebo effect and antidepressants in children and adolescents
SCIENCE DAILY Although the clinical efficacy of antidepressants in children and adolescents is proven, it is frequently accompanied by side effects. In addition, the influence of... 5 days
Magnetic fields to alleviate anxiety
SCIENCE DAILY It is possible to unlearn fears. And this works even better when a specific region of the brain has previously been stimulated magnetically. 5 days
Satellite view reveals Tropical Depression 15E still struggling
PHYS.ORG Satellite imagery showed that Tropical Depression 15E continued to struggle to organize while still being affected by vertical wind shear. 5 days
Lawsuit: Psychiatric hospital negligence led to teen's rape
ABC NEWS A woman says her teenage daughter was raped by another patient at an Atlanta area psychiatric hospital where the teen was receiving treatment following a previous sexual assault 5 days
Satellite sees Atlantic Tropical Depression 14 forms off Africa's west coast
PHYS.ORG NOAA's GOES East satellite captured a visible image of the latest tropical cyclone to form in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean. Tropical Depression 14E formed, despite battling... 5 days
People with schizophrenia left out of longevity revolution
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers has analyzed all eight published longitudinal studies of mortality in schizophrenia that met their strict research criteria and found that the mean standardized mortality ratio -- a measure... 5 days
Lawsuit claims psychiatric hospital negligent in teen's rape
ABC NEWS A woman says her teenage daughter was raped by another patient at an Atlanta area psychiatric hospital where the teen was receiving treatment following a previous sexual assault 5 days
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THE ANOMALIST VIDEO Paul Seaburn reports on the recent deciphering of a strange letter written by Sister Maria Crocifissa della Concezione in 1676 Sicily, purported written in... 6 days
Jermaine Rivers Joins ‘The Gifted’ Cast As Shatter
SCIENCEFICTION.COM Jermaine Rivers (‘MacGyver’) has joined the cast of FOX’s upcoming X-Men series ‘The Gifted’ as mutant Shatter. Fan of the comics will... 6 days
Researchers design new test to determine cognitive capacities of schizophrenia patients
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, in collaboration with the University of Oviedo and the Biomedical Research Networking Centre in Mental Health, have designed a... 6 days
Study examines effectiveness of placebo and antidepressants in children, adolescents
NEWS MEDICAL Although the clinical efficacy of antidepressants in children and adolescents is proven, it is frequently accompanied by side effects. In addition, the influence of the placebo effect on... 6 days
Griffith study aims to increase awareness of sexuality for people with dementia among health professionals
NEWS MEDICAL Improving the knowledge and attitudes concerning sexual expression of people with dementia amongst health professionals, has been the... 6 days
Studies reveal link between autism and severe maternal infection during pregnancy
NEWS MEDICAL Two studies conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Massachusetts Medical School indicated that mothers who were affected with severe infections... 6 days
Antidepressant users have higher risk of death than non-users, researchers find
NEWS MEDICAL Antidepressant medications, most commonly prescribed to reduce depression and anxiety, increase the risk of death, according to new findings by a McMaster-led team of researchers. 6 days
GOES-West Satellite shows shear in Tropical Depression 15E
PHYS.ORG NOAA's GOES-West satellite revealed that vertical wind shear is affecting Tropical Depression 15E in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. 6 days
Delaying minor surgery for pediatric patients may not offer any neurodevelopmental benefit
NEWS MEDICAL Children under age 5 who underwent minor surgery requiring anesthesia had a 26 percent increased risk of later diagnosis with a mental disorder. However,... 6 days
Medical News Today: Marijuana: Effects of teenage use may be reversible
MNT New study identifies a brain mechanism altered by adolescent marijuana use and shows how to target it to eliminate schizophrenia-like symptoms in rats. 6 days
E-mental health tool may be key for astronauts to cope with anxiety, depression in space
PHYS.ORG A clinical trial of an innovative e-mental health tool led by a Stony Brook University psychiatry professor to... 7 days
Study reveals marijuana's potential effects in individuals at high risk for psychotic disorder
NEWS MEDICAL Marijuana may bring on temporary paranoia and other psychosis-related effects in individuals at high risk of developing a psychotic disorder, finds a... 7 days
Study finds rising trend in suicide attempts among U.S. adults
NEWS MEDICAL New data confirm that suicide attempts among U.S. adults are on the rise, with a disproportional effect on younger, socioeconomically disadvantaged adults with a history of mental disorders. 7 days
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