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Medical News Today: Valerian root for insomnia and anxiety: Does it work?
MNT Valerian root is considered to be safe and may be a gentler alternative to synthetic drugs for relief from anxiety and sleeplessness. Learn more. 4 hours
Combined effect of genetic change and ozone exposure could increase risk for autism
NEWS MEDICAL A new analysis shows that individuals with high levels of genetic variation and elevated exposure to ozone in the environment are at an even higher risk... 2 days
NASA adds up Tropical Storm Cindy's rainfall
PHYS.ORG Tropical storm Cindy was downgraded to a tropical depression after moving onshore near the Texas and Louisiana Border on Thursday June 22, 2017 and bringing a lot of rain with it. That rainfall was... 2 days
Genes, ozone, and autism
SCIENCE DAILY Exposure to ozone in the environment puts individuals with high levels of genetic variation at an even higher risk for developing autism than would be expected just by adding the two risk factors together, a new analysis shows. The study... 2 days
Heavy-drinking mothers linked to their child’s path toward the justice system
SCIENCE DAILY A new study investigated whether children whose mothers had an alcohol-related disorder would be at risk of early-life contact with the justice system, which can lead... 2 days
Greater engagement in leisure activities linked to lower blood pressure of Alzheimer's caregivers
NEWS MEDICAL Going for a walk outside, reading, listening to music-;these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses... 2 days
Study answers why ketamine helps depression, offers target for safer therapy
MNT Scientists have identified a key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid anti-depressant effects in the brain, a crucial initial step to developing alternative treatments to the... 2 days
Promises made to protect preexisting conditions prove hollow
NEWS MEDICAL Senate Republicans praised the Affordable Care Act replacement bill they presented Thursday as preserving coverage for people with cancer, mental illness and other chronic illness. 3 days
Cognitive decline may be prevented using interventions but may be inadequate says report
NEWS MEDICAL New research shows that there are several interventions that could help prevent cognitive decline. According to the latest report entitled “Preventing Cognitive... 3 days
System detects, translates sarcasm on social media
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a machine translation system for interpreting sarcastic statements in social media. It could one day help people on the autism spectrum, who often have difficulty interpreting sarcasm, irony and humor. 3 days
Interventions to prevent cognitive decline, dementia
SCIENCE DAILY Cognitive training, blood pressure management for people with hypertension, and increased physical activity all show modest but inconclusive evidence that they can help prevent cognitive decline and dementia, but there is insufficient evidence to support a... 3 days
Elevated rate of autism symptoms found in children with Tourette syndrome
SCIENCE DAILY Around one in five children with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations, met criteria for autism, a study shows. But this... 3 days
Proton pump inhibitors do not increase risk for dementia or Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are medications used to treat digestive problems such as ulcers and reflux disease by reducing the body's production of the... 3 days
UCSF-led study finds high rate of autism symptoms in children with Tourette syndrome
NEWS MEDICAL Around one in five children with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations, met criteria for autism in a study... 3 days
Study answers why ketamine helps depression, offers target for safer therapy
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have identified a key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid antidepressant effects in the brain, a crucial step to developing alternative treatments to the controversial... 3 days
Hints of some steps that may boost brain health in old age
ABC NEWS No proven ways to stave off dementia but new report urges research into some steps that might help bolster brain health in old age 3 days
Older Fathers Have ‘Geekier’ Sons, Research Suggests
SCI-NEWS.COM New research published in the journal Translational Psychiatry suggests that sons of older dads are more intelligent, more focused on their interests... 3 days
New approach finds statistical evidence that ancient gene variants contribute to autism
NEWS MEDICAL The way you measure things has a lot to do with the value of the results you get. If you want to know how... 3 days
Researchers identify key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid antidepressant effects
NEWS MEDICAL UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have identified a key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid antidepressant effects in the brain, a crucial step to developing alternative... 4 days
Predicting cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson's disease
SCIENCE DAILY Parkinson's disease is commonly thought of as a movement disorder, but after years of living with the disease, approximately 25 percent of patients also experience deficits in cognition that impair function. A... 4 days
New statistical method finds shared ancestral gene variants involved in autism's cause
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers believe that theirs is the first rigorous statistical evidence that ancient variations in the human genome contribute to autism -- each, most likely,... 4 days
'Little brain' plays a major role in schizophrenia
SCIENCE DAILY The cerebellum is among the most affected brain regions in schizophrenia, new research has found. Compared to healthy individuals, cerebellar volume was smaller in patients with schizophrenia. The study is the largest... 4 days
Serotonin improves sociability in mouse model of autism
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have linked early serotonin deficiency to several symptoms that occur in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study examined serotonin levels, brain circuitry, and behavior in a mouse model of ASD. Experiments... 4 days
Serotonin rebalances cortical tuning and behavior linked to autism symptoms in 15q11-13 CNV mice
Science Magazine Serotonin is a critical modulator of cortical function, and its metabolism is defective in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) brain. How... 4 days
Could flu during pregnancy raise risk for autism?
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers found no evidence that laboratory-diagnosis alone of maternal influenza during pregnancy is associated with risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the offspring. They did, however, find a trend toward risk... 4 days
Extra-virgin olive oil preserves memory, protects brain against Alzheimer's
SCIENCE DAILY The Mediterranean diet is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia. Now, researchers have identified a specific ingredient that protects against cognitive decline: extra-virgin... 4 days
Study shows that cerebellum plays key role in schizophrenia
NEWS MEDICAL In a new study, Norwegian researchers have documented that the cerebellum is among the most affected brain regions in schizophrenia. 4 days
New findings reverse hypothesis of GABA neurodevelopment in schizophrenia
SCIENCE DAILY New research by provides an unprecedented level of resolution and insight into disturbances in cortical GABAergic microcircuits, which are thought to underlie cognitive impairments in schizophrenia. The study reveals new... 4 days
Temple researchers identify protective effects of extra-virgin olive oil against Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL The Mediterranean diet, rich in plant-based foods, is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia. 4 days
Depressed patients more likely to be prescribed opioids
SCIENCE DAILY Patients with low back pain who were depressed were more likely to be prescribed opioids and receive higher doses, research has found. Understanding these prescribing patterns sheds new light on the current... 4 days
Study suggests sons of older fathers have characteristics of ‘geeks’
NEWS MEDICAL Sons of older fathers are more intelligent, more focused on their interests, and less concerned about fitting in, all characteristics typically seen in "geeks," according to research conducted... 5 days
UAlberta EMPATHY program reduces depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts in youth
NEWS MEDICAL A University of Alberta pilot program designed to promote mental health skills in youth significantly lessened cases of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. 5 days
UAlberta EMPATHY program reduces depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL A University of Alberta pilot program designed to promote mental health skills in youth significantly lessened cases of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. 5 days
New adjustable optical microprobe for the analysis and control of deep brain regions
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a new optical microprobe able to control brain electrical activity by projecting light on wide volumes or selected portions... 5 days
Study reveals new detailed understanding about GABA neurodevelopment in schizophrenia
NEWS MEDICAL New research by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh provides an unprecedented level of resolution and insight into disturbances in cortical GABAergic microcircuits, which are thought to underlie... 5 days
Study: Meditation, Yoga and Related Practices Can ‘Reverse’ DNA Reactions
SCI-NEWS.COM According to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, mind-body interventions such as mindfulness,... 5 days
Researchers explore why those with autism avoid eye contact
MNT Imaging studies reveal overactivation of subcortical brain structures in response to direct gaze. 5 days
Poor adolescent diet may influence brain and behavior in adulthood
SCIENCE DAILY Adolescent male mice fed a diet lacking omega-3 fatty acids show increased anxiety-like behavior and worse performance on a memory task in adulthood, according to new research. 6 days
Psychiatric medication protects developing mouse brain from birth defects
SCIENCE DAILY A clinically available anxiety drug safely and effectively protects against brain defects caused by the mouse version of a common human virus, finds new research. 6 days
No place like home
SCIENCE DAILY Individuals with relatively elevated symptoms of Adult Separation Anxiety Disorder (ASAD) respond more favorably to advertisements with home concepts, according to a new study. 6 days
Riding a romantic roller coaster? Relationship anxiety may be to blame
SCIENCE DAILY High levels of fluctuation in how secure an individual feels in his or her relationship may actually doom its success, new research suggests. 6 days
Restoring healthy balance in gut bacteria may reduce ASD symptoms
NEWS MEDICAL Experts have called for large-scale studies into altering the make-up of bacteria in the gut, after a review showed that this might reduce the symptoms of Autism Spectrum... 6 days
Treating autism by targeting the gut
SCIENCE DAILY Therapies to change the bacteria in the gut, through diet, pro-and prebiotic supplements, fecal matter transplants or antibiotics, could treat autism. A review of six decades of research linking the gut to brain development could pave... 6 days
Good nutrition, physical training and mental exercises can reverse physical frailty in the elderly
SCIENCE DAILY Physical frailty is common among the elderly and is strongly associated with cognitive impairment, dementia and adverse health outcomes such... 6 days
Study: Combination of nutritional, physical and cognitive interventions can reverse frailty in elderly people
NEWS MEDICAL Physical frailty is common among the elderly and is strongly associated with cognitive impairment, dementia and adverse health outcomes such... 6 days
A surprising new link between inflammation and mental illness
MNT Up to 75 percent of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus - an incurable autoimmune disease commonly known as lupus - experience neuropsychiatric symptoms. 6 days
Early stress confers lifelong vulnerability causing alterations in a specific brain region
MNT Early life stress encodes lifelong susceptibility to stress through long-lasting transcriptional programming in a brain reward region implicated in mood and depression, according to... 6 days
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Medical City Frisco pediatric urologists break down barriers regarding penile birth defects
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hitchBOT creators to study how AI and robots can help patients
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Origins of Sun's swirling spicules discovered
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Researchers develop landmark achievement in walking technology
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Wasp venom holds clues on how genes get new jobs
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New spectral eye video database SPEED revolutionizes eye-tracking
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Commercial balloons in the stratosphere could monitor hurricanes and scan for solar storms
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Is human hibernation possible? Going to sleep for long duration spaceflight
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Ultra-thin camera creates images without lenses
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An end to population aging in China, Germany, US
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