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Study: Greening vacant urban land reduces feelings of depression for surrounding residents
NEWS MEDICAL Greening vacant urban land significantly reduces feelings of depression and improves overall mental health for the surrounding residents, researchers from the Perelman School of... 12 hours
Replacing Vacant Lots With Green Spaces Can Ease Depression In Urban Communities
NPR When researchers cleaned up vacant lots and planted grass and trees in poor neighborhoods in Philadelphia, residents' mental health improved. 14 hours
WATCH: Doctor explains PANDAS: How the psychological, neurological condition impacts brain
ABC NEWS Dr. Susan Swedo of the National Institute of Mental Health first identified PANDAS as a behavior disorder in children 20 years ago 16 hours
WATCH: What these parents want you to know about caring for a child diagnosed with PANDAS
ABC NEWS Brian and Natalie Barnes' son Parker was diagnosed with the psychiatric and neurological condition called PANDAS... 16 hours
Greening vacant lots reduces feelings of depression in city dwellers
SCIENCE DAILY Greening vacant urban land significantly reduces feelings of depression and improves overall mental health for the surrounding residents, researchers show in a new randomized, controlled study. The findings... 21 hours
Treating dementia with the healing waves of sound
SCIENCE DAILY Ultrasound waves applied to the whole brain improve cognitive dysfunction in mice with conditions simulating vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease. It is possible that this type of therapy may also benefit humans. 22 hours
Neural inflammation plays critical role in stress-induced depression
SCIENCE DAILY A group of researchers has discovered that neural inflammation caused by our innate immune system plays an unexpectedly important role in stress-induced depression. This insight could potentially lead to the development of... 1 day
Alzheimer’s Research UK calls for urgent investment in dementia research
NEWS MEDICAL Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling for urgent investment in dementia research, following new statistics that show the condition accounted for 13% of all UK deaths last year. The... 1 day
Whole-brain LIPUS therapy improves cognitive dysfunction in mice simulating dementia, Alzheimer's
NEWS MEDICAL Ultrasound waves applied to the whole brain improve cognitive dysfunction in mice with conditions simulating vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease. 1 day
Child psychiatrist available on call to help assess separated immigrant children
NEWS MEDICAL Child psychiatrist Matthew Biel, MD, MSc, wasn't at all surprised to learn from news reports in early July that two children separated at the US border... 1 day
Researchers to study molecular mechanisms behind susceptibility of males to autism
NEWS MEDICAL Neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability are more prevalent in males than females. 1 day
Intervention program that includes a personalized app could benefit teens with suicidal thoughts
NEWS MEDICAL A troubled teenager is hospitalized with suicidal thoughts. The patient is diagnosed, medicated, and counseled by a team of experts. 1 day
Sleep disturbances associated with higher dementia risk
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report that sleep disturbances in midlife or in late life are associated with a higher risk for developing dementia in old age. The results are published in Alzheimer's... 1 day
WATCH: Parents record 11-year-old son's battle with rage, depression, anxiety and seizures
ABC NEWS One doctor told Parker Barnes' parents that his change in behavior may be caused by something called PANDAS. 2 days
App, brief intervention may be lifesaver for suicidal teens
SCIENCE DAILY A preliminary study shows an intervention program that includes a personalized app could make a difference: Researchers found the rate of attempted suicides by teenagers who received the intervention was... 2 days
Depression-induced inflammation during pregnancy may impact newborns
SCIENCE DAILY The physiological impacts of depression on pregnant mothers may affect babies while in the womb and lead to changes in the behavior and biology of newborns, finds new research. 2 days
Health of mom's gut a key contributor to autism risk, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY The mother's microbiome, the collection of microscopic organisms that live inside us, is a key contributor to the risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental... 2 days
New machine-learning model shows promise in predicting undiagnosed dementia
NEWS MEDICAL Improving dementia care through increased and timely diagnosis in the UK is a priority for the National Health Service, yet around half of those living with dementia live with the... 2 days
Mother's microbiome determines offspring's risk of developing autism
NEWS MEDICAL The risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders is determined by the mother's microbiome - the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us - during pregnancy, new research from the University of Virginia... 2 days
How to stop shivering
MNT Shivering usually occurs when a person is too cold, but there are other possible causes. These include fever, stress, low blood sugar, and anxiety. Shivering generally resolves on its own, but treatment may be necessary for some underlying causes. Here,... 3 days
Medical News Today: How to stop shivering
MNT Shivering usually occurs when a person is too cold, but there are other possible causes. These include fever, stress, low blood sugar, and anxiety. Shivering generally resolves on its own, but treatment may be... 3 days
Suomi NPP satellite finds an elongated Tropical Storm Ampil
PHYS.ORG Tropical Depression 12W formed in the Philippine Sea and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite analyzed the storm in infrared light. The depression strengthened into Tropical Storm Ampil later on July 18. 3 days
The effects of anxiety on the body
MNT Anxiety is a common condition that impacts a person's mental health, and it can also have short- and long-term effects on the body. Anxiety can change the function of the cardiovascular, urinary, and respiratory... 3 days
Medical News Today: The effects of anxiety on the body
MNT Anxiety is a common condition that impacts a person's mental health, and it can also have short- and long-term effects on the body. Anxiety can change the function... 3 days
Autism risk determined by health of mom's gut
SCIENCE DAILY The mother's microbiome, the collection of microscopic organisms that live inside us, determines the risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in her offspring, new research shows. The work raises the possibility... 3 days
Dementia could be detected via routinely collected data
SCIENCE DAILY A new machine-learning model that scans routinely collected NHS data has shown promising signs of being able to predict undiagnosed dementia in primary care. The results from the feasibility study suggest that... 3 days
Beef jerky and other processed meats associated with manic episodes
SCIENCE DAILY An analysis of more than 1,000 people with and without psychiatric disorders has shown that nitrates -- chemicals used to cure meats such as beef jerky, salami, hot... 3 days
Study: Stricter firearm legislation associated with reduced murder and suicide rates
NEWS MEDICAL A statistical analysis carried out by researchers from the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and the Center for Medical Statistics at the Medical University of Vienna... 3 days
Does Eating Beef Jerky Cause Psychiatric Symptoms? Not So Fast.
LIVE SCIENCE A new study makes some alarming claims about a relationship between cured meat consumption and bipolar mania, but a lot more research is necessary. 3 days
Nitrate-cured meats may contribute to mania, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL An analysis of more than 1,000 people with and without psychiatric disorders has shown that nitrates-chemicals used to cure meats such as beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other processed meat snacks-may... 3 days
Cognitive functions often wilt as water departs the body, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL Anyone lost in a desert hallucinating mirages knows that extreme dehydration discombobulates the mind. But just two hours of vigorous yard work in the summer sun... 3 days
Researchers identify key protein involved in irregular brain cell activity
NEWS MEDICAL In a new study in mice, researchers have identified a key protein involved in the irregular brain cell activity seen in autism spectrum disorders and epilepsy. The protein,... 3 days
Destiny's Child singer Williams seeks mental health help
ABC NEWS Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams says she's seeking help for the depression she has struggled with for years 4 days
Algorithm identifies patients best suited for antidepressants
SCIENCE DAILY Results of a new study bring us closer to identifying individuals likely to benefit from antidepressants. 4 days
Medical News Today: How to cope with a depressive episode
MNT Depressive episodes are periods of low mood and other symptoms of depression. Tackling depression as soon as it arises and making changes to thoughts and behaviors might improve... 4 days
How to cope with a depressive episode
MNT Depressive episodes are periods of low mood and other symptoms of depression. Tackling depression as soon as it arises and making changes to thoughts and behaviors might improve a person’s mood and help them... 4 days
Science News » “Covert” Neurofeedback Tunes-up the Social Brain in ASD
NIMH Young people with autism unknowingly tuned up flagging neural connections by playing a picture puzzle game that was rigged by their own brain activity. 4 days
Digital media use linked to behavioral problems in kids
SCIENCE DAILY Teens who spend lots of time using digital devices are prone to psychiatric problems, reports a team of scientists in a new study. Children who are heavy users of digital... 4 days
GPM satellite sees Tropical Cyclone Son-Tinh dropping rain in the Philippines
PHYS.ORG VIDEO As Tropical Depression 11W was strengthening into Tropical Storm Son-tinh near the northern Philippines, the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite analyzed its rainfall. 4 days
Video » “Covert” Neurofeedback Tweaks Brain in ASD
NIMH VIDEO Young people with autism unknowingly tuned up flagging neural connections by playing a picture puzzle game that was rigged by their own brain activity. 4 days
Protein found to be key component in irregularly excited brain cells
SCIENCE DAILY In a new study in mice, researchers have identified a key protein involved in the irregular brain cell activity seen in autism spectrum disorders and epilepsy.... 4 days
Majority of older adults with probable dementia are likely unaware they have it, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY An analysis of information gathered for an ongoing and federally sponsored study of aging and disability adds to... 4 days
Most older adults with probable dementia found to be either undiagnosed or unaware of it
NEWS MEDICAL A Johns Hopkins Medicine analysis of information gathered for an ongoing and federally sponsored study of aging and... 4 days
Key social reward circuit in the brain impaired in kids with autism
SCIENCE DAILY Children with autism have structural and functional abnormalities in the brain circuit that normally makes social interaction feel rewarding, according to a new study... 5 days
What is gaming disorder?
MNT The World Health Organization have given gaming disorder a mental health classification. People with gaming disorder prioritize gaming over other activities and experience negative effects from continuing to play video games. Here, we discuss what gaming disorder is and what... 5 days
Medical News Today: What is gaming disorder?
MNT The World Health Organization have given gaming disorder a mental health classification. People with gaming disorder prioritize gaming over other activities and experience negative effects from continuing to play video games. Here, we discuss... 5 days
NASA catches tropical cyclone 11W passing northern Philippines
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and captured a visible image of recently formed Tropical Depression 11W. 5 days
Implications of unmet promise of a miracle drug for Alzheimer's disease
SCIENCE DAILY Authors lament the unmet promise of a miracle drug for Alzheimer disease but are heartened by what they see as encouraging improvements in care (care transformation)... 5 days
Publicity over a memory test Trump took could skew its results
SCIENCE-NEWS Many media outlets reporting on President Trump’s cognitive assessment test could make it harder for doctors to use the exam to spot dementia. 5 days
Radiologist discusses causes, treatments of varicose veins
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New study documents symptoms of people before they acquire multiple sclerosis
NEWS MEDICAL During the five years before people develop the first clinically recognized signs of multiple sclerosis, they are up to four times more likely to be treated... 5 days
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ASTRO WATCH China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, has discovered 43 new pulsars so far since its trial operation... 7 days
Medical News Today: What causes a bounding pulse?
MNT A bounding pulse is when a person can feel their heart beating strongly. They may feel the pulse in their chest, neck, or wrists. This is often caused by anxiety or panic... 1 week
Machine learning helps to predict the treatment outcomes of schizophrenia
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have used artificial intelligence to help identify patients suffering from schizophrenia and to ascertain if they would respond to treatment. 1 week
Pregnancy depression is on the rise, a survey suggests
SCIENCE-NEWS Women today may be at greater risk of depression during pregnancy than previous generations. 1 week
New drug strategy can alleviate multiple behavioral, cellular deficiencies in FXS mouse model
NEWS MEDICAL Research in mice shows that a pharmacological strategy can alleviate multiple behavioral and cellular deficiencies in a mouse model of fragile X... 1 week
Public to set research priorities in field of ethnic inequalities and severe mental illness
NEWS MEDICAL A national online survey was launched today to give members of the public the opportunity to set the research priorities... 1 week
Medical News Today: Can Lexapro cause weight changes?
MNT Lexapro is the brand name for a drug called escitalopram, which treats depression and anxiety. As a side effect, Lexapro may cause some people to gain a small amount of weight. Less... 1 week
Can Lexapro cause weight changes?
MNT Lexapro is the brand name for a drug called escitalopram, which treats depression and anxiety. As a side effect, Lexapro may cause some people to gain a small amount of weight. Less commonly, it may cause weight loss.... 1 week
Athletes with ADHD may be at greater risk for anxiety and depression after concussion
NEWS MEDICAL Athletes who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may be at greater risk for experiencing persistent anxiety and depression after a... 1 week
Machine-learning may aid in diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Could the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders one day be aided through the help of machine learning? New research from the University of Alberta... 1 week
Practice imperfect: Repeated cognitive testing can obscure early signs of dementia
SCIENCE DAILY Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative condition that often begins with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), making early and repeated assessments of cognitive change crucial to diagnosis... 1 week
Ebola survivors suffer 'severe' neurological and psychiatric effects, new study finds
ABC NEWS People who survive Ebola can suffer "severe" neurological and psychiatric problems long after they recover from the often deadly disease. 1 week
Herpes linked to Alzheimer's: Antivirals may help
SCIENCE DAILY A new commentary on a study by epidemiologists supports the viability of a potential way to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. When the authors looked at subjects who suffered severe herpes infection and... 1 week
Sodium nitroprusside treatment prevents schizophrenia symptoms in animal model
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the Federal University of São Paulo in Brazil have tested a treatment with sodium nitroprusside in a strain of rats that spontaneously develop some of the symptoms associated... 1 week
The right mix of gut microbes relieves autism symptoms in the long run
SCIENCE-NEWS Replacing missing gut microbes improves autism symptoms in children even two years later. 1 week
Treatment prevents symptoms of schizophrenia in tests with rats
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers carried out studies in animal model that mimics condition in children and adolescents considered at risk for development of the disease in adulthood. Young and hypertense rats displaying cognitive... 1 week
Medical News Today: High blood pressure may increase dementia risk
MNT A new study looking at links between hypertension in later life and brain health finds an increased risk of Alzheimer's hallmarks and brain lesions. 1 week
High blood pressure may increase dementia risk
MNT A new study looking at links between hypertension in later life and brain health finds an increased risk of Alzheimer's hallmarks and brain lesions. 1 week
Study shows tailored mental health services improve wellbeing of emerging adults
NEWS MEDICAL In a new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University, researchers partnered with youth receiving care at the First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program... 1 week
Medical News Today: What is fluoxetine?
MNT Fluoxetine oral capsule is a prescription medication used to treat conditions such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, and panic attacks. It comes as the brand-name drugs Prozac and Prozac Weekly, and as a generic... 1 week
Medical News Today: What is venlafaxine?
MNT Venlafaxine oral tablet is a prescription drug used to treat depression and social anxiety disorder (SAD). It comes in two forms: immediate-release (treats depression) and extended-release (treats depression and SAD). Both forms are available only as... 1 week
Study finds disrupted stress response in people with schizophrenia
NEWS MEDICAL Stressful situations affect the brain and body differently in people with schizophrenia compared to people without the mental illness or individuals at high risk for developing psychosis, a new CAMH... 1 week
Stress affects people with schizophrenia differently
SCIENCE DAILY Stressful situations affect the brain and body differently in people with schizophrenia compared to people without the mental illness or individuals at high risk for developing psychosis, a new study shows. The relationship between two chemicals... 1 week
Ebola survivors suffer from severe neurological problems
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have shed new light on the psychiatric and neurological problems that Ebola survivors can suffer from, and call for more specialist support for the most severely affected patients. 1 week
Researchers receive grant from U.S. Department of Education to study children with HFASD
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College were awarded an $880,431 grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Institute... 1 week
What If AI Psychopath 'Norman' and Amazon's Alexa Got Together?
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Vitamin D no defense against dementia
SCIENCE DAILY New research has shown that vitamin D (also commonly known as the sunshine vitamin) is unlikely to protect individuals from multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease or other brain-related disorders. 2 weeks
Common cause of dementia may be treatable
MNT A study saw that drugs that stabilize the cells lining small blood vessels in the brain reversed symptoms of a common cause of stroke and dementia in rats. 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Common cause of dementia may be treatable
MNT A study saw that drugs that stabilize the cells lining small blood vessels in the brain reversed symptoms of a common cause of stroke and dementia in rats. 2 weeks
Majority of drivers don't believe texting while driving is dangerous
SCIENCE DAILY New study shows that many drivers are still willing to take the risk, as 'fear of missing out' and separation anxiety keep them from abiding by the law.... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: How to treat anxiety naturally
MNT Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems in the United States, affecting millions of people every year. Conventional treatment options include therapy and medication, but there are also many... 2 weeks
How to treat anxiety naturally
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Medical News Today: How does depression affect the body?
MNT Depression does not only affect a person’s mood and emotions. Long-term, it can also affect their body in ways that may be serious. In this article, learn about the physical... 2 weeks
Physician burnout, depression can lead to major medical errors: Study
ABC NEWS Burnout, fatigue and depression can lead to medical errors, the study found. 2 weeks
GPM satellite sees Tropical Cyclone Son-Tinh dropping rain in the Philippines
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