Mental Health


depressed-052016.jpg Inducing a temporary fever in people who suffer from depression may ease the symptoms for up to six weeks, a new study suggests. The study, presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry and published online in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, evaluated more than 300 possible volunteers for depression, using a standard scoring system.

The busier your daily schedule is, the healthier your brain may be, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, featured 330 healthy women and men between ages 50 and 89 from the Dallas Lifespan Brain Study, an assessment of cognition and brain health, structure, and function in healthy adults.

Jerapunyo-051316.jpg Those who meditate may experience some memory benefits, according to a new study from researchers at UCLA. For the study the researchers collected data from 25 older adults that have been found to have mild cognitive impairment. Each of the adults was assigned to either practice 12 weeks meditation practice or 12 weeks of memory exercises.

Pesticides-051316.jpg Those with increased exposure to pesticides may be at a higher risk for developing ALS, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan. For the study the researchers collected data from 156 ALS patients and 128 people without the disease. They found that the pesticide cis-chlordane increased ALS risk nearly sixfold.

Psychotherapy-050416.jpg Psychotherapy could be the best option for the treatment of chronic insomnia, according to a new study from researchers at the American College of Physicians. In a new report, the group suggested that the practice of cognitive behavioral therapy could be as effective but less risky than the prescription medication. "Sometimes we forget that sleep medications have the potential for serious . . ."

playground-050416.jpg Incidents of children sustaining brain injuries while on playgrounds in the U.S. has risen significantly in recent years, according to a new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In their research, the CDC found that about 10 percent of all kids that experience a playground injury end up having a brain injury.

botox-injection-042016.jpg Botox has become a viable treatment option for those suffering from migraines, according to a new study from researchers at Academy of Neurology. The academy this week released a new set of guidelines for the drug, including treatments for a variety of neurological disorders. The drug, full name botulinum neurotoxin is best known as a cosmetic drug to treat aging skin.

depression-girl-042016.jpg Depression is a common side-effect in heart attack victims, according to a new study. The study, to be presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) meeting in Athens, Greece, included more than 800 people younger than 75 with an average age of 62. All had suffered one heart attack. They compared this group to an equal number of similarly aged people who never had a heart attack.

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