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How Depression Affects Memory
2013-10-03 15:55:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Brigham Young University researchers found that Sesame Street's game "One of these things is not like the others" could be used to help determine why depression affects an individual's memory. The researchers reported in the journal Behavioral Brain Research that the skill used in the Sesame Street game fades in adults in proportion to the severity of their symptoms of depression. In the Sesame Street game, young viewers learn to...

Depression Linked To Elevated Parkinson's Risk
2013-10-03 11:38:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Affecting about 1 in 500 individuals, Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition marked by physical shaking or stiffness, and new research published in the journal Neurology has found a connection between depression and increased risk for the disease. In the study, a team of Taiwanese researchers followed over 22,000 adults for a decade and discovered that people diagnosed with depression were over three times more likely...

2013-10-02 10:45:23

A study published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests an association between smoking during pregnancy and increased risk for developing bipolar disorder (BD) in adult children. Researchers at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and the Department of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, in collaboration with scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California, evaluated offspring from a large cohort of...

2013-10-01 00:21:41

OSAKA, Japan and COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda) and H. Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck) jointly announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Brintellix (vortioxetine) for the treatment of adults with major depressive disorder (MDD), a debilitating mental health illness affecting approximately 14 million adult Americans in a given year.(1 )The mechanism of the antidepressant effect of Brintellix...

2013-09-30 08:31:09

Latest Financing to Accelerate Development of Alzheimer's Drug GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tetra Discovery Partners, a leader in the design of new therapeutics for major neurological conditions based on PDE4 modulation in the brain, today announced it has closed a $1,041,000 seed investment led by Grand Angels, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based investment group. The investment in Tetra includes funding from Grand Angels and the Biosciences Research &...

2013-09-24 23:30:39

Online medical services for depression offer new, alternative option to those affected by the economic crisis. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Online USA Doctors, the nationwide, virtual doctors created a new medical service for those experiencing depression. The new, alternative option is geared for those affected by the economic crisis plaguing citizens of America. Online USA Doctors utilizes talk therapy, holistic prescription-grade medication and an algorithm that helps...

2013-09-23 13:58:38

Cancer patients receiving radiotherapy (RT) who are potentially suffering from depression can be effectively identified by a two-item questionnaire, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 55th Annual Meeting. The Radiation Oncology Therapy Group (RTOG) Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP)-supported multi-institutional study screened 455 patients receiving radiation treatment at 37 centers around the U.S. Participants in the...

2013-09-23 11:37:22

Cancer patients can be accurately screened for major depression with a simple two-question survey, according to a study presented Sept. 23 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 55th Annual Meeting. The two-question screening test proved to be as accurate as a longer nine-question screening test. The study was presented at plenary session by William Small, Jr., MD, FASTRO, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology of Loyola University Medical Center. "We found that a...

2013-09-19 23:36:03

Latest concerns raised in major media over similarities between medications and lack of drug innovations to treat depression and avoid serious side effects. Meanwhile, Resource4thePeople's national network of attorneys will continue offering free consultations to families with children allegedly suffering birth defects after use of SSRIs during pregnancies. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/SSRI-Birth-Defects.html...

Gut Microbes Failure To Communicate Linked To Disease
2013-09-17 04:11:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new research review from Oregon State University has suggested that intestinal microbes play a big role as the immune system in keeping a person healthy. Review researchers said health issues such as autoimmune disease or clinical depression can sometimes be traced to immune dysfunction that starts with a “failure to communicate” in the human digestive tract. They theorized that future healthcare may be guided by the personalized...