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2014-02-18 13:46:43

Teenage boys who show a combination of depressive symptoms and elevated levels of the 'stress hormone' cortisol are up to fourteen times more likely to develop major depression than those who show neither trait, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust. In a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of Cambridge have identified the first biomarker – a biological signpost – for major, or clinical, depression....

Saliva-Based Test Predicts Risk Of Future Clinical Depression In Boys
2014-02-18 11:49:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most teenage boys go through hard times and some can even get depressed. A new saliva-based test can determine if these minor bouts of depression are foreshadowing major depression later in life, according to a new study based in the United Kingdom. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science (PNAS), the study found that teenage boys with high levels of the stress hormone cortisol and mild depression symptoms were...

2014-02-18 08:32:10

The Time to Act is Now as New Study Reveals Stress, Anxiety and Depression Have Significant Impact, both Socially and Economically CALGARY, Feb. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - In today's age, a staggering one in five Canadians struggle with the burden of mental health issues such as stress, anxiety and depression, among others.(1) The everyday challenges that these individuals experience puts a significant strain on not only their personal, but also their professional lives. Employers continue...

Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue May Be Linked To Obstructive Sleep Apnea
2014-02-15 05:28:35

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The fatigue that many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) feel is often written off as just being part of the territory of their chronic neurological condition. A new study from the University of Michigan, published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, suggests that a large number of MS patients might have an undiagnosed — and treatable — sleep disorder, known to cause fatigue: obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. The...

Stressed? Stop Smoking, You'll Feel Better
2014-02-14 12:30:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some smokers cite additional stress as a reason not to quit smoking, but a new research review in the British Medical Journal has found evidence that shows stopping smoking actually provides mental health benefits. The researchers claimed that the impact of quitting is equal to or greater than that seen from antidepressant treatment for mood and anxiety conditions. "Smokers can be reassured that stopping smoking is associated with...

2014-02-12 23:27:42

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation names 10 recent discoveries funded by its NARSAD Grants. (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Names 10 Recent Discoveries Funded by its NARSAD Grants That Will Help Understand, Treat and Cure Mental Illnesses The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has named 10 recent discoveries, funded by its NARSAD Grants, that provide new insight into the mysteries of the brain and potential treatments for people with...

2014-02-11 16:26:08

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Major depression and other mood disorders are estimated to affect one in 10 adults in the United States. To meet a growing need among those ages 18 to 30, Rogers Memorial Hospital is adding to its residential treatment with FOCUS, a program for young adults struggling with their transition to adulthood due to facing depression and other mood disorders. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140211/CG63446) (Logo:...

2014-02-11 08:33:25

Incentive challenge offered $10,000 for innovative ideas to increase awareness and utilization of mental health services in developing countries. NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists Without Borders, a program of the New York Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson, today announced the winners of a $10,000 open innovation challenge that called for ideas to increase awareness and utilization of mental health services for depression and anxiety disorders...

2014-02-04 11:32:34

But no causal link found with risk of stroke A report that will be published tomorrow provides strong evidence that the symptoms of depressive disorder are causally associated with the risk of coronary heart disease, and as such should be considered a potentially modifiable risk factor for the occurrence of CHD. The findings, from the Whitehall II study of more than 10,000 civil servants in the UK, are published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Findings from former...

2014-02-03 23:01:43

More than 16 percent of Medicare recipients in the New Jersey counties hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy are at risk for depression, yet less than one percent have received depression screening, a new benefit now covered by Medicare. The data come from the first phase of an ambitious project to measure the behavioral health repercussions of Superstorm Sandy, by Health Quality Strategies Inc. (HQSI), the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for New Jersey. East Brunswick, NJ (PRWEB)...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.