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Painkillers Linked To Depression
2013-10-31 15:15:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While prescription opioid painkillers bring relief to countless individuals, they are also linked to serious adverse effects, such as addiction or potential for overdose. According to a new study from St. Louis University researchers in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the chronic use of prescription painkillers is associated with an increased risk of developing severe depression. The study researchers looked at medical...

2013-10-30 23:34:57

English-language Journal on Cuban Health and Medicine Highlights the Often-misunderstood and Under-recognized Mental Side of Human Health Oakland, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 The new issue of MEDICC Review, Mental Health Matters, is now freely available online. October’s MEDICC Review includes original research, features and commentary on health-system approaches to mental health promotion and the mental disorders still stigmatized and undertreated worldwide. According to the World...

2013-10-30 10:03:51

A brain stimulation technique that is used to treat tough cases of depression could be considerably improved with a new headpiece designed by University of Michigan engineers. Computer simulations showed that the headpiece—a square array of 64 circular metallic coils—could one day help researchers and doctors hit finer targets in the brain that are twice as deep as they can reach today, and without causing pain. In transcranial magnetic stimulation, special coils create a...

Exercise Prevents Depression
2013-10-30 07:44:20

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online People who regularly exercise are well aware of the endorphin rush that follows a good workout. Scientists are increasingly recognizing that physical activity is an effective way to treat depression. George Mammen, PhD candidate at Toronto University, has recently published a review further exploring the relationship between depression and exercise. Not only is exercise effective at treating depression, Mammen has found that regular...

Brain Injury Increases Depression Risk Kids
2013-10-25 12:52:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Several previous studies have looked into the connection between brain injury and depression in adults, but few have focused on the connection in children. A new study presented on Friday at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando looks to remedy that gap by analyzing data from the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health. According to the study analysis, children who suffer a brain...

2013-10-24 23:32:21

One of the most advanced, non-invasive, researched and non-drug treatments for people living with chronic and treatment resistant depression is now in Austin, Texas. Texas TMS Center patients now have an opportunity to receive one of the most promising treatments for depression that is FDA-cleared, Brainsway® Deep TMS Therapy. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Texas TMS Center, Austin, Texas, is proud to be one of the first in the United States to offer the breakthrough...

2013-10-22 23:21:34

During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Allsup highlights that breast cancer ranks as No. 1 among cancer-based claims receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits Belleville, Ill. (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Each year an estimated 232,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. As recent research shows a link between depression and breast cancer, it’s important that individuals with breast cancer understand their options...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'