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Biochemical Map Depression
2013-07-19 08:46:19

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Duke Medicine have discovered biochemical changes in people taking antidepressants, but only when depression improves. Changes occur within the neurotransmitter pathways of the pineal gland, which is the part of the endocrine system responsible for controlling the body's sleep cycle. A new type of science called pharmacometabolomics was used in this study to measure and map chemicals in the blood to determine...

2013-07-18 11:21:54

Poor sleep quality and quantity during pregnancy can disrupt normal immune processes and lead to lower birth weights and other complications, finds a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study published today in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. Women with depression also are more likely than non-depressed women to suffer from disturbed sleep and to experience immune system disruption and adverse pregnancy outcomes. "Our results highlight the importance of identifying sleep...

Depression Declining Among Older Americans
2013-07-11 15:50:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The number of older Americans suffering from depression may be on the decline for the first time in decades, says a new study from University of Michigan Health System. Examining data spanning the decade between 1998 and 2008, researchers found that the overall number of over-50 adults being treated for severe depression dropped significantly. "Over that decade, we saw a significant decrease in depression among older adults, and...

2013-07-10 15:29:19

Major depression is a serious public health problem among older adults in the United States, but tends to affect ethnic groups differently, finds new research led by a Michigan State University scholar. According to a survey of nearly 2,000 people aged 50 and older, whites and blacks of Caribbean descent experience much higher rates of major depression than African-Americans. Amanda Toler Woodward, lead investigator on the study and MSU associate professor of social work, said the...

Depressive People Have Abstract Goals
2013-07-08 13:35:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A study from a team of researchers at the University of Liverpool found that people suffering from depression are more likely to have a list of abstract goals they would like to achieve at any point in time. Researchers asked participants to list goals they would like to achieve any time in the short, medium or long-term. They analyzed the lists of personal goals made by people who suffered from depression and those who did not. The...

2013-07-04 23:17:10

Hypothyroidism Solution created by Duncan Capicchiano is a new book that covers an effective treatment for hypothyroidism, natural therapies, step-by-step recipes, and simple instructions for clearing their energy each day. A full Hypothyroidism Solution overview on the site Vkool.com indicates if the book is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 04, 2013 Hypothyroidism Solution created by Duncan Capicchiano is a new book that covers an effective treatment for hypothyroidism, natural...

2013-07-03 23:20:46

Neurological Wellness Center physicians report the alleviation of depression is a predictable outcome of perispinal Enbrel treatment of Alzheimer's disease. (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 A survey performed by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and published in the Journal Biological Psychiatry finds: "Depression is one of the most frequent comorbidities of Alzheimer's disease, affecting up to 50% of AD patients."...

2013-07-03 23:01:03

Registered Dietitian and owner of Tatalou Science point to new studies suggesting that the Mediterranean diet could help lower levels of depression. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 Registered Dietitian and Founder of Tatalou Science Nathalie Chevreau, PhD, R.D., published an article today on Tatalou.com pointing to studies published in a new Reader’s Digest article linking inflammation and diet to depression. The article, titled “Lowering Depression and the Mediterranean...

2013-07-02 23:26:22

HealthForumOnline (HFO) has recently updated Medical Masquerade: Psychological Disorders and Medical Illnesses, one of over 80 online CE courses available in HFO’s library of nationally-approved online CE courses for mental health professionals. To facilitate informed diagnosis and targeted intervention, this online CE course discusses medical illnesses and their associated medication side effects that can "masquerade" as psychological disorders within several relevant disease...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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