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2013-04-01 23:00:19

A new study published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry (Nov 2012) suggests omega-3 fatty acids, such as found in Omega XL by Great HealthWorks, can help new mothers with risk factors for postpartum depression Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) April 01, 2013 Postpartum depression is not only debilitating for women, but it can also have profound effects on their babies. Babies born to depressed mothers can be slower in reaching development milestones and are at higher risk for behavioral problems...

2013-03-20 15:59:21

Infant weight and length over first year aren't impacted by antidepressant exposure Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants taken by a woman during pregnancy do not impact her infant's growth over the first year, reports a new study from a Northwestern Medicine scientist. There had been concern that antidepressant treatment during pregnancy reduced growth during the first year. Previous data suggested depression during pregnancy also could diminish infant growth....

2013-03-20 15:55:46

Some 2-year-olds whose moms used methamphetamine during pregnancy may have an abnormal response to stressful situations, according to a study in the May issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Researchers saw the altered response in toddlers who were exposed to meth in the womb and who currently had signs of strife in their lives–such as a mom who drank heavily or had depression or other mental health symptoms. Specifically, the children's levels of the stress hormone...

2013-03-19 15:00:53

Worsened cognitive status also associated with faster decline in functional abilities More symptoms of depression and lower cognitive status are independently associated with a more rapid decline in the ability to handle tasks of everyday living, according to a study by Columbia University Medical Center researchers in this month's Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Although these findings are observational, they could suggest that providing mental health treatment for people with...

2013-03-18 12:09:00

Study challenges role of serotonin in depression, opens possibilities for new therapies A new study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine suggests that depression results from a disturbance in the ability of brain cells to communicate with each other. The study indicates a major shift in our understanding of how depression is caused and how it should be treated. Instead of focusing on the levels of hormone-like chemicals in the brain, such as serotonin, the scientists found...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.