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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...

Childhood Depression Linked To Teenage Smoking, Obesity
2013-03-16 08:33:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Children who are suffering from depression have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease later on in life, according to new research presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society in Miami, Florida on Friday. The study, which was prepared by scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Pittsburgh, reports teenagers who suffered clinical...

Depression Affecting Surprising Number Of Women Following Childbirth
2013-03-15 09:48:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A surprisingly high number of women suffer from symptoms of postpartum depression, a new large-scale study from a Northwestern Medicine researcher reveals. The study is the largest scale depression screening of postpartum women done to date. It is also the first time a full psychiatric assessment has been done in a study of postpartum women who screened positive for depression. The study, published in a recent issue of JAMA...

2013-03-11 23:01:37

A single concussion may cause lasting structural damage to the brain, according to a new study published online Tuesday, March 12, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, Ill (PRWEB) March 11, 2013 A single concussion may cause lasting structural damage to the brain, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. “This is the first study that shows brain areas undergo measureable volume loss after concussion,” said Yvonne W. Lui, M.D., Neuroradiology section...

Understanding Sinkholes And Why Are They Dangerous
2013-03-11 16:18:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Ever since a 20-foot sinkhole opened up beneath a Florida home on February 28, swallowing up an entire bedroom and resulting in the death of one of the residents, these natural phenomena have become fixtures in both newspaper headlines and the public consciousness. But what exactly are sinkholes? “Geologically, a sinkhole is a depression in the ground that has no natural external surface drainage. Basically this means that...


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