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2008-02-13 14:05:00

A new thesis from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet shows that the brain's serotonin system differs between men and women. The scientists who conducted the study think that they have found one of the reasons why depression and chronic anxiety are more common in women than in men. Serotonin is a brain neurotransmitter that is critical to the development and treatment of depression and chronic anxiety, conditions that, for reasons still unknown, are much more common in women...

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2007-04-24 09:58:33

Corn, oats, cherries and red wine's high melatonin content can help delay aging The Spanish Ageing Research Network (Red Nacional de Investigaci³n del Envejecimiento), funded by Carlos III Health Institute and headed by professor Darío Acuña Castroviejo, from the University of Granada (Universidad de Granada), is very near to achieving one of today's Science greatest goals: allowing humans to age in the best possible health conditions. As well as...

2006-07-19 13:24:11

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The use of some migraine drugs with certain antidepressants can cause a fatal condition in which patients experience hallucinations, overactive reflexes and rapid heart beat, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Wednesday. The antidepressants of concern include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and selective serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, the FDA said. Patients should talk to their doctors before discontinuing antidepressant or...

2006-05-09 09:35:00

By Charnicia Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Melatonin, a hormone involved in the regulation of the sleep/wake cycle, may help night shift workers get more rest during daylight hours, according to the findings of a small study published in the journal Sleep. Melatonin, which is released by the brain primarily during the hours of sleep, is also available as an oral supplement. "If for reasons of being a shift worker or due to travel across time zones you have to sleep at a strange hour,...

2005-11-03 14:24:12

STANFORD, Calif. - Tryptophan is the source of Thanksgiving legend and grist for a "Seinfeld" episode, but it's not the chemical that you'd expect to find in Lawrence Steinman's lab. A professor of neurology and neurological sciences and chair of the immunology program, Steinman, MD, and his lab generally focus on high-tech genetic therapies for diseases of the brain and nervous system. But his latest paper, to be published in the Nov. 4 issue of Science, breaks new ground on the effects of...

2004-12-04 11:36:19

Some, like serotonin, seem to contribute to anxiety, researchers say HealthDayNews -- Research continues to reveal the effect chemicals can have on the brain and how well it works. What is emerging from intensive studies is the influence of certain chemicals already found in the brain. Scientists are looking for ways to make those substances more adaptable to individual needs. Many of these neurochemicals are contained in brain cells known as neurons. Although there are millions of neurons in...