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Wellness

Nearly one in 10 in the US reports having depression

September 19, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Increases in depression without commensurate increases in treatment are widespread, reports a study conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and City University of New York. In 2020, past 12?month depression was prevalent among nearly 1 in 10 […]


Wellness

Daytime eating may benefit mental health

September 12, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Beating the blues with food? A new study adds evidence that meal timing may affect mental health, including levels of depression- and anxiety-related mood. Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a founding member of the Mass General Brigham healthcare system, […]


Wellness

A better diet helps beat depression in young men

May 9, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Young men with a poor diet saw a significant improvement in their symptoms of depression when they switched to a healthy Mediterranean diet, a new study shows. Depression is a common mental health condition that affects approximately 1 million Australians […]


Innovation, Research

Socioeconomic factors affect response to depression treatment

April 15, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Patients seeking treatment for depression who have lower income and education and those who are members of minority populations tend to have worse treatment outcomes even when receiving equal access to treatment, according to new research from the University of […]


News

WHO says global anxiety and depression increased 25% due to COVID-19 pandemic

March 10, 2022

Via: Fox News

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the global prevalence of anxiety and depression increased by 25% in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The scientific brief released by the United Nations (UN) agency said one explanation for the increase […]


Biomarker, Innovation

UIC researchers find new biomarker to track antidepressant response

January 4, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) in the US have identified a biomarker to track depression and antidepressant response. Found in human platelets, the biomarker can be identified with the help of a blood test and used to […]


Innovation, Research

Researchers identify a potential pathogenic link between IBD and mental comorbidities

October 22, 2021

Via: The Medical News

In response to gut inflammation, such as that caused by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the vascular barrier in the brain choroid plexus closes, locking down access to the brain, according to a new study. While this gut-brain vascular axis deregulation […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Understanding the risks and benefits of cannabis use among young patients

June 21, 2021

Via: The Medical News

In recent years, the use of medical cannabis to treat sick kids is on the rise, although questions remain about the benefits and safety of such treatments. Now, a team of researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) has […]


Innovation, Research

Depression in youth may be a possible risk factor for future diseases and impairment

June 21, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Depression in youth, between the ages of 10 and 24 years, is both a leading cause of stress and a possible risk factor for future diseases and impairment. Now, a study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Blood test for depression, bipolar disorder

April 8, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

Worldwide, 1 in 4 people will suffer from a depressive episode in their lifetime. While current diagnosis and treatment approaches are largely trial and error, a breakthrough study by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers sheds new light on the […]


Innovation, Research

Study of metaphors can help understand the beliefs and feelings of people with mental disorders

March 22, 2021

Via: The Medical News

“You have to win the battle against depression”, “what counts is not surrendering” and “this is not a short road” are examples of conceptual metaphors typically used to describe experiences and issues associated with disorders like depression. Such expressions allude […]


News

Study highlights an important link between dietary fiber intake and depression

January 6, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Fiber is a commonly recommended part of a healthy diet. That’s because it’s good for your health in so many ways–from weight management to reducing the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer. A new study also […]


News

People with mental health conditions may not fully benefit from “green prescriptions”

November 6, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Spending time in nature is believed to benefit people’s mental health. However, new research suggests that giving people with existing mental health conditions formal ‘green prescriptions’, may undermine some of the benefits. An international research team led by the University […]


Innovation, Research

The Future of Microbiome Research

October 26, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Human microbiome research is one of the most relevant fields of innovation, based on the large range of applications in human microbiome research, and the similarly wide range of sectors that are currently or potentially involved in the area. The […]


Innovation, News, Research

Prolonged isolation can induce bone loss in humans

September 11, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Clinical studies have found that bone mineral density in patients with anxiety or depression is lower than in ordinary people. The brain, commander of the body, receives and processes external signals, and then sends instructions to peripheral bones. But how […]


Innovation, News, Research

Study publishes guidelines on congenital heart disease

August 31, 2020

Via: The Medical News

More than 90% of babies born with heart defects survive into adulthood. As a result, there are now more adults living with congenital heart disease than children. These adults have a chronic, lifelong condition and the European Society of Cardiology […]


Innovation, Research

Researchers discover mechanisms underlying learning and memory formation in the brain

August 26, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Seeking an answer, researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine Hospital and Université de Montréal have made a major discovery in understanding the mechanisms underlying learning and memory formation. The results of their study are presented today in Nature Communications. Led by Professor […]


News

Increased attention to sad faces predicts depression risk in teenagers

July 28, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers at Binghamton University, led by graduate student Cope Feurer and Professor of Psychology Brandon Gibb, aimed to examine whether attentional biases to emotional stimuli, assessed via eye tracking, serve as a marker of risk for depression for teenagers. “Although […]


News

The challenges of keeping young adults safe during the pandemic

April 29, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Last month, after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered most of the state’s residents to stay home, I found myself under virtual house arrest with an uncomfortably large number of Gen Zers. Somehow I had accumulated four of my children’s friends […]


Innovation, Research

Fear, isolation and stigma attached to COVID-19 impact mental health of Africans

April 24, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Fear, isolation and stigma are impacting the mental health of Africans during the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists say. For a continent with a history of epidemics such as HIV and Ebola, these issues are re-emerging to contribute to COVID-19’s spread and […]