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Football Brain Injuries and a New Hope for Depression: This Week in Health

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 14:11

In more hopeful news, reveals a surprising-and strange-new way of treating depression. Here's what else caught our attention this week.

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Purpose and Sleep

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 11:54

Does sleep have a purpose? Certainly. Sleep is like food. Without sleep, animals die.

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New Hope for Depression

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 07:23

Every week, when Ian Hanley sits down with his therapist, he goes through a list of depression treatments he's been researching online. The best-known treatments at the top of the list--half a dozen antidepressants and known combinations of those drugs--are all crossed out.

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Scary brain disease you could have

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 03:20

IF YOU have ever played any level of contact sport - even at high school - you could be living with a horrific degenerative brain disease. All contact sports need to find out the real risk of concussion and CTE.

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Medical examiner: Judge in river died by suicide in drowning

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 23:23

A prominent judge found in the Hudson River died by suicide in a drowning, according to findings issued by the city's medical examiner on Wednesday. unit recovered the body of 65-year-old Sheila Abdus-Salaam in April after she was reported missing.

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The closing of a trailer park meets the closing of Frank Adelmann's life

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 21:18

Adelmann's Lowry Grove trailer was his version of Henry David Thoreau's Walden Pond cottage, says Nancy Gonzalez: "Frank looked at the way society buzzed arounda and all of this vanity, vanity, vanity. He was like, 'What's the point?'" He was in the throes of middle age, living in his childhood home with his mom.

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How marijuana can help with postpartum depression

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 16:50

For most new parents, the birth of a child causes extended celebration throughout their lives. They can't believe they could be so lucky to welcome this new life into the world.

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Bi-polar disorder in youth

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 11:59

In the past few years there has been a growing recognition that bipolar disorder does not always present for the first time in adulthood. More than half of all cases of bipolar disorder begin before age 25 and for many with this condition, symptoms begin much earlier in childhood or adolescence.

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Ketamine 'cures 50% of people with treatment-resistant depression', study finds

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 06:48

Ketamine is a powerful anaesthetic which is also used as a mind-bending club drug - but it could be a safe, effective treatment for depression, researchers say. An Australian study found that nearly half of patients treated with ketamine found that their depression symptoms had disappeared - even six months later.

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Global Depression Drugs Market is Driven by Growing Generic Drug...

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 06:48

By geography, Asia-Pacific and Europe are expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.2% and 2.7%, respectively, during the forecast period. The key factors driving the growth of the market include, various government initiations in increasing awareness on depression, elevating generic drug market, and rising geriatric population globally.

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Changes Associated With Depression Identified In Brain's White Matter

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 02:33

New research has identified brain structure changes linked to depression in areas associated with emotion processing and thinking. The finding contributes evidence that depression has physical effects on the body, and may also lead to more effective ways to treat this widespread condition.

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Keep Holding On: 21 Songs To Help Cope With Depression, Heartbreak & Tragedy

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 22:35

Usually, this would be time to start things off with some flowery metaphor or an inflated opening, but considering the somewhat bleak times we live in, we're just going to be straight up. Suicide and depression is real.

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6 subtle signs of depression you should never ignore

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 18:08

Editor's note: This story discusses suicide. If you are looking for help, please call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

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Neuralstem Stock Halted On News Of Mid-stage Clinical Trial Miss

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:41

Neuralstem Inc. shares were halted in premarket trade Tuesday on news of a mid-stage clinical trial miss for its major depressive disorder drug. The drug, NSI-189, did not meet its primary endpoint of a statistically significant reduction in depression symptoms.

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STUDY: 99% of tested NFL players had CTE

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:41

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The neurodegenerative brain disease can be found in individuals who have been exposed to repeated head trauma.

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Depression may alter brain's white matter structure

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:41

Using a promising new imaging technique, researchers have been able to show that people affected by depression have reduced white matter in their brains. Depression has been shown to alter the structure of the brain's white matter, which contains the circuitry that allows brain cells to communicate with each other, and which underpins brain function.

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England's unique mental health experiment: Free talk therapy

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:29

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Let's talk, she said, and everybody listened

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 07:12

Chennai: When the Indian Medical Association, Tamilnadu Chapter, conducted a competition to celebrate Doctors Day and selected the topic 'Depression - Let's Talk', Varshini Thiruvadi, a second-year student of Thanjavur Medical College, decided to participate in it. She says opportunities like these were rare once you entered college and she was determined to exercise her writing skills as she had when she was a student of A V Meiyappan Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai.

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Ontology-Based Approach to Social Data Sentiment Analysis: Detection of Adolescent Depression Signals

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 03:20

Social networking services contain abundant information about the feelings, thoughts, interests, and patterns of behavior of adolescents that can be obtained by analyzing SNS postings. An ontology that expresses the shared concepts and their relationships in a specific field could be used as a semantic framework for social media data analytics.

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US: Protecting interns and other physicians from depression and suicide

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 23:24

This month, more than 25,000 medical school graduates will begin working at hospitals and medical centers across the United States. By the end of September, nearly one-third of these new doctors could become depressed and 24 percent could have thoughts of suicide.

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