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brain scans may help clinicians choose talk therapy or medication treatment for




researchers from emory university have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether psychotherapy or antidepressant medication is more likely to help individual patients recover from depression. the study, called predict, randomly assigned patients to ...



brain architecture alters to compensate for depression




image: these are brain scans of chronically depressed patients before and during treatment. left: before treatment, depressed patients had a thicker cortex in the frontal, temporal and parietal lobes of the... view more credit: ravi bansal, phda study led by ravi bansal, phd, and bradley s. peterso...



doctors urge caution in using ketamine for depression




getty imagesafter trying antidepressants, psychotherapy and other treatments like electroconvulsive therapy, people with tough-to-treat depression are often out of options.in recent years, however, there’s been fresh hope in an unexpected place: the club drug ketamine. ketamine hydrochloride has b...



this type of thinking can help with depression




people who struggle with anxiety or depression often ruminate on negative thoughts, like past missteps or feelings that they’re not good enough. the secret to better mental health may be learning how not to dwell on these thoughts, according to new research by a group of british and norwegian rese...



mri scans can help spot hiv in the brain




scientists at ucl have developed a way to use mri scans to help identify when hiv is persisting in the brain despite effective drug treatment.the study, published in clinical infectious diseases and funded by wellcome, shows that patients can have hiv in the brain even when the disease is kept under...



artificial intelligence used to detect very early signs of autism in infants




it’s difficult to diagnose infants with autism due to trouble determining whether any behavioral traits common to autism are present. this difficulty is most pronounced before the age of two, and especially before the age of one, resulting in delayed diagnoses. all that may be changing, though, th...



clinical interviews effective in predicting postpartum depression




findings: for non-depressed, pregnant women with histories of major depressive disorder, preventive treatment with antidepressants may not necessarily protect against postpartum depression, according to new ucla research. in addition, asking questions about daily activities -- especially work -- app...



study questions benefits of long-term use of adhd medications




in a study that followed more than 500 children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (adhd) into adulthood, extended use of stimulant medication was linked with suppressed adult height but not with reduced symptoms of adhd.the findings suggest that short-term treatment of adhd with stimulan...



physical therapy proves as effective as surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome




physical therapy is as effective as surgery in treating carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a new study published in the march 2017 issue of the journal of orthopaedic & sports physical therapy® (jospt®).researchers in spain and the united states report that one year following treatment, patients...



simple dietary supplement may help block postpartum blues




enlargecdcshare this storypostpartum blues are a common and healthy range of sadness that tends to peak five days after giving birth. but those blues are also a high-risk state for postpartum depression, which is the most common childbearing complication in the us. a recent paper in pnas shows that...



medication to treat anxiety, depression may reduce hip, knee replacement revisio




san diego, calif. (march 14, 2017)--patients who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris), commonly prescribed medications used to treat anxiety and depression, may experience a reduced risk of revision surgery following total hip (thr) or total knee replacement (tkr), according to new r...



brain scans to predict if kid is at drug abuse risk




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innovative treatment offers relief to children with frequent migraine headaches




washington (march 5, 2017)-- a minimally invasive treatment for migraine headaches used for adults is also proving to be a safe and effective treatment for children and teenagers, and only takes minutes for a child to feel relief, according to new research being presented today at the society of int...



will norway ever beat the winter blues?




scandinavia uses giant mirrors, light-therapy clinics, and even positive thinking to overcome seasonal depression, but the disorder remains mysterious.



could new therapy stop my horse headshaking? — horse & hound




rick farr of farr & pursey equine vets shares his expert advice on pens therapy in relation to head shakingq: “pens therapy: have any of you sent your horse for pens therapy for headshaking? my vet seems keen to try this if the current drug trial doesn’t help, but reading about it i can’t see ...



could new therapy stop my horse headshaking? — horse & hound




rick farr of farr & pursey equine vets shares his expert advice on pens therapy in relation to head shakingq: “pens therapy: have any of you sent your horse for pens therapy for headshaking? my vet seems keen to try this if the current drug trial doesn’t help, but reading about it i can’t see ...



buzzing the brain with electricity can boost working memory




image: the scans show that stimulation 'in beat' increases brain activity in the regions involved in task performance. on the other hand, stimulation 'out of beat' showed activity in regions usually associated... view more credit: ines violantescientists have uncovered a method for improving short-...



care by physicians & non-physician clinicians does not differ in community healt




washington (feb. 27, 2017)--a new study examining patient health outcomes in community health centers found that nurse practitioners and physician assistants delivered care that was equivalent to care delivered by physicians. the findings, the first comparison to focus on community health centers, c...



sex differences in brain activity alter pain therapies




image: this is dr. anne murphy, co-author on the study and associate professor in the neuroscience institute at georgia state university. view more credit: georgia state universityatlanta--a female brain's resident immune cells are more active in regions involved in pain processing relative to male...



new mech­an­ism un­der­ly­ing epi­lepsy found




prolonged epileptic seizures may cause serious problems that will continue for the rest of a patient's life. as a result of a seizure, neural connections of the brain may be rewired in an incorrect way. this may result in seizures that are difficult to control with medication. mechanisms underlying ...



failed fertility therapy associated with increased risk of later cardiac disease




women who undergo fertility therapy, but do not get pregnant, have a higher risk of developing long-term cardiovascular disease, compared with women who become pregnant, according to a new study published in cmaj (canadian medical association journal)."we found that two-thirds of women never became ...



treatment of malignant brain tumor in children gets closer




dipg (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma) is a rare malignant cerebral tumour in children. it has only a 1% 5-year survival rate, amongst other things because it is not possible to operate because the tumour is located in the brain stem. danish researchers have now just published a study in an interna...



advanced form of proton therapy shows promise for treating lung cancer recurrenc




an advanced form of image-guided radiation therapy, known as intensity modulated proton therapy (impt), has shown early promise for the treatment of recurrent lung cancer, according to new research from the university of texas md anderson cancer center. researchers found that after reirradiation wit...



artificial intelligence aids scientists in uncovering hallmarks of mystery concu




scientists have used a unique computational technique that sifts through big data to identify a subset of concussion patients with normal brain scans, who may deteriorate months after diagnosis and develop confusion, personality changes and differences in vision and hearing, as well as post-traumati...



abnormal development of the brain in an intractable disease, thanatophoric dyspl




[background]thanatophoric dysplasia (td) is an intractable disease designated by ministry of welfare, health and labor (mwhl) of japan, causing severe abnormalities of bones and the brain. the limb and rib bones are shorter than normal ones, and as regards the brain, abnormalities such as polymicrog...