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Study finds reduced activity of ACMSD enzyme in people with suicidal behavior

Study finds reduced activity of ACMSD enzyme in people with suicidal behavior

It is known that people who have attempted suicide have ongoing inflammation in their blood and spinal fluid. Now, a collaborative study from research teams in the U.S., Sweden and Australia published in Translational Psychiatry shows that suicidal patients have a reduced activity of an enzyme that regulates inflammation and its byproducts. [More]
Financial difficulties increase risk of mental health conditions among university students

Financial difficulties increase risk of mental health conditions among university students

Experiencing financial difficulties and worrying about debt at university increases the risk of mental health conditions such as depression and alcohol dependency, according to new research from the University of Southampton and Solent NHS Trust. [More]
Economic crisis linked to cancer mortality increase? An interview with Dr Mahiben Maruthappu

Economic crisis linked to cancer mortality increase? An interview with Dr Mahiben Maruthappu

We found that the recent global economic crisis may have been associated with 260,000 additional cancer deaths in the OECD, between 2008 and 2010 alone. [More]
Report reveals staggering cost of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea in the U.S.

Report reveals staggering cost of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea in the U.S.

Today the American Academy of Sleep Medicine released a new analysis, titled "Hidden health crisis costing America billions," that reveals the staggering cost of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea. [More]
High medical costs force many Australians to skip healthcare treatment

High medical costs force many Australians to skip healthcare treatment

New research shows one in four chronically ill Australians is skipping healthcare because of high costs. [More]
UT Physicians opens new health center in Rosenberg

UT Physicians opens new health center in Rosenberg

UT Physicians, the medical practice of McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, has opened its newest health center, UT Physicians Community Health & Wellness Center - Rosenberg, at 5115 Avenue H, Suite 701. [More]
Priory Group opens Wellbeing Centre in Greater Manchester to help young people tackle stress

Priory Group opens Wellbeing Centre in Greater Manchester to help young people tackle stress

The Priory Group, the leading provider of mental healthcare in the UK, most commonly known for treating celebrities with addictions, has opened its first Wellbeing Centre in Cheadle, Great Manchester. [More]
Prolonged duration of untreated early-onset psychosis predicts lower functional improvement in children

Prolonged duration of untreated early-onset psychosis predicts lower functional improvement in children

A review of 35 studies of early-onset schizophrenia-spectrum psychosis (EOS) identified the most common psychotic symptoms and the disorders that most often co-occur in children and adolescents with EOS. [More]
Study shows link between psychiatric symptoms and substance use among high school students

Study shows link between psychiatric symptoms and substance use among high school students

Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health with collaborators at the Federal University of Sao Paulo studied the relationship between psychiatric symptoms and patterns of substance use among high school students in Brazil and found that respondents with clinically significant scores on a behavioral screening questionnaire were more likely to use alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana in the past month compared to those without symptoms. [More]
Depression screening tools may lead to misdiagnosis in children and adolescents

Depression screening tools may lead to misdiagnosis in children and adolescents

In Canada and the U.S., doctors are increasingly being encouraged to try to identify depression in children and adolescents - even if they do not have obvious indications of the disease. In order to do so, the physicians often use short questionnaires that ask about symptoms of depression [More]
New report reveals high levels of caffeine in energy drinks could lead to cardiac complications

New report reveals high levels of caffeine in energy drinks could lead to cardiac complications

The high levels of caffeine in energy drinks may lead to cardiac complications, suggests a case report in the July/August Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. [More]
New review proposes neuroscience-based framework for diagnosis of addictive disorders

New review proposes neuroscience-based framework for diagnosis of addictive disorders

When it comes to an addictive disorder, you either have it or you don't. But this dichotomous nature of the diagnosis fails to recognize the complexity and diversity of addiction's origins and manifestation in people. [More]
Scientists use animal model to gain better understanding of cocaine addiction

Scientists use animal model to gain better understanding of cocaine addiction

Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are one step closer to understanding what causes cocaine to be so addictive. The research findings are published in the current issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. [More]
Treating people in mental health hospitals with locked wards does not reduce risk of suicide attempts

Treating people in mental health hospitals with locked wards does not reduce risk of suicide attempts

Treating people with mental ill health in hospitals with locked wards, as opposed to hospitals without locked wards, does not reduce their risk of suicide attempts or of unauthorised absence from hospital, also known as ‘absconding’, according to a new 15-year study in Germany of around 145000 patient cases, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. [More]
Study supports removing transgender identity from WHO International Classification of Diseases

Study supports removing transgender identity from WHO International Classification of Diseases

New evidence suggests that it would be appropriate to remove the diagnosis of transgender from its current classification as a mental disorder, according to a study conducted in Mexico City. [More]
Headache and migraine sufferers asked to self manage treatment as part of new Griffith research

Headache and migraine sufferers asked to self manage treatment as part of new Griffith research

Headache and migraine sufferers are being asked to self manage their own treatment as part of new research at Griffith University. [More]
Eczema can increase patients' risk of developing several other health conditions

Eczema can increase patients' risk of developing several other health conditions

When a patient is diagnosed with eczema, the diagnosis of another medical condition may not be far behind. [More]
New project examines use of mindfulness therapy in preventing drug abuse relapse among young adults

New project examines use of mindfulness therapy in preventing drug abuse relapse among young adults

A research project at the University of Illinois is examining the use of mindfulness therapy in preventing drug abuse relapse among marginalized young adults. [More]
Scientists detect common brain impairments in children with ASD, ADHD and OCD

Scientists detect common brain impairments in children with ASD, ADHD and OCD

A team of Toronto scientists has found similarities in brain impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). [More]
Researchers discover pathway linking oxidative stress and cysteine in Huntington's disease

Researchers discover pathway linking oxidative stress and cysteine in Huntington's disease

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report they have identified a biochemical pathway linking oxidative stress and the amino acid cysteine in Huntington's disease. [More]
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