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Discovery paves way for developing treatments for people addicted to cocaine, amphetamines

Discovery paves way for developing treatments for people addicted to cocaine, amphetamines

In a major advance in the field of neuropsychiatry, researchers in the Vollum Institute at Oregon Health & Science University have illuminated how cocaine and amphetamines disrupt the normal functioning of the dopamine transporter in the brain. [More]
Study finds link between PTSD and accelerated aging

Study finds link between PTSD and accelerated aging

In recent years, public health concerns about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have risen significantly, driven in part by affected military veterans returning from conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere. PTSD is associated with number of psychological maladies, among them chronic depression, anger, insomnia, eating disorders and substance abuse. [More]
Study: Walking and cycling to work could help reduce BMI

Study: Walking and cycling to work could help reduce BMI

Leaving your car at home could help shed pounds - according to new research from the University of East Anglia and the Centre for Diet and Activity Research. New research shows that making a change from driving to work to using public transport, cycling or walking could help reduce BMI over two years. [More]
Creating digital technology prototypes to improve dementia care

Creating digital technology prototypes to improve dementia care

A health-inspired hackathon is taking place in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK, with the aim of creating digital technology prototypes to support dementia care. Designers, coders, hackers and researchers are invited to take part in Create-4-Dementia on May 30th and 31st - the first public event of the Social Computing and Mental Health Research Network led by the University of Lincoln, UK, and funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. [More]
UC Davis researchers develop new intervention to help depressed mothers seek treatment

UC Davis researchers develop new intervention to help depressed mothers seek treatment

Researchers at UC Davis have developed a new intervention that identifies potentially depressed mothers and encourages them to seek treatment. The Motivating our Mothers (MOM) program takes a unique approach, relying on pediatricians rather than the mother's doctor for diagnosis. [More]
GTEx findings reveal how genomic variants can affect gene activity and disease susceptibility

GTEx findings reveal how genomic variants can affect gene activity and disease susceptibility

Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project have created a new and much-anticipated data resource to help establish how differences in an individual's genomic make-up can affect gene activity and contribute to disease. [More]
Obesity and depression play role in excessive daytime sleepiness

Obesity and depression play role in excessive daytime sleepiness

Obesity and depression -- not only lack of sleep -- are underlying causes for regular drowsiness, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They say these findings could lead to more personalized sleep medicine for those with excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). [More]
Identifying signs of depression, anxiety in children

Identifying signs of depression, anxiety in children

Parents, teachers and others can find it hard to spot signs of depression and anxiety in children - and struggle with how they can help. [More]
Researchers report new primary care model to address trauma

Researchers report new primary care model to address trauma

Recognizing that patients' experiences of childhood and adult trauma are common and have a direct impact on their health, UCSF clinical researchers and Positive Women's Network-USA have developed and are reporting a new primary care model. [More]
NIMH-funded project aims to identify genetic causes of schizophrenia

NIMH-funded project aims to identify genetic causes of schizophrenia

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine will seek to identify the genetic causes of schizophrenia as part of a major project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health to better understand how genetic variation in brain cells affects human health and disease. [More]

AFSP urges lawmakers to support legislation that addresses suicide prevention in New York schools

Each year in the United States, suicide claims over 40,000 lives – more than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. On average, one person dies by suicide every five hours in New York. On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, over 200 volunteers from the eight New York State Chapters of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the largest suicide prevention organization in the United States, will arrive at the state capitol to meet with lawmakers to encourage them to support legislation addressing suicide prevention in New York State schools: S3561/A6187, S4261/A3384, and S3912/A7180. [More]
Partners congratulate researchers on forming new biotechnology company

Partners congratulate researchers on forming new biotechnology company

The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, The Ottawa Hospital, the University of Ottawa and McMaster University congratulate its researchers on forming Turnstone Biologics Inc., a biotechnology company focused on developing new treatments for cancer that harness the patient's own immune system. [More]
ViiV Healthcare initiates Phase III trial to evaluate dolutegravir and rilpivirine in HIV patients

ViiV Healthcare initiates Phase III trial to evaluate dolutegravir and rilpivirine in HIV patients

ViiV Healthcare today announced the start of a Phase III clinical trial programme to evaluate the safety and efficacy of dolutegravir (Tivicay) and rilpivirine (Edurant) as maintenance therapy for adult patients with HIV. [More]
NTNU researchers find link between sleep disorders and psychiatric problems in young children

NTNU researchers find link between sleep disorders and psychiatric problems in young children

Toddlers who take a long time to fall asleep or wake up many times during the night have put many a desperate mom and dad to the test. Tired parents are often told that night waking is part of toddlerhood, and that it will soon pass on its own, but this is not the case for everyone. [More]
Parliamentary Secretary Scott Armstrong encourages health experts to tackle mental health issues in workplaces

Parliamentary Secretary Scott Armstrong encourages health experts to tackle mental health issues in workplaces

On behalf of the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, Scott Armstrong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour, addressed health and safety experts at the 2015 Light the Way and Chemical Dependency Education and Rehabilitation Program National Conference in Cornwall today. [More]
E-learning can provide efficient approach to training psychotherapists in new evidence-based treatments

E-learning can provide efficient approach to training psychotherapists in new evidence-based treatments

Employing online training programs to teach psychotherapists how to use newer evidence-based treatments can be as successful as in-person instruction, according to a new RAND Corporation study. [More]
New study finds link between childhood maltreatment and adult sleep problems

New study finds link between childhood maltreatment and adult sleep problems

Adults who experienced multiple incidents of childhood maltreatment were more than two times as likely to have trouble sleeping than their counterparts who were not maltreated during childhood, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto, University of Ottawa, and Western University. [More]
Indivior reports top-line results from RBP-7000 phase 3 trial for treatment of schizophrenia

Indivior reports top-line results from RBP-7000 phase 3 trial for treatment of schizophrenia

Indivior PLC today announced top-line results from its phase 3 clinical trial of RBP-7000, an investigational drug in development for the treatment of schizophrenia. In this pivotal study, both doses of RBP-7000 tested, 90 mg and 120 mg administered once-monthly, met the primary endpoint with statistically and clinically significant reductions in the symptoms of acute schizophrenia over an 8-week treatment period. [More]
WHO and UNHCR jointly issue new guide to better identify, manage mental health needs

WHO and UNHCR jointly issue new guide to better identify, manage mental health needs

Worldwide close to 80 million people are currently impacted by humanitarian emergencies arising from natural disasters and armed conflicts, such as those in the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen, and more recently, Nepal. WHO estimates 5% to 10% of these people suffer from a mental health condition such as depression as a result of the emergency. [More]
New study shows that depression can make your brain go 'fuzzy'

New study shows that depression can make your brain go 'fuzzy'

People with depression or bipolar disorder often feel their thinking ability has gotten "fuzzy", or less sharp than before their symptoms began. Now, researchers have shown in a very large study that effect is indeed real - and rooted in brain activity differences that show up on advanced brain scans. [More]
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