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Study shows fatigue pathways are more sensitive in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome

Study shows fatigue pathways are more sensitive in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome

The mechanism that causes high-performance athletes to "feel the burn" turns out to be the culprit in what makes people with chronic fatigue syndrome feel exhausted by the most common daily activities, new University of Florida Health research shows. [More]
The Medical Minute highlights risk and symptoms of IBD in children

The Medical Minute highlights risk and symptoms of IBD in children

Occasional stomach aches are part of life. But when they continue for more than a few weeks, come back often or are accompanied by bloody stools and additional symptoms, the cause could be inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD. [More]
Parental depression can put toddlers at risk of developing troubling behaviors

Parental depression can put toddlers at risk of developing troubling behaviors

A father's depression during the first years of parenting - as well as a mother's - can put their toddler at risk of developing troubling behaviors such as hitting, lying, anxiety and sadness during a critical time of development, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. [More]
Study finding suggests importance of individually-tailored treatment for depression

Study finding suggests importance of individually-tailored treatment for depression

The most commonly used treatment for the over 14 million Americans who suffer from Major Depressive Disorder is anti-depressant medication. While such medications bring relief to many, current research suggests that one size may not fit all when it comes to treating depression. [More]
Loneliness and social isolation as harmful to longevity as obesity

Loneliness and social isolation as harmful to longevity as obesity

Now research from Brigham Young University shows that loneliness and social isolation are just as much a threat to longevity as obesity. [More]
Existing epilepsy drug reverses aMCI in elderly patients at risk for Alzheimer's disease

Existing epilepsy drug reverses aMCI in elderly patients at risk for Alzheimer's disease

A novel therapeutic approach for an existing drug reverses a condition in elderly patients who are at high risk for dementia due to Alzheimer's disease, researchers at Johns Hopkins University found. [More]
Insomnia symptoms affect suicide risk among people who drink alcohol

Insomnia symptoms affect suicide risk among people who drink alcohol

Insomnia symptoms affect the risk of suicide among people who drink alcohol, according to a groundbreaking study led by the director of Mississippi State University's Sleep, Suicide and Aging Laboratory. [More]

Perceptual learning training can improve contrast sensitivity in older adults

Older adults whose vision is affected by declining contrast sensitivity - which is a factor in the ability to detect and resolve details in low light - can improve their ability to see with perceptual learning training, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside and Brown University. [More]
Naturally-occurring protein in the brain can curb binge alcohol drinking

Naturally-occurring protein in the brain can curb binge alcohol drinking

A new study led by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers has found that a naturally-occurring protein in the brain can act to suppress binge alcohol drinking, a major public health problem estimated to cost the U.S. more than $170 billion each year. [More]
Simple training can improve vision in older adults

Simple training can improve vision in older adults

Just a weeks' worth of training can improve vision in older adults, according to new research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings show that training boosted older adults' sensitivity to contrast and also their ability to see things clearly at close distances. [More]
IUPUI researchers awarded grant to study how brain's reward system is hijacked by alcohol

IUPUI researchers awarded grant to study how brain's reward system is hijacked by alcohol

With the support of a $545,000 three-year grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, researchers from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis are conducting research on how the brain's reward system -- the circuitry that helps regulate the body's ability to feel pleasure -- is hijacked by alcohol. [More]
New study reveals differences in brain structure according to how trusting people are of others

New study reveals differences in brain structure according to how trusting people are of others

A recent study from the University of Georgia shows differences in brain structure according to how trusting people are of others. [More]
Study sheds new light on perception and memory of human brain

Study sheds new light on perception and memory of human brain

The human brain can select relevant objects from a flood of information and edit out what is irrelevant. It also knows which parts belong to a whole. [More]
DePaul University experts available to discuss different health care topics

DePaul University experts available to discuss different health care topics

With the fifth anniversary of the presidential signing of the U.S. Affordable Care Act March 23, faculty experts from DePaul University are available to discuss a range of health care topics including the analysis of health care data, community health, patient experience, communication among health care professionals, interprofessional health care education and the role of nurses and physician assistants. [More]
Multimodal approach to distinguish people with autism spectrum disorder

Multimodal approach to distinguish people with autism spectrum disorder

In an ancient Indian parable, a group of blind men touches different parts of a large animal to find what it is. Only when they share the descriptions of an ear, tail, trunk and leg do they know it is an elephant. [More]
New research challenges current theories of ageing

New research challenges current theories of ageing

Older brains may be more similar to younger brains than previously thought. [More]
Children likelier to drink sugar-sweetened beverages post parents' divorce

Children likelier to drink sugar-sweetened beverages post parents' divorce

Children of recently separated or divorced families are likelier to drink sugar-sweetened beverages than children in families where the parents are married, putting them at higher risk for obesity later in life, according to a new study from San Francisco State University. [More]
UC Berkeley research explores link between ADHD and childhood maltreatment

UC Berkeley research explores link between ADHD and childhood maltreatment

Young women with ADHD who have been exposed to abuse, neglect or other traumas in childhood and adolescence are at greater risk for self-injury, eating disorders and suicide than those with ADHD who were not mistreated in early youth, according to new research from UC Berkeley. [More]
Women with alcoholic partners may benefit from Internet-based interactive support program

Women with alcoholic partners may benefit from Internet-based interactive support program

Women married to men with alcohol abuse problems can face a slew of problems themselves, with finding support for their situation near the top of the list. [More]
Neuroscientists find new pathway that allows several brain areas communicate within striatum

Neuroscientists find new pathway that allows several brain areas communicate within striatum

Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientists have identified a new pathway by which several brain areas communicate within the brain's striatum. [More]
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