Archive for May, 2007

Mental Health Care for IBS

May 31st, 2007
Severe irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may be reduced by psychological treatments such as hypnotherapy and antidepressants say British Medical Journal researchers. IBS is a very common disorder, but conventional 'physical' treatments often do not work very well and patients can feel that ...

Specific Risks for Parkinson’s

May 31st, 2007
Researchers discover exposure to pesticides and traumatic head injury may increase the risk of Parkinson's disease. Further,the risk of developing Parkinson's disease increases according to the level of exposure. The two risk factors are potentially modifiable, state the authors of the study ...

Depression Care For Diabetics

May 31st, 2007
Management of diabetes is a challenging endeavor involving meal and activity planning, self-discipline and strict attention to detail. When the medical condition is accompanied by depression the challenge compounds. A new study by Ohio University researchers evaluated a two-year intervention feasibility study ...

Depression Meds May Up Fracture Risk

May 30th, 2007
Experts have long debated whether depression or the medicines used to treat the condition, cause osteoporosis. The issue is germane as a recent study found that people ages 50 and over who regularly took antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) had ...

Treatment for Meth OD May Harm Brain

May 30th, 2007
According to experimental scientists a common antipsychotic drug used in emergency rooms to treat methamphetamine overdose can damage nerve cells in an area of the brain known to regulate movement. Investigators from the Boston University School of Medicine used a rat model ...

Brain Response to Anxiety

May 30th, 2007
Anxiety disorders are a common psychiatric condition with nearly a dozen different disorders classified in medical literature. New research finds differing patterns of brain activity associated with each of two types of anxiety: anxious apprehension (verbal rumination, worry) and anxious arousal (intense ...

Blood Inflammation Linked To Alzheimer’s

May 29th, 2007
Researchers discover individuals who have a particular protein in their blood are at high risk to develop Alzheimer's later in life. The proteins, called cytokines, are messengers that trigger inflammation. The study is published in Neurology®, the scientific journal of the American Academy ...

Detect Dementia with Personality Test

May 29th, 2007
An accurate diagnosis of neurodegenerative conditions is important as some medications used to treat the mental health symptoms of Alzheimer's disease can be potentially dangerous for people with dementia associated with Lewy bodies. According, the discovery by researchers that a simple ...

Quality of Life for Aging Adults

May 29th, 2007
As father time advances on baby boomers, determination of factors that influence quality of life for older adults becomes sine qua non. A joint study from the University of Alberta and University of Victoria, recently published in Research in Nursing & Health, ...

Depression Symptoms Problematic

May 28th, 2007
Conditions accompanying depression significantly affect mental and physical health reducing quality of life and lowering workplace productivity. Common co-occurring conditions include fatigue, sleep problems or anxiety – conditions that significantly increased depression-related healthcare costs. The new study was presented at the American Psychiatric ...