UC San Francisco researchers, in collaboration with the unique Brazilian Biobank for Aging Studies (BBAS) at the University of São Paulo, have shown that the earliest stages of the brain degeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are linked to neuropsychiatric symptoms including anxiety, depression, loss of appetite, and sleep disturbances. The findings — published in […]Continue Reading ...
Symptoms include delusions and hallucinations (“psychotic” symptoms), diminished emotional expression, poverty of speech and lack of purposeful action (known as “negative” symptoms), and incoherent speech and disorganised behaviour (“disorganised” symptoms). A diagnosis of schizophrenia requires at least two symptoms, including one psychotic or disorganised, to be present for at least six months. These must result […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain If you plan to try and quit junk food, expect to suffer similar withdrawal-type symptoms—at least during the initial week—like addicts experience when they attempt to quit using drugs. A new study by University of Michigan is believed to be the first of its kind to evaluate withdrawal symptoms people incur […]Continue Reading ...
The reddish-blue mouse neurons in this image have reentered the cell cycle after exposure to amyloid beta oligomers, and thus are primed for death. Credit: Erin Kodis and George Bloom About 50 percent of people who reach the age of 85 will develop Alzheimer’s disease. Most will die within about five years of exhibiting the […]Continue Reading ...
The majority of people surveyed believe that a rash, dislike of bright lights and stiff neck are the early signs and symptoms of meningitis – these are important indicators of the disease but typically appear later – or not at all. The campaign calls for greater awareness of the steps that parents can take to […]Continue Reading ...
A study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging examines the relationship between brain function and the impact of life events on depressive symptoms A study in adolescent girls reports that recent life events impact depressive symptoms differently, depending on how the brain responds to winning and losing. A strong brain response to winning boosted […]Continue Reading ...
A team of researchers from Leicester has developed an innovative questionnaire which helps to shed light on the most common symptoms reported by people suffering from kidney disease. The Kidney Symptom Questionnaire, developed by the Leicester Kidney Lifestyle Team at the University of Leicester and Leicester’s Hospitals, measures the frequency and importance of the most […]Continue Reading ...
Non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD), such as depression, apathy, cognitive impairment, sleep disorders, and sensory symptoms, can have a greater impact on health-related quality of life than motor deficits. In a post hoc analysis of the exenatide-PD trial results, investigators found that patients on exenatide treatment experienced improvements in severity of depression, independent of […]Continue Reading ...
3D Model of the heart by Dr. Matthew Bramlet. Credit: NIH Systemic inflammatory diseases, such as lupus, often cause cardiac damage that goes undetected. An international research team headed by the Institute for Experimental and Translational Cardiovascular Imaging at the University Hospital Frankfurt was now able to show via heart imaging that cardiac damage can […]Continue Reading ...
Non-motor symptoms are common in late stage Parkinson’s disease (PD) as the frequency and severity of most of these symptoms increase with advancing disease. Optimizing dopaminergic treatment in the most severe stages can affect non-motor symptoms and improve quality of life, report scientists in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. PD is generally considered a disease […]Continue Reading ...
Concussion symptoms for children under 13 years old typically last three times longer than they do for older teens and adults, but keeping them out of the classroom during recovery is not necessarily the preferred treatment, according to a comprehensive research review in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Parents should be aware that […]Continue Reading ...
Utilizing new mobile application technology, researchers at The University of New Mexico found that medical cannabis provides immediate symptom relief across dozens of health symptoms with relatively minimal negative side effects. In two recent studies titled, “Patient-Reported Symptom Relief Following Medical Cannabis Consumption,” and “Effectiveness of Raw, Natural Medical Cannabis Flower for Treating Insomnia under […]Continue Reading ...
Mothers diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have an elevated risk of developing postpartum depression symptoms, according to a new Finnish study. Gestational diabetes mellitus refers to impaired glucose metabolism during pregnancy. Often, mothers with GDM have too high blood glucose levels, and this increases the risk of various adverse effects on the fetus. Moreover, […]Continue Reading ...
August 20, 2018 A new study on adolescent friendships offers support for the belief that misery really does love company. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University and collaborators examined the degree to which internalizing symptoms – anxiety, depression, social withdrawal, and submissiveness – predicted the dissolution of teen friendships. Do friendships end because of one child’s […]Continue Reading ...
August 16, 2018 Leicester’s Hospitals and University of Leicester lead research into CKD Just 12 weeks of aerobic and strength-based exercise reduces symptoms and levels of fatigue in patients with chronic kidney disease, a study in Leicester has found. The study was carried out by Leicester’s Hospitals and University of Leicester Kidney Lifestyle Team, led […]Continue Reading ...
- Health Highlights: Oct. 12, 2018
- Study holds promise for new pediatric brain tumor treatment
- Patient advocate uses MRI scans to create art and spark conversations about life with illness
- Fish oil based diets may suppress growth and spread of breast cancer cells
- Number of VHA facilities offering acupuncture has increased rapidly
- Influential Leapfrog Group jumps in to rate 5,600 surgery centers
- HIV-infected infants more likely to acquire congenital cytomegalovirus infection
- Study pinpoints new marker that can predict Crohn’s disease subtype
- Simple procedure could be efficacious intervention for failed back surgery
- New research identifies modifiable dementia risk factor in elderly people
- Zebrafish study uncovers molecular ‘brake’ that helps control eye lens development
- Overlapping copy number variations underlie autism and schizophrenia in Japanese patients
- Majority of Americans’ ancestry can be traced through existing DNA databases
- Patients coerced into mental health care less likely to perceive treatment as effective
- Interactive robot helps older people exercise and detects underlying health problems
- What you need to know about autism spectrum disorder
- Antidepressants can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease
- Study uncovers important role of PRMT1 in dilated cardiomyopathy
- Nutritional quality of breakfast linked to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in children
- Study uses novel approach to investigate genetic origins of mental illnesses