Depression may go overlooked

Posted by Sun Cornwall on September 9, 2012 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Depression may go overlooked when physicians use electronic medical records, researchers find August 16, 2012 in Health (Medical Xpress) -- Patients who have three or more chronic medical conditions are half as likely to receive depression treatment in primary care practices that use electronic medical records as they are in practices that use paper-based records, a new University of Florida study has found.

 

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Rise in the number of suicides in the South West

Posted by rayj on March 2, 2012 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Rise in the number of suicides in the South West

Hospital admissions for self-harm also rise

Public health leaders in the South West have outlined a new approach to combat a sign...

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Alzheimer's might be transmissible in similar way as infectious prion diseases

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Alzheimer's might be transmissible in similar way as infectious prion diseases: study

October 4th, 2011 in Diseases

The brain damage that characterizes Alzheimer's disease may originate in a form similar to that of infectious prion diseases such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow) and Creutzfeldt-Jakob, according to newly published research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

"Our findings op...

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The level and nature of autistic intelligence II: What about Asperger Syndrome?

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

September 28th, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry

The level and nature of autistic intelligence II: What about Asperger Syndrome?

Autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger syndrome, have generally been associated with uneven intellectual profiles and impairment, but according to a new study of Asperger individuals published in the online journal PLoS ONE, this may not be the case – as long as intelligence is evaluated by the right...

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Diabetes may significantly increase your risk of dementia

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Diabetes may significantly increase your risk of dementia

September 19th, 2011 in Neuroscience

People with diabetes appear to be at a significantly increased risk of developing dementia, according to a study published in the September 20, 2011, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

"Our findings emphasize the need to consider diabetes as a potential...

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Common drugs linked to cognitive impairment and possibly to increased risk of death

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Common drugs linked to cognitive impairment and possibly to increased risk of death

June 24th, 2011 in Medications

A large, long-term study confirms that medications with anticholinergic activity, which include many drugs frequently taken by older adults, cause cognitive impairment. The research is also the first to identify a possible link between these drugs – which include over-the-counter and prescription sleep aids and incontinence treatments – and...

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Alzheimer's may cause global cash crunch: experts

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Alzheimer's may cause global cash crunch: experts

June 23rd, 2011 in Medicine & Health / Health

Alzheimer's disease could cause a global cash crunch in coming generations -- as people begin to regularly live to 100 -- and must be considered a serious fiscal danger, experts said Thursday.

Already 24-37 million people worldwide live with the incurable form of dementia, and that number is projected to reach 115 million by 2050, a panel ...

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GPs missing early dementia -- new study

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

GPs missing early dementia -- new study

June 20th, 2011 in Diseases

New research from the University of Leicester demonstrates that general practitioners (GPs) are struggling to correctly identify people in the early stages of dementia resulting in both missed cases (false negatives) and misidentifications (false positives).

Researchers from the University of Leicester in the UK and National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, London...

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Life expectancy of severely mentally ill dramatically reduced

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Life expectancy of severely mentally ill dramatically reduced due to poor physical health

March 21st, 2011 in Medicine & Health / Psychology & Psychiatry

Physical ill-health is rife among the severely mentally ill in Britain, according to new research published today by the University of East Anglia (UEA).

In a study of almost 800 patients with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder...

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Mental health nurses 'set bad example to patients'

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

21 March 2011 Last updated at 04:16 GMT

Mental health nurses 'set bad example to patients'

Nearly 40,000 people in the South West suffer from dementia

Poor physical health is rife among people with severe mental illness in the UK, a study shows.

The study leader said mental health nurses might be partly to blame for setting a bad example.

High levels of obesity...

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These Types of Children Have an Increased Risk of Suicidal Thoughts

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

These Types of Children Have an Increased Risk of Suicidal Thoughts

02/03/2011 14:02:00

Posted By Dr. Mercola | February 03 2011

By Dr. Mercola

If you have watched or read any news lately, it is likely you have heard some of the tragic stories about young people committing suicide.

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Study reveals 'secret ingredient' in religion that makes people happier

Posted by Sun Cornwall on November 27, 2011 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Study reveals 'secret ingredient' in religion that makes people happier

December 7, 2010

While the positive correlation between religiosity and life satisfaction has long been known, a new study in the December issue of the American Sociological Review reveals religion's "secret ingredient" that makes people happier.

Our study offers compelling evidence that it is the social aspects of religion rather than theology or spirituality that leads to life satisfaction," said Chae...

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Mental health patients should be spared jail, say public

Posted by Sun Cornwall on October 3, 2010 at 6:17 PM Comments comments (0)

Mental health patients should be spared jail, say public

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/Articles/2010/08/19/115101/mental-health-patients-should-be-spared-jail-say-public.htm

Mithran Samuel

Thursday 19 August 2010 08:29

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