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Diabetes may significantly increase your risk of dementia

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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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bidirectional relationship between schizophrenia and epilepsy

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Study finds bidirectional relationship between schizophrenia and epilepsy

September 19th, 2011 in Research

Researchers from Taiwan have confirmed a bidirectional relation between schizophrenia and epilepsy. The study published today in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), reports that patients with epilepsy were nearly 8 times more likely to develop schizophrenia and those with schizop...

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Study finds over 70 percent of suicidal teens don't get the mental health services they need

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Study finds over 70 percent of suicidal teens don't get the mental health services they need

September 14th, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry

Suicidal teens are not likely to get the mental healthcare they need. This is according to a team of researchers at Seattle Children's Research Institute, the University of Washington (UW), and Group Health Research Institute. The study, "Adolescents With Suicidal Ideation: Health Care Use and Functioning," was recently pu...

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Mortality gap for people with serious mental illness is increasing

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Mortality gap for people with serious mental illness is increasing

September 14th, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry

(Medical Xpress) -- People with serious mental illnesses in England are not seeing the improvement in death rates the rest of the population is experiencing, a study led by Oxford University has found.

This is leading to a ‘persistent and increasing’ mortality gap, where people with schizophrenia and bipolar...

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Autism breakthrough could lead to new treatments

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Autism breakthrough could lead to new treatments

September 8th, 2011 in Diseases

Researchers say they have identified two different types of autism, paving the way for more targeted treatment. Credit: Flickr/Pondspider

US researchers say they have identified at least two distinct types of autism, paving the way for new and more targeted treatments.

Autism, a neurobiological disorder that impairs social interac...

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people who practice self-injury

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During the past 10 years two Colorado professors have collected the widest available base of knowledge about people who practice self-injury and now are offering new insights into people who deliberately injure themselves by cutting, burning, branding and bone-breaking.

Patti Adler, a professor of sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Peter Adler, a professor of sociology and criminology at the University of Denver, conducted in-depth ...

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Older adults with too much salt in diet and too little exercise at greater risk of cognitive decline

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Older adults with too much salt in diet and too little exercise at greater risk of cognitive decline

August 22nd, 2011 in Health

Older adults who lead sedentary lifestyles and consume a lot of sodium in their diet may be putting themselves at risk for more than just heart disease.

A study led by researchers at Baycrest in Toronto – in collaboration with colleagues at the Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal, Mc...

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vitamin C dissolves toxic protein aggregates in Alzheimer's disease

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Treatment with vitamin C dissolves toxic protein aggregates in Alzheimer's disease

August 18th, 2011 in Research

Researchers at Lund University have discovered a new function for vitamin C. Treatment with vitamin C can dissolve the toxic protein aggregates that build up in the brain in Alzheimer's disease. The research findings are now being presented in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

The brains of people with Alzheimer's disease c...

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vitamin C dissolves toxic protein aggregates in Alzheimer's disease

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Treatment with vitamin C dissolves toxic protein aggregates in Alzheimer's disease

August 18th, 2011 in Research

Researchers at Lund University have discovered a new function for vitamin C. Treatment with vitamin C can dissolve the toxic protein aggregates that build up in the brain in Alzheimer's disease. The research findings are now being presented in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

The brains of people with Alzheimer's disease c...

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Help available for borderline personality disorder

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Help available for borderline personality disorder

August 12th, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry

(Medical Xpress) -- Normally, pro football stars call news conferences to discuss touchdowns, tackles or Twitter accounts. But Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall had a completely different objective when he stepped to the lectern earlier this summer at the team’s training camp.

Marshall used the occasion to announce that h...

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Model of enigmatic Alzheimer's protein described for first time

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Model of enigmatic Alzheimer's protein described for first time

July 18th, 2011 in Research

Side views of the structure of a Flak protein, a member of the same family of proteins that include presenilin, which is implicated in the onset of Alzheimer's. Understanding the structure of these proteins is an early step in the development of drugs that can combat dementia.

Yale School of Medicine researchers have described for the first time ...

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grapes may protect against Alzheimer's disease

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Natural chemical found in grapes may protect against Alzheimer's disease

July 15th, 2011 in Diseases

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that grape seed polyphenols—a natural antioxidant—may help prevent the development or delay the progression of Alzheimer's disease. The research, led by Giulio Maria Pasinetti, MD, PhD, The Saunder Family Professor in Neurology, and Professor of Psychiatry and Geriatrics and Adult Development at Mo...

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Fewer mental illness beds linked with increase in involuntary hospital detentions

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Fewer mental illness beds linked with increase in involuntary hospital detentions

July 7th, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry

The number of patients compulsorily detained in hospitals for mental illness in England has risen sharply as the numbers of beds have been cut back.

Researchers at Newcastle University have found a direct correlation between the reduction in mental illness bed provision, which has been part of the policy to incr...

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Alzheimer's prevention in your pantry

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Alzheimer's prevention in your pantry

June 27th, 2011 in Research

(Medical Xpress) -- Alzheimer's, the degenerative brain disorder that disrupts memory, thought and behavior, is devastating to both patients and loved ones. According to the Alzheimer's Association, one in eight Americans over the age of 65 suffers from the disease. Now Tel Aviv University has discovered that an everyday spice in your kitchen cupboard could hold the key to Alzheimer's prevention.

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

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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

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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

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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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coffee boosts protection against Alzheimer's disease

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Mystery ingredient in coffee boosts protection against Alzheimer's disease

June 21st, 2011 in Health

A yet unidentified component of coffee interacts with the beverage's caffeine, which could be a surprising reason why daily coffee intake protects against Alzheimer's disease. A new Alzheimer's mouse study by researchers at the University of South Florida found that this interaction boosts blood levels of a critical growth factor that seems to fight off the Alzheimer's disease pro...

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Is coming out always a good thing?

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Is coming out always a good thing?

June 20th, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry

Coming out as lesbian, gay, or bisexual increases emotional well-being even more than earlier research has indicated. But the psychological benefits of revealing one's sexual identity -- less anger, less depression, and higher self-esteem – are limited to supportive settings, shows a study published June 20 in Social Psychology and Personality Science.

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World's first trial of new anorexia treatment

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World's first trial of new anorexia treatment

June 20th, 2011 in Health

(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers from the University of Western Sydney are trialling a new method of treatment for anorexia nervosa, which addresses the role of extreme exercise in perpetuating the dangerous and debilitating cycle of the disorder.

Professor Phillipa Hay, from the UWS School of Medicine, says compulsive and excessive exercise is a key feature of anorex...

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