Archive for March, 2018

Depression may raise risk of abnormal heart rate

March 24, 2018
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A new study has found that people with depression are at increased risk of atrial fibrillation. In fact, they are around 30 percent likelier to develop it. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Don’t try too hard to be happy, study warns

March 18, 2018
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You may think that if you just work hard enough, you’ll eventually achieve your best life. But are you sabotaging yourself by putting in too much effort? Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Major depression: Brain tissue reveals sex-specific gene changes

March 16, 2018
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From analyzing the postmortem brain tissue of adults with major depression, researchers have pinpointed sex-specific changes in gene expression. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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How high altitudes could raise risk of depression, suicide

March 16, 2018
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Researchers have found that people who live in states with a higher altitude may be at greater risk of suicide, possibly due to having lower blood oxygen. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Could mindfulness prevent major depression?

March 14, 2018
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A weekly session of mindfulness meditation may help to prevent the development of major depression in those with subclinical depression, a new study finds. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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These genes could make us prone to insomnia

March 12, 2018
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Researchers have identified specific genetic variants that are linked to the risk of insomnia, and which could also affect our physical and mental health. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Stomach acid drugs may cause depression

March 9, 2018
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The first study of its kind finds an observational link between the use of proton pump inhibitors and the risk of clinical depression. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Antidepressants: Do they really work?

March 7, 2018
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The debate over whether antidepressants can really help to tackle depression has been rife. We take a closer look at the evidence. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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How long-term depression alters the brain

March 5, 2018
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Research has shown that depression is tied to biological changes in the brain. But do such changes worsen over time, and are current treatments adequate? Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Depression: ‘Orphan’ brain receptor may be to blame

March 5, 2018
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New research furthers our understanding of the neurological causes of depression and brings us closer to developing new treatments for the condition. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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