Old antibiotic could form new depression treatment

July 11, 2017
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An antibiotic used mostly to treat acne has been found to improve the quality of life for people with major depression, in a world-first clinical trial from Deakin University. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Low gene expression may raise susceptibility to depression

July 10, 2017
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A new study has found that susceptibility to depression may be linked to a gene’s low activity level, leading to a neurotransmitter imbalance in the brain. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Marijuana use linked to greater psychosis risk in teens

July 5, 2017
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An increase in marijuana use may raise the likelihood of psychotic-like experiences among teenagers, and symptoms of depression may mediate this link. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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How modern life affects our physical and mental health

July 3, 2017
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Every day, we are bombarded with notifications from our smartphones and social media accounts. But does this constant connection impact our health? Via:: medicalnewstoday

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At-risk chronic pain patients taper opioids successfully with psychological tools

June 30, 2017
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Psychological support and new coping skills are helping patients at high risk of developing chronic pain and long-term, high-dose opioid use taper their opioids and rebuild their lives with… Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Disturbed sleep might worsen suicidal thoughts

June 30, 2017
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High variability in sleep-wake times, insomnia, and other sleep disturbances may be a sign of increasing suicidal thoughts, researchers find. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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What is the vagus nerve?

June 28, 2017
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In this article, learn about the vagus nerve and what it affects in the body. What is vagus nerve stimulation and what further research is being conducted? Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Bipolar disorder: Signs, symptoms, and diagnosis

June 28, 2017
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Learn about the symptoms of bipolar disorder, a condition characterized by alternating periods of extreme high and low moods, as well as how it is managed. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Vitamin D deficiency: Symptoms, causes, and prevention

June 24, 2017
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Poor nutrition and not enough natural sunlight can cause a vitamin D deficiency. In this article, learn more about the symptoms and risk factors. Via:: medicalnewstoday

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Study answers why ketamine helps depression, offers target for safer therapy

June 23, 2017
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Scientists have identified a key protein that helps trigger ketamine’s rapid anti-depressant effects in the brain, a crucial initial step to developing alternative treatments to the controversial… Via:: medicalnewstoday

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