September 13, 2017
September 11, 2017
What Would It Take to Get an Effective Alzheimer’s Drug?
Almost 47 million people live with dementia worldwide, and that number is expected to reach 131 million in 2050, according to Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI). Dementia due to Alzheimer's disease (AD) is estimated to account for 60 to 80 percent of cases. Dementia affects about half of the population age 85 years or older.
July 21, 2017
Stem Cell Therapy Offers Hope for Multiple Sclerosis Remission Written
An innovative treatment could change how we treat multiple sclerosis (MS), but are we any closer to a cure? The work of Dr. Su Metcalfe, founder and chief scientific officer of the biotech company LIFNano, appears to be breathing new life into that hope.
July 21, 2017
Childhood brain injury tied to adult anxiety, depression
By Madeline Kennedy(Reuters Health) - Children who sustained traumatic brain injuries may experience psychological effects like anxiety, phobias and depression more than a decade later, researchers say."The study suggests that brain injury is in some way related to longer-term anxiety symptoms, while previously it was thought that brain injury only leads to short-term effects," said lead author Michelle Albicini in an email.The anxiety may have many causes, including actual brain damage or the experience of living in an anxious family environment after the injury, said Albicini, a researcher at Monash University School of Psychological Sciences in Melbourne, Australia.
July 14, 2017
Do antidepressants in pregnancy raise kids’ ADHD risk?
By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - Women with depression may be more likely than other mothers to have children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) even if they don't take antidepressants during pregnancy, a recent study suggests.
July 14, 2017
We all know about postpartum depression, but have you heard of postpartum anxiety?
CLOSE Postpartum anxiety plagues just as many moms as postpartum depression, but not as many know about it. This type of anxiety paralyzes moms from functioning the way they normally would, said Karen Kleiman, founder and director of The Postpartum Stress Center in Pennsylvania.
July 10, 2017
Catch of the day: The best and worst fish for your diet
You probably know that you should be eating more fish. Fans of the Mediterranean diet have been telling us that the healthy fats in fish are important, and the American Heart Association recommends eating at least two servings of fish, preferably fatty fish, each week. But it's easy to bypass the seafood counter.
July 7, 2017
The Supplement Industry Is Devastating The Environment–Can Algae Fix It?
Over the course of the last decade, the U.S. developed an obsession with omega-3 fatty acids. As study after study coalesced around the idea that this nutrient, found commonly in seafood, could alleviate a host of woes from cardiovascular issues to mental decline, Americans began popping omega-3 supplements, mostly in the form of fish oil pills, by the bushel.
June 21, 2017