Despite a wide variety of treatments for depression, between 10% and 20% of people with depression have treatment-resistant depression.
The statistics on depression are sobering to state the least. More than 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Plus, it's the most common cause of disability worldwide.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in 2015 an estimated ... ››› more
Nortriptyline, a treatment for depression that's been around for more than 50 years could slow down the progression of Parkinson's disease, according to a Michigan State University (MSU) study published in the journal Neurobiology of Disease.
In the proof-of-concept study, the antidepressant stopped the growth of abnormal proteins that can build up in the brain and lead to the development of Pa... ››› more
Popular hormone-based drugs for treating enlarged prostate may be harmful. More specifically, these go-to drugs can boost a man's risk of stroke, heart disease and even type 2 diabetes.
This goes according to a study recently published online in the journal Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation. For the full findings, read on...
Study reveals that hormone-based drugs for enlar... ››› more
Parkinson's disease may still be widely considered a movement disorder, but it can also heighten your risk for mental problems such as cognitive decline. Fortunately, researchers have a developed a new tool that may help determine the risk of mental problems in Parkinson's disease patients...
The researchers behind the tool published their study, which was funded by the National Institute of Ne... ››› more
Treating depression has been a challenge up until now. While doctors previously used to write prescriptions for depression patients based on what was essentially educated guesswork, they are now able to select the most helpful type of medication thanks to a newly developed blood test.
This new blood test, which was developed by researchers at UT Southwestern, provides more accurate information ... ››› more
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease characterised by unpleasant symptoms like fatigue, joint pain, fever and butterfly rash. If you're diagnosed with this inflammatory disease, you're familiar with how these symptoms constantly flare-up and improve.
The question is: What can you do to keep known triggers of lupus at bay to stop flare-ups?
According to a new Michigan State University study... ››› more
If you're a woman with menopause, you're all too familiar with sleep disturbance and how it can create an array of adverse health outcomes including depression, hypertension and heart disease.
A new study published in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), shows that sleep problems are also tied to lower levels of sexual satisfaction.
Could this be the reason... ››› more
If you're an asthmatic, you've probably wondered why it is that when you get the flu, your symptoms are so bad. Well, a University of Southampton has the answer...
According to the study, which was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, people with asthma are likely to suffer worse symptoms when they get the flu because they have weaker immune systems. For more on this stu... ››› more
It's not just carrots that improve your eyesight. According to a new study by researchers at Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University in Canada, cannabinoids have a similar effect.
To arrive at this conclusion, the multidisciplinary team of researchers looked at how cannabinoids affected vision in vertebrates. Here's exactly what they found.
Canadian animal study links cannabinoi... ››› more
If you've ever nursed a man with a respiratory infection, you've noticed how quickly even the manliest of man can be totally taken out by an itty bitty case of the flu.
And you're probably all too familiar with the drama that comes with it - the non-stop complaints of agony and multiple requests for tea, orange juice and osup. (If it isn't too much trouble, of course!)
But as it turns out, ... ››› more
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