Most off-label antidepressant prescriptions lack strong scientific evidence

Most off-label antidepressant prescriptions lack strong scientific evidence

Most off-label antidepressant prescriptions lack strong scientific evidence, finds a study published by The BMJ today. Off-label use occurs when a drug is prescribed for a different...
Cat ownership not linked to mental health problems

Cat ownership not linked to mental health problems

New UCL research has found no link between cat ownership and psychotic symptoms, casting doubt on previous suggestions that people who grew up with...
Drug ketamine brings depressed mice back to normal

Drug ketamine brings depressed mice back to normal

New research demonstrates the effectiveness of ketamine to treat depression in a mouse model of the disease and brings together two hypotheses for the...
There’s a wrong way to talk about Alzheimer’s disease

There’s a wrong way to talk about Alzheimer’s disease

Experts suggest avoiding war metaphors, such as “attacking” beta amyloid, when talking about Alzheimer’s disease. “If applied in a careless manner, war metaphors can delude...
Henry VIII

Henry VIII likely had same brain injury seen in NFL players

Henry VIII may have suffered repeated traumatic brain injuries similar to those experienced by football players and others who receive repeated blows to the...
Only one-third of parents think they are doing a good job helping kids eat healthy

Only one-third of parents think they are doing a good job helping kids eat...

Many parents may not be following the recipe for encouraging healthy diets in their kids, 1 in 5 don't think it's important to limit...
How salts in the brain make us wake up

How salts in the brain make us wake up

Salts in the brain appear to play a bigger role than scientists previously thought in how we fall asleep and wake up. By influencing the...
Antidepressant works on mice in hours, not weeks

New antidepressant works on mice in hours, not weeks

A potential new antidepressant could work in hours, not weeks or months, according to experiments with mice. The drug used in the animal studies, CGP3466B,...
Anxiety ‘chain reaction’ opens door to diabetes

Anxiety ‘chain reaction’ opens door to diabetes

Scientists have uncovered a link between emotional stress and diabetes, with roots in the brain’s ability to control anxiety. The research establishes a metabolic chain...
Childhood family environment linked with relationship quality 60 years later

Childhood family environment linked with relationship quality 60 years later

Growing up in a warm family environment in childhood is associated with feeling more secure in romantic relationships in one’s 80s, according to new research...

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