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Zoloft and bipolar disorder: Safety and side effects
Zoloft is a type of medication that doctors call a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI. They may recommend it for mental health conditions, including certain types of bipolar disorder.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 18
Can supplements help keep depression at bay?
New research investigates whether taking nutritional supplements and changing dietary habits can help prevent depression.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 18
Cancer: Does mental health influence a person's outlook?
New research that now appears in the British Journal of Cancer suggests that a person s history of mental health issues may raise their risk of dying from cancer following diagnosis.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 18
Stress: A feeling of control may limit its negative effects
Researchers conducted a study on rats and revealed that the possibility of controlling the source of stress may be key to reducing its impact.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 18
Sleep loss can turn us into social outcasts
When we sleep poorly, we may feel less inclined to participate in social activities. Now, researchers have found evidence that being sleep-deprived can not only make us less sociable, but it can also prevent our peers from seeking us out.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 18
New brain stimulation therapy is effective against depression
A new clinical trial has tested the ability of a little-studied, noninvasive brain stimulation technique to treat the symptoms of major depression. The results, so far, have been more than promising.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 18
Time Change Tougher for Kids With Mental Health Issues
When the clocks spring forward an hour this Sunday, it will throw everyone off. But the time change will affect children with mental health issues the most, experts warn. Sleep is a more complicated issue for patients with a mental health disorder, said Dr. Robert Kowatch. He is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and sleep medicine specialist at Nationwide Children s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Different conditions affect sleep differently, as do various ...
Healthday - Mon. Mar 18
A nap a day keeps high blood pressure at bay
It seems that napping may do more than just reboot our energy level and improve our mood. New research being presented at the American College of Cardiology s 68th Annual Scientific Session found that people who took advantage of a midday snooze were more likely to have a noticeable drop in blood pressure compared with those who didn t nap. Midday sleep appears to lower blood pressure levels at the same magnitude as other lifestyle changes. For example, sa ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Largest-ever study identifies gene regions associated with sleep duration
A study led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital MGH and the University of Exeter Medical School has identified 76 new gene regions associated with sleep duration. The study by a team that recently reported finding gene sites associated with insomnia risk and chronotype - the tendency to be an early riser or a night owl - has been published in Nature Communications . While we spend about a third of our life asleep, we have little knowledge ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Study of young athletes suggests snoring and sleep apnea are linked to sudden ...
A study of university rugby players has shown that they are more likely to suffer sleep disordered breathing than an average middle-aged man. The study also showed that the athletes who experience this problem are also more likely to have low levels of oxygen in their blood and higher pulse rates during the night, suggesting that athletes with sleep disordered breathing may be at risk of heart abnormalities. The researchers say this study could indicate th ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
How two or more trips to the bathroom at night cost the US economy $44.4 billi...
A new study has found that frequent visits to the bathroom at night could cost the US economy 44.4 billion a year. According to researchers at the not-for-profit research organisation RAND Europe, waking up more than twice a night due to nocturia, a health condition that affects the lower urinary tract, can have a detrimental effect on a person s wellbeing and productivity at work, which in turn has an impact on a country s GDP. People who wake up at least ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
New proof that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disease
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered autoreactive cells in persons suffering from narcolepsy. This is a new, important proof that the sleep disorder is an autoimmune disease. This knowledge may lead to better treatment of the chronic condition, the researchers behind the new discovery believe. For many years, scientists have expected the sleep disorder narcolepsy of being an autoimmune disease, though without being able to prove it ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
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