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16 strategies and treatments to fight depression

Depression is a common mental health condition that can range in severity from mild to debilitating. Learn about 16 ways to fight depression in this article.

New cell therapy improves memory and stops seizures following TBI

Researchers have developed a breakthrough cell therapy to improve memory and prevent seizures in mice following traumatic brain injury.

Many patients with iNPH develop Alzheimer’s disease, too

Up to one in five patients treated for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, iNPH, also develop Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. The researchers were able to predict the development of Alzheimer’s disease by using the Disease State In…

What to know about paranoid personality disorder

Paranoid personality disorder is a common but underdiagnosed mental health disorder. Read on to learn about the causes and symptoms of paranoid personality disorder and the treatment options.

Earthquake-like brain-wave bursts found to be essential for healthy sleep

New research in rats shows that cortical arousals and brief awakenings during sleep exhibit non-equilibrium dynamics and complex organization across time scales necessary for spontaneous sleep-stage transitions and for maintaining healthy sleep.

Lithium can reverse radiation damage after brain tumor treatment

Children who have received radiotherapy for a brain tumor can develop cognitive problems later in life. In their studies on mice, researchers have now shown that the drug lithium can help to reverse the damage caused long after it has occurred. The res…

Slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis

Over 77,000 Canadians are living with multiple sclerosis, a disease whose causes still remain unknown. Presently, they have no hope for a cure. Researchers have now identified a molecule named ALCAM which, once blocked, delays the progression of the di…

Firefighters can ease one another’s job stress, but loving spouses may increase it

Strong same-sex friendships among male firefighters can help cut down on their stress — but loving relationships with their wives may increase anxiety for those who constantly face danger, according to a new study.

Why only some post-stroke survivors can ‘copy what I say’

Researchers report that the left lateral temporal cortex must be intact in stroke patients with aphasia if they are to have their speech entrained. In speech entrainment, stroke survivors practice fluent speech production by following along with anothe…

Flame-retardant exposure increases anxiety, affects social behaviors in prairie vole

New research shows that early life exposure to a commonly used flame-retardant mixture increases anxiety and affects socioemotional behaviors in prairie voles, particularly in females.