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Why do antidepressants fail for some?

Why do antidepressants fail for some?

Research has revealed a biological explanation for why some people with depression do not respond to a class of antidepressants that doctors commonly prescribe. It has to do with fundamental differences in the nerve cells that produce and use serotonin. New research may explain why antidepressants do not always work. Serotonin is the chemical messenger […]

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Knee osteoarthritis: A low-carb diet may relieve symptoms

Knee osteoarthritis: A low-carb diet may relieve symptoms

A randomized controlled study finds that a diet low in carbs can relieve pain for people who have knee osteoarthritis. Seniors with knee osteoarthritis may benefit from switching to a low-carb diet. Osteoarthritis is the most widespread form of arthritis among older adults in the United States. Knee osteoarthritis, in particular, affects about 10 percent […]

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Can changes in brain energy pathways cause depression?

Can changes in brain energy pathways cause depression?

New research has identified mutations in the DNA code that may affect energy metabolism. It also found a link to major depressive disorder. Could mutations in mitochondria cause depression? The World Health Organization (WHO) describe depression as “the leading cause of disability worldwide.” It affects more than 300 million people around the world. Experts believe […]

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Smartphone App May Boost Social Skills in Kids With Autism

Smartphone App May Boost Social Skills in Kids With Autism

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A smartphone application that works with Google Glass might help kids with autism build their social skills, a small clinical trial suggests. Researchers found that over six weeks, kids who used the app at home with their families made greater gains […]

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What really happens in the brain during a hallucination?

What really happens in the brain during a hallucination?

A person can experience visual hallucinations for many reasons, including consuming hallucinogenic substances or as a symptom of schizophrenia. But what are the brain mechanisms that explain hallucinations? New research aims to reveal more about how hallucinations manifest in the brain. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) defines hallucinations as “perception-like experiences […]

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topical clindamycin (Cleocin T, Clindagel)

topical clindamycin (Cleocin T, Clindagel)

What is topical clindamycin? Clindamycin is an antibiotic used for treating several infections. It is effective against several types of bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Propionibacterium acnes. Why is topical clindamycin prescribed to patients? Clindamycin topical (for application to the skin) is available as gels, foam, lotion, solution, and swab […]

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Health Tip: Nail Abnormalities

Health Tip: Nail Abnormalities

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fingernails and toenails may be good indicators of health. Abnormalities of the nail are the distortions of color, shape, texture or thickness, says MedlinePlus. From injury to infection to disease, abnormalities have a range of causes. Latest Skin News Although nail problems aren’t always a sign of illness, […]

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Move More, Live Longer

Move More, Live Longer

Latest Senior Health News TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re a couch potato, get moving. Your life could depend on it. Researchers say replacing 30 minutes a day of sitting with physical activity could cut your risk of premature death by nearly half. They examined 14 years of data on inactivity and […]