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Depression: Brain stimulation may be a good alternative treatment

Depression: Brain stimulation may be a good alternative treatment

A new review, which appears in The BMJ journal, examines the benefits of non-invasive brain stimulation for treating major depression and finds that the technique is a valid alternative to existing treatments. Doctors should consider brain stimulation as an alternative treatment for people living with severe depression, finds a new review. Over 17 million adults […]

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Letter from the Editor: Looking to the future

Letter from the Editor: Looking to the future

At Medical News Today, we pride ourselves on providing you with the latest news in medical research. This month, we’ve gone one step further, taking a deep dive into the future of health technology. MNT were excited to attend Future Healthcare 2019 earlier this month. Last week, MNT attended the annual Future Healthcare 2019 Exhibition […]

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Plant compound could fight eye cancer

Plant compound could fight eye cancer

A substance present in the popular coralberry plant may halt the development of eye cancer. The scientists previously thought that these findings were impossible. Coralberries could eventually help stop the spread of eye cancer. Survival rates for eye cancer are generally high, according to the American Cancer Society. However, when it becomes metastatic — that […]

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Is this a better way to deliver drugs to the brain?

Is this a better way to deliver drugs to the brain?

The blood-brain barrier is a protective layer that surrounds the brain. Its main function is to prevent potentially harmful agents from leaking into this organ. However, it can also stop certain therapeutic drugs from reaching their target. Using ultrasound in new ways could open the door to better treatments for conditions that affect the brain. […]

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Musical training may improve attention

Musical training may improve attention

Having had several years of musical training may yield some unexpected cognitive benefits. A new study suggests that musical training may improve a person’s ability to focus and tune out distractions. Years of musical training may have some surprising cognitive benefits. The benefits of music for the human brain are numerous. Some studies have suggested […]

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Health Tip: Treating Endometriosis

Health Tip: Treating Endometriosis

(HealthDay News) — Endometriosis is a painful condition that occurs when the uterus lining grows outside the uterus. More than 11 percent of American women from ages 15 to 44 are affected, says the Office on Women’s Health. Latest Women’s Health News There is no cure for endometriosis, but treatments are available to minimize symptoms. […]

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Health Tip: Food Safety for Travelers

Health Tip: Food Safety for Travelers

(HealthDay News) — Foodborne illness is often preventable, yet millions of people become sick from this, says the World Health Organization. Latest Travel Health News The organization’s “Five Keys to Safer Food” are: Wash your hands before handling/consuming food. Separate raw and cooked food. Cook food thoroughly. Keep food below 5C or above 60C. Avoid […]

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Fussy Baby May Raise Mom’s Risk of Depression

Fussy Baby May Raise Mom’s Risk of Depression

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Having a fussy baby doesn’t just rob a new mother of sleep — it can also increase her risk of depression, a new study finds. That fussiness, combined with premature birth, may significantly affect a new mother’s mood. “We found that maternal depression risk varied […]

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Kids With Autism ‘In Tune’ With Mom’s Feelings: Study

Kids With Autism ‘In Tune’ With Mom’s Feelings: Study

Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism may have trouble interpreting facial emotions in strangers, but research finds some are as “in-tune” with their mother’s expressions as kids without autism. The study included 4- to 8-year-olds with and without autism who viewed five facial expressions — happy, sad, angry, […]