New UCLA brain research offers hope for patients in early stages of Alzheimer's disease that lost memories can be restored.
Now, a UCLA team has studied early developmental exposure to two different antidepressants, Prozac and Lexapro, in a mouse model that mimics human third trimester medication exposure. They found that, although these serotonin-selective reuptake inhibiting antidepressants were thought to work the same way, they did not produce the same long-term changes in anxiety behavior in the adult mice.
In new findings published online in the journal Annals of Surgery on Dec. 19, 2014, researchers determined the hospital costs and risk of death for emergency surgery and compared it to the same operation when performed in a planned, elective manner for three common surgical procedures: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, coronary artery bypass graft and colon resection.
Despite showing interest in web or mobile apps to help manage their type 2 diabetes, only a small number of older adults actually use them, says a new study from the University of Waterloo. Approximately 2.2 million Canadians are living with type 2 diabetes, 2 million of whom are age 50 or older.
Women whose loved ones are critical of their weight tend to put on even more pounds, says a new study on the way people's comments affect our health.
Millions of viewers around the world watch the televised medical talk programs 'The Dr. Oz Show' and 'The Doctors' for medical advice, but how valuable are the recommendations they receive? In a first of its kind study, researchers from the University of Alberta have examined the recommendations given on those two shows to see if there is believable evidence to back up the claims presented. The results were revealing.
Investigators have found that young children with type 1 diabetes have slower brain growth compared to children without diabetes. A new study, published in the December issue of Diabetes, now available ahead of print, suggests that continued exposure to hyperglycemia, or high blood sugars, may be detrimental to the developing brain. The research was supported by the National Institutes of Health.
Misfiring of the brain's control system might underpin compulsions in obsessive-compulsive disorder, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge, writing in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
Australian scientists have developed a model for oil palm cultivation, aimed at helping growers of the crop maximize the yields of their plantations, while minimizing detrimental environmental impacts.
University of Chicago developmental neuroscientists have found specific brain markers that predict generosity in children. Those neural markers appear to be linked to both social and moral evaluation processes.