Health News

Can I Have Your Attention Please?
Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a hard time turning off a "mind-wandering" switch in their brain, according to a recent study at the University of Nottingham.
Questionnaire Reveals Brain Trauma
A new screening tool has been developed to help diagnose traumatic brain injury and is already being used on veterans returning from war in the Middle East.
Menstruation Earlier, Depression Later
The University of Bristol and the University of Cambridge released a study that analyzed the relationship between the timing of a girl's first period and the risk of developing depressive symptoms.
A Mother's Mind and Her Child's Health
Canadian researchers have identified a sort of vicious-cycle relationship between the health of epileptic children and depression in their mothers.
Miles to Go in Understanding Sleep
A study from the University of Colorado finds that the body does not save as much energy during sleep as was expected, and sleep deprivation can be measured in "miles."
Tiny Test Subjects, Gigantic Breakthrough
Anti-cocaine vaccine works wonders in mice by developing a cocaine "immunity" and preventing the drug from having any effect on the brain.
Smoke Signals
Recent studies of smoking cessation medications find that certain drugs are successful at inhibiting brain pathways that enhance feelings of reward and emotion, which smoking activates.
War's Effects on the Brain
Soldiers returning from combat experience more complications due to PTSD than concussions, a recent study finds.
Depression DNA
Nearly a decade's worth of studies on a "depression gene" have been examined by the University of Michigan and their findings point to a definite genetic link to depression and anxiety.
The Power of Positive-Airway Pressure
Continuous positive-airway pressure (CPAP) therapy in sleep apnea patients results in less fatigue and increased energy in patients.