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Changes in brain connectivity

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Photo: Functional MRI scans [18/01/2016] Many negative consequences are linked to growing up poor, and researchers at Washington University St. Louis have identified one more: altered brain connectivity.Changes in brain connectivity - Read more

First serotonin neurons made from human stem cells

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Graphic: Serotonin-producing neurons [16/12/2015] Su-Chun Zhang, a pioneer in developing neurons from stem cells at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has created a specialized nerve cell that makes serotonin, a signaling chemical with a broad role in the brain.First serotonin neurons made from human stem cells - Read more

Physicians and burnout: It's getting worse

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Photo: Board with writing [02/12/2015] Burnout among U.S. physicians is getting worse. An update from a three-year study evaluating burnout and work-life balance shows that American physicians are worse off today than they were three years earlier. Physicians and burnout: It's getting worse - Read more

Patients with recurrent depression have smaller hippocampi

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Grapic: Brain [01/07/2015] The brains of people with recurrent depression have a significantly smaller hippocampus - the part of the brain most associated with forming new memories - than healthy individuals, a new global study of nearly 9,000 people reveals.Patients with recurrent depression have smaller hippocampi - Read more

Life-saving treatments learned from war being missed

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Photo: Sad looking old man [20/03/2015] Trauma is responsible for more global deaths annually than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Yet healthcare systems in many countries are missing out on life-saving treatments learnt on the battlefield, according to a review by King's College London and published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. Life-saving treatments learned from war being missed - Read more

Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D may control brain serotonin

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Photo: Tablet with the formula of serotonin [27/02/2015] Although essential marine omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D have been shown to improve cognitive function and behavior in the context of certain brain disorders, the underlying mechanism has been unclear. In a new paper serotonin is explained as the missing link tying together why vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids might ameliorate the symptoms associated with a broad array of brain disorders.Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D may control brain serotonin - Read more

"Art and culture are well suited for all areas of healthcare"

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[08/01/2015] Theater, choir, photography – art and culture soothe the soul. Professor Erwin Wagner of the University of Hildesheim Foundation, who founded the "KulturStation" project together with the AMEOS Clinic, is sure of this. Patients and associates of the hospital’s psychiatric unit were involved in artistic activities. The goal was to improve well-being."Art and culture are well suited for all areas of healthcare" - Read more

Older adults at risk of delirium after surgery

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Photo: Older man with oxygen mask [04/11/2014] New research reports that preoperative pain and depressive symptoms in older adults place them at greater risk of delirium following surgery. According to the findings, both pain and depression are independent and interactive risk factors for delirium, suggesting a cumulative effect.Older adults at risk of delirium after surgery - Read more

Our genes determine the traces that stress leaves behind on our brains

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Graphik: The brain in our head [20/08/2014] Our individual genetic make-up determines the effect that stress has on our emotional centers. These are the findings of a group of researchers from the Medical University Vienna. Not every individual reacts in the same way to life events that produce the same degree of stress. Our genes determine the traces that stress leaves behind on our brains - Read more

Health at the workplace - also in old age

Health at the workplace - also in old age Burnout syndrome, nutritional disturbances, depression – job-related stress is becoming an increasingly frequent cause of long absences from work. Many employers are aware of this, and actively contribute in promoting the health of their employees. The City of Cologne, Germany, also noticed that it needs to promote the health of its employees. Health at the workplace - also in old age - Read more

 
 

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