Deep brain stimulation may help treat Alzheimer’s disease: Study

Deep brain stimulation may help treat Alzheimer’s disease: Study

With the rising battle against Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and the condition gripping more and more people across the world, researchers are increasingly focusing on developing innovative ways to tackle the debilitating condition. Recently, a team of neurosurgeons from Toronto Western Hospital attempted to study the potential of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in treating the condition and found it to be safe for patients with early AD. Continue reading

Study links leaky blood-brain barrier to onset of Alzheimer’s disease

Study links leaky blood-brain barrier to onset of Alzheimer’s disease

The quest to develop treatments for complex diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, has always kept researchers on their toes to develop innovative programs and strategies. Scientists are focusing on developing various tests that may help in the early diagnosis of the Alzheimer’s disease (AD), as well as medications and strategies that can slow down its progress. Continue reading

Unhealthy diet of moms-to-be may cause ADHD in children: Study

Unhealthy diet of moms-to-be may cause ADHD in children: Study

Inattention, impulsivity, or hyperactivity are some of the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and are attributed to genetic traits or complex neurological differences seen in brain development. While more studies are being carried out to understand the factors behind the growing prevalence of ADHD among American children, scientists from the King’s College London and the University of Bristol have associated unhealthy dietary habits of moms-to-be with the risks of ADHD in their children. Continue reading

Mental disorders similar to schizophrenia – 1: Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Mental disorders similar to schizophrenia - 1: Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Not all people can have the same personality. Similarly, the personality disorders also cannot be the same. People who are unable to think normally or act inconsistently with the rest of the society are usually said to be suffering from behavioral or mood disorders, ranging from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to depression and many others. Continue reading

Detecting hearing problems in kids can help in early diagnosis of autism: Study

Detecting hearing problems in kids can help in early diagnosis of autism: Study

The complex brain development disorder, characteristic of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), affects nearly 1 percent of the world population. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, nearly one in 68 American children was diagnosed with ASD in 2012.

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5 tips to reduce college stress

5 tips to reduce college stress

With loads of books, games, fun, and friends, school days treasure the best memories of an individual’s life. Certainly, college days, too, bring a lot of cheer and fun in a student’s life. But for some, the first few days of college life can be stressful and demotivating. A number of factors such as higher competition, changed lifestyle and higher academic standards and expectations, among others, have been reported to cause such stress. Although this stressful situation cannot be completely avoided, it can definitely be controlled by learning and practicing certain stress-reducing strategies so that it doesn’t affect one’s health. Continue reading

Tips to deal with panic attack at workplace

Tips to deal with panic attack at workplace

Many people have the tendency to fear disaster that can have a drastic impact on their daily activities and the overall quality of life. Though panic attacks may not be associated with any stressful events and may strike without any warning, they can leave a lasting impact on the mind of the sufferer. However, in most cases, panic attacks are not life-threatening, but can leave a person completely shaken. The disorder, which often occurs in conjunction with other serious issues such as alcoholism, drug abuse and depression, may include the following symptoms: Continue reading