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Could a Common Drug Return Stolen Memories

Alzheimer’s disease treated with mefenamic acid, common NSAID Alzheimer’s may be one of the saddest diseases to watch overtake a loved one. It often begins...
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Schizophrenia

OVERVIEW Schizophrenia is a severe, chronic disorder of the brain. Often confused for multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia is marked by a different interpretation of reality....
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Wartime Brain Injuries: Five Years Later

Wartime traumatic brain injury symptoms in service members appeared to worsen over time When military service members receive traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in combat, their...
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Bullies May Be Backing Off

Bullying prevalence appeared to decrease over recent 10-year period With sustained media attention and the advent of cyberbullying, it might be easy to believe that...
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How Your Mental Health Might Affect Your Sports Injury Risk

Preseason anxiety linked to higher injury risk among college athletes Athletes' mental health before the season starts could affect their injury risk on the field...

How Mental Illness Affects Cervical Screening

Severe mental illness in women resulted in much lower cervical screening rates. Cervical screening is important to catch cancer at the earliest possible stage. In...
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Prescribing Sedatives to People with Alzheimer’s disease

Benzodiazepines increased risk of pneumonia in people with Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease, like other forms of dementia, may cause agitation and restlessness in patients. While...
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Dementia and the Risk of Unnecessary Medications

Most dementia patients in nursing homes in Canada were prescribed unneeded medications in high numbers, even during the last few months of life, study...

Teens with autism spectrum disorders getting driver’s licenses

Getting a driver's license is a rite of passage for most American teens. For the first time, a landmark study looked at driver's licenses...

As Americans’ Mental Health Suffers, So Does Access to Care

The number of Americans suffering from psychological stress is increasing, while access to care is declining, according to the NYU Langone Medical Center. Gaining access...