The first UK study to test ketamine as a treatment for depression confirms that, when given in low intravenous doses, the "party drug" has a rapid - but short-lived - antidepressant effect in some patients with severe depression who do not respond to other treatments.Lead investigator Dr.
Past research has associated the use of fertility drugs with an increased risk of breast cancer. But a new study from the National Cancer Institute indicates that this may not be the case.The research was recently published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention - a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
The health benefits of regular cardiovascular fitness have been proven again and again by various studies. Now, a new study published in the journal Neurology suggests these benefits include better memory and thinking skills in middle age.The study, led by David Jacobs Jr., PhD, from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, defined middle age as being between the ages of 43 and 55.
A new defense against human immunodeﬁciency virus may have appeared in the form of drugs ordinarily used to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs, according to a new study.Currently, antiretroviral drugs are used to manage human immunodeﬁciency virus (HIV). These drugs prevent the virus from replicating and damage from occurring to the immune system.
Male circumcision is a controversial procedure, with passionate voices on both the pro- and anti- sides of the debate. Now, new research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings bolsters the pro-circumcision argument, claiming that the "benefits" of circumcision "far outweigh risks.
"My facial expressions and body language do not always match my mood. I may look terribly angry, but I am happy as can be. I am unable to read between the lines or communicate with hidden messages. Please try to take what I am saying at face value and do not try to read into it. I am not capable of that kind of phrasing.
The latest findings from a 25-year study published in Nature Communications suggest that monkeys on a caloric-restricted diet live longer and have reduced age-related diseases than peers who are allowed to eat what they want.
Following the announcement of eight confirmed cases of ebola in the capital Conarky, the aid agency Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), says Guinea is facing an unprecedented outbreak of the deadly virus.
The daily sodium intake guidelines offered by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are "excessively and unrealistically low," according to a new study from researchers at the University of Copenhagen Hospital in Denmark and published in the American Journal of Hypertension.
The role of vitamin D on health is a cloudy subject. Although many studies have hailed the vitamin for its beneficial effects on medical conditions, such as autoimmune disorders, heart disease and even cancer, other research has suggested otherwise. Now, two new studies published in the BMJ indicate there is no clear evidence that vitamin D is beneficial for certain health problems.
In 2009, fast food restaurants agreed to include healthy foods in advertising targeted at children in order to combat the obesity epidemic in the US. Now, a new study examining children's reactions to such ads suggests the healthy message is lost in unclear depictions of the foods.
Approximately 1 in 3 children in the US may have borderline or high cholesterol, according to a new study recently presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session.The research team, led by Dr.
Researchers from Ohio State University in Columbus explore the link between allergies and stress in a new study, published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.Allergies happen when a person's immune system overreacts to a - generally harmless - foreign substance (an "allergen"), launching chemicals such as histamines that provoke allergy symptoms.
In one of the first extensive, long-term studies to look at heart disease risk factors in young adults, researchers have found that elevated heart risks are linked with lower cognitive function in mid-life.
New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at a scientific meeting shows that bariatric weight loss surgery is an effective and lasting treatment for type 2 diabetes in obese patients when compared with medical therapy.
As adolescents climb their school's social ladder, so does the risk of falling victim to bullying, with greater negative consequences, says a new study published in the American Sociological Review.
Aspirin is a medication most commonly used to treat mild to moderate pain and inflammation. But new research suggests that patients who have been diagnosed with colon cancer may have better survival by taking low doses of the drug.The research team, led by Dr. Marlies S.
Individuals who have had bladder cancer in the past are at high risk of recurrence, but researchers publishing in the journal Clinical Cancer Research say a simple DNA methylation marker test in urine can predict tumor recurrence.
The results of a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health suggest that we should be eating at least seven portions of fruit and vegetables a day.Recommendations for how many portions of fruit and vegetables people should eat varies from country to country.
The majority of patients diagnosed with advanced breast cancer feel that their health care providers include them in most treatment decisions, according to the results of a global survey reported at the 9th European Breast Cancer Conference.