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By On November 12th, 2014

Depression Is Having a Detrimental Effect on American Workers

Depression is estimated to affect more than 20 percent of all Americans in their lifetime, and a new survey shows the widespread disease is also having an effect on workplace productivity. More than a third of the respondents said they needed time off from work because of depression and many others struggle with staying focused…

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By On July 3rd, 2014

Can a New Treatment Help Silence Voices From Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is widely misunderstood, but hearing voices is one of the few well-known symptoms – though it is equally misunderstood. Soon however there may be a novel treatment to help patients with schizophrenia confront and potentially silence any internal persecutory voices they hear, as MedScape reports.

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By On May 23rd, 2013

A Possible New Parkinson’s Treatment

Though the research is still in it’s early stages, there is optimism behind a diabetes drug, exenatide, known commercially as Byetta, being used to treat Parkinson’s disease. The drug is actually a synthetic version of Gila monster saliva and performed well as a treatment in a small, proof-of-concept study on Parkinson’s patients. As Paulina Anderson reports…

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By On April 22nd, 2013

Education Key For Alzheimer’s Treatments

A major obstacle in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease specifically, but also likely in many other diseases and disorders, is patient’s discontinuing prescribed medication. As Daniel Keller, of Medscape, reports, the key to individuals adhering to their prescriptions may be a better effort to educate about them. The findings of a recent study were that…

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