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Non-invasive monitoring of ammonia

Ammonia is required at the pharmaceutical plant to breakdown manufacturing by-products before they are then safely incinerated



Proactive curcumin research

Clinical research programme to explore the health benefits of its turmeric curcumin, a potent antioxidant



Depression: predisposition already acquired in the womb?

The Austrian Science Fund FWF is supporting a new project to investigate whether a person can be born with a predisposition to depression.



Study links mental health and slow heart failure recovery

Heart failure patients with mental health conditions spend an average extra 3.3 days in hospital



Digital sleep improvement programme

Helps over two-thirds of depression and anxiety patients move to recovery



Genetic associations of personality trait related to depression and anxiety

Existence of these genetic associations could indicate a person’s predisposition to the personality trait neuroticism, say researchers



Link between antidepressants and diabetes risk is real

Clinicians should be extra vigilant when prescribing antidepressants as they could pose a risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers at the University of Southampton have warned.



Sensational success in patients with major depression

For the first time, physicians from the Bonn University Hospital have stimulated patients' medial forebrain bundles.



Depression overlooked in patients with hepatitis C

Researchers have observed that depressive symptoms in patients with hepatitis C virus infection are commonly overlooked in routine clinical interviews, and that treatment-induced depression compromises the outcome of HCV therapy.



Resilience factor low in depression

Scientists have discovered a mechanism that helps to explain resilience to stress, vulnerability to depression and how antidepressants work.



Stress and depression linked

Scientists have discovered the biological link between stress, anxiety and depression and shows exactly how stress and anxiety could lead to depression, possibly opening new means of treating the disorders.



Stress hormone, depression trigger obesity

Depression raises stress hormone levels in adolescent boys and girls but may lead to obesity only in girls, according to researchers.



Fine-tuning treatments for depression

New research clarifies how neurotransmitters like norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine, are regulated – a finding that may help fine-tune therapies for depression.



New links among alcohol abuse, depression, obesity

There is new evidence that depression, obesity and alcohol abuse or dependency are interrelated conditions among young adult women but not men.



Link between depression, kidney disease

One in five patients with chronic kidney disease is depressed, even before beginning long-term dialysis therapy or developing end-stage renal disease, researchers have found.



Switch links disease and depression

Researchers report that IDO, an enzyme found throughout the body and long suspected of playing a role in depression, is in fact essential to the onset of depressive symptoms sparked by chronic inflammation.



Little support for depression theories

The theory that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance is often presented in the media as fact even though there is little scientific evidence to support it.



Omega-3 fatty acids may treat mental depression

Mental depression is common affecting 8­10percent of the population at any time.



More white blood cells in cardiac patients with depression

Cardiac patients suffering from depression are at greater risk for new cardiac events or cardiac death than patients without depression. It is still unclear which underlying mechanisms play a role in this adverse relationship. Researchers from Tilburg University, the Veterans Affair Hospital, and VU University Medical Center suggest that inflammatory processes could be involved.



Therapeutic approach for patients with severe depression

Brain pacemakers have a long-term effect in patients with the most severe depression. This has now been proven by scientists from the Bonn University Medical Center.



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