Any light in your bedroom increase risk of depression  

Researchers found exposure to light at night may increase the risk of developing depressive symptoms. The findings are published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
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Mid-infrared optical waveguides were inscribed in sapphire with femtosecond pulses at 515   nm. We show that such pulses induce a smooth negative refractive index change allowing for the inscription of a depressed cladding waveguide by closely overlapping the corresponding type I modification ...
Source: Optics Letters - Category: Physics Authors: Source Type: research
Gun deaths in the U.S. have reached a record high, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the research, 39,773 people were fatally shot in 2017, a figure that has grown by more than 10,000 people since 1999. CDC data going back to 1979 shows that last year had the highest rates of gun deaths in nearly 40 years. The new data comes as a community in Newtown, Conn. reckons with the sixth anniversary of the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, during which 20 children and six adults died. Tim Makris, co-founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise, a group...
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CONCLUSIONS: The most common cause of sudden death was suicide, which was overwhelmingly the leading cause of sudden death in patients discharged or lost to follow up. The most potent predisposing factor appeared to be drug and alcohol problems. Mental health services should therefore advocate for comprehensive and evidence-based alcohol and drug policies, including access and availability to treatment programmes. PMID: 30543613 [PubMed - in process]
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
Women with depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, or traumatic brain injury are 50% to 80% more likely to develop dementia, suggests a new study of more than 100,000 US female veterans.Medscape Medical News
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Conclusions: The magnitude of anemia among pregnant women was found to be significant. Residence, family sizes, history of malaria infection during the last one year, and undernourishment were significantly associated with anemia during pregnancy. PMID: 30538862 [PubMed]
Source: Anemia - Category: Hematology Tags: Anemia Source Type: research
Around 25% of Americans experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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Condition:   Mental Health Issue (E.G., Depression, Psychosis, Personality Disorder, Substance Abuse) Intervention:   Behavioral: Mobile self-help intervention Sponsors:   Rush University Medical Center;   Illinois Department of Human Services;   Sparrow Mobile Recruiting
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(Reuters Health) - Doctors who work with seniors are grappling with ways to prevent gun-related suicides and accidents, often among gun-owning older patients with dementia or depression, according to a recent review article.
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Publication date: Available online 13 December 2018Source: CellAuthor(s): Kareem N. Mohni, Sarah R. Wessel, Runxiang Zhao, Andrea C. Wojciechowski, Jessica W. Luzwick, Hillary Layden, Brandt F. Eichman, Petria S. Thompson, Kavi P.M. Mehta, David CortezSummaryAbasic sites are one of the most common DNA lesions. All known abasic site repair mechanisms operate only when the damage is in double-stranded DNA. Here, we report the discovery of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) binding, ESC-specific (HMCES) as a sensor of abasic sites in single-stranded DNA. HMCES acts at replication forks, binds PCNA and single-stranded DNA, and gen...
Source: Cell - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
By CARA ANGELOTTA MD Contrary to popular belief, the risk of suicide does not increase around the holidays. But, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, annual suicide rates in the U.S. have risen nearly 30 percent since 1999. Much of the media coverage following the high-profile suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain has followed recommended best practices to reduce risk of suicide contagion or “copycat” suicides by including warning signs a person may be at risk of suicide due to depression and contact information for the national hotline for suicide prevention. This overly simplisti...
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