Machines Treating Patients? It ’s Already Happening
Rayfield Byrd knows when it’s time to wake up every morning. The 68-year-old Oakland, Cal., resident hears a voice from the living room offering a cheery good morning. Except Byrd lives alone. A little after 8 a.m. each day, a small yellow robot named Mabu asks Byrd how he’s doing. Byrd has Type 2 diabetes and congestive heart failure, and about three years ago, he had surgery to implant a microvalve in his heart to keep his blood flowing properly. To stay healthy, he takes four medications a day and needs to exercise regularly. To make sure his heart is still pumping effectively, his doctor needs to stay on to...
Source: TIME: Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence Life Reinvented medicine Source Type: news

Three Factors Predict Psych Events With Drugs for Smoking Cessation
Anxiety, history of suicidal ideation/behavior, being white associated with higher risk for events (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Program Improves Communication Between Oncology Clinicians and Patients Program Improves Communication Between Oncology Clinicians and Patients
The Serious Illness Care Program helps oncologists have better serious-illness conversations with patients without creating anxiety or depression, according to results of a cluster-randomized clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

CBD May Possibly Interfere With Your Daily Medication
Experts share how cannabidiol can impact anxiety medication, blood thinners and even pain relievers. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child and adolescent anxiety could be linked to later alcohol problems
(University of Bristol) New research led by the University of Bristol has found some evidence that children and adolescents with higher levels of anxiety may be at greater risk of developing alcohol problems. However, the link between anxiety and later binge drinking and later frequency and quantity of drinking was more inconclusive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Treating Parents Effective for Child Anxiety Treating Parents Effective for Child Anxiety
A novel program that helps parents decrease"family accommodation" is as effective for reducing anxiety in their offspring as cognitive behavioral therapy for the child, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The odds are stacked against maths | Letters
Letters fromDr Helen Drury,Christopher Ormell andJane Lawson on ‘maths anxiety’ and Britain’s poor numeracy rateThe Nuffield Foundation ’s report raises very worthy concern about the effects of “maths anxiety” and the impact that it has on children’s prospects (Report, 14 March). Without highlighting solutions, however, we run an increased risk of making maths anxiety a self-perpetuating phenomenon. The vast research base into mathematics education has shown that a cumulative and coherent maths curriculum is the solution. Teachers need to be empowered with support, materials and tr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Mathematics Education Science Teaching Source Type: news

Child and adolescent anxiety could be linked to later alcohol problems
New research led by the University of Bristol has found some evidence that children and adolescents with higher levels of anxiety may be at greater risk of developing alcohol problems. However, the link between anxiety and later binge drinking and later frequency and quantity of drinking was more inconclusive. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Psychological Science; Press Release Source Type: news

Psychedelic drug from toad venom could battle depression and anxiety
A psychedelic compound called 5-MeO-DMT, extracted from the venom of the Colorado River Toad, reduced anxiety and depression for 80 percent of people that took it, a Johns Hopkins study finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Cambridge Company ’s Groundbreaking Drug For Postpartum Depression
(CNN) — For the first time in history, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug specifically indicated for the treatment of postpartum depression, which experts say offers new hope to women and physicians. On Tuesday, the FDA announced the approval of an intravenous infusion of the drug brexanolone, which will be sold as Zulresso. It has been shown in clinical trials to work within hours to treat the symptoms of postpartum depression, a serious mental illness that impacts 1 in 9 new mothers after childbirth. The first drug to treat postpartum depression was approved by the FDA Tuesday. In the U.S., ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN FDA Postpartum Depression Source Type: news

Physicians, Nurses Prioritize Mindfulness Differently Physicians, Nurses Prioritize Mindfulness Differently
Anxiety and stress were the most common conditions for which providers prescribed mindfulness interventions. Deep breathing and meditation were the top methods of choice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The F.D.A. Just Approved the First Drug for Postpartum Depression
The Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug specifically for the treatment of postpartum depression Tuesday. The drug, which is administered via an intravenous drip, reportedly works within 48 hours, providing near immediate relief to women experiencing symptoms, according to the New York Times. Postpartum depression has historically been treated with counseling or general antidepressants, which can take weeks to kick in or may not work at all. The newly-approved drug, brexanolone, will be marketed as Zulresso. The treatment will be offered only as an in-patient option at certified medical centers because it c...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized Health Care onetime overnight Source Type: news

The FDA Just Approved the First Drug for Postpartum Depression
The Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug specifically for the treatment of postpartum depression Tuesday. The drug, which is administered via an intravenous drip, reportedly works within 48 hours, providing near immediate relief to women experiencing symptoms, according to the New York Times. Postpartum depression has historically been treated with counseling or general antidepressants, which can take weeks to kick in or may not work at all. The newly-approved drug, brexanolone, will be marketed as Zulresso. The treatment will be offered only as an in-patient option at certified medical centers because it c...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized Health Care onetime overnight Source Type: news

Is anxiety in childhood and adolescence linked to later alcohol use disorders?
(Wiley) In an Addiction analysis of relevant published studies, investigators found some evidence for a positive association between anxiety during childhood and adolescence with later alcohol use disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research examines complications during birth and link to later social anxiety in children
(Wiley) A new study published in Infant and Child Development indicates that complications during birth may increase the risk that children will develop social anxiety by their pre-teen years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Emotional nonacceptance and anxiety sensitivity in relation to anxious arousal, social anxiety, and depressive symptoms among African American young adults - Manning K, Bakhshaie J, McLeish AC, Luberto C, Walker RL, Zvolensky MJ.
Past work suggests African American college students may be a segment of the college population at heightened risk for anxiety and depressive symptoms; however, there remains an overarching need to broaden our understanding of individual difference variabl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Supportive parenting can reduce child ’s anxiety
Teaching parents ways to respond to their child ’s anxiety may reduce symptoms as well as the standard therapy treatment for childhood anxiety. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: One in Six U.S. Children Has a Mental Illness
Survey results indicate that as many as one in six U.S. children between the ages of 6 and 17 has a treatable mental health disorder such as depression, anxiety or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - March 18, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Fast-acting psychedelic associated with improvements in depression/anxiety
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that use of the synthetic psychedelic 5-methocy-N,-N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT) appears to be associated with unintended improvements in self-reported depression and anxiety when given in a ceremonial group setting. 5-MeO-DMT is a psychedelic that is found in the venom of Bufo Alvarius toads, in a variety of plants species, and can be produced synthetically. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Promoting mental health in traumatic brain injury using single-session Behavioural Activation and SMS messaging: a randomized controlled trial - Hart T, Vaccaro M, Collier G, Chervoneva I, Fann JR.
We compared two treatments for depression and/ or anxiety in chronic moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) (Clinicaltrials.gov NCT02061553). Fifty-nine participants were randomized 2:1 to a single session of Behavioural Activation followed by 8 w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Mixed Results With Clinician Training on End-of-Life Talks
(MedPage Today) -- Improved counseling and reduced patients'anxiety and depression, but no increase in " goal-concordant " care (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 15, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What To Do If You Feel Traumatized By The Latest Mass Shooting
Grief and anxiety are totally normal reactions, even if you weren't there. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cross Section: Matt Parker - Science Weekly podcast
Happy International Pi Day. To celebrate, Hannah Devlin is joined by the mathematician and comedian Matt Parker to discussmaths anxiety, how much today ’s world relies on number crunching and what happens when we get it wrongHappy International Pi Day! On 14 March, the world celebrated this mathematical constant because 3/14 matches the first three digits of pi – 3.14. To mark the occasion,Hannah Devlin invites the mathematician and comedian Matt Parker to talk about Pi, maths and his new book,Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors. They discussmaths anxiety, how much today ’s world relies on number crunchin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Hannah Devlin and produced by Graihagh Jackson Tags: Mathematics Pi Education Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New PTSD blood test could aid prevention and treatment
A groundbreaking new blood test for genetic biomarkers of PTSD could improve accuracy of diagnosis, precision of treatment, and prediction of future risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Cardiologist Eric Topol on How AI Can Bring Humanity Back to Medicine
In his new book, Deep Medicine, the cardiologist argues that artificial intelligence can bring humanity back to medicine. You tweet several times a day about the latest medical studies. Do you really read all of those articles? Every one of the 18,000 tweets come from me. People think I have an army of people to help me–no. I’m an information junkie. Ever since I was a kid I’ve been an incessant reader. I apportion time every day–a couple of hours in the morning and the evening. What is the biggest problem you see in medicine today? What’s happened is an erosion of the relationship, due to the...
Source: TIME: Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence Life Reinvented medicine Source Type: news

Use of mental health services by community-resident adults with DSM-IV anxiety and mood disorders in a violence-prone area: S ão Paulo, brazil - Fillenbaum GG, Blay SL, Mello MF, Quintana MI, Mari JJ, Bressan RA, Andreoli SB.
BACKGROUND: While under-use of mental health services by adults with anxiety and/or depression is well established, use in a violence-prone area, and as a function of diagnosis and personality characteristics such resilience, is little known. We examine th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

‘Maths anxiety’ causing fear and despair in children as young as six
Study says condition can cause physical symptoms and behaviour problems in classChildren as young as six feel fear, rage and despair as a result of “mathematics anxiety”, a condition which can cause physical symptoms and behaviour problems in class, according to a study.Pupils in both primary and secondary school can find themselves locked in a cycle of despair, suffering from anxiety which harms their maths performance, which in turn leads to increased anxiety.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sally Weale Education correspondent Tags: Mathematics Education Schools Teaching Mental health Society UK news Neuroscience Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause stomach churning?
There are many possible causes of stomach churning, including indigestion, stress and anxiety, premenstrual syndrome, and taking certain medications. Although stomach churning is often harmless and short-lived, it can sometimes be a sign of a more serious health condition. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Depression, anxiety, suicide increase in this age group
New research finds one group appears to be struggling with mental health issues and experts believe a number of cultural trends may help explain why (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pain Program Dropouts: Risk Factors Identified Pain Program Dropouts: Risk Factors Identified
Low income, young age, anxiety, and other comorbid mental illnesses are key risk factors for high drop rates from interdisciplinary pain programs, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

CBD Oil Is Everywhere, But Is It Really Safe and Healthy?
You might have seen it in your neighborhood health store, your local spa or your corner coffee shop. CBD, aka cannabidiol, is getting mixed into cocktails, lotions and drinks. But what is CBD, exactly? Does it have real health benefits? Is it even safe? To get a better understanding of the compound, TIME spoke to two scientists on the cutting edge of CBD research: Dr. Esther Blessing, an associate professor of psychiatry at New York University, and Margaret Haney, professor of neurobiology at Columbia University Medical Center and director of the university’s Marijuana Research Laboratory. Blessing and Haney agree th...
Source: TIME: Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research Source Type: news

Travel Tips: How Meditation Can Improve Your Travels
Meditation has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety, making it a useful tool for those who find traveling taxing. Here are a few ways it can make your trips more enjoyable. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JUSTIN SABLICH Tags: Travel and Vacations Anxiety and Stress Mental Health and Disorders Harris, Dan (1971- ) Headspace Inc Source Type: news

New way to combat childhood anxiety: treat the parents
In a randomized trial, a new Yale program that counsels parents was as effective in treating childhood anxiety as cognitive behavioral therapy for the child. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Reduction in non-abstinent WHO drinking risk levels and depression/anxiety disorders: 3-year follow-up results in the US general population - Knox J, Scodes J, Wall M, Witkiewitz K, Kranzler HR, Falk D, Litten R, Mann K, O'Malley SS, Anton R, Hasin DS.
BACKGROUND: Non-abstinent drinking reductions that predict improvement in how individuals feel or function, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) drinking risk levels, may be useful outcomes in clinical trials for alcohol use disorders (AUD). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Health Tip: Managing Insomnia
-- A good night's sleep is important for physical and mental health. Long-lasting sleep problems can increase your risk of anxiety or depression, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. The NIH suggests these ways to manage insomnia: Talk... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence cuts lung cancer screening false positives
(University of Pittsburgh) Right now, 96 percent of people who screen positive for lung cancer don't actually have a malignant growth. Machine learning can rule out cancer in a third of them, saving time, money and anxiety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Anxiety, Depression More Likely for Adults With Atopic Dermatitis
Individuals with AD more likely to have been diagnosed with anxiety or depression in past year (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Easily grow vegetables indoors
(Natural News) Growing your own food is both exciting and fun. It improves the quality of the air and can be therapeutic. As stated by Off The Grid News, plants have the power to reduce blood pressure, anxiety, the effects of stress, and feelings of fatigue. Also, when you grow your own herbs, vegetables, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparing the effectiveness of individual and group therapy for students with symptoms of anxiety and depression: a randomized pilot study - Fawcett E, Neary M, Ginsburg R, Cornish P.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effectiveness of individual versus group therapy for anxiety and depression among university students. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-one university students experiencing moderate to severe symptoms of anxiety and/or depression participated ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Relations among poor sleep, anxiety and depression among the students of health sciences - Jurgita A, Šarūnė B, Asta M, Akvilė V.
The research in the area of health sciences students' sleep quality and mood disorders is lacking in Lithuania, as well as other European countries. The aim of this study was to compare prevalence of poor sleep, anxiety and depression among the students ac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The (limited) effect of emotional arousal in the regulation of accuracy in eyewitness memory - Luna K, Mart ín-Luengo B.
In this study we explored the effects of emotio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Increased risk of attempted and completed suicide in obsessive compulsive disorder: a systematic review of follow-up studies - Heun R.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a severe, often long-term mental disorder. It may be independent from, or comorbid with other mental disorders, especially depression and anxiety disorders. Suicidal thoughts, ideations and ruminations are prevalent i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Anxiety, Depression More Likely for Adults With Atopic Dermatitis
MONDAY, March 11, 2019 -- Atopic dermatitis (AD) is associated with increased depression and anxiety, according to a study published online March 5 in the British Journal of Dermatology. Jonathan I. Silverberg, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., from Northwestern... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NIH-funded rodent study finds molecular link between adolescent alcohol use and adult anxiety
Study provides insight into the mechanisms through which alcohol-induced brain changes during adolescence increase vulnerability to alcohol and anxiety problems in adulthood. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 11, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Happier and healthier: Curcumin-rich turmeric can help ease depression and anxiety, researchers find
(Natural News) Arthritis, diabetes, cancer, inflammation… the list of conditions that curcumin can help with is pretty impressive, with many common physical ailments benefiting to some degree from the compound found in turmeric. However, curcumin really puts the “super” in “superfood” by not just enhancing physical health but mental health as well – and we... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Mind Altering
A study in rats finds that tiny doses of the psychedelic drug DMT may yield positive effects for anxiety and depression, but there could be downsides too. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 11, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Binge drinking in adolescence may increase risk for anxiety later in life
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that adolescent binge drinking, even if discontinued, increases the risk for anxiety later in life due to abnormal epigenetic programming. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Common Is Unintentional Cannabis Ingestion?
Discussion “[Cannabis] is a genus of flowering plant with three main varieties: sativa, indica and ruderalis.” It has been used for hundreds of years for hemp or fiber and also for psychoactive and medicinal effects. The active compounds are collectively called cannabinoids, of which delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the most abundant. The floral buds or calyxes of the plant have the most cannabinoids, but other parts of the plant are also used such as leaves. Hash oil, hashish (or resin) and marijuana (dried leaves) are the common products from strongest to least strongest products. ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 11, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stress: A feeling of control may limit its negative effects
An intriguing new study concludes that the negative impacts of stress may depend on how much control we have over the source of it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

A Young Boy Spent 47 Days In an ICU and Racked Up $800,000 in Medical Costs Because He Wasn ’t Vaccinated Against Tetanus
A young boy in Oregon spent 47 days in an intensive care unit (ICU), resulting in more than $800,000 in medical costs, because he was not vaccinated against tetanus, according to a case study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Case study co-author Dr. Carl Eriksson, an assistant professor of pediatric critical care at Oregon Health & Science University, who was involved in the boy’s treatment, wrote in an email to TIME that severe tetanus cases are very rare in the U.S., where vaccination effectively prevents such conditions. The boy’s illness was Oregon’s first pediat...
Source: TIME: Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news