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South Africa: Betrayal of the Mind - Living With Bipolar Disorder
[GroundUp] Ashley* was 18 and in his final year of high school when his mind was first attacked by a depressive episode of bipolar mood disorder. Thanks to medical and social support, Ashley came through it and now has a degree and a job. But for many people living with mental illness in South Africa, that vital care is out of reach, writes Andrea Teagle. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The 33-item Hypomania Checklist (HCL-33) - a study of the consistency between self - and external assessments in Polish bipolar patients - Łojko D, Dudek D, Angst J, Siwek M, Michalak M, Rybakowski J.
OBJECTIVES: The Hypomania Checklist (HCL) has become an important tool for the assessment of hypomanic symptoms in patients with mood disorders and in the general population. The HCL-33 scale, containing 33 symptom items, is a new instrument which, in addi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

From a council estate to the Houses of Parliament
When Angela Rayner was growing up she went to her gran’s house for a bath on Sundays because her parents couldn’t always afford hot water. She lived in a council estate in a home with no books and both her parents were on benefits. Now she’s shadow education secretary, and her inspiring story shows that ordinary women can both make it into politics and can make change happen. She recently gave a speech at UNISON’s women’s conference and we caught up with her to find out how she went from a council estate to the heart of Westminster.   If you’ve ever seen Angela Rayner speak you’ll know that she’s brig...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article 2017 National Women's Conference angela rayner homecare homecare workers inequality labour link Labour Party unison women Source Type: news

Aging, Depression and Disease in South Africa
The proportion of persons 60 years and older is projected to almost double during 2000–2030 in South Africa. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo / IPSBy Manoj K. Pandey, Vani S. Kulkarni and Raghav GaihaCanberra, Philadelphia and Manchester, Feb 20 2017 (IPS)Old age is often characterised by poor health due to isolation, morbidities and disabilities in carrying out activities of daily living (DADLs) leading to depression. Mental disorders—in different forms and intensities— affect most of the population in their lifetime. In most cases, people experiencing mild episodes of depression or anxiety deal with them without disrupting the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Manoj K. Pandey - and Raghav Gaiha Tags: Africa Aid Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Women's Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bipolar breakthrough: New study reveals disease-causing mechanism
A new study shows how a forebrain deficiency in the cellular protein phospholipase C γ1 causes bipolar disorder-like symptoms in mice. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

New Genetic Discovery Explains Why Some Women Suffer Extreme PMS
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.   Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Genetic Discovery Explains Why Some Women Suffer Extreme PMS
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.   Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Associations between substance use disorders and suicide or suicide attempts in people with mental illness: a Danish nationwide, prospective, register-based study of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, unipolar depression or personality disorder - Østergaard ML, Nordentoft M, Hjorthøj C.
AIM: To estimate and test associations between substance use disorders (SUDs) and both completed suicides and suicide attempts in a population with severe mental illness. DESIGN: Register-based cohort study with adjusted Cox regression of substance... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Ricki Lake Shares Touching Note After Death Of 'Soulmate' Ex-Husband Christian Evans
Ricki Lake confirmed Tuesday night that her ex-husband, Christian Evans, has died.  The actress and TV personality shared the news on Instagram, posting a photo of herself and Evans alongside a touching caption.  “It is with a heavy heart that I share that my beloved soulmate, Christian Evans has passed,” she wrote, explaining that Evans died after a struggle with bipolar disorder. “The world didn’t understand this man, but I did,” she added. Lake also took a moment to recognize others who have lost loved ones to mental illness, writing, “My heart goes out to you.” The &l...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anticonvulsants and suicide attempts in bipolar I disorders - Bellivier F, Belzeaux R, Scott J, Courtet P, Golmard JL, Azorin JM.
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for suicide attempts (SA) in individuals commencing treatment for a manic or mixed episode. METHOD: A total of 3390 manic or mixed cases with bipolar disorder (BD) type I recruited from 14 European countries were... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Bipolar disorder candidate gene, validated in mouse experiment
(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)) Researchers at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in South Korea has made a significant breakthrough in the search for the potential root causes of bipolar disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Once-Monthly Aripiprazole Effective in Bipolar Disorder Once-Monthly Aripiprazole Effective in Bipolar Disorder
The once-monthly injection, currently available for schizophrenia, is seen as a potentially important tool to prevent nonadherence.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

How good journalists can face down fake newsmongers | John Naughton
The mainstream media can fight back against the poisoning of our public sphere by giving people narratives they can understandLet us pause for a moment to mourn the passing ofHans Rosling , one of the most gifted and humane educators of our age. He was professor of global health at Sweden ’s prestigious Karolinska Institute and became famous when he gave aspectacular TED talk in 2006 using global data to show how the world had changed during the 20th century. Rosling specialised in devising striking ways of visualising statistical data and in using computers to provide animations showing, for example, how child mortality...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: John Naughton Tags: Media Digital media Science Technology Trump administration US news Sean Spicer Newspapers & magazines Culture Blogging Source Type: news

'It creeps in slowly, then … envelops you': Anna Howard's sister reflects on depression
Anna Howard's body was found on Brackley Beach on Jan. 28. Her sister Emily talks about Anna's happy, positive loving side and how her bipolar disorder eventually took over. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/PEI Source Type: news

Medtech approvals: FDA releases January 2017 PMA approvals
Summary of PMA Originals & Supplements Approved Originals: 4 Supplements: 40 Submission Number Date Final Decision Review Track Trade Name Appl/Spr Name Approval Order Statement P140033 01/31/2017 PMAO – PMA Original ASSURITY MRI AND ENDURITY MRI PACEMAKERS, TENDRIL MRI LEAD, MRI ACTIVATOR, MERLIN PCS PROGRAMER SOFTWARE ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. Approval for the MR Conditional Pacemaker System (which includes the Assurity MRI (Models PM 1272, PM 2272) and Endurity MRI (Models PM 1172, PM 2172) pacemakers, Tendril MRI Lead (Model LPA 1200M), MRI Activator (Model EX4000), Merlin PCS Programmer Software (Mode...
Source: Mass Device - February 7, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

Depressed patients with earlier and more severe symptoms have high genetic risk for major psychiatri
(Elsevier) Clinical features of major depressive disorder (MDD) may help identify specific subgroups of depressed patients based on associations with genetic risk for major psychiatric disorders, reports a study in Biological Psychiatry. Led by Brenda Penninx, PhD, of the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the study found that patients with an early age at onset and higher symptom severity have an increased genetic risk for MDD, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Multimodal neuroimaging of frontolimbic structure and function associated with suicide attempts in adolescents and young adults with bipolar disorder - Johnston JA, Wang F, Liu J, Blond BN, Wallace A, Liu J, Spencer L, Cox Lippard ET, Purves KL, Landeros-Weisenberger A, Hermes E, Pittman B, Zhang S, King R, Martin A, Oquendo MA, Blumberg HP.
This study of adolescents and young adults with bipola... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

13 Mental Health Resources That Are Absolutely Free
I Am... Struggling with Anxiety: Create your own profile at Anxiety Social Net (anxietysocialnet.com) to connect with people dealing with everything from social anxiety to agoraphobia. Prefer to meet in person? Find a state-by-state list of support groups at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s website (adaa.org). Struggling with Depression or Bipolar Disorder: Locate an in-person or online group at the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance site (dbsalliance.org). Struggling with Postpartum Depression: The Postpartum Progress site (postpartumprogress.com) lists support groups in nearly every state as...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bovie Medical tanks after failing to renew J-Plasma deal with Hologic
Bovie Medical (NYSE:BVX) saw shares plummet this week after it announced it did not extend the sales channel partnership with Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) for its J-Plasma product, which is set to expire at the end of February. Bovie Medical’s J-Plasma is a plasma-based cutter and coagulator that uses helium ionization to produce a focused beam of ionized gas over a blade, used for cutting or coagulating during surgeries. The Clearwater, Fla.-based company originally inked the deal with Hologic in July, and said it could not extend it “as the 2 companies could not come to a mutually acceptable financial arrangement,R...
Source: Mass Device - February 2, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Bovie Medical Corp. Source Type: news

Borna Disease Virus, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder & Depression
This study closes the door on the relationship between BDV and mental illness in humans. There is no apparent connection between the Borna Disease Virus and schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or depression.   References Bautista J R, Schwartz G J, de la Torre J C, Moran T H, Carbone K M. Early and persistent abnormalities in rats with neonatally acquired Borna disease virus infection. Brain Res Bull. 1994;34:31–40. Carbone, K. M. (2001). Borna Disease Virus and Human Disease. Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 14(3), 513–527. http://doi.org/10.1128/CMR.14.3.513-527.2001 Dittrich W, Bode L, Ludwig H, Kao M, Schneider K. ...
Source: Psych Central - February 2, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Bipolar Depression Disorders General Schizophrenia BDV behavioral symptoms Bipolar Disorder Borna disease virus borna virus Infectious disease Source Type: news

Borderline Personality Disorder: Fact vs Fiction
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Blaise Aguirre, MD So you think you know about borderline personality disorder? Think again. Many of us have seen Fatal Attraction where the lead female character is described as having borderline personality disorder (BPD), but the diagnosis is not that Hollywood portrayal. In fact, despite great efforts through a number of organizations, including McLean Hospital, Project 375, and the Linehan Institute, there are still many misconceptions about BPD. And unfortunately, along with misconceptions, comes stigma. I was previously interviewed on W5, a popular weekly Canadian television program...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and paracetamol do not affect 6-month mood-stabilizing treatment outcome among 482 patients with bipolar disorder - K öhler-Forsberg O, Sylvia L, Thase M, Calabrese JR, Deckersbach T, Tohen M, Bowden CL, McInnis M, Kocsis JH, Friedman ES, Ketter TA, McElroy S, Shelton RC, Nierenberg AA.
BACKGROUND: Many mood disorder patients need analgesics due to increased pain sensitivity. Recent studies have suggested that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may inhibit antidepressant treatment, which requires replication before clinical rec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Neuroimaging Markers of Suicide Risk in Young Bipolar Patients Neuroimaging Markers of Suicide Risk in Young Bipolar Patients
Researchers uncover distinct differences in the brain ' s emotional centers in young patients with bipolar disorder who have attempted suicide relative to those who have not.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Suicide Risk
Almost half of those with the disorder attempt suicide and up to 20 percent succeed (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain scans may shed light on bipolar disorder-suicide risk
HealthDay News Among teens and young adults with bipolar disorder, researchers have linked brain differences to an increased suicide risk. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Disorder - Suicide Risk
Almost half of those with the disorder attempt suicide and up to 20 percent succeed (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 31, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, News, Source Type: news

Sunovion's schizophrenia drug Latuda approved for use in teens
A schizophrenia drug developed by Marlborough-based Sunovion Pharmaceuticals has been granted wider approval by the FDA. The company said in a statement on Saturday that its drug, Latuda, had been approved by the FDA to treat adolescents aged 13 to 17. Previously, the drug had been approved only for adults suffering from schizophrenia or major depressive episodes associated with bipolar disorder. Sunovion is one of the largest privately-held life science companies headquartered in Massachusetts,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 31, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Disorder-Suicide Risk
TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 -- Among teens and young adults with bipolar disorder, researchers have linked brain differences to an increased suicide risk. About half of people with bipolar disorder -- marked by extreme mood swings -- attempt suicide and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 31, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Brain circuits may reveal which young people are likely to commit suicide
A new Yale-led study of adolescents and young adults at high risk of taking their own lives — those suffering from bipolar disorder — implicates specific differences in the brains of those who attempt suicide and those who do not, researchers report Jan. 31 in the American Journal of Psychiatry. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

Psychosocial factors and comorbidity associated with suicide attempts: findings in patients with bipolar disorder - McGrady A, Lynch D, Rapport D.
BACKGROUND: Suicidal attempts occur more frequently in patients with bipolar disorder compared to other mood disorders. The goal of this study is to identify psychosocial factors and comorbidity associated with this serious and life-threatening behavior. S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

How I Cope with Suicidal Ideation
Like many pieces related to mental illness, I’ve found that self-care recommendations often address more socially acceptable symptoms  — typically those that relate to anxiety and mild depression. While it is important to address those and talk about the things we can do to keep ourselves running in tip top shape. We don’t talk enough about what to do when things get scary or dangerous for yourself or loved ones. As a person who lives with severe, debilitating and sometimes dangerous mental illness, most of my energy goes towards very basic practices necessary to keep myself alive. It’s hard to consider which...
Source: Psych Central - January 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kaela Simone Tags: Bipolar Depression Personal Stories Self-Help Suicide Treatment Agoraphobia Bipolar Disorder Coping Skills Delusions Desperation mania Mood Disorder Mood Swings Self Harm Self Injury Social Anxiety Suicidal Ideation Source Type: news

Novel risk genes for bipolar disorder
Researchers conducted a genome-wide association study of bipolar disorder (BD), and identified novel risk genes. One of these genes (FADS) is related to lipid metabolism (e.g., omega3/6 polyunsaturated fatty acids); therefore, they concluded that lipid abnormality may be involved in BD pathophysiology. Elucidating an independent association between these two phenotypes provides a foundation for new therapeutic strategies. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Novel risk genes for bipolar disorder
(Fujita Health University) A research collaboration in Japan, led by Dr. Nakao Iwata, professor at the Fujita Health University, conducted a genome-wide association study of bipolar disorder (BD), and identified novel risk genes. One of these genes (FADS) is related to lipid metabolism (e.g., omega3/6 polyunsaturated fatty acids); therefore, they concluded that lipid abnormality may be involved in BD pathophysiology. Elucidating an independent association between these two phenotypes provides a foundation for new therapeutic strategies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 26, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Association of family history of bipolar disorder with risk of violence in inpatient mania: a cohort study - Chandradasa M, Champika L, Rajapakse TN.
Background Evidence suggests that a positive family history of bipolar affective disorder is associated with response to lithium and the course of the illness, in people suffering from this disorder. This may indicate a subgroup of patients with unique ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Depression with mixed features in adolescent psychiatric patients - Frazier EA, Swenson LP, Mullare T, Dickstein DP, Hunt JI.
This study compares symptoms and correlates of depressed adolescent inpatients with mixed features to inpatients with bipolar disorder and major depression. 407 adolescen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Area of brain linked to bipolar disorder pinpointed
A volume decrease in specific parts of the brain ' s hippocampus -- long identified as a hub of mood and memory processing -- was linked to bipolar disorder in a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Husband Of Olympian-Turned-Secret-Escort Explains Why He Stood By Her
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

J & J ’ s Ethicon wins FDA nod for Echelon Flex 45mm GST
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Echelon Flex 45mm endocutter with proprietary gripping surface technology. The clearance follows an earlier pass by the federal agency for Ethicon’s Echelon Flex 60mm powered plus stapler. With the new clearance, Echelon’s Flex GST system offers both 45mm and 60mm endocutters with exclusive reloads. “Ethicon is committed to bringing innovative products to market that are designed to reduce complications in the most challenging oncology and metabolic surgical cases. The Echelon Flex GST system controls tiss...
Source: Mass Device - January 23, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Ethicon Johnson & Johnson Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Bipolar with Bone Pain
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 26-year-old woman with a history of bipolar disorder arrived at the ED with abdominal pain, nausea, and weakness. She also reported bone pain and excessive thirst. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Suicide attempts in bipolar I patients: impact of comorbid personality disorders - Bezerra S, Galv ão-de-Almeida A, Studart P, Martins DF, Caribé AC, Schwingel PA, Miranda-Scippa A.
OBJECTIVE:: To evaluate the association between personality disorders (PDs) and suicide attempts (SAs) in euthymic patients with type I bipolar disorder (BD). METHODS:: One-hundred twenty patients with type I BD, with and without history of SA, wer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

J & J ’ s Ethicon picks up electrosurgical tool maker Megadyne Medical
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon Endo-Surgery said today that it paid an unspecified amount for Megadyne Medical Products, 4 years after inking a collaboration deal with the electrosurgical tools maker . “We are committed to meeting the evolving needs of surgeons and hospital systems, and the addition of Megadyne’s state-of-the-art portfolio gives us a comprehensive suite of energy devices to improve patient care in surgeries across all specialties,” Ethicon chairman Michael del Prado said in prepared remarks. “This acquisition will help accelerate and expand innovation across ...
Source: Mass Device - January 20, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Surgical Wall Street Beat Ethicon Endo-Surgery Johnson & Johnson Megadyne Medical Products Source Type: news

Bovie Medical inks distro deal for PlazXact Ablator
Bovie Medical (NYSE:BVX) said today it inked a global sales channel partnership deal with ConMed (NSDQ:CNMD) for its PlazXact Ablator. As part of the deal, Utica, N.Y.-based ConMed’s PlazXact Ablator will be marketed as the UltrAblator Bipolar series, effective March 2017, according to Bovie Medical. “Partnering with a company of ConMed’s reputation builds on Bovie’s strategy to scale our innovative products through strategic sales channel partnerships that provide immediate access to large addressable markets. We are proud to add our ablator to ConMed’s highly-recognized family of brands that have bee...
Source: Mass Device - January 20, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Dental Distribution Bovie Medical Corp. ConMed Corp. Source Type: news

[Report] Regional and global sea-surface temperatures during the last interglaciation
The last interglaciation (LIG, 129 to 116 thousand years ago) was the most recent time in Earth’s history when global mean sea level was substantially higher than it is at present. However, reconstructions of LIG global temperature remain uncertain, with estimates ranging from no significant difference to nearly 2°C warmer than present-day temperatures. Here we use a network of sea-surface temperature (SST) records to reconstruct spatiotemporal variability in regional and global SSTs during the LIG. Our results indicate that peak LIG global mean annual SSTs were 0.5 ± 0.3°C warmer than the climatological mean from 187...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jeremy S. Hoffman Source Type: news

How Technologies are Helping to Improve Mental Health Care
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Justin T. Baker, MD, PhD In today's world, everyone carries a smartphone. Why not capitalize on this and develop apps that will help improve health care--specifically mental health care? This is a question that many start-up companies and McLean Hospital are asking. Ideally, technology should create a sensible balance in supporting and enhancing clinical care for patients while providing real-time behavioral and physiological data for doctors and researchers. This much-needed data will help lead us to breakthroughs in better understanding the biology of mental illness. At McLean, we've been...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression May Be As Bad For The Heart As Obesity
Doctors have long known of an association between psychological and physical health, but mental illness wasn’t considered to be a major risk factor for ailments like heart disease, until now. Depression has been linked to physical health risks including digestive disorders, chronic pain, stroke and even early death. Depression is also closely tied to heart health: New research suggests that it may be one of the top risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The relationship seems to run both ways. Patients with heart conditions are more likely to become depressed as a result of their illness, and otherwise healthy peop...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Extreme sensory processing patterns show a complex association with depression, and impulsivity, alexithymia, and hopelessness - Serafini G, Gonda X, Canepa G, Pompili M, Rihmer Z, Amore M, Engel-Yeger B.
INTRODUCTION: The involvement of extreme sensory processing patterns, impulsivity, alexithymia, and hopelessness was hypothesized to contribute to the complex pathophysiology of major depression and bipolar disorder. However, the nature of the relation bet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Nova Scotia study seeks ways to predict, prevent mental illness in young people
A Nova Scotia researcher is working on a study that aims to find ways to predict and prevent mental illnesses such as anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in young people. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

[Report] Assembly of a nucleus-like structure during viral replication in bacteria
We observed the assembly of a nucleus-like structure in bacteria during viral infection. Using fluorescence microscopy and cryo-electron tomography, we showed that Pseudomonas chlororaphis phage 201φ2-1 assembled a compartment that separated viral DNA from the cytoplasm. The phage compartment was centered by a bipolar tubulin-based spindle, and it segregated phage and bacterial proteins according to function. Proteins involved in DNA replication and transcription localized inside the compartment, whereas proteins involved in translation and nucleotide synthesis localized outside. Later during infection, viral capsids asse...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Vorrapon Chaikeeratisak Source Type: news

Bipolar disorder in aviation medicine - Vuorio A, Laukkala T, Navathe P, Budowle B, Bor R, Sajantila A.
BACKGROUND: One of the most difficult challenges in aviation medicine is to diagnose, as early as possible, pilots with psychiatric disorders that may impair pilot performance and increase the risk of incidents and accidents. This diagnosis applies particu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Deconstructing Stigma: Picturing the Beauty in Life
Editor's note: Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life is a public awareness campaign developed by McLean Hospital to spark conversation not only about behavioral and mental health but also about the stigma that surrounds it. The campaign features compelling stories from people across the United States who have been affected by mental illness, including Alan's story below. McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Alan S. Despite attempts to love and care for my mother, I never felt valued growing up. As a youth, I tried to take my own life. I wound up in a series of foster homes. It has been a battle since I w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news