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In the people that got better when they took dopamine-blocking drugs, they showed high levels of this dopamine synthesis right at the beginning of their illness. But those that didnt get better dont see nearly as much of this dopamine made in the kidney bean-shaped part of the brain, and this was quite a strong predictor of whether they got better or not. Independent 14 th August Tony advises more work needs to be done on this.
India Today 30 th July Just ten minutes of meaningful social interaction can improve wellbeing in dementia patients, a study has found. The study, conducted by the University of Exeter and King's College London in the UK involved residents and care staff in 24 care homes over nine months. Our programme moved care staff to see dementia through the eyes of those who are living it.
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King's press release related to 'Socialising boosts wellbeing in dementia patients'. BBC News 22 nd July The widespread use of opioids to treat pain frequently prompts concerns about addiction and even deaths. People with smaller skulls are more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD than those with larger ones, a new study finds.
King's press release related to 'How skull size could help determine whether you get post traumatic stress disorder'. Daily Mail 18 th July Teenagers who use social media heavily are up to twice as likely to develop attention and hyperactivity problems, a study has found. Researchers looked at 2, Californian teenagers around the age of 15 who had no previous signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD.
New Scientist 14 th July INJECTED tiny particles called quantum dots reduce symptoms in mice primed to develop a type of Parkinson's disease, although tests in people are some years away.
He added: "Unfortunately, in Parkinson's, there have been a lot of compounds shown to work in mice but not in humans. Reuters 13 th July After their traumatic ordeal deep inside a dark and flooded mountain cave, Thailand's 12 rescued boys and their young soccer coach will now have to navigate a fresh challenge: Fame. Despite the heightened interest and pressure, the boys need to live as normally as possible, said Dr. Times Higher Education 12 th July With about one-third of Earth's 7 billion inhabitants on a social network, it is an inevitable part of scholars' lives.
While many academics find Twitter and Facebook useful means of disseminating their research, Sara Custer finds that the addictive seeking of 'likes' has its perils. BBC Radio 4 3 rd July Rates of mental illness amongst adolescents have risen, and yet action is severely lacking, we ask who is accountable and what is goverment doing?
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He said: "When people get released from any form of captivitiy they go through a range of emotions and a transitional period. The often feel elated, then they feel sad But most people actually over a few weeks settle back into normal patterns of life. BBC News 3 rd July A number of young people recorded their frustrations anonymously - delays, sudden switch to adult services at 18 and lack of support in schools, for example - for the programme.
Times 2 nd July Hattie Crisell, 35, was burnt out by the relentless pace of her always switched-on routine. So what happened when she tried life in the pre-digital age? Daily Mail 27 th June For some employers, such as software developers, standing meetings are commonplace. We need to get to the point where standing is the new normal for workers who would rather not be sat down. King's press release related to 'Standing up during work meetings may help tackle sedentary lifestyles but they are socially awkward'. BBC Radio 4 26 th June Daily Mail 25 th June Also reported in Deccan Chronicle.
British Medical Journal 25 th June Doctors should be able to prescribe cannabis legally and research its therapeutic use more easily, 20 prominent UK clinicians and academics have said. CNN 21 st June The suffering of a year-old boy with epilepsy could lead to the UK legalizing the medicinal use of marijuana, after outrage over his case prompted the government to announce a review.
It would also help scientists to develop new and more effective cannabinoid-based medicines for a range of other conditions. Figures show that three times more people die from suicide than from road accidents in the UK. The show discusses the Asian mental health taboo. He said: "Men tend to commit suicide more often than women, and women tend to attempt more often. There is considerable evidence that Indian women in particular would use burning as a way of killing themselves.
Downing Street has rubbished calls from former Conservative leader William Hague to legalise the recreational use of cannabis. Also reported in the Daily Mail. Independent 20 th June The home secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced the government is to review reclassifying cannabis for medicinal use in the wake of challenges by families whose children's life threatening epileptic seizures were banished by cannabis products.
Times 20 th June Independent 19 th June Women who are taking lithium for serious depression or bipolar disorder during the early stages of pregnancy are more than one and a half times as likely to have children born with serious birth defects, research suggests. A major global analysis found 7. This compares with around 4. This is a high-risk, but potentially very-high return, initiative that could make a dramatic impact on the course of this dreadful disease. The Home Secretary has called for a review of the medicinal use of cannabis. BBC News 19 th June BBC Radio 4 19 th June Telegraph 19 th June Article about autism in children and enjoying trains.
For different children it could be about the systemicity, the regular routine. BBC News 18 th June Article about mental health and south asian women. A lot of this is down to cultural conflict. Having to hold down a professional job and then to come home and cook and clean - this clash of East and West can be difficult to cope with. BBC News 24 17 th June Campaigners are calling for medical cannabis to be made legally available in the UK after the Home Secretary intervened to help a year-old suffering from epilepsy.
Also covered on BBC London The Guardian 15 th June Gene therapy offers tens of thousands of people with paralysed limbs fresh hope of a cure, scientists said after restoring movement to injured rats. The Week 13 th June The IQ levels of young people have been steadily falling for the past few decades, according to new research.
The decline is believed to have begun following the generation born in , and indicates that the slow rise in intelligence observed over much of the 20th century has come to an end. Probably the tailing off is a general effect in high-income countries in which the contributor factors generally stabilise. BBC Radio 4 12 th June In the first of a three part series, Storm and Stress, mental health researcher Sally Marlow, from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience asks is there an actual difference for mental health, or is it simply awareness - that mental health issues are now talked about far more openly than they were when the term 'teenager' was first coined.
Segment about Parkinson's. As the population ages, Parkinson's disease is the fastest growing neurodegenerative disease. Daily Mail 12 th June One third of Americans are taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs, such as birth control pills, antacids and common heart medications, that may raise the risk of depression, researchers warned on Tuesday.
This confirms the well-known fact that these medications might be causing depression in some people and we should be on the look-out for that so that we can detect and then manage the depression Many prescription medicines may have depression as a possible side effect and this should be discussed with patients up front. Observer 10 th June Daily Mail 10 th June BBC Click segment about psychosis. It's really important to thoroughly understand what risk factors may be protective in order to develop interventions.
Daily Mail 30 th May A cocktail of drugs that replaces lost brain cells could restore memories in Alzheimer's patients and reduce tremors in Parkinson's sufferers, new research suggests. Vice 30 th May A small but growing number of people are being shipped to America after they die, in the hopes of a second life. Just think what happens when you freeze a tomato. The cells in the brain are like billions of tomatoes — and they're protected by barriers that resist the rapid entry of antifreeze.
If you cut corners by taking the brain below zero before it's been fully protected, there will be cellular rupture due to ice crystals — at trillions of sites. On the other hand, if you infuse the antifreeze at high pressure to get it in fast, you'll cause pressure-induced cellular rupture. If you simply wait long enough for the antifreeze to access all the micro-nooks and crannies gradually — which might several days — the brain will be continuing to decompose. This densely packed organ is highly dependent upon the fuel it needs. Lack of oxygen for just a few minutes results in death of cells in the hippocampus that are required for making memories.
The rest of the brain cells will die soon afterwards. But now questions are being asked about how the side effects of some pills can negatively affect patients' lives. New research at Kings College London is trialling a type of scan to detect whether a person's brain has an overactive dopamine system, which might be able to predict which drugs will work.
Mirror 27 th May NHS figures show that out of every , Salford residents are given prescriptions for alcohol related issues. This is 7 times higher than London. Until treatment becomes a priority for governments, the gap is not going to get any narrower. Independent 22 nd May Cannabis plants could potentially be used as effective treatments for alcohol, cocaine and a range of other "substance-use disorders" as well as smoking, researchers said.
BBC News 21 st May Article about antisocial personality disorder ASPD. People with ASPD may come across as happy-go-lucky and likeable, in the face of conflict they can quickly snap and become frightening. They get frustrated and irritated; see threats where none really exist; and lash out or use reactive aggression to sort out their problems The differences are in key areas of the social brain that are involved in thinking about our social reputations and using fear to inform our behaviours Guardian 18 th May Article about a US study which showed proportion of young people using marijuana as their first drug doubled in the 10 years from Residents in Geel have been taking in mentally ill strangers for hundreds of years.
Now academics are looking to the small Flemish town for social care ideas. BBC 17 th May Experts have found more evidence of the harm caused by disrupting our body clocks, linking it to depression and bipolar disorder among other things. They have a set routine where they feed them, they bath them, they put them into bed, there's nothing around them and then they read them a story. Having a lack of routine is not going to help you get to sleep. Guardian 17 th May Moderate to more intense exercise does not help people with dementia and may even make it worse, according to a major study which had hoped to find it slowed down the progress of the disease so that gym sessions could be offered as treatment by the NHS.
CGTN 17 th May Article about employers needing to cater to women's needs more. Claire Hardy said, 'Sometimes it can be really simple things. If there are desk fans that they can have on their desks to help them cool down, if they can move their desk next to a window that can be opened, that would be useful. Cold drinking water is something else that women have said would be useful. FutureProofing explores how we might achieve healthier minds, and whether far greater understanding of the way our brains work will be enough to treat mental illness and enhance mental health in the 21st century.
Feature on medication used to treat depression. BBC Radio London Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, but the problems it highlights is of international relevance. Scientists have hailed a breakthrough in the search for treatments for Parkinson's disease after finding a way to predict which patients will develop dementia years before it sets in.
Researchers have now found that a specific region of the brain begins to deteriorate well before any symptoms of cognitive decline are visible. It's very rare in science that you can get a clear indication about a very common symptom from just one specific location in the brain'.
Highly creative people are vulnerable to mental illness, with brilliant artists much more likely to develop schizophrenia than the average person, according to a new study. Sky News 26 th April A global research project has mapped out the genetic basis of major depression, identifying 44 genetic variants which are risk factors for depression, 30 of which are newly discovered. The new genetic variants discovered have the potential to revitalise depression treatment by opening up avenues for the discovery of new and improved therapies.
King's press release related to 'Dozens of genetic risk factors found for depression'. Telegraph 25 th April King's press release related to 'Exercising for 20 minutes-a-day cuts risk of developing depression by one third'. BBC London 25 th April He said: "At the moment is not just about exercise, like going to the gym or taking part in sport, but also the importance of other phsyical activity, whether that be walking to school in the morning, or playing in the playground. King's press release related to 'Researchers have found physical activity can protect against the emergence of depression'.
Guardian 24 th April King's press release related to 'Loneliness linked to major life setbacks for millennials, study says'. BBC Radio 4 20 th April Segment about link between link between physical symptoms and mental symptoms, suggesting that inflammation may have a link to depression. We also know that patients that have an increased activity of the immune system, at least for some patients develop symptoms of depression. Article about impact seperation of twins at school has on academic achievement. Among the colossal stelae carved from single blocks of granite to mark the burial sites of pre-Christian potentates at Aksum is the largest monolith ever quarried and transported.
Over the centuries, the leaders of this outpost of Christianity closely identified with the Holy Land and saw themselves as a chosen people. According to that narrative, their union yielded the future king of Ethiopia, Menelek, who crossed the Red Sea to claim his birthright, carrying with him the Ark of the Covenant now believed to be housed within the Cathedral of Our Lady Mary of Zion in Aksum.
It subsequently served as the place for the coronation of all kings and consciously evokes its namesake in Jerusalem, the site of the Last Supper. As an integral part of their forging and embracing of this ideology of Old Testament devotion and leadership, the faithful transformed the landscape by cutting thousands of churches from the living rock.
The most remarkable and renowned example of these rock-cut churches is the pilgrimage site of Lalibela , in the Tigray mountains, dated to the thirteenth century. The wondrous accomplishment of that cluster of eleven structures excavated from the tufa, envisioned as a New Jerusalem and credited to the labors of angels, required an architectural genius capable of conceptualizing before work began every aspect of the design, from its interior spaces to exterior details. Monasteries, such as those founded throughout the Tigray region, played an essential role in the dissemination of Christianity as the emperors expanded their territories.
In Ethiopia, monasticism historically was a vocation favored by those of aristocratic origin as an alternative to a political career. It was in these centers of learning that devotional art such as illuminated manuscripts, icons, and processional crosses were created by monks for their patrons: abbots, nobles, and emperors.
Relying initially on predominantly Byzantine models, they decisively departed from these prototypes to develop their own distinctive idiom favoring bold colors and two-dimensional abstract design. The artistic expressions of faith they produced have endured through countless conflicts and threats to their survival. Christian Ethiopia was gradually isolated from the outside world beginning in the ninth century by increasingly powerful Islamic neighbors. In , the Muslim general Ahmad Gragn launched what he described at the time as a jihad against the Christian north that eventually devastated the region and spared only those churches carved of rock.
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