Psychology & Psychiatry

Virtual Reality App trial shown to reduce common phobias

Results from a University of Otago, Christchurch trial suggest fresh hope for the estimated one-in-twelve people worldwide suffering from a fear of flying, needles, heights, spiders and dogs.

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Good evidence' that ADHD drugs might also treat Alzheimer's disease

There is "good evidence" that drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might also successfully treat key aspects of Alzheimer's disease, finds a pooled data analysis of the available research, published ...

Health

Managing insomnia with an app

An app designed to treat insomnia without the use of medication, only available in Australia via a Flinders University clinical trial, has received an official recommendation from the U.K.'s National Institute for Health ...

Neuroscience

Family size may influence cognitive functioning in later life

A new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and the Robert Butler Columbia Aging Center and Université Paris-Dauphine—PSL, found that having three or more versus two children has a negative effect ...

Neuroscience

AAN issues evidence-in-focus article on aducanumab

To help neurologists, patients and their families understand the current evidence on the use of aducanumab to treat Alzheimer's disease, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has issued an evidence-in-focus article, published ...

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