Psychology & Psychiatry

Inflammation in depression: Chicken or egg?

An important ongoing debate in the field of psychiatry is whether inflammation in the body is a consequence of or contributor to major depression. A new study in Biological Psychiatry has attempted to resolve the issue.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness yoga aids patients with Parkinson's disease

(HealthDay)—Mindfulness yoga is a safe and effective treatment option for patients with mild-to-moderate Parkinson disease to help them manage stress and symptoms, according to a study published online April 8 in JAMA Neurology.

Medications

Don't suddenly stop taking a prescribed opioid, FDA warns

(HealthDay)—Because of the danger of "serious harm" to patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising doctors not to suddenly stop patients from taking opioid painkillers, or drastically lower the dose.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Demographic factors linked to mental health in black men

Demographic factors significantly affect mental health concerns among black men, according to a study by the University of Michigan and University of Southern California that provides the first-ever national estimates of ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Hacked Kinect controller game changer for Parkinson's

Microsoft's Kinect games controller has been hacked by researchers at Brunel University London to relieve one of the most distressing symptoms of Parkinson's - freezing of gait.

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