Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers seek 'fingerprints' of severe mental diseases

Researchers from McLean Hospital and Yale University have published findings of their study of large-scale systems in the brain, findings that could improve understanding of the symptoms and causes of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ...

Neuroscience

Brainwaves could be the next health vital sign

Simon Fraser University researchers hope that a brain vital-sign test becomes as routine during a doctor's check-up as taking a blood pressure or heart rate measurement.

Neuroscience

'Brain vital signs' detect concussion-related changes

(HealthDay)—Brainwave monitoring can detect concussion-related brain changes as well as subclinical impairment in hockey players, according to a study recently published in Brain.

Addiction

When to seek help after taking a pill

With more suspected drug-related deaths at festivals this summer, the debate around testing these illegal drugs to check their purity and for contaminants has flared up once more. But from a user perspective, when should ...

Medical research

Medical reality catches up to science fiction

(HealthDay)—Average folks may one day be able to use a Star Trek-inspired home medical device to diagnose a dozen different ailments and track five major vital signs, all without needing to draw blood or visit a doctor's ...

Cardiology

New handheld scanner to give instant heart disease diagnosis

With worldwide cardiovascular deaths at an all-time high, European scientists have developed a new handheld scanner that can read your heart's vital signs like a supermarket barcode reader can scan items at the checkout, ...

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