Simple Exercise Can Help Reduce Depression

Simple Exercise Can Help Reduce Depression

Recent studies have shown that doing simple exercises like gardening, walking, or playing golf can help lower depression rates. This was discovered by researchers at Anglia Ruskin University, who reviewed many studies from around the world.

Their findings, published in the Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews journal, show that regular physical activity can decrease the chances of depression by 23% and anxiety by 26%.

Schizophrenia – a Molecular Explanation for Schizophrenia

Toward a Molecular Explanation for Schizophrenia — TAU researchers find inhibition of a basic cellular process may contribute to the mysterious disease – Surprisingly little is known about schizophrenia. It was only recognized as a medical condition in the past few decades, and its exact causes remain unclear. Since there is no objective test for schizophrenia, its diagnosis is based on an assortment of reported symptoms.

Stem cell transplant may restore memory

Stem cell transplant restores memory, learning in mice – A study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is the first to show that human stem cells can successfully implant themselves in the brain and then heal neurological deficits, says senior author Su-Chun Zhang, a professor of neuroscience and neurology.

Rare genetic disorder linked to schizophrenia

Rare genetic disorder points to molecules that may play role in schizophrenia — Finding may suggest novel therapeutic target for treating disease – Scientists studying a rare genetic disorder have identified a molecular pathway that may play a role in schizophrenia. The findings may one day guide researchers to new treatment options for people with schizophrenia ? a devastating disease that affects approximately 1 percent of the world’s population.

Autism in children linked to Father’s Age

deCODE Genetics Study Finds Father?s Age?Not Mother?s Critical to New Mutations Passed to Offspring — Nature Published Study Signals Rise in Autism Spectrum Disorder May Be Partially Tied to Increasing Age of Fathers at Time When Children are Conceived – deCODE Genetics, a global leader in analyzing and understanding the human genome, in collaboration with Illumina, a global leader in the making of instruments to analyze the genome, reported in the journal Nature that a father?s age, not a mother?s, at the time a child is conceived is the single largest contributor to the passing of new hereditary mutations to offspring.

Meditation may help brain to recover from diseases

Tuning out: How brains benefit from meditation — Meditation may help brain to recover from diseases – Brain imaging study reveals that experienced meditators seem to be able switch off areas of the brain associated with daydreaming as well as psychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.

RISPERDAL and Risperidone Tablets recalled due to odor of TBA

Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of RISPERDAL? Tablets and One Lot of Risperidone Tablets – Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of one lot of RISPERDAL? (risperidone) 3mg Tablets, marketed by Janssen Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and one lot of risperidone 2mg Tablets, marketed by Patriot Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Stem cells take cues from CSF fluid in brain

Stem cells take cues from cerebrospinal fluid in the brain – Proteins in fluids bathing the brain are essential for building the brain, revealed by researchers in the journal Neuron. The finding promises to advance research related to neurological disease, cancer and stem cells.

EEG can diagnose autism spectrum disorders in infants

Using EEGs to diagnose autism spectrum disorders in infants — Machine-learning system finds differences in brain connectivity – A computational physicist and a cognitive neuroscientist at Children’s Hospital Boston have come up with the beginnings of a noninvasive test to evaluate an infant’s autism risk.