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No evidence that depression is caused by low serotonin levels, finds comprehensive review

After decades of study, there remains no clear evidence that serotonin levels or serotonin activity are responsible for depression, according to a major review of prior research led by UCL scientists.

Healthy sleep habits before kindergarten help children adjust to school

New research suggests that one important way to prepare for the transition to first-time schooling is to develop a bedtime routine in which children consistently get at least 10 hours of sleep at night, which will help them adjust during the transition.

Early Alzheimer’s detection up to 17 years in advance

A sensor identifies misfolded protein biomarkers in the blood. This offers a chance to detect Alzheimer’s disease before any symptoms occur. Researchers intend to bring it to market maturity.

Vitamin B6 supplements could reduce anxiety and depression

Scientists at the University of Reading measured the impact of high doses of Vitamin B6 on young adults and found that they reported feeling less anxious and depressed after taking the supplements every day for a month.
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Pain isn’t a pain to explain

Pain isn’t a pain to explain: Simplifying a complex topic for patients

It is estimated that 11.2 percent of American adults (25.3 million people) have experienced some form of pain every day for the past three months. If we extrapolate these numbers to include Canada we can infer that every citizen knows someone either in their family, circle of friends, or co-workers that suffer from chronic pain. » Read more...
Facial pain

A step in the right direction: Failures in facial pain and the importance of the first step

“Regardless of the therapy provider, it is important to know that the therapy being provided is proper and the standardization of care has proven to be successful, conservative, and safe for the patient.”
I cannot tell you how many times a patient visits our office in pain, having seen no less than five to seven different doctors or therapists of varying professions with no success. Most of these patients (with respect to my niche practice of facial pain) have not had the same opinion twice, have not had the same therapy suggested twice, and have not had the correct therapy done for their condition.
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