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Drinking orange juice daily ‘cuts dementia risk by almost 50 per cent’

Middle-aged men who drink orange juice daily may be lowering their chances of cognitive decline, according to a new study…

Almost half of CBT patients experience negative side effects

Over 40 per cent of patients who undergo CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) experience negative side effects, according to a new…

Are you smarter in summer? Brain health changes with the seasons

As the hottest summer on record comes to an end, many of us will have felt the benefits of the…

One in four people prescribed Valium will become addicted, new study claims

One in four people given a prescription for benzodiazepine sedatives will become addicted to the drugs, according to new research…

High-fat diet linked to episodic memory loss and Alzheimer’s risk

A diet high in fat can have negative effects on memory after just one day, according to new research by…

Mental health awareness may do more harm than good

In recent years there has been a huge obsession with children’s mental health. Frequently the public is told that youngsters…

New research offers hope of a blood test for Alzheimer’s

Tiny snippets of genetic material called microRNA may help with early detection of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, according to…

Not just a Hollywood film plot – psychiatric patients are being institutionalised for profit

A recent exposé showed what seems to amount to unethical practice in accepting referral fees by psychiatrists. One stated he…

Can religious belief make you live longer?

Those with religious affiliations live an average of almost four years longer than those with none, according to new research…

How to interact with relatives with dementia

Over the past few years, awareness surrounding dementia has steadily increased. There are currently 850,000 people living with the condition…

Food supplements ‘could be used in early treatment of psychosis’

Nutrients found in food may help reduce the symptoms of psychotic illness, when used in the early stages of treatment,…

We have a drug that’s effective against depression – now the government needs to let us use it

The case of young Alfie Dingley, who has to live in Holland to obtain cannabis medicine for his severe epilepsy,…

Trump wants to end the opioid crisis. But what if he is himself its prime symptom?

In October 2017, Donald Trump declared a public health emergency in response to what he called a ‘national shame and…

Depressed people have lower levels of arginine, study finds

People with major depressive disorder (MDD) have reduced arginine levels, according to a new study by the University of Eastern…

Pioneering neuroscience identifies molecular pattern of psychiatric disorders

Most medical disorders have well-defined physical characteristics seen in tissues, organs and bodily fluids. Psychiatric disorders, in contrast, are define…

Pets improve your mental health, new study suggests

It is estimated that there are 10 million cats and 11.5 million dogs kept as pets in the UK –…

Acne linked with increased risk of depression

Researchers from the University of Calgary in Canada have found that patients with acne have a significantly increased risk of…

How stress could be making you ill

Certain types of stress interact with immune cells and can regulate how these cells respond to allergens, ultimately causing physical…