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Resynchronizing Neurons to Erase Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia, an often severe and disabling psychiatric disorder, affects approximately 1 percent of the world's population. While research over the past few years has suggested that desynchronization of neurons may be the cause of its neuropsychiatric symptoms, including memory disorders, hyperactivity, and hallucinatory phenomena, the cellular origin of such desynchronization remains poorly understood 

Comparative Efficacy and Tolerability Of Medications For ADHD In Children

There has been an increase in the use of medications to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in both adults and children between 2001 and 2015, a study involving over 154 million individuals from 14 countries in Europe, North America, Asia, and Australasia. The study provides the most comprehensive analysis yet of trends in ADHD medication use. The study was published in the journal The Lancet Psychiatry.

New Approach for Treating Brain-eating Amoeba Infections

The amoeba Naegleria fowleri is commonly found in warm swimming pools, lakes and rivers. On rare occasions, the amoeba can infect a healthy person and cause severe primary amebic meningoencephalitis, a "brain-eating" disease that is almost always fatal. Other than trial-and-error with general antifungal medications, there are no treatments for the infection.

People Living In Most Deprived Neighborhoods Likely To Die Alone At Home

According to a study, researchers examine people living in the most deprived neighborhoods are 24% more likely to die alone at home than those in the least deprived areas. Dr. Anna Schneider and Dr. Iain Atherton analyzed data on all 53,517 people who died within a year after the Scottish census 2011, using the census and death record data. They were also less likely to die in a hospice or care home.