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Stats: 37% of adults take meds that may trigger depression-6455

Stats: 37% of adults take meds that may trigger depression

A study of medication use among more than 26,000 US adults (mean age, 46) showed that 37.2% were taking drugs with depression as a potential adverse effect, and about 7% were taking three or more concurrently.

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Physically fit women less likely to develop dementia-6300

Physically fit women less likely to develop dementia

Highly fit middle-aged women were nearly 90% less likely to develop dementia decades later compared with women who were moderately fit, according to a study in Sweden.

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Older adults unlikely to start treatment after depression diagnosis-6269

Older adults unlikely to start treatment after depression diagnosis

Only 35.7% of US adults who receive a new depression diagnosis from their primary care doctor start treatment with antidepressant medication or psychotherapy within 90 days of the diagnosis, researchers from Kaiser Permanente have found.

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Mental health

Transcendental meditation relieves PTSD symptoms-6241

Transcendental meditation relieves PTSD symptoms

Practicing transcendental meditation (TM) led to significant relief from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among US veterans of the war in Vietnam, the Gulf War, Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan, researchers say.

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Hearing problems may up risk of disability, dementia-6210

Hearing problems may up risk of disability, dementia

It is generally accepted that hearing loss may play a role in social isolation, depression, lower quality of life and other adverse mental health conditions; however, there is little robust research to back up such associations.

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Mental health

New AAN guideline: exercise to boost memory, thinking-6200

New AAN guideline: exercise to boost memory, thinking

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has updated its practice guideline for people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and now says that clinicians should recommend twice-weekly exercise to improve memory and cognition.

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