Mindfulness training is an effective way to prevent depression relapses. That is the conclusion of a meta-analysis that was carried out by Dutch, British, Canadian and Swiss researchers. According to them, mindfulness training can be a good addition to or replacement for antidepressants Continue reading
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What deep brain stimulation can accomplish, has become apparent in the treatment of Parkinson patients. As soon as the electrode in the brain is switched on, all involuntary movements disappear immediately. According to some scientists, the same therapy applied to another part of the brain could be effective in people suffering from depression. Scientists of the Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC) presume to have found the right spot in the cortex. These findings were published in Translational Psychiatry. Continue reading
Also this week MedZine brings you the latest medical news on various medical specialisms. In this editorial two striking studies are highlighted. The first describes the role of the Dkk1 protein in hardening of arteries. The second study shows that cancer survivors with a depression have more chance to die prematurely than cancer survivors without depression. Continue reading
Also this week MedZine brings you the latest medical news on various medical specialisms. In this editorial some striking studies are highlighted. This week we have selected two studies, both concerning serious hazards. The first is the hazard of sugar-sweetened drinks. Everybody likes a soda now and then, but perhaps it's time to start worrying about the effects of these sugar-sweetened beverages. According to researchers, sugar sweetened drinks may be associated with about 180,000 deaths around the world each year. Another association that warrants serious attention, is that between heart failure, depression and death. According to new research, heart failure patients who are moderately or severely depressed have four times the risk of dying and double the risk of having to go to the em Continue reading