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Sleep deprivation can cause brain to start 'eating' itself

A lack of sleep can cause parts of the brain's synapses to be 'eaten' by other brain cells, according to a new study by researchers at the Marche Polytechnic University in Italy.<p>Astrocytes are a cell in the brain that clean out worn-out cells and debris. Scientists studying the brains of mice found …

Sleep

Facebook will let users livestream self-harm, leaked documents show

Internal manual shows how site tries to strike balance between allowing cries for help and discouraging copycat behaviour<p>Facebook will allow users to livestream attempts to self-harm because it “doesn’t want to censor or punish people in distress who are attempting suicide”, according to leaked …

Facebook

Will the high-tech cities of the future be utterly lonely?

Humans are inherently social animals, and our health suffers if we're cut off from social ties. So it's no wonder the so-called loneliness "epidemic" …

America’s insomnia problem is even worse than before the Great Recession

Americans are more stressed than ever — and for most of them, their bank accounts are to blame.<p>The majority of Americans (65%) are losing sleep over money issues, according to a new study from CreditCards.com — up from 56% in 2007. The most common stressor is health care or insurance bills at 38%, …

Michigan boy, 11, hangs himself after social media prank

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER<p>DETROIT (AP) — Tysen Benz was at home when he saw social media posts indicating that his 13-year-old girlfriend had …

Can ElliQ the robot combat social isolation in the elderly?

When you think of robots designed to help people, you might think of the role of robotics in caring and customer service roles or companion orientated service robots like Pepper, Nao or even Hasbro’s companion pets. Then more recently there’s the emergence of robots as sexual or romantic partners. …

Accentuate the Positive in ADHD

The identification of talents and strengths is one of the most important parts of ADHD treatment. People with ADHD usually know their shortcomings …

NIH study sheds light on how to reset the addicted brain

News Release<p>Wednesday, April 3, 2013<p>Research suggests that targeted stimulation of the brain’s prefrontal cortex is a promising treatment for …

Access to nature reduces depression and obesity, finds European study

Trees and green spaces are unrecognised healers offering benefits from increases in mental wellbeing to allergy reductions, says report<p>People living close to trees and green spaces are less likely to be obese, inactive, or dependent on anti-depressants, according to a new report.<p>Middle-aged …

Research

Playing video games may help treat depression

Researchers at the University of California Davis are using video games and brain training applications to treat depression.

Game Development

reminder apps to find the best

It’s got drug-interaction warnings, and even—get this—videos that offer drug and dosage information. “This is Tamsulosin,” a doctor-looking guy says …

Port Authority eyeing harness-equipped cops on GWB

At least one Emergency Service Unit tandem — two cops equipped with harnesses — would be permanently stationed on the George Washington Bridge to …

Facebook hopes artificial intelligence can curb the ‘terribly tragic’ trend of suicides

Just like that, Naika Venant was live.<p>The 14-year-old girl was on Facebook, broadcasting from a bathroom at her foster home in southeastern Florida. Then, she was hanging from a scarf tied to a shower’s glass door frame — a deeply painful and personal moment playing out publicly on social media.<p>A …

Facebook

Blue Monday 2017 could be bluest ever, says expert behind equation

Blue Monday could be most depressing ever because of celebrity deaths, anxiety over Brexit, and fears about a Donald Trump presidency in the US, the expert who coined the phrase has warned.<p>In 2005 Dr Cliff Arnall, formerly of Cardiff University, came up with a light-hearted formula for predicting …

Ask Carrie Fisher: I'm bipolar – how do you feel at peace with mental illness?

Living with mental illness is tough, Fisher says, and that’s why it’s important to find a community to share experiences and find comfort in the similarities<p><i>Dear Carrie,</i><p><i>As another person with bipolar disorder, I really admire the way that you have spoken candidly about your own mental health and</i> …

Mental Disorders

Dentsu chief Ishii resigns amid mounting pressure over employee's suicide

Dentsu Inc. President Tadashi Ishii said he will step down in January to take responsibility for the overwork-related suicide of a 24-year-old …

Your social media addiction is giving you depression

Jason Zook started every morning by scrolling through Twitter, Instagram, Vine, his blog and Facebook. It started to have an effect on the …

How to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination comes in many disguises. We might resolve to tackle a task, but find endless reasons to defer it. We might prioritize things we can readily tick off our to-do list—answering emails, say—while leaving the big, complex stuff untouched for another day. We can look and feel busy, while …

Stop Sharing News That Trans Teen Suicides Spiked Post-Election—It's Not Just Wrong, But Dangerous to LGBT Youth

Calls to mental health and suicide hotlines spiked this week after Donald Trump was elected president, according to four major crisis-prevention …

Suicide

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists prove brain implant works in primates

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists developed a brain implant which turns thought into electrical signals in the spine so that lost feeling can be restored after injury.<p>Currently people who break their backs or suffer a spinal trauma are unable to stand or move even though …

Doctor grows new ear on a man's ARM to restore his hearing after he lost the organ in a horrific accident

• <b>Mr Ji, from China, lost his right ear in a traffic accident one year ago</b>• <b><br>He yearned to have the organ back because life had been 'inconvenient'</b>• <b><br>A</b> …

More Evidence Linking ADHD to Comorbid Conditions

A study from researchers in New Zealand has added weight to the idea that people with ADHD are significantly more likely to have other mental health …

Birdsong

Another side of Dog Lake

Japanese suicide pensioner blows himself up in park, injures three others: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - A 72 year-old retired soldier blew himself up in a park in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya, killing himself and injuring three …

Depression-Busting Exercise Tips For People Too Depressed To Exercise

What to do when you want to move your body, but your brain won’t let you.<p>I f you’ve struggled with depression at any point in your life, you’ve …

‘Finally. Someone who thinks like me.’

In a living room in western Pennsylvania, the Republican National Convention was on TV, and Melanie Austin was getting impatient.<p>“Who’s that guy?” she said, watching some billionaire talk about prosperity and tolerance. “Prosperity and tolerance? Forget that sh--.”<p>She lit a cigarette. Her …

Elections

At a Loss for Meds, Venezuela’s Mentally Ill Spiral Downward

MARACAY, Venezuela — The voices tormenting Accel Simeone kept getting louder.<p>The country’s last supplies of antipsychotic medication were vanishing, and Mr. Simeone had gone weeks without the drug that controls his schizophrenia.<p>Reality was disintegrating with each passing day. The sounds in his …

Empathy

Young women at staggeringly high risk of anxiety and depression

<b>There’s been a huge spike in the number of young women suffering from mental health problems, a major health report has found.</b><p>According to the latest …