THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A short but intensive approach to “talk therapy” can help many combat veterans overcome post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new clinical trial has found. The study tested “compressed” formats of a standard PTSD treatment called prolonged exposure therapy, in which patients learn toContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The genetic abnormality that drives Down syndrome causes the same sort of abnormal brain plaques and protein tangles that are found in Alzheimer’s disease patients, a new study reports. Amyloid beta plaques and tau tangles have long been associated with Alzheimer’s disease, andContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Nov. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A severely paralyzed person no longer needs to go through brain surgery to try and steer a motorized wheelchair with their mind, researchers report. Through an electrode-studded cap placed on their head, several people with quadriplegia — no function in all four limbsContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Americans aged 25 to 44 — so-called millennials — are dying at significantly higher rates from three leading killers than similarly aged people just 10 years ago, the latest government data shows. Looking at data collected between 2000 and 2020, the new reportContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The federal government is pumping millions more dollars into an effort to expand the United States’ network of community mental health centers. Up to 15 states now can apply for $1 million grants to help plan new Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC)Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Over 30 years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), some doctors harbor biases toward people with disabilities, and even actively avoid accepting them as patients, a new study finds. In focus group discussions with about two dozen U.S. doctors,Continue Reading