Cognitive deficit in COVID-19 survivors is equivalent to 20 years of aging

Cognitive impairment as a result of severe COVID-19 is similar to that sustained between 50 and 70 years of age and is the equivalent to losing 10 IQ points, say a team of scientists from the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London. The findings, published in the journal eClinicalMedicine, emerging from the NIHR COVID-19 … Read more

Alcohol Dependence Drug the Next Anti-Anxiety Med?

Disulfiram, a US Food and Drug Admiistration (FDA)–approved medication for the treatment of chronic alcohol dependence, shows promise as a potential anxiolytic, early research suggests. Japanese researchers, headed by Akiyoshi Saitoh, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Science, compared the reactions of mice that received a classic anxiolytic agent (diazepam) to … Read more

Blessed with a newborn in the house? How to survive sleep deprivation as a parent

Sleep shortage or sleep deprivation after childbirth is a genuine concern Photo: iStock KEY HIGHLIGHTS There is almost nothing as joyous as welcoming a newborn into the family. But a baby in the house means the added responsibility of ensuring the welfare of the bundle of joy. Are you losing precious sleep while your baby … Read more

The Problematic Use of Tramadol Is Increasing in France

This article was originally published in French on Univadis. Key Takeaways According to French addiction surveillance data compiled from 2013 through 2018, the problematic use of tramadol is increasing in France, even though prescription levels remain stable. The rate of dependence among patients treated for pain seems high, and tramadol could become the opioid analgesic … Read more

Prescriptions for depression, anxiety among young adults on the rise- The New Indian Express

Express News Service BENGALURU: A recent study in England has found an increase in prescriptions for depression. Closer home, anecdotal evidence in Karnataka has revealed that prescriptions for anti-depressants in teenagers have gone up drastically. Research by the University of Bristol, United Kingdom, was published in the Britain Journal of General Practice. Doctors and mental … Read more

DENTAL COLUMN: Feeling understood | Life

Let’s talk about ‘that chair’. Yes, hard surface, cold to touch, clinical smell and it reclines us to another world. A place which can be very different tor all of us. How do you feel when you think about ‘that dental chair’? For some this can be an extraordinary one hour experience of relaxation and … Read more

Psychedelic drug LSD may be effective in anxiety treatment

Share on PinterestThe use of psychedelic drugs such as LSD in mental health treatment is at the forefront of clinical research. Lyuba Burakova/Stocksy Psychedelic compounds have gained increased attention as potential therapeutic agents in mental health, especially in low- and non-hallucinogenic doses. A new study shows that repeated doses of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) Over … Read more