ADHD medication tied to lower risk for alcohol, drug abuse in teens and adults

ADHD medication tied to lower risk for alcohol, drug abuse in teens and adults The use of medication to treat attention deficient hyperactivity disorder is linked to significantly lower risk for substance use problems in adolescents and adults with ADHD, according to a new study. ADHD medication tied to lower risk for alcohol, drug abuse…

Oxygen and hyperbaric oxygen therapy reverses brain damage in drowned toddler

Oxygen and hyperbaric oxygen therapy reverses brain damage in drowned toddler Medical researchers report the case of the reversal of brain volume loss in a 2-year-old drowning victim unresponsive to all stimuli treated with normobaric oxygen (oxygen at sea level) and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Oxygen and hyperbaric oxygen therapy reverses brain damage in drowned toddler …

Females with autism show greater difficulty with day-to-day tasks than male counterparts

Females with autism show greater difficulty with day-to-day tasks than male counterparts Women and girls with autism may face greater challenges with real world planning, organization and other daily living skills, according to a new study. Females with autism show greater difficulty with day-to-day tasks than male counterparts Source: Science Daily Mind & Brain

Source of cell-specific change in Alzheimer's disease

Source of cell-specific change in Alzheimer’s disease Researchers have identified altered expression of a gene called ANK1, which only recently has been associated with memory robbing Alzheimer’s disease, in specific cells in the brain. Following sequencing of each of these cell types, the scientists found that altered ANK1 expression originates in microglia, a type of…

Drug combined with care program better at reducing Alzheimer's symptoms than drug alone

Drug combined with care program better at reducing Alzheimer’s symptoms than drug alone Combining a specific care management program with a commonly-prescribed drug for Alzheimer’s, memantine, multiplies the medication’s ability to improve daily function by about 7.5 times, stalling some of the disease’s most damaging effects, according to new research. With no significant new drug…