Uninsured Kids With Mental Health Emergencies Often Transferred to Another Hospital

Children without health insurance who present to the emergency department (ED) for mental health issues are more likely to be transferred to another hospital compared to kids with private insurance, according to a new study by researchers at the University of...
Dark Chocolate Tied to Better Mood, Fewer Depressive Symptoms

Dark Chocolate Tied to Better Mood, Fewer Depressive Symptoms

Eating dark chocolate may ease depressive symptoms and have a positive effect on mood, according to a new study led by University College London (UCL). The study, published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, looked at whether different types of chocolate might be...
Cesarean Birth May Increase Risk of Cognitive Issues in Twins

Cesarean Birth May Increase Risk of Cognitive Issues in Twins

Twins born by cesarean birth may be at greater risk for cognitive problems, according to a new study at the University of Malaga (UMA) in Spain. The findings are published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Psychology. “Twins are very vulnerable, since their birth...
Childhood Tics May Not Go Away, Kids Just Get Better at Hiding Them

Childhood Tics May Not Go Away, Kids Just Get Better at Hiding Them

Around 20 percent of kids will develop one or more compulsive tics, such as excessive blinking, throat clearing or shrugging, at some point during childhood. Yet far fewer (only around 3 percent) go on to develop a chronic tic disorder, such as Tourette syndrome. In...

Study Explores End-of-Life Clarity in Dementia Patients

An interdisciplinary research team is investigating cases of paradoxical lucidity, a phenomenon in which a person with severe dementia suddenly “wakes up” and exhibits surprisingly normal behaviors, only to pass away shortly thereafter. Writing in the journal...
AI May Revolutionize Detection and Management of Alzheimer’s

AI May Revolutionize Detection and Management of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a healthcare albatross lurking in the background to prey upon our aging population. Despite considerable attention to detection and management of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), significant gaps remain. While many traditional memory assessment tools...