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    9 October
    Mental Health

    Antidepressants vs. Running: What Works Best to Beat Depression

    Lead Image: Research comparing 16-week regimens of antidepressants and running exercises found both to be similarly effective for mental health. However, running showed more physical health benefits, while antidepressants slightly worsened physical health. Despite this, adherence to running was lower than to medication. First trial to directly compare effects of treatments on mental and physical health shows clear benefits of exercise, and slight physical worsening with antidepressants. But can patients stick to the exercise? The first study to compare the effects of antidepressants with running exercises for anxiety, depression, and overall health shows that they have about the same benefits…

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  • 7 October
    Mental Health

    Esketamine Nasal Spray: A Game-Changing Treatment for Clinical Depression

    Lead Image: Esketamine Nasal Spray. In a pivotal trial, esketamine outperformed standard treatments for resistant depression, with 28% of patients achieving remission in eight weeks, versus 18% using quetiapine. Credit: Janssen Pharmaceutica NV Esketamine has showcased promising results in a major clinical trial, proving more effective than standard treatments for treatment-resistant depression. Treatment-resistant depression (TRD) is a particularly challenging form of major depressive disorder. As Albino Oliveira-Maia, head of the Champalimaud Foundation’s Neuropsychiatry Unit and the study’s national coordinator for Portugal, explains, “TRD is defined as the persistence of depressive symptoms despite adequate courses of at least two different antidepressant…

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  • 6 October
    Climate Change

    Scientists Unveil New Carbon Capture Method That Plucks CO2 Straight From the Air

    Lead Image: Northwestern University has developed a “moisture-swing” technique for direct air carbon capture (DAC) which captures CO2 at low humidities and releases it at high humidities, utilizing a range of ions. This research enhances DAC understanding and offers a more energy-efficient carbon capture method compared to traditional techniques. Leveraging technology powered by humidity, scientists discovered several new ions that facilitate low-energy carbon sequestration. As the global community gradually moves towards decarbonizing industrial operations, it’s imperative not just to prevent the production of new atmospheric carbon but also to extract the already present carbon dioxide. While traditional carbon capture focuses…

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  • 5 October

    Brain’s Breathing Block: Deciphering Unexplained Epilepsy Deaths

    Recent research offers fresh insights into the causes of SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy). The study pinpointed a specific region in the amygdala that, when stimulated, can induce prolonged apnea, even after a seizure concludes. This groundbreaking discovery, combined with innovative brain imaging techniques, may lead to enhanced understanding and potential preventive treatments for SUDEP. Study finds amygdala region is linked to persistent loss of breathing after seizure. New findings may take scientists a step closer to understanding what causes SUDEP—Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy—a rare but fatal complication of epilepsy. There are about 3,000 deaths from SUDEP each…

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  • 4 October

    New Study Finds That Women and Men React Differently To Strain and Stress

    New research analyzed the impact of COVID-19-related worries on mental health, revealing that anxiety plays a pivotal role. The study found gender-specific differences: men’s anxiety increased with job concerns, while women’s rose with worries about family and friends. Do you recall the early days of the 2020 Corona pandemic? When businesses, eateries, cinemas, and theaters were shut down. When gatherings with friends and family were restricted. When children had to adapt to learning from their bedrooms and travel was out of the question. Nowadays, it seems that many have moved past those challenging times. However, the multiple measures implemented to…

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