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American Psychological Association Releases New Therapy Guidelines For 2019

The new guidelines released by the APA encourages mental health professionals to be more aware of biases and recognize the different experiences of girls and women. It offers new recommendations that reflect changes in the society for the past decade.

Public Health May 15, 2019

Autism Cure Cease Therapy Can Seriously Harm Children, Watchdog Warns

Autism Cease therapy can seriously harm children, a watchdog in the United Kingdom warned. At least 150 therapists were ordered to stop advertising Cease therapy as a cure, as it lacks credibility.

Public Health March 23, 2019

Depression Is Leading Cause Of Ill Health Worldwide: How To Combat The Scourge

The upcoming World Health Day is themed around depression and the importance of recognizing symptoms and offering support to people living with this mental health condition. As such, WHO promotes talking therapy and calls for bigger investments in depression treatments.

Public Health April 3, 2017

Personalized Combo Therapy Reverses Memory Loss From Alzheimer's Disease

A 36-point personalized treatment for Alzheimer's reversed memory loss and sustained improvements in a small study. This gives hope that the condition marked by cognitive decline can be prevented and cured.

Neuroscience June 17, 2016

Making Cerebral Palsy Therapy Fun With Video Games

Researchers believe that video games have potential to be a key therapy to improve the motor skills of children diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Find out what research has been done to support the claim.

Life February 4, 2016

Gene Therapy For Cystic Fibrosis Shows Promise In Mice Study

Previous attempts to use gene therapy in treating cystic fibrosis were largely uneffective. But after seeing gene therapy used to successfully treat genetic disorders like hemophilia, scientists reattempted and succeeded in curing the disease in mice and human cell cultures using the approach.

Life November 17, 2015

Talk Therapy Better Than Light Treatment For Seasonal Affective Disorder

Experts usually prescribe light therapy to patients suffering from seasonal affective disorder. Now, researchers found that talk therapy or cognitive behavioral interventions may produce better clinical outcomes for patients diagnosed with the disorder.

Life November 8, 2015

Virtual Reality Not Just For Video Games, Can Be Used For Therapy

Virtual reality (VR) can be used as a therapeutic tool. Many therapists, counselors and even the U.S. Department of Veterans are already taking advantage of VR-based treatment.

Life September 29, 2015

Researchers Identify Promising Therapy That Could Help Osteoporosis Patients

A new drug for osteoporosis may soon boost patients' therapy outcomes as researchers identify a drug that can help to enhance bone formation.

Life June 16, 2015

Tennessee Girl Without Feet Gets Adorable Puppy Without A Paw

Sapphyre Johnson, a three-year-old girl from Tennessee who was born without feet and several fingers, was given a white German shepherd puppy with a missing paw to be her therapy dog and companion.

Life April 23, 2015

Addressing Military Sleep Problems May Lower Cases Of PTSD

A recent study reveals that improving the military's sleep-related policies may have a hand in reducing problems like PTSD that can negatively impact reintegration.

Internet Culture April 12, 2015

Platinum Might Be Future Weapon Against Deadly Pancreatic Cancer

Platinum-based treatment could have dramatic response in some patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Two patients who received this therapy had their tumor completely gone.

Life February 26, 2015

Psychologists are now prescribing video games as therapy

A group of researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas recently had autistic patients practice social interactions in a virtual reality video game setting.

Geek October 30, 2014

Spinal cord recovery therapy gets closer to human clinical trials

System of using signals mimicking those of the brain to directly stimulate the spinal cord could let the paralyzed walk again, researchers say. Technique tested on rats could have human trials next summer.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 26, 2014

Low field magnetic stimulation may offer immediate relief for patients with depression

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Weill Cornell Medical College discovered that a single treatment of low field magnetic stimulation produced mood-elevating effects in depressed patients.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 23, 2014

Dialysis machine built for infants helps babies fighting renal, kidney issues

A research team's five-year project is successfully helping sick infant dealing with renal failure issues.

Life May 23, 2014

FDA designates Novartis' Bexsero vaccine for Meningitis B as breakthrough therapy

A vaccine to help protect people from the deadly meningitis B has been tagged by the FDA as a breakthrough therapy. See what's next for the meningitis vaccine.

Life April 8, 2014

Monster cat holds family hostage; will be undergoing therapy

Lux, the 22-pound cat that's stolen the hearts and imaginations of the Internet since Monday, will be seeing a pet psychologist to ensure no more attacks occur.

Society March 11, 2014

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