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Bipolar disorder may trigger excessive spending tendencies

12-01   Bipolar disorder may trigger excessive spending tendencies

“Following the thoughts racing in my mind, I spent $1000 on getting a beautiful tattoo done on my shoulder. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision. After all that tattoo meant the world to me at that point of time. But when it was time to pay my bills, my head started spinning and I went crazy,” […]


Prescription video game from Neuroscape can help treat children with ADHD

11-29   Prescription video game from Neuroscape can help treat children with ADHD

In a first, Boston-based tech company Akili has used Neuroscape’s core technology to develop a mobile gaming app, Project: EVO, for treating children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). If the results are positive, the game, currently in phase III clinical trials conducted by Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will be the first prescription-based video […]


Vegas carnage survivors reeling under trauma

10-03   Vegas carnage survivors reeling under trauma

In one of the worst gun attacks in American history, the shooting in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017, during an outdoor country music concert left 59 people dead and more than 525 wounded, according to media reports. A pall of gloom has descended on the entire country, with prayers reaching out for those killed […]


World Alzheimer’s Month: Alzheimer’s disease can be predicted 2 years in advance with AI

09-11   World Alzheimer’s Month: Alzheimer’s disease can be predicted 2 years in advance with AI

An algorithm run by artificial intelligence can detect initial signs of dementia in brain scans and can precisely prognosticate who will develop Alzheimer’s disease as early as two years in advance, said a recent study. The algorithm has a success rate of 84 percent in predicting probable Alzheimer’s disease, said lead author of the study […]


World Suicide Prevention Day: Live streaming one’s suicide can mean a lot of things

09-08   World Suicide Prevention Day: Live streaming one’s suicide can mean a lot of things

One of the earliest reported internet suicide was that of a Florida teen Abraham Biggs, who in 2008, posted several times on an online bodybuilding message board that he was going to kill himself. Unfortunately, nobody took him seriously. Rather than stopping him, many goaded him to go ahead, which he eventually did. The entire […]


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