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Depressive Symptoms and Pain May Affect Adherence and Health Outcomes in Dialysis Patients

Among patients on chronic hemodialysis, those with depressive symptoms and pain were more likely to abbreviate or miss dialysis sessions, visit the emergency department, and be hospitalized. Depressive symptoms were also linked with an increased risk of premature death.

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Mayo Clinic Health Letter: Highlights from the July 2014 Issue

Here are highlights from the insert month issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter, an eight-page monthly newsletter of reliable, accurate and practical information on today’s health and medical news.

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How Is Depression Related to Dementia?

A new study gives insight into the relationship between depression and dementia. The study is published in the July 30, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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How Is Depression Related to Dementia?

A new study by neuropsychiatric researchers at Rush University Medical Center gives insight into the relationship between depression and dementia.

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Kids with Autism and Sensory Processing Disorders Show Differences in Brain Wiring

Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that children with sensory processing disorders have decreased structural brain connections in specific sensory regions different than those in autism, further establishing SPD as a clinically important neurodevelopmental disorder.

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Many Depressed Preschoolers Still Suffer in Later School Years

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Children diagnosed with depression as preschoolers are likely to suffer from depression as school-age children and young adolescents, new research shows.

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Teen Insomnia Is Linked with Depression and Anxiety

A study of high school students by University of Adelaide psychology researchers has shed new light on the links between insomnia-related mental health conditions among teens.

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A Blood Test for Suicide?

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered a chemical alteration in a single human gene linked to stress reactions that, if confirmed in larger studies, could give doctors a simple blood test to reliably predict a person’s risk of attempting suicide.

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Antismoking Campaigns Effective Among Minorities and People with Lower Education, Income

Antismoking advertising effectively promotes attempts to quit smoking among vulnerable population groups, including minorities and people with lower education and income, according to a new study by researcher at RTI International.

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