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Search engines and content providers could have a role to play in helping young people find the most reliable mental health resources online, research at the University of Strathclyde has found. Thousands of websites and apps relating to mental health are available but the study discovered that much of the…
Flickering light in the eyes could form the basis of a breakthrough Alzheimer's treatment with the potential to halt or even reverse the disease, research has shown. Extraordinary results from experiments conducted in the US have revealed a close connection between brain waves and a clinical hallmark of the condition.…
More than two-thirds of adolescents who suffer from depression could see long-term benefits from receiving one of three psychological treatments – of which only one is currently recommended on the NHS – according to research published in The Lancet Psychiatry. Depression affects around one in twenty adolescents, causing considerable suffering…
A new institute, which aims to help to shape a brighter future for children who face difficult circumstances in Scotland and beyond, has been launched in Glasgow. Based at the University of Strathclyde, The Institute for Inspiring Children's Futures (known as 'Inspiring Children's Futures') is a joint venture between the…
An immunotherapy drug hailed as a potential game changer in the treatment of Alzheimer's has missed its targets in a large-scale clinical trial. The antibody treatment, solanezumab, failed to achieve significant slowing of memory loss and mental decline caused by the disease. As a result, manufacturer Eli Lilly and Company…
NSPCC has put out a call for a rapid literature review to identify interventions, campaigns, activities and community behaviours which are effective in preventing parents facing adversity going on to abuse or neglect their children. The NSPCC is looking to fund a researcher or team to conduct a rapid literature…
Researchers investigating the emotional impact of cancer are looking for people affected by the disease to take part in an international study. Led by researchers at the University of Chester Research Unit for the Psychology of Health, the research is being conducted in collaboration with academics from Queen’s University of…
An experimental autism therapy that helps parents communicate with their children has had a record level of success in reducing core symptoms of the condition. A trial involving daily 20 to 30 minute sessions of planned communication and play activities showed benefits that lasted six years after the treatment ended.…
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