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US psychiatry gets makeover in new manual

The latest makeover to a massive psychiatric tome honored by some, reviled by others and even called the "Bible" of mental disorders is being released Saturday with a host of new changes.

US psychiatry gets makeover in new manual
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Up to one-fifth of US youth have mental disorder: CDC

As many as one-fifth of American children and teens suffer from a mental disorder such as anxiety or depression and the incidence of such ailments is rising.

Up to one-fifth of US youth have mental disorder: CDC
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Videogames slow, reverse 'mental decay': study

Playing videogames can prevent and even reverse deteriorating brain functions such as memory, reasoning and visual processing.

Videogames slow, reverse 'mental decay': study
New gene linked with double Alzheimer's risk for blacks
New gene linked with double Alzheimer's risk for blacks

African-Americans with a certain gene variant have nearly double the risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease than those without it.

New gene linked with double Alzheimer's risk for blacks
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Scientists use brain electrodes to treat anorexia

Scientists said Thursday they had, for the first time, helped women with severe anorexia through electrodes implanted into their brains.

Scientists use brain electrodes to treat anorexia
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Personality traits probed in high-res brain scans

US researchers on Tuesday published incredibly detailed images of the human brain as part of an international project aimed at uncovering how brain architecture influences personality.

Personality traits probed in high-res brain scans
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Alzheimer's cases to triple by 2050: study

Alzheimer's disease cases in the US will nearly triple in the next 40 years, according to new projections Wednesday that suggest there will be nearly 14 million sufferers by 2050.

Alzheimer's cases to triple by 2050: study
US shooting revives debate over mental health care
US shooting revives debate over mental health care

The deadly US shooting rampage last week has revived debate about access to mental health care -- a tough issue as state funds dry up and laws make it difficult to treat people against their will.

US shooting revives debate over mental health care
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No cognitive decline for women with migraines: study

Women suffering from migraines are more likely to experience changes to their brain tissue, though these do not appear to cause long-term damage to their mental condition.

No cognitive decline for women with migraines: study
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Brain protein mutation linked to autism: research

Researchers said Thursday they had discovered a genetic mutation in people with autism that cuts communication between brain cells to about one-tenth of normal levels.

Brain protein mutation linked to autism: research
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Some gains but many mysteries as Alzheimer's epidemic looms

More than 100 years after it was first caught in the act of decaying a patient's brain, Alzheimer's remains one of medicine's greatest challenges as it robs ever more people of their memory and independence.

Some gains but many mysteries as Alzheimer's epidemic looms
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Cannibal cult arrests in Papua New Guinea: report

Police in remote Papua New Guinea have arrested members of an alleged cannibal cult accused of killing at least seven people, eating their brains raw and making soup from their penises.

Cannibal cult arrests in Papua New Guinea: report
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Kazakhstan doctors invented new method for brain tumor treatment

A new method of brain tumor treatment has been developed in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan doctors invented new method for brain tumor treatment