Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 01, 2003
Drug improves brain structure in Alzheimer's patients
Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have determined that a medication commonly prescribed for mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD) appears to cause physical improvements in the hippocampus and other brain regions of patients with the disease.

Seeing HIV in positive light boosts patients' mental health
Seeing HIV in a more positive light -- as a challenge rather than a threat, for instance -- is associated with greater psychological well-being and lower levels of depression among patients, new research suggests.

Depression, trauma stress linked to physical complaints
Trauma victims who showed immediate signs of both depression and post-traumatic stress disorder are more likely to have psychosomatic ailments a year later, according to a new study. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to