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Monday, June 15, 2015

Health Research: Major health consequences for severe dental anxiety ♦ Recurrent major depressive disorderassociated with lower bone density♦ Potential new treatment for osteoporosis

Major health consequences for individuals with severe dental anxiety Adults who suffer from severe dental anxiety (DA) are often dissatisfied with their appearance. The dissatisfaction may be associated with poorer oral health, depression and anxiety. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) help patients with severe DA.
Recurrent major depressive disorder and use of antidepressants associated with lower bone density A recent study shows that recurrent major depressive disorder (MDD) in men is associated with lower bone density. The use of antidepressants was also associated with lower bone mineral density (BMD), but this association was dependent on the person's weight and site of bone measurement.
Potential new treatment for osteoporosis Scientists have identified a new therapeutic approach that, while still preliminary, could promote the development of new bone-forming cells in patients suffering from bone loss.
One in five young venous thromboembolism patients require psychotropic drugs within five years One in five young people who experience a venous thromboembolism (VTE)1 will require psychotropic medication within five years, reveals new research. Young VTE patients were twice as likely to experience mental health problems requiring psychotropic medication as their healthy peers
Research on gonorrhea uncovers new immune system trigger Researchers have uncovered how Gram-negative bacteria -- a broad class of bugs that cause diseases ranging from gonorrhea to diarrhea and pneumonia -- can trigger a reaction from our immune system. This discovery could lead to new therapies and treatments that use the immune system to fight infections instead of antibiotics.

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