Here are 5 of the hottest health IT startups at SXSW

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Here are 5 of the hottest health IT startups at SXSW

March 10, 2014 4:29 pm by | 0 Comments

AUSTIN, Tex. — Health technology startups shone this year at South by Southwest Interactive. Pedicab bikers raved about TumorPaint (the inventor of the “molecular flashlight” delivered a rousing talk), and Misfit Wearables piqued…


AbilTo gets $6M to keep you happy, even when you’re not healthy

AbilTo gets $6M to keep you happy, even when you’re not healthy

March 18, 2014 5:30 pm by | 0 Comments

In digital health circles, the term “mental health” is out and “digital behavioral health” is in. A New York-based startup called AbilTo is among the most well-funded in that group….


Church founder bringing attention to mental health following son’s suicide

Church founder bringing attention to mental health following son’s suicide

February 25, 2014 2:10 pm by | 0 Comments

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (AP) — Saddleback megachurch founder Rick Warren is trying to bring more attention to the problems of people suffering from mental illness following his son’s suicide last…



Not sleeping well is more than a pain in the …

Not sleeping well is more than a pain in the …

February 19, 2014 11:18 am by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Regularly feeling tired and worn out after a night’s sleep was the strongest predictor of also developing widespread pain in a new study of UK…


Obamacare changes how therapists do business

Obamacare changes how therapists do business

October 24, 2013 6:01 am by | 0 Comments

In the corporate world of American health care, with its consolidating hospital chains and doctors’ groups, psychologists and other mental health therapists are still mostly Mom-and-Pop shops; they’ve built solo…


Pilot project adds psychologists to primary care settings

Pilot project adds psychologists to primary care settings

October 23, 2013 11:39 am by | 1 Comments

The state of Oregon is trying some experiments to bring different kinds of medical professionals under the same roof. Patients can see different kind of doctors in one visit, and the hope is it will provide better patient care, eventually at less cost …


Online tool could help screen for mental health disorders

Online tool could help screen for mental health disorders

October 11, 2013 4:34 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – An Internet-based system could be a useful tool for screening adults for mental health disorders and giving preliminary diagnoses, according to a new Dutch study….


No mental decline associated with night shift work, study says

No mental decline associated with night shift work, study says

October 11, 2013 11:04 am by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a large study, middle-aged women working night shifts didn’t suffer any long-term impairment in their thinking skills.
Previous studies suggested working a mix of day and night shifts disrupts circadian rhythms – changes…



Where you live may increase the risk for depression

Where you live may increase the risk for depression

October 10, 2013 4:14 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – American women face a greater risk of depression in states where personal income levels vary widely, according to a new study covering 50 U.S. states….


Depression more likely in teens when mothers were depressed during pregnancy

Depression more likely in teens when mothers were depressed during pregnancy

October 10, 2013 4:10 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Teenagers are more likely to be depressed if their mothers were depressed while pregnant, according to a new study.
Mothers’ depression after giving birth was also tied to their children’s mental health years later, but pos…


Irritability could be a sign of more complex, severe form of depression

Irritability could be a sign of more complex, severe form of depression

October 9, 2013 5:00 am by | 0 Comments

After languishing for years in the shadows of psychiatry’s definition of adult depression, irritability is finally getting some respect again. It’s about damned time, you might say.
A new study has found that people suffering a major depressive episode…


ICU stay linked to cognitive impairment for critically ill

ICU stay linked to cognitive impairment for critically ill

October 3, 2013 2:03 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Critically-ill people who end up spending days in an intensive care unit (ICU) often develop thinking and memory problems, according to a new study.
Even when people recover from their physical illness, those problems can p…


Researchers find weight bias in some who treat eating disorders

Researchers find weight bias in some who treat eating disorders

October 3, 2013 11:22 am by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Even some mental health professionals that treat eating disorders harbor prejudice against the obese, a new study suggests.
“Weight bias has been documented among different groups of health providers like doctors, nurses an…


NIMH grants $1.8M in company that aims to lower cost of molecular imaging with PET

NIMH grants $1.8M in company that aims to lower cost of molecular imaging with PET

October 2, 2013 12:27 pm by | 0 Comments

Sofie Biosciences announced it will receive a $1.8 million Phase 2 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to be paid out over three years….


Adult mental health issues more likely after childhood cancer

Adult mental health issues more likely after childhood cancer

September 20, 2013 1:54 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People who had cancer as children are more likely to be treated for neurodevelopmental, emotional or behavioral disorders later in life, a new Danish study finds.
Researchers examined records from survivors’ siblings as wel…


When depression treatments fail, new research offers hope for a different approach

When depression treatments fail, new research offers hope for a different approach

September 9, 2013 4:54 am by | 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters)- As Susan sits chatting to a nurse in a London clinic, a light tapping sound by her head signals that parts of her brain are being zapped by thousands of tiny electro-magnetic pulses from a machine plugged into the wall.
The 50 year-o…