Anti-depressants could help stroke patients recover more quickly by "rebuilding" the brain

Anti-depressants could help stroke patients recover more quickly by 'rebuilding' the brain Drugs could promote the growth of new nerve cells in the brain or protect other cells damaged by strokeAnd by preventing depression, they may encourage more patients to be physically active | UPDATED: 00:07 GMT, 6 December 2012 Anti-depressants could help recovery after a stroke – even in patients who are not depressed, research suggests.

Spouses of heart attack victims more prone to anxiety and depression because shock is similar to post traumatic stress disorder

Spouses of heart attack victims more prone to anxiety and depression because shock is similar to post traumatic stress disorder | UPDATED: 23:27 GMT, 21 August 2012 Spouses of heart attack victims are at high risk of anxiety, depression and suicide because the shock is similar to post traumatic stress disorder, according to research.

The news all men have been waiting for? Oral sex is "good for women"s health and helps fight depression"

Study claims oral sex is 'good for women's health and reduces depression' Range of chemicals in semen 'promote mental well-being and feelings of affection', say researchers By Eddie Wrenn PUBLISHED: 12:40 GMT, 21 August 2012 | UPDATED: 18:45 GMT, 21 August 2012 Stimulating: Chemicals within semen can fight depression and 'increase affection' Oral sex is good for women's health and makes you feel happier, according to a study which studied the effects of semen's 'mood-altering chemicals'.

Making love, a whiff of perfume or skipping your daily coffee: The surprising triggers of headaches…and how to cure them

Making love, a whiff of perfume or skipping your daily coffee: The surprising triggers of headaches…and how to cure them | UPDATED: 22:05 GMT, 13 August 2012 Headaches are hell — and they come in many forms.

From an inventor of Viagra, a spray to help love last beyond a moment

From an inventor of Viagra, a spray to help love last beyond a moment | UPDATED: 23:55 GMT, 15 June 2012 Pocket-sized solutions: The Tempe spray helps prevents premature ejaculation He put smiles on millions of faces when he helped invent Viagra.

Autism "could be triggered by very low doses of anti-depressants and chemicals found in water supply"

Autism 'could be triggered by very low doses of anti-depressants or other chemicals found in water supply'Just traces of drugs appear to bring on disorderScientists test fish swimming in water contaminated with low levels of medicationDisorder appears to be combination of environmental and genetic factors | UPDATED: 10:28 GMT, 7 June 2012 Autism in genetically vulnerable people could be triggered by very low levels of chemicals found in the water supply, researchers have discovered.

End of anti-depressants? Magnetic pulse therapy eases depression in third of patients

End of anti-depressants Magnetic pulse therapy eases depression in third of patients | UPDATED: 14:25 GMT, 9 May 2012 Depression affects one in four of us at some point of our lives, but controversy still reigns over how to best treat the debilitating condition.

Ritalin "given to children aged three" as prescriptions to treat hyperactivity soar

Chemical cosh drugs 'given to children aged three' as prescriptions to treat hyperactivity soarNumber of Ritalin prescriptions leapt from 158,000 in 1999 to 661,463 in 2010 | UPDATED: 01:25 GMT, 7 May 2012 Out of control There is evidence that children under the age of six are taking the medication Prescriptions for ‘chemical cosh’ drugs to treat hyperactivity have soared four-fold in a decade amid evidence that children as young as three are taking the medication.

Popular diabetes drug "could also treat depression"

Popular diabetes drug 'could make anti-depressants more effective' PUBLISHED: 15:09 GMT, 2 May 2012 | UPDATED: 15:09 GMT, 2 May 2012 Anti-depressant citalopram was found to be more effective when used in conjunction with a popular diabetes pill A popular diabetes drug used by almost a quarter of a million Britons could also treat depression, say scientists.