Savvy Updates, 12/5/22: Ypsomed MyLife Loop, Insulin Resistance & CVD & Depression, HearO App Predicts Heart Failure, Biscuits, Low Carb Grilled Feta, Cows Wearing Trackers

Ypsomed, CamDiab launch first automated insulin dosing system with Abbott FreeStyle Libre 3 was reported by Sean Whooley for, 28 November 2022. Ypsomed announced that its mylife Loop now has authorization to work with the Abbott FreeStyle Libre 3 sensor in Germany. Abbott, Ypsomed, and CamDiab announced a partnership to develop an AID earlier this year. … Read more

‘I came through the other side’: Kathy Burke on depression, the menopause and her ‘fantasy funerals’ podcast

When I meet Kathy Burke, in a recording studio in north London, she is talking about how much she loves young people and their desire to improve things – their life force. She can’t bear oldies like John Cleese “complaining about wokeness because he doesn’t get it. It’s because you’re old.” she says. “You’ve had … Read more

Worst Medical Flaws: Misdiagnosed Depression in Adolescents

Over-Treatment Misdiagnosed depression is more common than you might think. Not only, but also many conditions have similar symptoms of depression, such as issues sleeping, sluggishness, and fatigue. So, this unfortunate situation is not all that surprising if you think about it. The problem is that this false diagnosis means that the depression is not … Read more

As N.S. town grapples with youth mental health, parents search for solutions |

  Warning: This story contains content that may be disturbing to some readers. Discretion is advised.  The Mental Health & Addictions Provincial Crisis Line can be reached at 1-888-429-8167. More resources are listed below. Three years after her daughter lost her battle with her mental health struggles, Kelly Mitchell is still coming to terms with … Read more

Persistence Tops Perfection – | Hope To Cope With Anxiety & Depression

Coping with depression, a habit of perfectionism, and unhelpful thinking patterns has made my life challenging. Learning to process these through talk therapy helps me every day. Pamela Joe McFarlane/Getty Images Depression & Brain Differences She enters my room biting her lip, eyes darting around the table. She barely meets my gaze as I introduce … Read more

Treating Depression in Unusual Ways – Patrice M Foster

Why!!! Treating depression is not as like treating a sinus infection. Since no two people are affected in exactly the same way, it’s a more involved process and the person who’s dealing with it (as supported by friends, family, and the medical professionals) need to make personalized treatment decisions. If you’re thinking about alternative depression … Read more

Physical Activity Helps Reduce Depression and Anxiety | HeadsUpGuys

Physical activity is known to have a profound impact on our mental health and well-being [1]. While physical activity has always been associated with positive health benefits, it has only recently garnered attention as an evidence-based treatment for depression and anxiety.  There is abundant evidence showing physical activity’s role in treating Major Depressive Disorder. One … Read more

Can mindfulness help anxiety? Study suggests meditation works as well as drugs – National |

Mindfulness meditation worked as well as a standard drug for treating anxiety in the first head-to-head comparison. The study tested a widely used mindfulness program that includes 2 1/2 hours of classes weekly and 45 minutes of daily practice at home. Participants were randomly assigned to the program or daily use of a generic drug sold under the … Read more

Free mental health program for teens and youth comes back to Simcoe County – Barrie |

Youth in need of mental health support will be able to access a free mental wellness program back in the Simcoe County region in November. The Y Mind program is a collaboration between the YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka, Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care. The early intervention mental wellness … Read more

Study finds first direct evidence of a link between low serotonin and depression

Scientists claim to have found the first direct evidence that people with depression have a reduced capacity for releasing serotonin in the brain. The findings from a brain-imaging study reignite a debate within psychiatry over the so-called serotonin hypothesis of depression and challenge the conclusions of an influential review published in July that found “no … Read more