Dr. Timothy Fong, MD

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  • UCLA Health

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test is the first objective scientific way to diagnose major depression in adults, a new study claims.

    The test measures the levels of nine genetic indicators (known as "RNA markers") in the blood. The blood test could also determine...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test is the first objective scientific way to diagnose major depression in adults, a new study claims.

    The test measures the levels of nine genetic indicators (known as "RNA markers") in the blood. The blood test could also determine...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research involving stem cells may provide clues about the chemical basis for schizophrenia, scientists report.

    Brain cells of people with this chronic and disabling brain disorder give off higher amounts of three neurotransmitters linked to a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sunny days may be linked to suicide rates, but in a complicated way, new research suggests.

    In a study of more than 69,000 suicides spanning 40 years, Austrian researchers found two distinct correlations between sun-filled days and suicide rates....Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some parents may make things worse for their anxious kids by falling into what researchers call the "protection trap" -- reassuring them, lavishing them with attention or making the threat go away, according to the results of a small study.

    The...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Combining two medications with parent training appears to improve anger, irritability and violent tendencies in children whose attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is coupled with severe aggression, a new study suggests.

    "Augmented...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People's response to violence in the media depends on how aggressive they are naturally, a new study contends.

    "How an individual responds to their environment depends on the brain of the beholder," lead investigator Nelly Alia-Klein, associate...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Discrimination against overweight or obese people, commonly known as "fat shaming," does not help them lose weight and may do more harm than good, according to research from London.

    Being harassed or treated with disrespect, receiving poor se...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people may be more vulnerable to environmental food cues than thin people because of differences in their brain chemistry, a new study suggests.

    This finding could explain why obese people tend to overeat in response to food triggers, suc...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Caregiving:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your blood type may play a small role in your risk for dementia, a new study finds.

    People with blood type AB, which includes about 4 percent of the population, appear to have an increased risk for memory problems as they age. Over about three...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Movies that feature dogs seem to influence the popularity of the dog's breed for up to a decade, according to a new study.

    But, this long-term boost in popularity isn't related to a breed's temperament and health, and may have negative conseq...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who use marijuana on a daily basis before they reach the age of 17 are more likely to have certain long-term problems than their non-using peers, new research from Australia suggests.

    Compared to non-using teens, the study reports that adol...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment to delay puberty among adolescents struggling with gender identity seems to boost psychological well-being for those who ultimately pursue sex reassignment, new research suggests.

    The Dutch study involved 55 transgender young adults ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some studies have found that women who use common antidepressants early in pregnancy face a raised risk of miscarriage, but new research suggests the link might be better explained by the depression, rather than the drugs that treat it.

    Looking a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low doses of fish oil may help reduce the number of seizures experienced by people with a form of tough-to-treat epilepsy that no longer responds to drugs, a small new study suggests.

    The research was led by Dr. Christopher DeGiorgio, of the Unive...Full Article