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People who suffer from severe depression have more nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls emotion

People who suffer from severe depression have more nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls emotion

Longer maternity leave period may improve some women's mental and physical health

Longer maternity leave period may improve some women's mental and physical health

From potent painkillers to humble cough syrups, the same medicines that help patients misused by teens

From potent painkillers to humble cough syrups, the same medicines that help patients misused by teens

A Center for Human Genetics/Genomics has been established at the University of California

A Center for Human Genetics/Genomics has been established at the University of California

Nighttime surge of ghrelin may point to new targets for treating obesity

Nighttime surge of ghrelin may point to new targets for treating obesity

Men can live a long time after treatment for prostate cancer, and they deserve to have a good quality of life

Men can live a long time after treatment for prostate cancer, and they deserve to have a good quality of life

Treatment with Strattera makes children with ADHD fall asleep faster

Treatment with Strattera makes children with ADHD fall asleep faster

Tablet PC-based software application will act as virtual clipboard for health professionals

Tablet PC-based software application will act as virtual clipboard for health professionals

Staying stress free in your twenties reduces high blood pressure risk later on

Staying stress free in your twenties reduces high blood pressure risk later on

Effects of Zen meditation and how the brain functions during meditative states

Effects of Zen meditation and how the brain functions during meditative states

Latest research into schizophrenia and links between prenatal vitamin D and growth

Latest research into schizophrenia and links between prenatal vitamin D and growth

Marijuana/Cannabis causes transient schizophrenia-like symptoms

Marijuana/Cannabis causes transient schizophrenia-like symptoms

School-based health clinics are an important treatment setting for adolescents with mental health, and general medical problems

School-based health clinics are an important treatment setting for adolescents with mental health, and general medical problems

Prenatal factors may play a role in autism

Prenatal factors may play a role in autism

People with extremely early or extremely late sleep times may suffer from Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder

People with extremely early or extremely late sleep times may suffer from Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder

Nearly a quarter of all UK's violent crimes are committed by the 2% of people who seriously misuse alcohol or drugs

Nearly a quarter of all UK's violent crimes are committed by the 2% of people who seriously misuse alcohol or drugs

Postnatal exposure to a mercury preservative commonly used in a number of childhood vaccines can lead to the development of autism-like damage

Postnatal exposure to a mercury preservative commonly used in a number of childhood vaccines can lead to the development of autism-like damage

Drink that enhances the effectiveness of medication given to treat psychiatric illnesses

Drink that enhances the effectiveness of medication given to treat psychiatric illnesses

A £5m investment in mental health research will help to improve services for patients

A £5m investment in mental health research will help to improve services for patients

Research may help treat muscular dystrophies and other muscle diseases caused by glycosylation defects

Research may help treat muscular dystrophies and other muscle diseases caused by glycosylation defects