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As little as one drink per week may harm your baby

As little as one drink per week may harm your baby

Quetiapine speeds up rate of decline in Alzheimers

Quetiapine speeds up rate of decline in Alzheimers

Antidepressant drugs may be associated with an increased risk of suicidal behaviour

Antidepressant drugs may be associated with an increased risk of suicidal behaviour

Personality needs to be considered when treating men and women with depression

Personality needs to be considered when treating men and women with depression

Mindfulness meditation helps relationships

Mindfulness meditation helps relationships

Mother’s depression linked with an increased risk of antisocial behavior in children

Mother’s depression linked with an increased risk of antisocial behavior in children

Over-the-counter DHEA hormonal therapy may be an effective treatment for depression

Over-the-counter DHEA hormonal therapy may be an effective treatment for depression

New way to assess the potentially damaging effects of prenatal drug exposure

New way to assess the potentially damaging effects of prenatal drug exposure

American suicide rates have dropped steadily since the introduction of serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drugs

American suicide rates have dropped steadily since the introduction of serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drugs

Women who feel more loved are less at risk for major depression than men

Women who feel more loved are less at risk for major depression than men

Male surgeons report highest rate of mistakes in patient care

Male surgeons report highest rate of mistakes in patient care

Gene dynamin 2 underlies one form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Gene dynamin 2 underlies one form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Do genes play a role in determining whether a man is gay or heterosexual?

Do genes play a role in determining whether a man is gay or heterosexual?

Nicotine may hold promise in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Nicotine may hold promise in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Premenstrual exacerbation of depression common

Premenstrual exacerbation of depression common

High cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes and smoking may increase risk of dementia

High cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes and smoking may increase risk of dementia

By age six, children of overweight mothers are fifteen times more likely to be obese

By age six, children of overweight mothers are fifteen times more likely to be obese

Exercise reduces depression

Exercise reduces depression

Medical specialities face crisis as research funding squeezed

Medical specialities face crisis as research funding squeezed

Psychiatric disorders detected using blood test

Psychiatric disorders detected using blood test