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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

Depression, insulin regimen linked to poor diabetes control

Depression, insulin regimen linked to poor diabetes control

Adrenaline packs a powerful punch in the use of antidepressants

Adrenaline packs a powerful punch in the use of antidepressants

Compulsive hoarding study could improve diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders

Compulsive hoarding study could improve diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders

Chromium picolinate supplementation reduced carbohydrate cravings and atypical depression

Chromium picolinate supplementation reduced carbohydrate cravings and atypical depression

Schizophrenics who fail to take their medicines are over one-and-a-half times as likely to be rehospitalised

Schizophrenics who fail to take their medicines are over one-and-a-half times as likely to be rehospitalised

'somatoform', or 'psychosomatic', disorders are among the most common psychiatric disorders found in general practice

'somatoform', or 'psychosomatic', disorders are among the most common psychiatric disorders found in general practice

Reiner Center for Behavioral and Psychosomatic Medicine

Reiner Center for Behavioral and Psychosomatic Medicine

Gene linked to alcoholism

Gene linked to alcoholism

Advertising campaigns do little, if anything, to dissuade teenagers from using drugs

Advertising campaigns do little, if anything, to dissuade teenagers from using drugs

Alcoholism tends to run in families, suggesting that addiction may be related to genetics

Alcoholism tends to run in families, suggesting that addiction may be related to genetics

Genes and family support can buffer children against behavioral problems for which poverty puts them at risk

Genes and family support can buffer children against behavioral problems for which poverty puts them at risk

Bipolar disorder, one of the illnesses that will be studied and treated at the new Mood Disorders Centre of Excellence

Bipolar disorder, one of the illnesses that will be studied and treated at the new Mood Disorders Centre of Excellence

Discovery of gene linked to alcohol dependency

Discovery of gene linked to alcohol dependency

In the years between adolescence and adulthood, about three men die for every woman

In the years between adolescence and adulthood, about three men die for every woman

Children's behaviour is linked to contact with real father

Children's behaviour is linked to contact with real father

Canadian healthcare policy under the microscope

Canadian healthcare policy under the microscope