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August 28, 2015

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August 28, 2015

About 10 Percent of Mothers Experienced Depression Two Years After Hurricane Katrina

Aug. 27, 2015 — About 10 percent of mothers experienced chronic, persistent depressive symptoms two years after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, killing more than 1,800 people, displacing hundreds of ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — A new study shows that childhood cancer survivors suffering one stroke have double the risk of suffering a second stroke, when compared with non-cancer stroke ... read more

Awareness of Memory Loss May Decline Two-Three Years Before Dementia Onset

Aug. 26, 2015 — People who will develop dementia may begin to lose awareness of their memory problems two to three years before the actual onset of the disease, according to a new study. The study also found that ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Researchers say they have discovered some of the first steps in how a very common gene mutation causes the brain damage associated with both amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal ... read more

Common ‘heart Attack’ Blood Test May Predict Future Hypertension

Aug. 26, 2015 — Analysis of blood samples from more than 5,000 people suggests that a more sensitive version of a blood test long used to verify heart muscle damage from heart attacks could also identify people on ... read more

Cannabis Use May Influence Cortical Maturation in Adolescent Males

Aug. 26, 2015 — Male teens who experiment with cannabis before age 16, and have a high genetic risk for schizophrenia, show a different brain development trajectory than low risk peers who use ... read more

Cannabis and the Brain

Aug. 26, 2015 — Two new studies examine associations between cannabis use and the ... read more

Depression: Evidence of Serotonin Signal Transduction Disturbances

Aug. 26, 2015 — Depression and anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders. Over the last few years, molecular brain imaging using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) has helped us to identify ... read more

Quitting Smoking After Heart Attack Gives Quick Boost to Mental Health, Quality of Life

Aug. 25, 2015 — A new study shows that quitting smoking after a heart attack has immediate benefits, including less chest pain, better quality of daily life and improved mental health. Many of these improvements ... read more

Genetic Study Finds Association Between Reduced Vitamin D and Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Aug. 25, 2015 — Genetic findings support observational evidence that lower vitamin D levels are associated with increased risk of multiple sclerosis, according to a new research ... read more

Mental Visual Imaging Training Improves Multiple Sclerosis Patients' Well-Being

Aug. 25, 2015 — Patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RR-MS), the most common form of the disease, often have deficits in two neuropsychological functions, autobiographical memory (AM) and episodic ... read more

Effect of Physical Activity on Cognition

Aug. 25, 2015 — Researchers evaluated whether a 24-month physical activity program would result in better cognitive function, lower risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia, or both, compared with a ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — As the brain develops its preference for the dominant eye's input, it alters its connections to the weaker eye, according to a new ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — In the most comprehensive study to date, researchers have identified a potential link between microbes (viruses, bacteria and fungi) in the throat and schizophrenia. This link may offer a way to ... read more

Romantic Opportunities Appear to Influence Women's Sexual Identities, but Not Men's

Aug. 25, 2015 — Romantic opportunities appear to influence women's sexual identities -- but not men's, suggests a new ... read more

Men Who Feel They Fall Short of 'Masculine' Gender Norms May Be Prone to Violence

Aug. 24, 2015 — Men whose image of themselves falls short of the traditional masculine gender norms, and who feel that others think this about them too, may be more prone to violence than men who feel comfortable in ... read more

Antidepressants Fine-Tune Brain Reward Pathway to Lessen Neuropathic Pain

Aug. 24, 2015 — Commonly used antidepressant drugs change levels of a key signaling protein in the brain region that processes both pain and mood, according to a new ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — New research shows that a family of cancer drugs currently tested in patient trials can induce neurological changes in mice. The findings underscore the need for more research to determine whether ... read more

Bilingualism and the Brain: How Language Shapes Our Ability to Process Information

Aug. 24, 2015 — In an increasingly globalised world, there are many practical benefits to speaking two languages rather than one. Even in the US, which is largely monolingual, more than 20 percent of the population ... read more

How Exposure to Brief Trauma and Sudden Sounds Form Lasting Memories

Aug. 24, 2015 — Researchers have found how even brief exposure to sudden sounds or mild trauma can form permanent, long-term brain connections, or memories, in a specific region of the ... read more

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