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Scientists identify 44 genetic risk factors for major depression

Scientists identify 44 genetic risk factors for major depression

A global research project has mapped out the genetic basis of major depression, identifying 44 genetic variants which are risk factors for depression, 30...
5 ways to keep your memory

5 ways to keep your memory sharp

The way you live, what you eat and drink, and how you treat your body affect your memory as well as your physical health...

What you can do to manage your stress

To a certain degree, everyone experiences stress: We feel nervous meeting with a job interviewer, have anxiety about making it to an appointment on time...
How stress may increase risk of heart disease and stroke

How stress may increase risk of heart disease and stroke?

Heightened activity in the amygdala — a region of the brain involved in stress — is associated with a greater risk of heart disease...
DASH-style diet could help reduce the risk of depression

DASH-style diet could help reduce the risk of depression

Eating a diet that emphasizes vegetables, fruit and whole grains it may lead to a reduced risk of depression, according to a study by...
People with depression have low levels of this substance in blood

People with depression have low levels of this substance in blood

In a recent study, Stanford researchers found that people with depression have low blood levels of a substance called acetyl-L-carnitine. Acetyl-L-carnitine can be naturally produced...
What causes depression

What causes depression?

What we know, don't know and suspect The term and even diagnosis of "depression" can have different meanings and consequences. Depression can be a normal...
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Home remedies: Are natural remedies effective for depression?

So-called natural remedies for depression aren't a replacement for medical diagnosis and treatment. However, for some people certain herbal and dietary supplements do seem to...
No proof probiotics can ease your anxiety

No proof probiotics can ease your anxiety

If you're expecting probiotics to reduce your anxiety, it might be time to put down that yogurt spoon—or supplement bottle—and call a professional instead. A...
Anxiety can lead men to over-treat prostate cancer

Anxiety can lead men to over-treat prostate cancer

The anxiety many men experience after being diagnosed with prostate cancer may lead them to choose potentially unnecessary treatment options, researchers report. “Emotional distress may...

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People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

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