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The Ilk of Human Kindness

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that older women, plucky individuals and those who have suffered a recent major loss are more likely to be compassionate toward strangers than other older adults.

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Researchers Find Boosting Depression-Causing Mechanisms in the Brain Increases Resilience, Surprisingly

New research uncovers a conceptually novel approach to treating depression. Instead of dampening neuron firing found with stress-induced depression, researchers demonstrated for the first time that further activating these neurons opens a new avenue to mimic and promote natural resilience.

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Local Homicide Rate Increases Cause More Elementary Students to Fail School

A new study finds that an increase in a municipality’s homicide rate causes more elementary school students in that community to fail a grade than would do so if the rate remained stable.

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Girls’ Mental Health Suffers When Romances Unfold Differently Than They Imagined

A new study reveals that for adolescent girls, having a romantic relationship play out differently than they imagined it would has negative implications for their mental health.

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Wisconsin Research Shows Green Space Keeps You From Feeling Blue

If you start feeling better as spring begins pushing up its tender shoots, you might be living proof of a trend discovered in data from the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin: The more green space in the neighborhood, the happier people reported feeling.

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Bio-Engineered Vaginas, How Do They Work? UPDATE: Watch Pre-Recorded Q&A

Newswise hosts the first live, interactive virtual event for major research finding for journalists. Newswise and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are collaborating to offer direct access to the investigator via Newswise Live, an interactive virtual event.

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Proof That Antidepressants and Breastfeeding Can Mix

Researchers have found that women on antidepressants are more successful at breastfeeding their babies if they keep taking the medication.

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Study Examines Mental Health Toll Exacted on Civilians Working With Military in War Zones

The punishing psychological toll endured by military personnel in war zones has been extensively documented for years by researchers, perhaps more than ever in the wake of recent military engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan. But there has been a troubling dearth of research examining the mental health toll exacted on the large numbers of civilians who work with the military in war zones.

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Intranasal Ketamine Confers Rapid Antidepressant Effect in Depression

A research team from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai published the first controlled evidence showing that an intranasal ketamine spray conferred an unusually rapid antidepressant effect –within 24 hours—and was well tolerated in patients with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder.

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University of Kentucky Research Suggests Connection Between the Integrity of the Brain's White Matter and Cognitive Health

The Sanders-Brown Center on Aging recently published findings from a small cohort of participants suggesting a connection between the health of the brain tissue that supports cognitive functioning and the presence of dementia in adults with Down syndrome.

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