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Article ID: 703894

Brain changes found in self-injuring teen girls

Ohio State University

The brains of teenage girls who engage in serious forms of self-harm, including cutting, show features similar to those seen in adults with borderline personality disorder, a severe and hard-to-treat mental illness, a new study has found.

13-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 703551

Researchers Identify Two Ways to Predict Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID)

University of Kentucky

Research from the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has identified two potential ways to predict VCID – the second leading cause of dementia behind Alzheimer's disease

7-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 703496

Landmarks Around the World to “Go Teal” on November 8th for AFA’s “Light the World in Teal” Alzheimer’s Awareness Campaign

Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Landmarks across the country and around the world will light up teal on November 8th to raise Alzheimer’s awareness as part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) Light the World in Teal program. The annual program, held in November for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, aims to literally shine a spotlight on Alzheimer’s disease and show support for the millions of people affected by it.

6-Nov-2018 4:40 PM EST
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Article ID: 703415

Study Uncovers Possible Link Between Immune System and Postpartum Depression

Ohio State University

The immune system might play an important role in the development of postpartum depression after a stressful pregnancy, new research suggests.

5-Nov-2018 3:00 PM EST

Article ID: 703468

Adolescent cannabis use alters development of planning, self-control brain areas

University of Illinois at Chicago

Adolescent marijuana use may alter how neurons function in brain areas engaged in decision-making, planning and self-control, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The findings are the result of an animal model study focused on the structural development of the prefrontal cortex, or PFC, which controls high-level cognitive functions.

6-Nov-2018 2:00 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 703406

Study could help explain how childhood stress contributes to anxiety, depression

Ohio State University

New research could help explain why stress early in life can create vulnerabilities to mood and anxiety disorders later on. The study, led by researchers at The Ohio State University, was presented Nov. 5 in San Diego at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting, and highlights the important role of mast cells.

5-Nov-2018 4:00 PM EST

Article ID: 703392

UCI announces plans for Student Success Building

University of California, Irvine

Recognizing the importance of wellness and support services to overall student success, the University of California, Irvine today revealed plans to build a comprehensive, conveniently located center that will house mental health, wellness and academic counseling programs under one roof.

5-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST


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    5-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703216

Happy Childhood Memories Linked to Better Health Later in Life

American Psychological Association (APA)

People who have fond memories of childhood, specifically their relationships with their parents, tend to have better health, less depression and fewer chronic illnesses as older adults, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

1-Nov-2018 11:15 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 703352

Video Highlights How Short Periods of Inactivity in Older Persons Can Lead to Worsening Physical Health

McMaster University

Researchers at McMaster University are warning that even short periods of inactivity in older people—as little as two weeks—can lead to worsening physical health, which could have a dramatic impact on an aging population.

5-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST

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