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Cold Symptoms Feel Worse When People Feel Lonely

Having a cold is bad enough, but having a cold if you’re lonely can actually feel worse, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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health and medicine, science and technology, higher education, Health And Medicine, Science And Technology, Higher Education

Brain Scans Show Dopamine Levels Fall During Migraine Attacks

Using PET scans of the brain, University of Michigan researchers showed that dopamine falls and fluctuates at different times during a migraine headache.

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Child Abuse, child neglect, Child Maltreatment

Increase in Gas Prices Associated with Increase in Child Maltreatment

Increases in gasoline prices are associated with increases in child maltreatment referral rates, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.“Because fluctuations in the price of gas affect the amount of disposable income available to families, the results suggest that changes in disposable income predict changes in child maltreatment,” said Michael McLaughlin, doctoral student and  author of the study “Less Money, More Problems: How Changes in Disposable Income Affect Child Maltreatment,” published in the upcoming May issue of the journal Child Abuse & Neglect.

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Climate Change's Toll on Mental Health

When people think about climate change, they probably think first about its effects on the environment, and possibly on their physical health. But climate change also takes a significant toll on mental health, according to a new report released by the American Psychological Association and ecoAmerica entitled Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance.

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Cedars-Sinai Study Finds Virtual Reality Therapy Helps Decrease Pain in Hospitalized Patients

Virtual reality therapy is effective in significantly reducing pain for hospitalized patients, according to a new Cedars-Sinai study.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences, Menopause, Depression, Womens' Health, Major depressive disorder (MDD) , Penn Medicine, Traumatic Experiences , Psychiatry

Trauma and Stress in Teen Years Increases Risk of Depression During Menopause, Penn Study Shows

First-of-its kind study finds number of traumatic experiences and when they first occur significantly affects the risk of depression during menopause

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depression medication, depression research, Blood Testing, Ut Southwestern, Depression

Blood Test Unlocks New Frontier in Treating Depression

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Doctors for the first time can determine which medication is more likely to help a patient overcome depression, according to research that pushes the medical field beyond what has essentially been a guessing game of prescribing antidepressants.

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Vulnerability to Psychosis: How to Detect It

An international research team has demonstrated that an exaggerated emotional brain response to non-threatening information predicts emergence of clinically psychotic symptoms.

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Schizophrenia, Veterans, Mental Illness, Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol Use in Veterans with Schizophrenia Less Common Than Thought, but No Level Safe

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Large, multi-site study sheds light and dispels misconceptions about drinking in people with serious mental illness.

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UT Southwestern First in Texas to Premiere Latest Gamma Knife Icon Technology

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Patsy Whittenberg made the six-hour drive from the Texas Panhandle to UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas to take advantage of a first for Texas –the latest in Gamma Knife surgery ­that better protects surrounding brain tissue and offers greater comfort without the need for head restraints.







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