August 4, 2016 8:00 am
Scientists have discovered 15 genome sites — the first ever — linked to depression in people of European ancestry. Many of these regions of depression-linked genetic variation turn out to be involved in regulating gene expression and the birth of new neurons in the developing brain.
March 7, 2016 1:16 pm
My parents called me one day in March and started singing “Happy Birthday.” It was unsettling. My birthday is in May. My uncle called, too. He and my father had owned an upholstery shop in Philadelphia for 50 years, and it was really bothering him that my dad couldn’t do simple math anymore.
April 24, 2015 5:13 pm
While previous research has linked clinical depression in mothers to mood disorders and other health problems in their children, the current study is among the first to make this connection even when mothers have milder symptoms that might not be diagnosed or treated by clinicians.
April 23, 2015 5:07 pm
Whether it is cause or effect is unclear, but high morale seems to go along with a longer life, according to a new Scandinavian study.
April 15, 2015 2:06 pm
Some people may be genetically programmed to feel better after taking placebo pills, while others may only heal with real drugs, suggests a new review of existing research.
April 13, 2015 2:09 pm
New research maps the personality of 380 places in Great Britain. Where do you fit in?
April 8, 2015 1:08 pm
People with a high sense of purpose in life have a lower risk of stroke, according to new research.
April 7, 2015 1:12 pm
The campaign implies autism is a party, rather than a crisis. For families living with autism, reality is far more sober, and their needs extend far beyond “awareness.”
April 2, 2015 4:28 pm
Difference is inevitable in nature and in life. Difference is not just inevitable — it’s also good. It makes our ecosystems evolve, it makes our societies grow and change and it makes us, as individuals, adapt and become stronger.
March 25, 2015 1:50 pm
Air pollution may take a toll not only on physical health, but mental well-being as well, two new studies suggest.