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Suicide six times more likely in CFS patients compared to general population

People diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) are more likely to die by suicide than the general population, but overall mortality rates ...

More detailed analysis of how cells react to stress

Stress in the body’s cells is both the cause and consequence of inflammatory diseases or cancer. The cells react to stress to ...

Cyberbullying Hurts Everyone Including Bystanders

Cyberbullying hurts everyone including the bystanders who witness the behaviour, according a bullying expert from Trinity College Dublin. ... Full story

Screening tool aims to better identify distressed patients

Caring for patients doesn’t just mean physically; a new tool helps doctors find, and support, those struggling with depression and other forms of psychosocial distress ... Full story

Neurobiological Changes Explain How Mindfulness Meditation Improves Health

Over the past decade, mindfulness meditation has been shown to improve a broad range of health and disease outcomes, such as slowing HIV progression and improving healthy aging. Yet, little is known about the brain changes that produce these beneficial health effects. ... Full story

Faces of Black Children as Young as Five Evoke Negative Biases

A new study suggests that people are more likely to misidentify a toy as a weapon after seeing a Black face than a White face, even when the face in question is that of a five-year-old child. ... Full story

Personal mobile therapist keeps watch on blue moods

A personalised mobile therapist developed by Deakin University psychology experts could be the answer to treating depression. ... Full story

Rolling with the punches to improve youth mental health

Medical student steps into the ring to boost mental health in regional Australia. ... Full story

Why do some people always agree with others? The science of social conformity

New brain imaging research from the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN) suggests that some people experience mental distress when faced with the prospect of disagreeing with others. ... Full story

A better model for Parkinson's

Scientists at EPFL solve a longstanding problem with modeling Parkinson’s disease in animals. Using newfound insights, they improve both cell and animal models for the disease, which can propel research and drug development. ... Full story

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