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The stressed out brain

Clinical studies of adolescents suffering from depression have shown an interesting connection between early life stress and the immune system. "Those who have experienced childhood trauma and adversity tend to have higher ...

Nov 08, 2013
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New genetic clue to anorexia

The largest DNA-sequencing study of anorexia nervosa has linked the eating disorder to variants in a gene coding for an enzyme that regulates cholesterol metabolism. The finding suggests that anorexia could be caused in part ...

Sep 11, 2013
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'Guns do not make a nation safer,' say doctors

A new study reports that countries with lower gun ownership are safer than those with higher gun ownership, debunking the widely quoted hypothesis that guns make a nation safer. Researchers evaluated the possible associations ...

Sep 18, 2013
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Illness

Illness (sometimes referred to as ill-health or ail) can be defined as a state of poor health.

It is sometimes considered a synonym for disease. Others maintain that fine distinctions exist. Some have described illness as the subjective perception by a patient of an objectively defined disease.

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