Psychology & Psychiatry

Childhood intervention can prevent 'deaths of despair'

Mortality rates among young adults are rising in the U.S. due in part to "deaths of despair"—preventable deaths from suicide, drug overdoses and alcohol-related liver disease. An intensive childhood intervention program ...

Neuroscience

Brain imaging can predict childhood weight gain

A greater density of cells in a key reward center of the brain is associated with obesity in children and predicts future weight gain, a new Yale-led study finds.

Medical research

Could leukemia be stopped before it starts?

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a blood cancer affecting both adults and children, requires more than one genetic "hit" to develop. As we age, many of us acquire a mutation that enables certain of our blood cells to multiply ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Could brain scans spot children's mood, attention problems early?

Children's mental health issues are hard to predict until they're causing problems, but researchers may have found a way to use brain scans to spot which kids are at risk for depression, anxiety and attention problems.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Depression in 20s linked to memory loss in 50s, psychologists find

A new large-scale longitudinal study carried out by University of Sussex psychologists has found a clear link between episodes of depression and anxiety experienced by adults in their twenties, thirties and forties, with ...

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