Psychology & Psychiatry

Study identifies brain networks that play crucial role in suicide risk

An international team of researchers has identified key networks within the brain which they say interact to increase the risk that an individual will think about—or attempt—suicide. Writing today in Molecular Psychiatry, ...

Health

Science Says: How daylight saving time affects health

Office workers bemoan driving home in the dark. Night owls relish the chance to sleep in. As clocks tick toward the end of daylight saving time, many sleep scientists and circadian biologists are pushing for a permanent ban ...

Health

SNAP provides a model for ensuring a right to food

Alleviating food insecurity is often seen as one of the fundamental roles a country should fulfill. In some cases, this is encapsulated into a constitutionally formalized "right to food". In other cases, including the U.S., ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Could marriage stave off dementia?

Dementia and marital status could be linked, according to a new Michigan State University study that found married people are less likely to experience dementia as they age.

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