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Faking emotions at work does more harm than good

The adage "Fake it until you make it" - the idea that someone can fake a positive attitude to elicit real-life benefits - often...

These easy treatments may help reduce winter blues

For many people, the winter months bring a form of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is characterized by symptoms such as daily feelings...

This study reverses ‘untreatable’ symptom in schizophrenia

Schizophrenia’s most well-known symptoms—paranoia, auditory hallucinations, and delusions—can often be controlled with antipsychotic medication. But disruptions to working memory, an underlying problem that affects virtually...

New depression drug may help treat Alzheimer’s disease

In a new study, researchers have revealed a key missing piece of the Alzheimer's disease puzzle. They found an existing drug that dramatically reduced Alzheimer's...

Why we are hard-wired to worry, and what we can do to calm down

A new year brings both hopes and anxieties. We want things to be better for ourselves and the people we love, but worry that...

How to treat seasonal mood disorder this winter

Is the long, cold winter getting you down? For people with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), the change in seasons brings on a form of...

Lyme disease: Justin Bieber’s tick-bite illness can cause joint pain, heart problems, and depression

Justin Bieber recently announced that for the last couple of years he’s been battling Lyme disease. Lyme disease, which is caused by the bacterium Borrelia...

Here are some surprisingly good news about anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common type of psychiatric illness, yet researchers know very little about factors linked to recovery. In a new study, researchers...

Air pollution in childhood may increase schizophrenia risk

Air pollution affects physical health, and new research results now conclude that it also affects our psychological health. In a new study, researchers found that...

Cigarette smoking may damage mental health, increase depression

For decades, doctors have warned about the health risks of smoking. However, their warnings focused on the physical risks that cigarettes pose to health, such...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Scientists discover a new cause of autism

In a new study, researchers have found a new genetic factor that leads the brain to grow fewer synapses at a critical time in...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...