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Mindfulness apps could improve our mental health

A University of Otago study has found that using mindfulness meditation applications (apps) on phones is associated with improvements in people's mental health. In a...

Your abstract reasoning ability could predict depression over time

In a new study, researchers found that age-related declines in abstract reasoning ability predict increasing depression in subsequent years. The data were from a longitudinal...

Why natural depression therapies are better than pills

Winter is upon us. And with it comes the annual worsening of depressive symptoms. Sadly, in the United States, suicide continues to claim more lives...

Being overweight could cause depression, even you are healthy

A largescale genomic analysis has found the strongest evidence yet that being overweight causes depression, even in the absence of other health problems. The research...

Scientists find strongest evidence that obesity causes depression

In a new study, researchers found the strongest evidence yet that obesity causes depression, even in the absence of other health problems. The research was...

People with depression have low levels of this substance in blood

In a recent study, Stanford researchers found that people with depression have low blood levels of a substance called acetyl-L-carnitine. Acetyl-L-carnitine can be naturally produced...

Men focusing on building muscle have much higher risk of depression, binge drinking

Young men who are overly preoccupied with building muscle have a significantly higher risk of depression, weekend binge drinking, and dieting that is not...

Traumatic childhood could increase heart disease risk in adulthood

Children who grow up in distressing or traumatic environments are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke by the time they reach...

No butts – it’s time to help people with mental health conditions quit smoking

Australians with mental health conditions are more than twice as likely to be smokers as the general population. About 22% of people with a mental...

Giving birth to boys linked to much higher risk of postnatal depression

A University of Kent study into postnatal depression (PND) found the odds of developing this condition increased by 79% when mothers had baby boys...