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Why touching a dog can help you reduce stress and depression

In a study from the University of Basel, scientists found that viewing, feeling, and touching real dogs leads to increasingly higher levels of activity...

Folic acid supplementation may help reduce suicide risk

In a study from the University of Chicago, scientists found that folic acid supplements may help reduce suicide risk. They used data from the health...

Major depression increased 60% in older people from 2010 to 2019

In a study from the University of California in San Diego, scientists found the prevalence of depression is increasing among older adults, but there...

New antidepressants can lift depression and suicidal thoughts fast, but don’t expect magic cures

Depression is the most common cause of disability in the world. Chances are high that you or someone you know will experience a period when...

Newer depression drugs may increase death risk, scientists find

In a study from Rutgers and Columbia Universities, scientists found an increased death risk in adults with depression who used newer antipsychotic medications compared...

Eating fruits frequently may help prevent depression

In a new study from Aston University, scientists found that frequently eating fruits can make you feel better, while tasty but less healthy snacks...

Botox may help reduce depression, study shows

The bacterial toxin botulinum toxin (BTX)—colloquially known as Botox—is probably known to most people as a remedy for wrinkles. But in a study from the...

Common depression drug may stop cancer growth

In a study from KU Leuven, scientists found that the antidepressant sertraline inhibits the growth of cancer cells. It targes a metabolic addiction that allows...

Nearly 1 in 10 US people reports having depression

In a study from Columbia University and elsewhere, scientists found increases in depression without commensurate increases in treatment are widespread. In 2020, the past 12‒month...

High doses of common depression drug could temporarily switch off the brain

In a study from the University of Cambridge, scientists found two brain phenomena that may explain some of the side-effects of ketamine. Their measurements of...