Brain & Mind

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...

Deep brain stimulation may treat severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

In a study from Baylor College of Medicine, scientists found deep brain stimulation can halve the symptoms of severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD as...

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...

Could a pill help prevent a leading cause of childhood mortality?

Across much of the world, childhood diarrhea is a major killer. Could a probiotic pill somehow be engineered to help stop the scourge in its...

Probiotics may help lower depression, study finds

In a study from Brighton and Sussex Medical School, scientists found that probiotics either taken by themselves or when combined with prebiotics, may help...

Strange eating habits may signal autism

In a recent study from Penn State College of Medicine, scientists found that unusual eating behaviors may be a sign a child should be...

Research finds a big cause of social anxiety disorder

In a recent study from Uppsala University, scientists found that the balance between the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine may affect whether a person develops...

Nearly 25% of US young adults used mental health care during COVID pandemic

In a study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, scientists found that the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic may have led...

Your gut may lead to therapies for mental illness

The role of the microbiome in intestinal and systemic health has garnered close attention among researchers for many years. In a study from UT Southwestern,...

Natural caffeine offers longer-lasting improvement on cognition and moods

In a study from Clarkson University, scientists found natural caffeine has a more consistent and lasting effect than synthetic caffeine when it comes to...

Jumping gene is strongly linked to depression, fear and anxiety

The gene Tob is well known for the role it plays in cancer. Previous research has also indicated that it has a hand in...

Popular Reports

10 easy self-care tips for depression you need to know

Depression is among the most common of all mental health conditions and impacts many people every day. While we all get sad, feel low, or...

Irregular sleep linked to bad moods and depression

In a new study, researchers found that an irregular sleep schedule can increase a person’s risk of depression over the long term as much...

What’s obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

It’s common to worry about things like germs or to double check that the stove is turned off. But for people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD),...

Stroke is linked to depression before it occurs

Scientists from the University of Münster found while depression is a common problem for people who have had a stroke, some people may have...
Exercise may benefit people with mental problems more than drugs

Exercise may benefit people with mental problems more than drugs

It is known that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. It can provide us many health benefits. In a new study, researchers...