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In depression the brain region for stress control is larger

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 322 million people worldwide were affected by depression in 2015—4.4 percent of the world’s population. In the…

IU study examines how genes, gender and environment influence substance abuse

The study looked at men and women with a genetic sensitivity to stressful situations. Strong family and community ties were protective for such men, reducing…

Only 25 minutes of mindfulness meditation alleviates stress

New research from Carnegie Mellon University is the first to show that brief mindfulness meditation practice – 25 minutes for three consecutive days –…

In Mice, Anxiety Is Linked to Immune System

In the first study ever to genetically link the immune system to normal behavior, scientists at Rockefeller and Columbia universities show that mast cells,…

How a stressful life can contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease

According to the results now published, stress induces the production of amyloid beta (Aâ) peptide – the molecule associated with the neural plaques…