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Depressive ruminations and the idling brain

Depressed people often find themselves preoccupied with guilty, shameful, or self-defeating thoughts for large parts of their day. These thoughts not only distract from other activities but also fail to resolve the underlying life issues. Further, the …

Blood test predicts prognosis for traumatic brain injuries

A new blood test could help emergency room doctors quickly diagnose traumatic brain injury and determine its severity. The findings could help identify patients who might benefit from extra therapy or experimental treatments.

Adolescents with sleep problems more likely to self-harm

There is a strong relationship between sleep problems such as insomnia, and self-harm, according to findings in a new Norwegian study.

Aquariums deliver health and wellbeing benefits

People who spend time watching aquariums and fish tanks could see improvements in their physical and mental wellbeing, according to new research published in the journal Environment …

Women who were socially well integrated had lower risk for suicide

Women who were socially well integrated had a lower risk for suicide in a new analysis of data from the Nurses’ Health Study, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry.

Brain surgery saved Russian general who helped defeat Napoleon: Scientists ‘rewrite’ history books

After more than two-years of international investigation, scientists have concluded that Napoleon likely would have conquered Russia in 1812 if not for the life-saving brain surgery performed on Russian general Mikhail Kutuzov by the French surgeon Jea…