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Teen insomnia linked with depression, anxiety

A study of high school students has shed new light on the links between insomnia-related mental health conditions among teens. “People with insomnia find it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep for as long as they need to. This is a widespread sleep…

A blood test for suicide risk? Alterations to a single gene could predict risk of suicide attempt

Researchers say they have discovered a chemical alteration in a single human gene linked to stress reactions that, if confirmed in larger studies, could give doctors a simple blood test to reliably predict a person’s risk of attempting suicide.

Peers with strong language skills help preschoolers with special needs

The guiding philosophy for educating children with disabilities has been to integrate them as much as possible into a normal classroom environment, with the hope that peers’ skills will help bring…

Transplant surgeons suffer from burnout

Despite saving thousands of lives yearly, nearly half of organ transplant surgeons report a low sense of personal accomplishment and 40% feel emotionally exhausted, according to a new national study…

Suppressing hunger could be key to reducing risk of overeating and obesity

The failure of some obese individuals to generate or detect adequate signals to stop eating has been frequently been reported in medical science.

"Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe" reveals gender differences in cognitive abilities

Improved living conditions and less gender-restricted educational opportunities reduce the cognitive disparities between men and women or improve the gap in favor of women, according to new research…