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Air Pollution and the Young Brain
Early exposure to air pollution can cause changes to an area of babies' brains associated with ASD, depression and anxiety later in life.
Daytime Eating is Best
Travelers, nurses, shift workers take note: eating late at night, particularly when your body clock has been disrupted, can stir depression.
Loneliness and Isolation Harm the Heart
Loneliness and social isolation are not the same, but they both can put you at risk for heart attacks and strokes. Ways to ease the burden.
“Magic” Mushrooms for Mental Health
Tiny "microdoses" of psilocybin improved the mood and motor control of participants in a large study. Those over 55 were especially helped.
IBD and Depression, A Two-Way Street
It's no surprise that inflammatory bowel disease increases one's risk of depression, but depression raises the risk of IBD, too.
Maternal Depression May Not Only Affect Moms
Postpartum depression is not uncommon, but if it is long-lasting, it can show up in kids' development. Don't hesitate to get help.
Putting Anxiety to Sleep
During sleep, the brain reinforces positive emotions and weakens negative or traumatic ones, suggesting a way to help people with PTSD.
The Surprising Benefits of Taking a Vacation from Social Media
People who gave up social media for a week said they felt happier, less depressed and less anxious. Some tips for breaking its grip.
Walk Away from the Blues
It may not surprise you to learn that exercise can lift depression. What may shock you is how little activity it takes to improve your mood.
Feeling Groovy: A Psychedelic's Anti-Depressant Powers
Psilocybin, a compound found in "magic mushrooms" is proving an effective way to ease depression in some people, sometimes for weeks.
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