Author Archives: Jenah Cason

Our Brains Harbor “Residual Echo” of Neanderthal Genes; First Direct Evidence May Hold Clues to Deficits Seen in Mental Disorders

From NIMH: NIMH researchers have produced the first direct evidence that parts of our brains implicated in mental disorders may be shaped by a “residual echo” from our ancient past. The more a person’s genome carries genetic vestiges of Neanderthals, … Continue reading

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New AHRQ Report Shows Sharp Rise Among Women for Opioid-Related Hospital Stays

Hospitalizations involving opioid pain relievers and heroin increased 75 percent for women between 2005 and 2014, a jump that significantly outpaced the 55 percent increase among men, according to a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. … Continue reading

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NIMH Research Study Opportunity: Depression in Teens

The National Institute of Mental Health is currently recruiting participants for their upcoming research study that aims to understand the causes of depression in teenagers. This study is a part of a larger analysis that hopes to improve knowledge of … Continue reading

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