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Inherited Factor In Depression

Sutter Stock A brain circuit that governs emotion is passed down from mother to daughter and may be an inherited factor contributing to depression, research has shown. The structure, known as the corticolimbic system, is less likely to pass from mothers to sons or from fathers to children of either gender, the US [...]

9 Surprising Symptoms Associated with Depression

Most of us would recognize classic depression, with its heavy veil of sadness and hopelessness. But what if you just started getting stomachaches or were suddenly very snappy? Could you be depressed without knowing it? "Depression doesn’t always look like debilitating sadness," says Richard Kravitz, MD, MSPH, a professor of internal medicine at University of [...]

How curiosity changes the brain to enhance learning

The more curious we are about a topic, the easier it is to learn information about that topic. New research publishing online October 2 in the Cell Press journal Neuron provides insights into what happens in our brains when curiosity is piqued. The findings could help scientists find ways to enhance overall learning and memory [...]

For infants, stress may be caught, not taught

New research shows that babies not only pick up on their mother's stress, they also show corresponding physiological changes. "Our research shows that infants 'catch' and embody the physiological residue of their mothers' stressful experiences," says lead researcher Sara Waters, postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, San Francisco. - from universities, journals, and other [...]

Study Says America’s Income Gap Widest Since Great Depression

Figures by an international group of university economists, and it hasn't been so wide since 1928. The incomes of the very wealthiest 1 percent of Americans increased by 31.4 percent from 2009 to 2012. By contrast, the bottom 99 percent saw their earnings in the same period go up by just 0.4 percent. In 2012, [...]

Different types of happiness alter gene expression

A person’s sense of happiness may affect the way his or her genes are expressed, Medical News Today reported. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) categorized 80 healthy adults based on whether they experienced a greater sense of eudaimonic well-being or hedonic well-being. Eudaimonic well-being is associated with having “a deep sense [...]