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Strong social support decreases mental health problems in young adults

Published: 4Dec2020

Early adulthood, a transitional life stage marked by major changes in social roles and responsibilities, can bring with it an increase of mental health problems. A team of McGill University...

Stress heightens fear of threats from the past

Published: 8Aug2017

Recognizing threats is an essential function of the human mind — think “fight or flight” — one that is aided by past negative experiences. But when older memories are coupled with stress,...

How insulin calms brain activity

Published: 30Jun2015

Insulin has long been known as the hormone which controls the body’s sugar levels: humans who lack or are insensitive to insulin develop diabetes. Although insulin is also made and released in the...

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