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By On February 7th, 2019

Study finds groups of bacteria can either help or hurt mental health

The theory that the balance of specific bacteria in the gut might affect a person’s mental health is looking more and more likely. A new Belgian study suggests that not only can higher levels of specific groups of gut bacteria increase the risk for depression, but increased concentrations of other bacteria could also conversely improve…

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By On January 18th, 2016

Poor Childhood Associated With Poor Brain Connectivity, Depression

Childhood poverty has been linked with numerous negative health effects, including an increased risk of depression. However, until now scientists have not really been able to explain the connection aside from making guesses about how economic pressures may impact the brain. Now, researchers from Washington University St. Louis may have the first evidence showing how…

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