Federal officials urged to increase perinatal depression treatment in minority women

Despite Latinas’ and African-American women’s increased risks of perinatal depression and the availability of reliable screening tools and national awareness campaigns, research has shown that these women are significantly less likely to be screened or treated. In a new position paper, researchers at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University are urging federal policymakers to appropriate funds to boost diagnosis […]

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Memory researchers link two brain regions to conceptual organization

If your idea of a perfect dog is an abstract rendering of canine qualities extracted across many encounters in your life, you are not alone in how your brain connects memories, say University of Oregon scientists. A long debate has existed in psychology whether concepts, such as a dog, are represented in the mind as a collection of specific dogs […]

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