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The Los Angeles Times reports on new research in JAMA Internal Medicine that has shown that high initial doses of antidepressants prescribed to people under the age of 24 may increase the risk of suicide attempts. The study used medical records to track 162,625 U.S. residents, ages 10 to 64, who were...
The New York Times’ Well blog reports on research that has shown that computers may be better than humans at detecting emotions in human facial expressions. In the study, published in Current Biology, participants either had their hands dipped in ice cold water, which caused an expression of true...
A perspective article in The New England Journal of Medicine explains that “The rate of death from overdoses of prescription opioids in the United States more than quadrupled between 1999 and 2010, far exceeding the combined death toll from cocaine and heroin overdoses.” The Department of Health...