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Memories are strengthened via brainwaves produced during sleep, new study shows

New research brings us closer to understanding how learned information turns into reliable memories during sleep.

Eliminating extended work shifts improves sleep duration for senior resident physicians

A new study comparing the work hours and sleep obtained by pediatric resident physicians working extended shifts with those whose scheduled shift lengths were limited to no more than … Read the rest

Unpacking the links: Chronic stress, fertility and the 'hunger hormone'

A new study suggests high levels of the hormone ghrelin, which stimulates appetite and is also released during stress, could be harmful to some aspects of reproductive function.


What can cause stomach pain and nausea?

Stomach pain and nausea often occur together and can affect both adults and children. Although these symptoms usually resolve within a few days, they can sometimes be a sign … Read the rest

How sleep and mood impact working memory

Researchers assess which aspects of working memory are affected by age, sleep quality, and mood and whether these factors work in unison or independently.

Incident Exposure to Benzodiazepines in Early Pregnancy and Risk of Spontaneous Abortion

This nested case-control study examines the association of maternal benzodiazepine use by pregnant women and by drug class, duration of action, and specific benzodiazepine agent with the risk of Read the rest

Comparative Effectiveness of Adjunctive Psychotropic Medications in Patients With Schizophrenia

This cohort study uses US national Medicaid data to compare the effectiveness of different psychotropic medication strategies (antidepressant, benzodiazepine, mood stabilizer, or another antipsychotic) for adult patients with schizophrenia Read the rest

Treatment Considerations in Severe Mental Illness

This Insights essay discusses the important role psychiatrists and other mental health professionals play in addressing the medical comorbidities of people with severe mental illness, who often experience poor Read the rest

Stress and Schizophrenia: How Do You Deal?

Hi Everyone! It is me, Kristin, again! Since some of us are people living with schizophrenia, I wanted to talk about different ways of dealing with stress in day … Read the rest