High insulin levels during childhood a risk for mental health problems later in life, study suggests
Researchers have shown that the link between physical and mental illness is closer than previously thought. Certain changes in physical health, which are
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~6 min
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Family courts are misunderstanding and misusing research around how children form close relationships with their caregivers, say an international group of
Jan. 12, 2021 • ~8 min
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The first lockdown led to a significant increase in symptoms of depression among children, highlighting the unintended consequences of school closures,
Dec. 8, 2020 • ~4 min
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The proportion of children experiencing a probable mental disorder has increased over the past three years, from one in nine in 2017 to one in six in July this
Oct. 23, 2020 • ~4 min
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COVID-19 hurts even those who escape infection – particularly children, writes paediatrician Dr Kai Hensel from the University of Cambridge in the journal
June 25, 2020 • ~4 min
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Experts call for more mental health support for parents of children with genetic learning disabilities
Parents of children with genetic conditions that cause learning disabilities are at risk of mental health problems, suggests new research published today in the British Journal of Psychiatry. The teams behind the study have called for greater support for parents whose child receives a genetic diagnosis for their learning disability.
March 11, 2020 • ~5 min
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Different learning difficulties do not correspond to specific regions of the brain, as previously thought, say researchers at the University of Cambridge. Instead poor connectivity between ‘hubs’ within the brain is much more strongly related to children’s difficulties.
Feb. 27, 2020 • ~5 min
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New brain networks come ‘online’ during adolescence, allowing teenagers to develop more complex adult social skills, but potentially putting them at increased risk of mental illness, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Jan. 29, 2020 • ~5 min
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Autistic mothers are more likely to report post-natal depression compared to non-autistic mothers, according to a new study of mothers of autistic children carried out by researchers at the University of Cambridge. A better understanding of the experiences of autistic mothers during pregnancy and the post-natal period is critical to improving wellbeing. The results are published in Molecular Autism.
Jan. 15, 2020 • ~3 min
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Stepheni Uh is a PhD candidate in the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Here, she tells us about her research studying the cognitive effects of growing up in poverty, the gap between science and policy, and falling asleep in an MRI machine.
Oct. 24, 2019 • ~4 min
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