• John Cade takes a chill pill

    Australian scientist led the way in establishing lithium’s mood-stabilising powers.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared 10 October to be World Mental Health Day, with an aim “to raise awar...

    Australia August 29, 2021
  • Genetic clues to link between PTSD and migraines

    A new study has revealed common genes that may cause migraines and PTSD to co-occur.

    A study comparing pairs of identical twins has highlighted potential genes that may explain the common – but poorly u...

    Body and Mind June 22, 2021
  • Science history: the misguided criminologist

    Meld Darwin’s theories with cultural anthropology.

    Cesare Lombroso, a psychiatrist beguiled - and, frankly, confused - by Darwin.Credit: clu/Getty Images“No one in...

    Society March 3, 2019
  • Possible link between cured meat and mania

    Foods such as salami linked to people hospitalised with bipolar.

    Researchers looking for a connection between foodborne viruses and psychiatric disorders instead found a surprising l...

    Nutrition July 19, 2018
  • In two minds over decoding brainwaves

    Keeping your thoughts to yourself is getting harder.

    Mind-reading machines are now real, prising open yet another Pandora’s box for ethicists. As usual, there are promise...

    Biology June 24, 2018
  • Genes influence empathy

    Collaboration between researchers and gene-testing company opens window.

    At a meeting in February with survivors of a Florida high school mass shooting, US president Donald Trump was photogr...

    Biology March 12, 2018
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