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A blood test for suicide risk? – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on August 21st, 2013.

Researchers have identified series of blood biomarkers that they believe may help to identify individuals at risk of attempting suicide, but independent experts are cautious about over-interpreting this preliminary study. In a study published this week in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, the US researchers said the biomarkers — certain RNA molecules —  were found at […]

Experts Respond: Bipolar Disorder and Catherine Zeta-Jones

John Kerr posted in on April 15th, 2011.

The recent announcement from Catherine Zeta-Jones that she suffers from bipolar disorder has thrust the condition into the limelight. But what exactly is it? Catherine Zeta-Jones’ revelation has caused a flurry of attention regarding bipolar disorder, with major news outlets around the world covering the story – and the New Zealand media is no exception, […]

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