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Biological marker for depression in teens – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on February 18th, 2014.

Teenage boys who show a combination of depressive symptoms and elevated levels of the ‘stress hormone’ cortisol are up to fourteen times more likely to develop major depression than those who show neither trait, according to new research. In a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the […]

Chris Trotter on Science and Policy

John Kerr posted in on June 10th, 2011.

Chris Trotter, a political commentator and columnist for the Dominion Post, questions the involvement of science in policy-making. In his column ‘From the Left’,  Trotter writes in response to  Sir Peter Gluckman’s report on adolescent health titled, ‘‘Improving the Transition: Reducing Social and Psychological Morbidity during Adolescence’. The report was launched last week as an […]

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