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Mental health: researchers propose empowering approaches

Research by University of Calgary professor Nicole Letourneau and Dr. Cindy-Lee Dennis, of the University of Toronto, is leading to a simple, practical and effective way to treat women with postpartum depression. In a two-and-a-half year Canadian study, women with postpartum depression were matched with other mothers who had recovered from the condition. After the program ended, most women – more than 88 per cent – were no longer depressed.

Quality of breastfeeding support impacts moms' mental health: study

A new study led by Kathleen Chaput, PhD has found that among new moms experiencing breast feeding difficulties, those who received positive breast feeding support were less likely to experience postpartum depression. Chaput is an adjunct assistant professor in the department of pediatrics and senior research methodologist for the university’s Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute.  VIDEO

Research reveals secrets to bacteria in human gut

Amanda Melin, PhD, is studying the bacteria living inside capuchin monkeys to help explain the importance of healthy and diverse bacteria in humans.  Melin is a university alumna, assistant professor in the Faculty of Arts and a member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

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