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Dietary Modification in Mental Health Care

Do you ever wonder about the role of nutrition in mental health? Simple changes in the diet can go a long way toward improving your mental health.

Categorizing Treatments Used in Biomedicine and CAM

Do you sometimes wonder how different treatments work? Different treatments rely on different established or postulated mechanisms of action.

Yoga and meditation improve mind-body health and stress resilience

A new research article investigates the effects of yoga and meditation on people by looking at physiological and immunological markers of stress and inflammation. By studying the participants of an intensive three-month yoga and meditation...Show More Summary

You may be as friendly as your genes

Scientists have found that CD38 and CD157 genes that regulate oxytocin, the supreme human social hormone, are associated with the sociality of young individuals. They found that young adults who have higher expression of the CD38 gene as well as differences in CD157 gene sequence are friendlier and more socially adept than others. Show More Summary

Gut microbes may talk to the brain through cortisol

Gut microbes have been in the news lately. Recent studies show they can influence human health, behavior, and certain neurological disorders, such as autism. But just how do they communicate with the brain? Results from a new study suggest...Show More Summary

80 percent of Ebola survivors suffer disabilities one year after discharge

New research highlights the need for long-term rehabilitation of Ebola survivors after almost 80 percent of those interviewed were found to have major limitations in mobility, cognition and vision.

The Brain of Ben Barres

A neurobiologist’s legacy: rewriting how cells operate — and how they go rogue.

DEPRESSION: WHAT ABOUT KETAMINE?

Depression: what about ketamine? For those considering being treated with it, here is recent information from clinical experts.

Facing Your Depression

Researchers are working on a new treatment for depression you can put on your mobile device—but a self-help version is already available.

The Perfectionist Mistake about the Meaning of Life: Part 1

Some see life as meaningless because their obsession to achieve only the excellent blinds them to the great value of the good

This Land is Our Land

When we work with people who are living with dementia, we often are privileged to hear stories from their past, stories of how they came to America or how their parents or grandparents immigrated to this land. By Tom and Karen BrennerWe...Show More Summary

What’s the best career for my ADHD?

“Is there a list of great careers for people who have ADHD? Is there an ideal job that works with ADD? Can I make good living and succeed with ADHD?” Those are big concerns for adolescents with ADHD going to college. Or for adults who are struggling with their ADHD at their job. If they have a job. The rates of unemployment amongst people with untreated ADHD are depressing.

Summer Travels

Dr. Gordon relates highlights of summer scientific meetings.

Neuroscientists discover a brain circuit dedicated to retrieving memories

Neuroscientists who study memory have long believed that when we recall an event, our brains turn on the same hippocampal circuit that was activated when the memory was originally formed. However, neuroscientists have now shown, for the first time, that recalling a memory requires a 'detour' circuit that branches off from the original memory circuit.

On Your Adolescents Getting Up in the Morning

It's hard for adolescents to get up in the morning, especially if they suffer from depression and other mental illnesses. What tips can we get from published research?

Three Science-Based Reasons Vacations Boost Productivity

Americans generally believe that they should push themselves before they actually take a break. They don't know vacations will make them more—not less—productive.

Noninvasive retinal imaging may improve early detection of Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease (AD) represents the leading cause of dementia worldwide. Currently, challenges in making an early and definitive diagnosis of AD limit opportunities to intervene with disease-modifying therapies before substantial neurodegeneration occurs. Show More Summary

Professional Suicide

Even great men with ground-breaking accomplishments can experience circumstances that break their spirit.

FEAR of DEATH, FEAR in LIFE: The PARADOX of THANATOPHOBIA

Were I a betting man, I'd wager most reading this article struggle with fear of death. And that fear, paradoxically, generates so much fear in living. So what is it about thanatophobia that strikes so deeply? Better yet, how can we get a handle on it? Tap-in and we'll tee-it-up...

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