Amy Howard

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Do Men Think They’re Better at Science Than Women Do? Well, Actually …

It’s no secret that men are overrepresented in certain technical disciplines. So is their self-confidence, a new study suggests.<p>The study, published this past week in the journal Advances in Physiology Education, found that male egos eclipse those of women among students asked to compare themselves …

As Cleveland Indians Prepare to Part With Chief Wahoo, Tensions Reignite

For decades, community activists in northeast Ohio have held demonstrations at the Cleveland Indians’ home opener to protest the team’s name and logo — a grinning, red-faced caricature named Chief Wahoo that some consider racist.<p>And in what has become another tradition, Chief Wahoo’s supporters …

Naloxone Stops Opioid Overdoses. How Do You Use It?

The United States surgeon general issued a rare national advisory on Thursday urging more Americans to carry naloxone, a drug used to revive people overdosing on opioids.<p>The last time a surgeon general issued such an urgent warning to the country was in 2005, when Richard H. Carmona advised women …

Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit

Victoria Toline would hunch over the kitchen table, steady her hands and draw a bead of liquid from a vial with a small dropper. It was a delicate operation that had become a daily routine — extracting ever tinier doses of the antidepressant she had taken for three years, on and off, and was …

Depression

How busy hands can alter our brain chemistry

<i>"Admiring your own handiwork" is a familiar expression containing an important truth about the mind. We handed this particular story to our Tony</i> …

The Brain

What Pre-K Means for Your Pre-Teenager

Just how important is good preschool in the course of a child’s life?<p>Skeptical researchers have contended that it doesn’t really matter, that preschool provides only short-term educational assistance that fades out after a few years. But new findings from a continuing study of 4,000 children in …

Surgical Patients May Be Feeling Pain—and (Mostly) Forgetting It

Amnesic anesthetics are convenient and help patients make a faster recovery, but they don't necessarily prevent suffering during surgery.<p>In June 2007, in a small room that leads into the operating theater, a middle-aged woman lies on a metal trolley. She is here for a hysterectomy, though no one …

Anesthesiology

I’m a Depression historian. The GOP tax bill is straight out of 1929.

By Robert S. McElvaine<p>“There are two ideas of government,” William Jennings Bryan declared in his 1896 “Cross of Gold” speech. “There are those who believe that if you will only legislate to make the well-to-do prosperous their prosperity will leak through on those below. The Democratic idea, …

Income Inequality

The Kellogg-Briand Pact: War Outlawed

In the realm of international peacekeeping agreements, the Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928 stands out for its stunningly simple, if unlikely solution: …

7 New Deal Programs Still in Effect Today

Franklin Delano Roosevelt guided the U.S. through one of the toughest periods in its history. He was sworn into office as the Great Depression was …

Coconut Crabs Eat Everything from Kittens to, Maybe, Amelia Earhart

Among terrestrial arthropods, the phylum that includes crustaceans, spiders and insects, coconut crabs are the largest on the planet. The crabs, …

What music do psychopaths like? More Bieber, less Bach.

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>, Reporter<p>Despite the film industry’s depiction of psychopaths, classical music is not their go-to soundtrack in the real world.<p>“In the movies, if you want to establish in one shot that a monster has a human side,” said Pascal Wallisch, a psychology professor at New York …

After Studying the Lives of 724 Men for 79 Years, Harvard Reveals the 1 Biggest Secret to Success and Happiness

Want to improve your success in life and business? The results of this study will show you how.<p>Have you ever wondered what it takes to live the good life? Have you ever wondered what the secret to success and happiness is? Harvard researchers seem to have an answer in a 79-year-old study.<p>After …

Aaron Hernandez suffered from most severe CTE ever found in a person his age

By Adam Kilgore<p>, Reporter<p>BOSTON — Aaron Hernandez suffered the most severe case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy ever discovered in a person his age, damage that would have significantly affected his decision-making, judgment and cognition, researchers at Boston University revealed at a medical …

Boston University

Sean Parker unloads on Facebook "exploiting" human psychology

Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook, gave me a candid insider's look at how social networks purposely hook and potentially hurt our …

Health Care

C.D.C. Reports a Record Jump in Drug Overdose Deaths Last Year

WASHINGTON — Deaths by drug overdose in the United States surged last year by more than 17 percent over 2015, another sign of the growing addiction crisis caused by opioids, according to a report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Preliminary data from the 50 states …

Brain's Response to Mid-Life Surge in Cell Aging Starts or Ends Path to Dementia

<i>Summary: University of Texas researchers report neurons in the mouse brain tend to surge at the equivalent of human age 40. During this period,</i> …

Why it's time to lay the stereotype of the 'teen brain' to rest

A deficit in the development of the teenage brain has been blamed for teens’ behavior in recent years, but it may be time to lay the stereotype of …

Auschwitz Artifacts to Go on Tour, Very Carefully

WARSAW — More than 72 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, the first traveling exhibition about the Nazi death camp will begin a journey later this year to 14 cities across Europe and North America, taking heartbreaking artifacts to multitudes who have never seen such horror up close.<p>The …

111 N.F.L. Brains. All But One Had C.T.E.

A neuropathologist has examined the brains of 111 N.F.L. players — and 110 were found to have C.T.E., the degenerative disease linked to repeated blows to the head.

Disease

Evaluation of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Football Players

This case series investigated the neuropathological and clinical features of deceased football players with chronic traumatic encephalopathy whose …

CTE

New Hope for Depression

Every week, when Ian Hanley sits down with his therapist, he goes through a list of depression treatments he’s been researching online. The …