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Carbon Emissions Fall as U.S. Economy Grows

U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions declined in 2015, falling 12 percent below 2005 levels due to coal-fired power plant retirements and …

Fossil Fuels

Solar Power: A Winter Journey

Changing Planet<p>Solar power has long been touted as an answer to the energy needs of rural communities living off-grid across the developing world. Over recent years the technology has advanced rapidly in terms of efficiency and price, finally making it a genuinely viable option, at household level …

Florida's Curbelo and Ros-Lehtinen break party line to join climate change caucus | Fox News

As South Florida grapples with rising sea levels, widespread coast flooding and increasing salt water intrusion, some of the region’s Republican lawmakers are jumping from their party’s ship to speak out about climate change.<p>Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen are two Republican …

Electric And Hybrid Cars Might Produce As Many Toxins As Diesels

Nothing is easy. That’s the big takeaway here. Almost every system we encounter is full of unseen complexity. A great example of this is found in a …

A professor says Zika is so bad the Summer Olympics 'must not proceed'

Attaran is not a Zika expert, but most of his points are sound.<p>There's no reason for panic — not all countries, for example, will be equally …

Bullying is a 'serious public health problem,' experts say

<b>(CNN) —</b> The tragic death of 18-year-old Brandy Vela is bringing the potential dangers of cyberbullying back into focus. It's another reminder of what experts say is a public health problem facing young people.<p>The Texas City, Texas, teen put a gun to her chest and killed herself in front of her …

North Carolina's Bathroom Bill Is a Constitutional Monstrosity

HB2 doesn’t just repeal LGBT civil-rights laws; it bars passing new ones. The Supreme Court calls that “animus.”<p>Pat McCrory, the beleaguered governor of North Carolina, says he signed the controversial “bathroom bill”—HB2—because cities’ local gay-rights laws were “local government overreach.” When …

Why this YA author tackled mental illness, homophobia and the power of Star Trek

Being a teenager is far from easy, but being a teenager struggling with mental health issues can be a nightmare.<p>This is the issue that award-winning …

Miami Clinical Psychotherapy Earns Accolades for Advances in ADHD Treatment - Press Release

<b>Miami Clinical Psychotherapy is a clinic that has a rich history of experience treating Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as well as</b> …

Mental Health

Anxiety: 7 Subtle Signs That Someone Is Suffering

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New data on brain network activity can help in understanding 'cognitive vulnerability' to depression

Neuroimaging studies of interconnected brain networks may provide the “missing links” between behavioral and biological models of cognitive …

The Brain

Chapman University research shows body image strongly linked to overall life satisfaction - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Chapman University has just published the results of a national study on the factors linked to satisfaction with appearance and weight. In a survey …

Epigenetic study of lactose intolerance may shed light on the origin of mental illness

A new study on the epigenetics of lactose intolerance may provide an approach to understanding schizophrenia and other complex, serious …

Report: Bullying is a serious public health problem

WASHINGTON (AP) — Zero-tolerance policies are ineffective in combating bullying, an independent government advisory group says in urging schools to take a more preventative approach that includes teaching tolerance to address this "serious public health problem."<p>In a report released Tuesday, the …

Public Health

Blissfully Better: Powerful Age-Defying Benefits of Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness

In the hyper-active, turbo-charged, fast-paced world that we live in today, time just simply seems to fly by. Not only are we trying to keep up with work, busy careers and all that's happening in our personal and social lives, but more than anything we're also trying to just simply keep up with …

Global warming milestone about to be passed and there's no going back

Political heat<p>The approaching global CO2 threshold comes as climate change looks like becoming one of the key issues in Australia's election campaign.<p>…

Climate Change

The Value of Quality Sleep

Sleep deficiency has also been linked to more serious physical health issues, including diabetes, high blood pressure, immune deficiencies, increased …

High Blood Pressure

Why I’m Glad My Bipolar Dad Was Institutionalized

For years, my family fought to keep my father out of institutionalized living. We never dreamed it would turn around his mental health.<p>"You father is all set to be released tomorrow," the social worker said, her voice cheery, as if this were good news.<p>My stomach dropped.<p>My father was about to be …

Mental Health

The New Privacy Cop Patrolling the Internet

As our online footprints grow in size and scope, it is more important than ever for Internet companies to protect us against hackers and disclose how …