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An intimate view of the 'super parents' of chronically ill children

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fifteen-year-old Savitri Yami Baker loves to belt a tune.<p>"They can hear her from three houses away," Savitri's 26-year-old sister, Victoria Ajene, jokes.<p>This comes as a surprise, as Savitri often has challenges breathing when she speaks. The Clovis, California, girl has the neurological …

Parenting

Some cases of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder could be misdiagnosed immune disorders

Some patients sectioned with conditions such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder could instead have a treatable immune disorder, Oxford University scientists have found.<p>Currently, people experiencing psychosis are often thought to be suffering from mental disorder and are treated as such with …

How Nature Benefits Your Mental Health

Recently, scientists have been working out whether grass and trees could be used to treat depression and anxiety.<p>Have you ever come home from a day in the countryside and felt... better? Mood altered, anxiety soothed, mind hushed? It seems obvious that getting out of the clanging grind of the city …

Mental Health

What mindfulness gurus won’t tell you: meditation has a dark side

We never intended to be the Richard Dawkins of mindfulness — but, because of our book, we seem to have started a public debate about its downsides nonetheless.<p>Our approach was to go through almost half a century of scientific evidence and tease out fact from fiction when it comes to beliefs about …

Mindfulness

There’s a huge problem with how we treat depression

She suffered from bipolar disorder, which meant that she cycled between explosions of boundless energy and black holes of suicidal despair.<p>Despair brought her to our unit.<p>Her long chart chronicled how previous psychiatrists had emptied the armory: antidepressants, antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, …

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science

Steeping yourself in negativity has seriously terrible consequences for your mental and physical health.<p>Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel …

Happiness

Stevie Wonder's wake-up call

Last week at the 2016 Grammy Awards, Stevie Wonder made headlines without even being nominated. As he opened the envelope that announced Ed Sheeran …

Autism

PWDs in Pakistan

In the absence of an updated census, the state of Pakistan is currently completely unaware of the number of persons with disabilities (PWDs) within …

Easy-to-Follow Indoor Bootcamp for Beginners

If the weather’s not ideal for an outdoor workout, the group classes at the gym don’t suit your schedule, or you want to try a new at-home workout …

Workouts

These Are The Recipes That Won 2015

Here's what our editors and readers loved this year.

Paul Allen's Latest Surprising Revelation About The Human Brain

Scientists at the Seattle-based Allen Institute for Brain Science—backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen—have spent more than a decade building an intricate map of the human brain. Today they announced the latest major discoveries from that effort, and even they were surprised by what they …

Vegetable oil cancer link leads scientists to recommend lard and butter as healthier alternatives

Cooking with vegetable oils releases toxic chemicals linked to cancer and other diseases, according to new research.<p>A study has claimed cooks should …

Nutrition

The Internet May Be Changing Your Brain In Ways You've Never Imagined

"Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski."<p>Five years ago, journalist Nicholas Carr wrote in his book <i>The Shallows: How The Internet Is Changing Our Brains</i> about the way technology seemed to be eroding his ability to concentrate.<p>"Once I was a …

15 Life-Changing Books You Can Read in a Day

Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton, 77 pages. The title character of Wharton’s novella gets caught in a love triangle between<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Charles …

Books

John Oliver Rips GOP’s Oregon Shooting Reaction: ‘Worst Time to Talk About Mental Health’

The host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight slammed GOP presidential candidates for only bringing up mental health ‘as a means of steering the conversation …

Why Many Mental Health Patients End CBT Early

It is well known among psychiatrists and researchers that many mental health patients — more than half, according to some studies — end their …

4 Scientifically Proven Ways to Have a Happier Morning

In the past, I would have never described myself as a "morning person." In fact, I used to hate mornings. I would often begin the day by hitting the snooze button on my cell phone alarm. When I would finally wake up, it was usually a race to get out the door. I would rush to shower, do my hair and …

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The science of forgiveness: “When you don’t forgive you release all the chemicals of the stress response”

<b>(altanaka via Shutterstock)</b><p>Researchers are studying how we can let go of our grievances and live a healthier life. Here’s how it works<p>Megan Feldman Bettencourt<p>August 24, 2015 2:26am (UTC)<p>From “Triumph of the Heart: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World”<p><b>The Burn Surgeon: How Anger Can Impede Healing</b><p>In …

How To Produce A Drug Free Altered State Of Consciousness In 10 Minutes – You’ll Need Another Person

6 Of The Most Asked Questions On Google & What They Say About Us<p>Published<p>3 days ago<p>on<p>June 21, 2018<p>In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>Google is an incredible resource …

Are you thinking what I’m thinking? The rise of mind control

Mind control still sounds like the stuff of sci-fi movies. But it’s coming closer, with implants that can help people with paralysis and, further off, devices to send thoughts between humans<p>Ahundred electrodes are pressed tightly against my scalp and a mixture of salt water and baby shampoo is …

Neurophilosophy

Can What You Eat Affect Your Mental Health?

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How to optimise your brain's waste disposal system

New research suggests that body posture during sleep may affect the efficiency of the brain’s self-cleaning process<p>The human brain can be compared to something like a big, bustling city. It has workers, the neurons and glial cells which co-operate with each other to process information; it has …

Neuroscience

Is There Anything Spiritual About Mindfulness?

These days mindfulness is the buzzword. Celebrities such as Goldie Hawn, Richard Gere and Tina Turner have been some of it's strongest proponents. Mindfulness seems to be embraced in the west, more as a practice and discipline rather than as a religion, although its origin is in Buddhism. <i>But does</i> …

Mental health problems may explain link between rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular disease

Mental health problems like anxiety and depression may partly explain why people with rheumatoid arthritis have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.<p>Researchers linked anger, anxiety, depressive symptoms, job stress and low social support to increasing risk of …

This popular 'smart pill' enhances brain function with an added benefit

In the years since, modafinil has become popular for another, off-label use: to boost a person's cognitive abilities — an effect that hadn't been thoroughly studied by scientists.<p>Now a team of researchers has reviewed the literature to find that modafinil does, in fact, increase a number of …

I Asked My Patients to Tell Me Anything About Themselves. This Is What They Said.

Doctors can rattle of patients’ blood counts and electrolyte stats in seconds. But ask them about their patients’ lives, and they’ll likely come up …

High childhood IQ linked to bipolar disorder later in life

Is bipolar disorder the price humans must pay for creativity and intelligence?<p>High childhood IQ levels are linked to an increased risk of bipolar disorder later in life, according to new research.<p>The study, carried out at the University of Glasgow, measured the IQ of a large group of people aged …

My 20 Favorite Books on Mindfulness, Meditation, and Buddhism

Buddhaimonia.Books hold a very special place in my heart. Since I was a young teen, books have affected my life in significant ways. From making me …

31 Crockpot Freezer Meals for Back-to-School

Want to simplify the busy back-to-school season? Stock your freezer with crockpot freezer meals! Here are 31 crockpot recipes that I’ve tried myself …

Cooking