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Soccer icon Brandi Chastain agrees to donate brain for concussion research

Brandi Chastain, whose iconic celebration at the 1999 Women’s World Cup became a lasting symbol of power and success in women’s sports, announced Thursday morning that she has decided to donate her brain after death to the Concussion Legacy Foundation to be studied by the renowned Boston University …

20 Common Prescription Drugs That Cause Memory Loss

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

Schizophrenia and Autism Linked to Low Levels of B12 in the Brain

Researchers have found a common denominator in the brains of people with schizophrenia and autism: <b>low levels of vitamin B12</b>.For the study, …

Vitamins

The Surprising Foods That Alleviate Anxiety

If I told you that bacteria could alleviate your anxiety you’d probably think I was joking or uninformed. But, if you suffer from anxiety, …

Wellness

6 Toxic Relationships You Should Avoid Like the Plague

At work or elsewhere, most everyone has experienced a relationship that turned toxic. If you have, you know they're a major drain on your energy, productivity, and happiness.<p>In a new study from Georgetown University, 98% of people reported experiencing toxic behavior at work. The study found that …

Emotional Intelligence

This is your brain on crafting

<b>(CNN) —</b> Her brother's sudden death in 2004 hit Sarah Huerta hard.<p>In the years that followed, Huerta couldn't leave the house without suffering a panic attack. She hated getting in cars since her brother's body was found in one. She couldn't seem to hold down a job. Every time she stepped outside …

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Is Neuroticism Genetic?

<b>Researchers identify genetic associations of neuroticism.</b><p>Neuroticism, a personality trait related to depression, anxiety and even heart disease, can …

Researchers visualize brain's serotonin pump, provide blueprint for new, more effective SSRIs: Revealing serotonin transporter's molecular structure opens new era of drug treatments for depression and anxiety

Revealing serotonin transporter's molecular structure opens new era of drug treatments for depression and anxiety<p>Researchers have uncovered …

How occupational therapy and autism are related

April is Autism Awareness Month and Occupational Therapy Month. The two have more in common than the month of April.<p>According to the Autism Society, …

The new normal: Occupational therapy assistants help patients return to day-to-day activities

Michelle Billings spent 30 years as a registered nurse, most of them working at Cook County Hospital. She says she watched the treatment of patients become increasingly specific as her career evolved. "Nurses do a lot today, don't get me wrong, but the number of specialists in medicine today has …

Occupational therapy: 'Why I swapped a job in IT for a career helping others'

<i>Marvin Reid talks about life as an occupational therapist and why he decided to swap a job in IT sales for a career helping others.</i><p>As I was approaching 30, I knew that my job in IT sales wasn't fulfilling enough. It was well paid but I wasn't getting a sense of satisfaction. After speaking to a …