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6 N.Y. church members arrested after teen dies in assault

<b>(CNN) —</b> A counseling session on the spiritual state of two brothers turned physical at Word of Life Christian Church in New Hartford, New York, resulting in the death of a young man and serious injuries to his brother, New Hartford Police Chief Michael Inserra said Wednesday.<p>Their parents, Bruce T. …

Church’s ‘Faith Healing’ Killed This Baby

Oregon’s Followers of Christ Church doesn’t believe in traditional medical care, and it’s killing church members’ children—including a premature baby.<p>…

Breathe In, Breathe Out: What It's Like To Live Life With An Anxiety Disorder

<i>Originally published on Unwritten by Ileana Paules-Bronet.</i><p>For an hour and a half, I stared at the floor. My knee bounced up and down. When my eyes weren't fixed on the carpet in front of me, they darted back and forth to the door, measuring my distance from it. My notebook was open in front of me, …

A daily capsule of probiotic bacteria may help people cope with anxiety and memory problems

Those who took the bug-bearing capsules for a month reported less stress and anxiety, and had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the morning, than when they took a placebo instead.<p>Those on probiotics also fared better on memory tests that required them to pair objects together, such as …

An A-Z of Mental Wellbeing

<b>Keeping our minds well deserves as much attention as keeping our bodies healthy and strong. Use the A-Z below to investigate where your mental</b> …

Social Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), also known as Social Phobia, is characterized by a strong and persistent fear of social or performance situations in …

7 Happiness Factors That You May Have Forgotten

Let me be straight forward.<p>When it comes to happiness, 99% of the world has gotten it wrong.<p>Most of us think that happiness depends on something, …

7 Habits That Force Your Mind to Stop Worrying

We all worry, but it can get hamper productivity and your mood if it goes on for too long. Here are seven ways to force yourself to stop worrying.<p>Worrying can get the better of almost anybody. Work stresses, personal concerns, and sometimes even irrational thoughts can seep into your mind and …

Self-help

Depression Can Alter Our DNA And The Way Our Cells Generate Energy – Condition Far More Devastating To The Body

Depression is causing a lot more damage to your body than previously thought, researchers discovered.<p>Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Centre for …

Depression

Regular Sadness vs. Depression<p>It's natural to feel sad, down, or discouraged at times. We all feel these human emotions, they're reactions to the …

People with Depression and Bipolar Disorder Feel Sadness Differently

Depression and bipolar disorder can both cause people to go through periods of extreme sadness and despair, and even mental health experts may find …

The Brain

Chronic depression shrinks brain's memories and emotions

The hippocampus, an area of the brain responsible for memory and emotion, shrinks in people with recurrent and poorly treated depression, a global study has found.<p>The findings highlighted the importance of treating depression early, particularly in teenagers and young adults, the study …

Patients with recurrent depression have smaller hippocampi

The brains of people with recurrent depression have a significantly smaller hippocampus - the part of the brain most associated with forming new …

Depression

International team revealed the mystery of major depressive disorder

July 16, 2015, Shenzhen, China--The CONVERGE Consortium identifies two robust genetic variants for major depressive disorder (MDD). The findings, …

Common antidepressant may change brain

Structural differences found in depressed, non-depressed people<p>WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Sept. 4, 2015 - A commonly prescribed antidepressant may alter …

Neuroscience

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

Psychology

10 Celebrities' Coffee Orders in Honor of National Coffee Day

Curiously, Ariana Grande does not in fact prefer grandes.<p>In honor of National Coffee Day, we bring you one of the most "Celebrities! they're JUST like us!" roundups we ever could—a list of our favorite stars' coffee orders. It's possible that we haven't had enough coffee today to be thinking …

Most Americans Don’t Know The True Danger Of Anxiety

While an increasing number of Americans see mental and physical health equally, viewing depression and bipolar disorders as risk factors for suicide, …

Why Does It Matter If You Are Excommunicated From the Mormon Church?

In recent years, two very prominent critics of Mormonism were excommunicated: Kate Kelly, founder of Ordain Women, and John Dehlin, of Mormon Stories podcast fame. Both supported same-sex marriage and the ordination of women to the priesthood, but the Mormon church has insisted that others can hold …

Police officer killed north of Chicago; massive manhunt underway

CHICAGO — Law enforcement continued a massive manhunt on Tuesday north of the city, searching for three suspects in the shooting death of a veteran police officer as he patrolled a quiet suburban community.<p>The killing marks the fourth incident in nine days across the USA where a law enforcement …

Law Enforcement

4 Things You Should Never Say to Someone With an Anxiety Disorder

The experience of anxiety is a normal -- and even helpful part of life. As humans we developed the ability to feel anxious because it was evolutionarily advantageous. If a buffalo was about to attack us, we would feel a surge of anxiety and our bodies would go into "fight or flight" mode. If we …

For marijuana and the brain, questions remain

Two new studies out today in JAMA Psychiatry highlight the persistent questions about how cannabis might affect brain development.<p>In one study, twins had similar brain volume even when one used recreational marijuana and the other didn't. But in the second study, high-risk male teens who used …

10 Deathbed Regrets You Can Avoid by Making Changes Now

<b>“While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” ~Leonardo Da Vinci</b><p>It’s terrifying, isn’t it?<p>There you are—days, …

Positive Thinking

Simone Weil on True Genius and the Crushing Illusion of Inferiority

“When one hungers for bread one does not receive stones.”<p><i>“Many of the tenets of sainthood are also to be cultivated in the committed writer,”</i> Melissa Pritchard observed in her beautiful meditation on art as a form of active prayer. But for French philosopher, political activist, and mystic <b>Simone</b> …

War

17 Harmful Myths About Anxiety That You Need To Stop Believing

It's not a ~real~ illness, you say?

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream?<p>Heavy questions. One researcher believes that writing down the answers can be decisive for students.<p>He …

Goal Setting

On the Red Carpet at The Tonys

Pregnant Woman Vanishes Right Before She Was Due to Give Birth

Salisbury, North Carolina, police are searching for a pregnant woman who disappeared before she was due to give birth via C-section last …

UBC researcher gets $1-million grant to study link between pot, HIV/AIDS

A University of B.C. researcher who recently found that daily pot use might help fight HIV/AIDS is getting a $1-million grant from a commercial cannabis grower, which could lead to more clinical evidence for doctors skeptical of a drug still outlawed in Canada.<p>National Green BioMed, a …

The Great Pot Experiment

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