Jamie Kincaid

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Research Shows Magic Mushrooms Can Offer Real Benefits in Depression Therapy

Mindblowing.<p>A review of the research on combining therapy with the psychoactive component from magic mushrooms has concluded it's not only a safe and …

Ravenous for Meat, China Faces a Climate Quandary

On the whole, the country consumes 28 percent of the world’s meat — twice as much as the United States. And that figure is only set to increase.<p>At …

Agriculture

When a Stranger Decides to Destroy Your Life

Monika Glennon has lived in Huntsville, Alabama, for the last 12 years. Other than a strong Polish accent, she fits a certain stereotype of the …

Internet

Go Inside the Magical Life of Europe’s Family Circuses

TravelPicture Stories<p>Get lost in the drama of the contemporary circus world.<p>A small boy stands in the middle of a wooden dock with the calm, sun-dappled water of the Rhône river stretching behind him, fixated on three oranges that appear suspended above his head.<p>In her series “Circus Love,” …

Circus

13 Things Medicare Won’t Tell You

Medicare provides health coverage for than 57 million people—it’s a godsend, but it can be a challenge to navigate. Here’s some insider know-how that …

How Koko forever changed the way we think about gorillas

Koko was 13 years old when she learned her beloved kitten, All Ball, died after being hit by a car.<p>Visibly upset, the western lowland gorilla kept …

Koko The Gorilla Dies; Redrew The Lines Of Animal-Human Communication

"The Gorilla Foundation is sad to announce the passing of our beloved Koko," the research center says, informing the world about the death of a gorilla who fascinated and elated millions of people with her facility for language.<p>Koko, who was 46, died in her sleep Tuesday morning, the Gorilla …

Robin Williams

Is It Time to Reconsider Traffic Stops?

What researchers found after analyzing data gathered from 20 million stops in North Carolina.<p>While traffic stop interactions with the police may be shrugged off as brief inconveniences for whites, for black Americans, they can lead to humiliation, violence, and even death. This has become clear …

Mental health services: How to get treatment if you can't afford it

56 percent of Americans don't get the help they need. Here are eight ways to find mental health services at little to no cost.<p>As the number of people diagnosed with mental health issues such as depression rises to new highs, the need for medical services to treat them is growing too. Approximately …

Mental Health

Had Two Diseases Struck at Once?

It was Christmas Day when the 34-year-old woman acknowledged that something was really wrong. Her husband — like her, a physician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. — drew the short straw and had to work that day. Home alone with her children — the baby nearly 1, the other nearly 3 — she …

Mayo Clinic

Pictures of the Week 6.1.18

U.S. Air Force

Takers or makers? How Americans decide who 'deserves' a safety net

Understanding how Americans decide who belongs in this worthy group may be the key to fighting these unfair policies<p>Being poor itself is a sign of immorality and prima facie evidence that bad choices must have been made<p>Endless paperwork. Dirty looks on the checkout line whether you are buying …

Health Care

Frisco hospice exec admits overdosing patients 'to hasten their deaths' and make more money

<i>Updated at 5:10 p.m. Friday with comment from an attorney for Bradley Harris.</i><p>The former executive of a Frisco hospice admitted Thursday to overdosing …

Why Cats Want You to Pet Them in These Key Places, According to Science

Mystery solved.<p>Cats are funny, finicky creatures; when they require human affection, you’ll know.<p>Although every kitty has their own favorite spots to …

Amazon Discoveries

The new species found where few scientists have gone before<p>By Elaine Jung<br>6 April 2018<p><b>Almost perpetually shrouded in clouds, Brazil’s highest mountain Pico da Neblina meaning</b> '<b>peak of mist', towers 2,995m above the Amazon rainforest.</b><p>Stretching into dense jungle, the National Park has been closed to …

Zoology

Brain never stops growing, scientists find, as elderly shown to have same number of new neurons as teens

The brain never stops growing, scientists have found in landmark discovery that could help treat degenerative diseases.<p>Previously researchers believed that the brain did not grow any new cells after childhood, which is why it is so much harder for adults to pick up new skills or learn a foreign …

Elephant caught on video mysteriously 'breathing smoke'

A video shot in India appears to show a pachyderm puffing large clouds of smoke, and it's left scientists fully stumped.<p>Field staff for the Wildlife Conservation Society's (WCS) India Program captured an elephant in Nagarahole National Park in India picking up something with its trunk, putting a …

This Is the Worst Roommate Story You’ll Ever Read

<b>Alex Miller’s spare room</b> had been on Craigslist for two weeks when, last March, she got the call she’d been waiting for. The man at the other end …

No hugging: are we living through a crisis of touch?

Strokes and hugs are being edged out of our lives, with doctors, teachers and colleagues increasingly hesitant about social touching. Is this hypervigilance of boundaries beginning to harm our mental health?<p>When did you last touch someone outside your family or intimate relationship? I don’t mean a …

Mental Health

Why Millennials are choosing to be physician assistants, not doctors

WILMINGTON, Del. — Victoria Calo is just 20 years old and already has her life planned out.<p>The current University of Delaware junior will graduate …

6 Options to Fund Long-Term Care in Retirement

It's not fun to think about, but if you boil down your choices a bit, making a plan for what could easily cost several thousand per month becomes …

Using AI to Help Stroke Victims When 'Time Is Brain'

Since entrepreneur Chris Mansi cofounded Viz.ai in 2016, the best-funded wizards of artificial intelligence have taken on board games, and created …

Machine Learning

The brutal world of sheep fighting: the illegal sport beloved by Algeria’s 'lost generation'

Algeria’s ‘lost generation’ has been shaped by years of conflict, unemployment and state repression. Sheep fighting offers an arena where young men can escape the constant supervision of the state. By Hannah Rae Armstrong<p>Last August in Algiers, one week before the holiday of Eid al-Adha, men in …

Generations

‘I could hear things, and I could feel terrible pain’: when anaesthesia fails

Anaesthesia remains a mysterious and inexact science – and thousands of patients still wake up on the operating table every year. By Kate Cole-Adams<p>When Rachel Benmayor was admitted to hospital, eight and a half months pregnant, in 1990, her blood pressure had been alarmingly high and her doctor …

Anesthesia

This is the reason you don't really hate Mondays

People love to moan about Monday, but the evidence seems to paint a different picture.<p>Ask an office worker, and you will likely be told that Mondays are insufferable. But ask a psychologist, and the answer could be very different.<p>Want to know why? Watch our video and read this feature to understand …

Walking

How chocolate and sugary things may prime your brain to want more

By Jill U. Adams<p>If you do an online search about sugar, you may become convinced that it’s evil and addictive — and that your sweet tooth will lead you to ruin. You’ll also see plenty of advice for how to curb your craving for sugary goodness.<p>But what do we really know about how sugar affects us? …

Diabetes

‘Suddenly my world would flip’: the woman who is permanently lost

Sharon’s world is regularly reversed by a rare brain malfunction. Now neurologists, and Wonder Woman, have come to the rescue<p>In 1952, when she was a child, Sharon was playing in the front garden. She was blindfolded while her friends ran around her, laughing, trying not to be caught in a game of …

Communicate

Eight Ways to Counteract a Dreary Day

When you're feeling down, it's sometimes difficult to pull yourself out of a hole. But new research suggests that the climb out may not be as tough …

What happens in the brain when habits form?

There are a million things that we do every day without thinking. Brushing our teeth, drying our hair after a shower, and unlocking our phone screen …