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Doctors Are Now Fighting Depression by Targeting the Brain's Wiring, Not Its Chemical Balance

The Damage of Depression<p>Depression is becoming an epidemic that is damaging individuals, society, and the economy. Its has become the leading source …

Neuroscience

How our brains can control our emotions

The brain’s complicated wiring could help dictate whether we feel happy, angry or sad. Could electrical charges be the answer to help treat mental disorders? (WARNING: Contains mild footage of animal experiments)<p>We all know humans have a complex range of emotions – from anger to fear, aggression to …

The Brain

Should we be treating suicide differently?

Robin Williams’ recent death has triggered many discussions about suicide. But as David Robson discovers, scientists are finding new ways to identify those at risk – potentially opening the way for better targeted treatments.<p>It is so easy to read meaning into the smallest things after a tragedy. In …

Mental Health

Neuroscience: why do we see faces in everyday objects?

From Virgin Mary in a slice of toast to the appearance of a screaming face in a man’s testicles, David Robson explains why the brain constructs these illusions.<p>We are primed to see faces in every corner of the visual world.<p>It’s not often that you look at your meal to find it staring back at you. …

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Fitness trackers out of step when measuring calories, research shows

Compared with gold-standard laboratory measurements, scientists found devices poor at tracking calories burned, but good at monitoring heart rate<p>Fitness devices can help monitor heart rate but are unreliable at keeping tabs on calories burned, research has revealed.<p>Scientists put seven consumer …

Hope for infertile couples as scientists hail 'world first' in sperm selection

Scientists have brought new hope to fertility patients, after finding out how to identify the best sperm without destroying it in the process.<p>Fertility experts hailed the breakthrough as a “world first”.<p>Currently the most advanced methods used to explore male fertility- and establish why it is …

University of Sheffield

Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease in Half With These Delicious Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Did you know that anti-inflammatory foods can help you stop the sneakiest heart disease risks? Although our bodies rely on inflammation to help fight …

Wellness

Drug-resistant cancers kill millions – here's how we're tackling them

Cancer treatment is often highly effective at first, yet patients’ tumours sometimes stop responding – even to the most advanced therapies. Or in …

Cancer

New endometriosis research reveals wider array of genetic links to disease

Researchers, co-led by University of Queensland academics, discover five additional DNA sections for disease affecting one in 10 Australian women<p>Researchers are one step closer to identifying genes linked to a gynaecological disease affecting one in 10 Australian women.<p>A global study into the …

7 Subtle Signs You May Have An Anxiety Disorder

We all feel anxious now and then. We may get nervous before taking a test or going to a job interview, but for approximately 18 percent of adults in …

Real Talk: 25 Secrets Of Moms Living With A Mental Illness

<b>3.</b> “Sometimes I need to be away from my children. That doesn’t mean I love them any less than moms who can do it all and still be smiling… I just …

Mental Health