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How to curb hunger pangs with your mind

There may be a simple way to lose weight using only the power of thought. You just have to know how, says David Robson.<p>Eric Robinson has a surprising tool for weight loss. It’s something we all have, but perhaps don’t use it as much as we’d like: our memory.<p>Dieters often feel that they are waging …

The Brain

Forget Resolutions, What’s Your “Beautiful Question” For 2015?

Big questions can lead to big breakthroughs, writes Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question. Here’s how to find yours.<p>With New Year’s comfortably behind us, we’ve all had enough talk of resolutions. But for those still looking for a way to spark change in their lives, I’d like to suggest …

Creativity

Applying for medicine? Get ready for the new-style interview

The latest interview system is designed to prevent people from over-preparing – so how can you make sure you do your best on the day?<p>Read more: how to write a personal statement for medicine<p>"Imagine that you're the headteacher of a school. You've got a limited budget and a choice of pupils to spend …

Nobel Prize Awarded In Medicine

Americans James Rothman and Randy Schekman and German-born researcher Thomas Suedhof have won the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine. The Nobel committee cited their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>OK. This year's …

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded for Cell Transport Discoveries

Three scientists who helped undercover how the body's cells transport molecules to their correct locations have received this year's Nobel Prize in …

The Future Of Translational Medicine -- Lessons Learned In Diagnostics

This post is part of our series on the National Science Foundation I-Corps Lean LaunchPad class in Life Science and Health Care at UCSF. Doctors, researchers and Principal Investigators in this class got out of the lab and hospital talked to 2,355 customers, tested 947 hypotheses and invalidated …

How To: Work Out with a Medicine Ball

How To: Work Out with a Medicine Ball

We Need To Take Meditation More Seriously As Medicine

To be fair, I’m not sure how I would have responded had my surgeon suggested I meditate before or after surgery to ease my anxiety or post-operative …

fMRI scan indicating increased brain activity associated with happiness after a 20-minute walk vs. 20 minutes sitting. Go outside! 

fMRI scan indicating increased brain activity associated with happiness after a 20-minute walk vs. 20 minutes sitting. Go outside!

Really Odd Interview Questions

Can’t You Just Ask About My Strengths and Weaknesses?<p>If you have a job interview coming up you’d better be prepared to espouse your beliefs about …

Green Cities Provide a Mental Health Boost That Lasts

It’s been established that enjoying green spaces in otherwise grey urban areas can lead to improved mental health for city-dwellers. But new research …

Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus Arrives In Americas

The virus can cause debilitating joint pain that can last for weeks, and sometimes years.<p>A potentially debilitating African virus has now officially made its way to the Americas, and is being spread between people by mosquitoes in the Caribbean. From early December to mid-January, the chikungunya …

Public Health