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How You Argue Could Make You Sick

If you rage with frustration during a marital spat, watch your blood pressure. If you keep a stiff upper lip, watch your back.New research from UC …

Psychology

This Important Element In You Brain Decides If You're A Leader Or A Follower

While we all have pre-conceived notions about what distinguishes leaders from followers, these are not necessarily accurate or based on any …

This gene puts you at increased kidney disease risk

A new study has linked a gene, which forms part of our body’s first line of defence against infection, to an increased risk of a type of kidney …

This therapy may help reverse memory loss in people with early stages of Alzheimer's

A small new study—just 10 people—suggests that an intense and personalized approach may help reverse memory loss in people with signs of early Alzheimer's disease.<p>The researchers, from the Buck Institute on Aging at UCLA and led by Dr. Dale Bredesen, report in the journal <i>Aging</i>, that the 10 patients …

Dementia

#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 30 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

Congratulations! Today is the last day of #MonthOfMindfulness. I hope you have found the month useful in developing your own practice. I have tried …

How to Survive Emotional Turmoil

You may find yourself swept away by your emotions when there is an accumulation of stress. The late Dr. David Simon taught that <i>stress can be defined</i> …

Are Women Inherently More Anxious Than Men?

A new study says women are more prone to anxiety disorders than men—but is it as straightforward as it seems?<p>According to recent Cambridge University research, women are nearly twice as likely to experience anxiety as men. The study, published in the journal Brain and Behavior, combined evidence of …

Mental Health

New tool brings personalized medicine closer - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Scientists from EPFL and ETHZ have developed a powerful tool for exploring and determining the inherent biological differences between individuals, …

Depressing Theory: Cancer May Be An Evolutionary Safeguard To Protect Our Species

Living forever wouldn’t be good for the species. Did nature make a way to keep it from happening?<p>When our DNA is damaged and cannot be repaired, the damaged cell is marked for termination so its compromised DNA isn’t passed on. The cells are told not to reproduce. If this process, called apoptosis, …

Emotional Intelligence: How to Understand Your Emotional Terrain

How the 'Atlas of Emotions' can help enhance your emotional intelligence.<p>Originally published by <b>Daniel Goleman</b> on LinkedIn: Master Your Emotional Terrain<p><b>What Makes You Angry?</b><p>For many, being put down by an authority figure causes our blood to boil. For others, delays that ruin our efficiency are …

Emotional Intelligence

The new type of hotel rescuing Italy's hill villages

The alberghi diffusi model is revitalising dwindling communities across Italy by repurposing their unused buildings into ‘scattered hotels’. Our writer lives like a local in a few of these hamlet gems. Scroll down for more<p>It was an unusual invasion: well-to-do people, most speaking strange tongues, …

Italy

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Researchers Want Robots To Feel Pain In Saddest Experiment Ever

German researchers are experimenting with an “artificial robot nervous system” to teach robots how to feel and react to pain, in what might be one of …

Robotics

Mind Matters: Meditating on mental wellness

Open any scientific journal and you’ll see studies that report meditation’s benefits on just about everything from anxiety management to kids’ …

Cheeky Video Explains The Entire Universe In Just Over 4 Minutes

Need some help in understanding the universe? Then check out this entertaining -- and slightly risqué -- video by British YouTuber Exurb1a, who does his best to break it all down in just over four minutes.<p>Exurb1a's humorous whistle-stop explainer begins with The Planck Length, before moving on to …

Eastern Europe

Fasting Diet Has Been Shown to Ease Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms in Early Trial

The eating plan could reverse autoimmune conditions.<p>New research has shown that a diet involving periods of fasting could help fight autoimmune …

Holistic Medicine

People with these personality traits have the most sex

There are so many questions surrounding sex and sexual preferences that it’s always fascinating when you can learn at least a little about your own …

6 Scientists Who Regret Their Greatest Inventions

Memorial Day is a holiday devoted to remembering lives lost in war. The soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect civilian freedoms deserve …

Meet Stemcentrx, the $US10.2 billion Silicon Valley firm that's curing cancer

Brian Slingerland is not your average scientist. The Stemcentrx co-founder and chief executive was an up-and-coming investment banker, before he met …

Love by design: when science meets sex, lust, attraction and attachment

<i>CHANGING FAMILIES: In this ten-part series, we examine some major changes in family and relationships, and how that might in turn reshape law, policy</i> …

FDA

Brains of People With Schizophrenia Try to Repair Themselves: Study

Schizophrenia is a mysterious, misunderstood mental illness without a full cure. However, researchers from the United Kingdom and China may have …

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Low-sodium diets don’t benefit health? A closer look at the maddening debate over salt

Headlines declared the news this week that low-sodium diets don't benefit health. The stories were based on a new study in the Lancet that concluded cutting back on sodium doesn't improve health for most and that it may, in fact, increase the risk of cardiovascular problems.<p>The findings run counter …

Holistic Medicine

Can you really reverse diabetes?

Most health care professionals will tell you that Type 2 diabetes is a chronic, progressive and incurable disease (it’s the seventh leading cause of …

Diabetes

A surreal look at lightning captured at 7,000 frames per second

Lightning is one of those that subjects many of us have tried to photograph at some point or another if we live in an area where it happens. It’s one …

Scientists Finally Know What Stopped Mongol Hordes From Conquering Europe

It's written in the tree rings.<p>In 1206, Genghis Khan, a fierce tribal chieftain from northern Mongolia, began to take over the world. The khan’s …

Ancient History

The Brain Needs Cleaning to Stay Healthy

<i>Summary: Researchers have identified a mechanism that keeps the brain clean during neurodegenerative diseases.</i><p>Source: PLOS.<p><b>Research led by the</b> …