Laurie Berkshire

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A New Study Finds That Schizophrenia Affects Both the Brain and the Body

Schizophrenia is considered a disorder of the mind, influencing the way a person thinks, feels and behaves. But our latest research shows that …

Senior centers grapple with bullying issues

The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. Fistfights broke out at karaoke. Dances became breeding grounds for gossip and cruelty.<p>It became clear this place had a bullying problem on its hands. What many found surprising was that the perpetrators and victims alike were all senior citizens.<p>…

Chronic pain patients angry over 'opioid contracts'

Many doctors around the country are now asking patients with chronic pain to sign a document agreeing to certain conditions before they’ll prescribe an opioid pain medication.<p>As part of these “opioid contracts” or “pain contracts,” patients agree to random urine drug screens, opioid pill counts, …

Schizophrenia originates early in pregnancy, “mini-brain” research suggests

BUFFALO, N.Y<b>. —</b> Symptoms of schizophrenia usually appear in adolescence or young adulthood, but new research reveals that the brain disease likely …

This allegedly wasn't the first time this white Yale student called the cops on a person of color

<b>(CNN) —</b> A second black Yale University student has alleged that the same white student whom officers admonished this week for reporting a black student asleep in a dorm common room called police months ago to report his presence in the building.<p>Reneson Jean-Louis this week shared on Facebook his …

Justice

Monica Lewinsky: Emerging from “the House of Gaslight” in the Age of #MeToo

On the 20th anniversary of the Starr investigation, which introduced her to the world, the author reflects on the changing nature of trauma, the de-evolution of the media, and the extraordinary hope now provided by the #MeToo movement.<p><i>How do I know him? Where have I seen him?</i> The Man in the Hat …

Bill Clinton

Scientists Start To Tease Out The Subtler Ways Racism Hurts Health

The day Dr. Roberto Montenegro finished his Ph.D. was memorable. But not for the right reasons.<p>"I still cringe when I think about it," says Montenegro.<p>It had started well. His colleagues at UCLA had taken him and his girlfriend (now wife) out to a fancy restaurant to celebrate.<p>"I was dressed up in …

University of California

Brain Scans Can Now Identify People With Suicidal Thoughts

It's a breakthrough in helping pinpoint who's most at risk.<p>Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among American adolescents, taking the lives …

Mental Health

Gut bacteria found to have a role in both PTSD and Alzheimer's disease

One of the biggest new areas of medical research in the 21st century is the investigation into the holistic effect of the gut microbiome on the human …

Pituitary Gland

The <b>pituitary gland</b> is a small endocrine organ that controls a multitude of important functions in the body. It is divided into an anterior lobe, …

Central Nervous System

Schizophrenia Fries More of The Brain's Wiring Than We Thought, Study Shows

A huge discovery.<p>Schizophrenia can disrupt the entire communication system running through the brain, a new study has found, affecting more regions …

Behavioral economics has a plan to fight poverty—and it’s all about redesigning the “cockpit”

Dr. Bryan Bledsoe was just trying to keep up. The ER at the small rural hospital was always packed and the top brass had urged him to move patients through more quickly, so when a woman in her sixties came in complaining of head and neck pain, he briskly examined her, hustled her off for an x-ray, …

Schizophrenia Is 80% Genetic, According to This Massive New Study on Twins

Most accurate results so far.<p>As many as four out of five cases of schizophrenia can be traced back to genes inherited from the child's parents.<p>By …

White Matter and Your Brain

White Matter Function and Disorders<p>The brain's white matter is situated under the surface gray matter or cerebral cortex of the brain. White matter …

Your Childhood Experiences Can Permanently Change Your DNA

<i>A version of this article was originally published on Univision. Read the original in Spanish here.</i><p>DNA is the genetic material that makes us who we …

Infections during pregnancy may help autism develop—and scientists are finally figuring out why

Our immune systems aren’t perfect.<p>The immune system is a complex beast. It often does a fantastic job of fighting dangerous pathogens, preventing microbes from infecting and harming you. But it’s not infallible. Cancer cells can squeeze past undetected, for example. And sometimes the immune system …

After Staying a Virgin Until Marriage, I Couldn't Have Sex with My Husband

I didn't even kiss him until we were at the altar.<p>Growing up in a Christian home, I was raised to view my virginity as almost as important as my salvation.<p>It was my most precious possession, to be guarded at all costs—and the loss of it before marital bliss was possibly the most shameful thing that …

Relationships

A professor who studied relationships for 50 years says this is how you make love last

A professor has analysed more than 1,100 studies on relationships to compile a list of strategies to making love last.<p>Brian Ogolsky, professor in human development and family studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, looked at every piece of academic research published on the topic of …

The concept of schizophrenia is coming to an end – here's why

The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have been fatally wounded by psychiatry, the very …

Schizophrenia

Your Eyes Aren't the Only Parts of Your Body That 'See'

Welcome to the world of nonvisual photoreception.<p><b>By Thomas Cronin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County</b><p>We humans are uncommonly visual creatures. …

Biology

How black grassroots politics led to the 14th Amendment and black citizenship

In 2008, the United States elected its first African-American president. But in the last year of Obama’s final term, the paradox and tragedy of race …

Rights & Freedoms

Google has hired a diversity VP — just as it struggles with a sexist memo from an employee

Apparently, dudes can code — the ladies not so much.<p>Google recently announced a new head of diversity, just as it has had to deal with a controversial 3,000-word internal memo sent across the company by an employee.<p>It contains a series of what I can only describe as sexist twaddle, wrapped in the …

Want to Be Happier? Answer These 34 Essential Life Audit Questions | Inc.com

Audits are standard in both personal and business finance, but in many ways, life audits are much more crucial. That's because life audits evaluate well-being not just in one area but in basically everything. They can mean massive changes to relationships, work, activities, and even what you put on …

Audits

Schizophrenia breakthrough: Halting protein degradation is key

New research published in <i>Molecular Psychiatry</i> has examined the potential role of novel proteins in the future treatment of schizophrenia. Disrupting …

Burnout at Work Isn’t Just About Exhaustion. It’s Also About Loneliness

More and more people are feeling tired and lonely at work. In analyzing the General Social Survey of 2016, we found that, compared with roughly 20 years ago, people are twice as likely to report that they are always exhausted. Close to 50% of people say they are often or always exhausted due to …

I Asked a Psychopath How to Stop Caring About Rejection

As Dr. James Fallon describes, "When I get rejected, I feel bad for like negative-two seconds. I just don't give a shit."<p>I recently went on a date with a beautiful and smart girl who laughed at all my jokes and then never replied to my texts. I walked away from the date thinking <i>nailed it!</i> while I …

Jobs won’t entirely disappear; many will simply be redefined. But people will likely lack new skillsets required for new roles and be out of work anyway<p>The robots are coming, the robots are coming!<p>Regular reports warn us that an automation apocalypse is nigh. In January, a McKinsey & Company study …

World Economic Forum

Why Having Lots of Feelings Is Good For Your Health

Happiness isn’t the only emotion that can help you stay healthy as you age. How excited, amused, proud, strong and cheerful you feel on a regular …

New research on multiple personalities is challenging the idea that we have a fixed identity

Until she was 40 years old, Melanie Goodwin had no memory of her life before the age of 16. Then, a family tragedy triggered a cataclysmic psychological change. Suddenly she was aware of other identities inside her, and the barriers between them were crumbling. The different identities belonged to …

Science confirms: Plus-size representation helps improve women's psychological health

According to a new study from researchers at Florida State University, women don't just find ads depicting plus-size models more memorable — their …