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'Mental illness' isn't all about brain chemistry: it's about life

Do you believe ‘mental illness’ is all about brain chemistry? It wouldn’t be surprising if you did, because this is the message we regularly receive …

Mental Health

Mental health care is an inalienable right, says Dr Sanjeev Jain of NIMHANS

Chitra Subramaniam | The News Minute | November 28, 2014 | 01:19 pm IST Dr. Sanjeev Jain is the kind of doctor that hospitals would move heaven and …

Mental Health

Google+ Hangout: Get to Know India’s Curious Big Cats

Changing Planet<p>As part of Big Cat Week on Nat Geo Wild, several National Geographic big cat researchers, photographers, and conservationists (including me) are joining together for a live video chat via Google+ Hangout Wednesday, December 3rd at 1 p.m. EST (6 p.m. UTC).<p>This is your chance to get …

5 Science-Backed Reasons Why Music is Good for You

Music is a powerful medium: Not only does it make us want to jump to our feet and “shake it off, shake it off” (thanks Taylor Swift), but …

Stanford University School of Medicine

Could depression be an INFECTIOUS DISEASE? Condition is caused by parasites, bacteria or virus and could be prevented with a jab, expert claims

• <b>Dr. Turhan Canli is a professor from Stony Brook University, in the U.S.</b>• <b><br>Argues d</b><b>epression should be re-conceptualised as an infectious</b> …

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New targeted, noninvasive treatments for mental illness to combine TMS and ultrasound

Transcranial magnetic stimulation can stimulate brain circuits near the surface for treating conditions like depression and anxiety; ultrasound …

Here's What Happens When An Amoeba 'Eats' The Brain

Last week, nine-year-old Hally Yust died after contracting a rare brain-eating amoeba infection while swimming near her family’s home in Kansas.<p>The organism responsible, <i>Naegleria fowleri,</i> dwells in warm freshwater lakes and rivers and usually targets children and young adults. Once in the brain it …