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In treating mental illness, drugs are critical. Yet few are in the pipeline.

The brain is by far our most complex organ, and although extremely common and more draining to society than any other afflictions, mental illnesses …

Here's how our minds trick us into believing hallucinations and delusions

We are great at spotting other people's delusions, but we just can't see it when our own mind goes astray.<p>Kevin Morgan, <i>University of Westminster</i><p>When …

Mental Health

Why Mastering the Handstand Will Give You Stronger Abs

Handstands might look like they belong to gymnasts and superfit athletes, but we have good news: Any reasonably fit, able-bodied person can do one. …

New study links protein in wheat to the inflammation of chronic health conditions

The study shows that the consumption of ATIs can lead to the development of inflammation in tissues beyond the gut -- further to this, ATIs may …

Medical Research

Dr. Heather Ashton on Benzodiazepines - Overview

New Research Discovers That Depression Is An Allergic Reaction To Inflammation

–<p>Eleanor Morgan of <i>VICE</i> adds: <i>“Both cytokines and inflammation have been shown to rocket during depressive episodes, and – in people with bipolar – to</i> …

Immunotherapy

Terrorism May Turn Liberals More Conservative

A new study has found that liberals’ attitudes toward Muslims and immigrants became more like those of conservatives following the July 7, 2005, …

Al-Qaeda

15 Super Foods And Other Ways To Improve Circulation (#8 Is Simply Amazing!)

Photo credit: bigstock.com<p>Good blood circulation is more important than many people realize. It is only through our circulation that oxygen, …

Wellness

Vitamin D and inflammation.

2015 Jan 29;6(1):e983401. doi: 10.4161/19381980.2014.983401. eCollection 2014 Jan-Dec.<p>1Vitamin D Council ; San Luis Obispo, CA USA.2Sunlight, …

Vitamin D supplementation affects serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, insulin resistance, and biomarkers of oxidative stress in pregnant women.

2013 Sep;143(9):1432-8. doi: 10.3945/jn.113.177550. Epub 2013 Jul 24.<p>1Research Center for Biochemistry and Nutrition in Metabolic Diseases, School of …

Diabetes

Heartburn drugs affect gut bacteria, which may promote infection

(Reuters Health) - Common drugs to reduce stomach acid and treat acid reflux also change the populations of microbes living in the intestines, which may help explain why they increase the risk of certain infections, according to a new study.<p>So-called proton pump inhibitors (PPI) like omeprazole …

Biomedicine

Science Round-Up Seconds: NAC Reduces Inflammation, Muscle Injury & Cytokine Expression, but Impairs Anabolic Signaling, Satellite Cell Activity and Recovery

Inflammatory cytokines won't build muscle, but without them your body won't notice that it's time to adapt.<p>As a <i>SuppVersity</i> student and listener of …

Going Low Carb? It Might Shorten Your Life Span

Swearing off carbs may mean forgoing health perks as well: People who ate more whole grains throughout their lives lived longer than those who …

Pot Smokers Show Less Inflammation

People who smoke marijuana may have lower levels of inflammation compared with people who have never smoked it, according to new research on one …

5 Simple Moves to Eliminate Low Back Pain for Good

Chronic low back pain, which affects millions of Americans each year, is often caused by a sedentary lifestyle and/or heavy use, which might sound a …

10 Things You Need to Know About Your Thyroid

Most of us are no stranger to a little bit of fatigue now and then, a few pounds we wouldn't mind losing, the occasional irregular period, or blue mood. But if you are struggling with any of these on a regular basis, with some severity, or a cluster of these symptoms, your thyroid function may be …

How to Escape the Worry Principle

One percent of our problems is responsible for 99 percent of our worries. And there is a great solution to that one problem.<p><b>THE BIG PROBLEM</b><p>I read an excellent summary of the problem facing us in life this week. It comes from Alain de Botton and you can read it here.<p>But if you prefer, I can …

3 WORST exercises that cause aging (Page 3)

3. Yoga<p>Yoga has been around for thousands of years and it’s still around after all this time because it’s very effective for things like improving …

Exercise