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Depression, schizophrenia, autism and other psychiatric disorders show common genetic link

A new study of over 700 human brains has shown a genetic "signature" for common psychiatric disorders. <br>Read More

Psychiatry

Researchers Discover 'Anxiety Cells' In The Brain

Scientists have found specialized brain cells in mice that appear to control anxiety levels.<p>The finding, reported Wednesday in the journal <i>Neuron,</i> could eventually lead to better treatments for anxiety disorders, which affect nearly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.<p>"The therapies we have now have …

Depression

This Is Totally Why You're Not Successful Yet | Inc.com

You're frustrated. No matter how hard you work, how much you plan, or how badly you want it, you are not living the life of your dreams. But success takes more than hard work. You may not want to admit it, but it's possible that the biggest obstacle to success is YOU. It's likely you're guilty of …

Motivation

Why our brain needs sleep, and what happens if we don’t get enough of it

Sleep is crucial to our health.<p>Many of us have experienced the effects of sleep deprivation: feeling tired and cranky, or finding it hard to …

Florida Democrat Wilson no friend of veterans, vote record shows

The Florida Democrat who criticized President Donald Trump this week for being "insensitive" toward the widow of a U.S. soldier slain in Africa might be facing similar criticism herself.<p>It turns out that U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson has frequently voted against measures intended to help veterans and …

Donald Trump

Could A Wearable, Drug-Free Pain-Relief Device Really Work?

<i>Love Curiosity? Subscribe to our email to get our stories delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.</i><p>Nobody wants to hurt. But not everyone is eager …

Pain

Baclofen: the controversial pill that could 'cure' alcoholism

France is ground zero for clinical research on Baclofen, a drug said to eliminate alcohol cravings. The medication will soon be more accessible than ever – but not everyone thinks that’s a good thing<p>One morning when he was 12, Samuel Blaise decided to skip school with his best friend Cyril. Both …

Drug Addiction

DEA Ignores Science, Refuses To Loosen Restrictions On Marijuana

On Thursday, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) formally refused to reconsider its classification of marijuana, which is officially regulated as a …

Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Exposure

Is secondhand marijuana smoke dangerous or could secondhand pot smoke mess up your drug testing at work? These are important questions to be …

A brain expert says these are the 6 habits you should be doing to boost your mental health

How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, death, consciousness, perception, sleep, and so much more? And, does this bran we were born with achieve its optimal state, then fail, little by little, and inevitably, as each year passes?<p>Sandra …

The Brain

Here's why you should keep your smartphone in your pocket the next time you're bored

Who doesn't hate being bored?<p>In fact, it turns out that we hate boredom so much that a surprising amount of people said they would rather be shocked with electricity than sit there quietly and think.<p>But thanks to the invention of smartphones, all we need to do to keep ourselves occupied these days …

Creativity

Plant Basil With Tomatoes for a Natural Pest Repellant (and Other Garden Tricks)

Here in North America, it’s time to think about planting (if you haven’t already), and the Old World Garden Farm suggests a garden pair that makes a …

How the mind changes, time expands when there’s no one else around

Imagine a life where you never hear another person’s voice. There’s no phone service or internet to interrupt the day with rings, buzzes, and notifications, and no one to talk through difficult problems. To most people, such solitude sounds like misery and loneliness. But for others, living …

Oxford University

Neuroscientists uncover how dopamine transports into and out of brain cells

Researchers at University of Florida Health have discovered the mechanics of how dopamine transports into and out of brain cells, a finding that …

Can your brain reveal you are a liar?

Your brainwaves never lie. Or at least that’s the story believed by a growing number of police and law courts worldwide – the truth is more complicated.<p>At Northwestern University in Illinois, a group of psychologists are teaching students how to commit the perfect crime.<p>They are taught how to break …

The Brain

Listen: Paranoid drug traffickers smuggling marijuana while stoned call 911 on themselves

Two paranoid drug smugglers high on cannabis wrongly believed they were being chased by the police so called 911 on themselves<p>A pair of paranoid drug smugglers got so high when smuggling marijuana they called 911 to report themselves.<p>Leland Ayala-Doliente, 22, and Holland Sward, 23, were travelling …

Tinder now helps users find STD testing sites

Dating app launches health and safety page to resolve dispute with AIDS Healthcare Foundation<p>Tinder this week added a new feature that allows users to find STD testing sites in their area, resolving a dispute with a US sexual health advocacy group. A link to the STD testing locator is included …

Public Health

Anger as 35 China restaurants found preparing food with opium poppy seasoning

Customers of restaurants furious after discovering they could have eaten the drug, which is an ingredient some claim causes addiction<p>China has discovered 35 restaurants selling food seasoned with opium poppies, sparking anger among customers who may have ingested an ingredient which some experts …

Blackhawks seem to have turned corner after playing poorly early on road

On paper, the final two weeks of November always stands out as one of the most challenging stretches of the regular season for the Blackhawks.<p>Good thing hockey's not played on paper.<p>As they have done the last two years, the Blackhawks are beginning to play some of their best hockey of the early …

Ice Hockey

NHL's 3 stars: Abdelkader, Lindberg, Smith

Detroit Red Wings left winger Justin Abdelkader, New York Rangers center Oscar Lindberg and Arizona Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith have been named the …

Ice Hockey