Paul Wrixon

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The healthy crunch of data: University of Calgary's bioinformatics program

In the University of Calgary’s bioinformatics program, students combine health and computer sciences<p>As a successful student in high school with an …

Computer Science

37 Philosophers You Really Should Know About (None Of Them Are Men)

Every one of these women is inspiring.

The billion dollar widget steering the driverless car industry

The billion-dollar widget steering the driverless car industry<p>No matter what it took, David Hall was going to kill that clown. He maneuvered Drillzilla for another ramming run. The robot was squat and heavy, with serrated blades coming off one end and a sharp drill whirling on the other. Across the …

Genes for Skin Color Rebut Dated Notions of Race, Researchers Say

For centuries, skin color has held powerful social meaning — a defining characteristic of race, and a starting point for racism.<p>“If you ask somebody on the street, ‘What are the main differences between races?,’ they’re going to say skin color,” said Sarah A. Tishkoff, a geneticist at the …

University of Pennsylvania

21 Totally Honest Confessions From Therapists Who Work With Kids

Young children should not be worried about war and violence around the world, but they are.<p><i>For this post, BuzzFeed Health spoke with Yamalis Diaz, PhD, clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU Child Study Center, and Jarrod Leffler, PhD, assistant professor of</i> …

My wife had a baby, and I started thinking about suicide. A psychiatrist’s diagnosis surprised me.

Male postpartum depression isn’t well understood or talked about. That needs to change.<p>One afternoon while I was picking up two of my kids from summer day camp, my thoughts drifted toward how my wife and I would manage their school routine come September. We had an 8-year-old and a 5-year-old, and …

More Than One Million UK Employees Could Face Demotion, Disciplinary Or Dismissal After Sharing Mental Health Issues

'I was ashamed and didn’t want to be seen as a burden.'<p>Most UK employees say they have experienced mental health issues because of work, yet over a …

Mental Health

23 Honest Confessions From People Who Self-Harm

"For me, it was all about control. Over my life, my body, my emotions."<p>To help others better understand self-harm, we asked the BuzzFeed Community what they wished they could tell people and what misconceptions they wanted to clear up.<p><b>By the way</b>: Just because self-harm isn't uncommon doesn't mean …

Researchers Studied Highly Gifted Kids for 45 Years—Here's What They Found

Intelligence matters, according to a massive longitudinal study that looked at gifted kids over the course of their lifetimes.<p>Researchers have been tracking the minds and careers of over 5,000 gifted kids for 45 years. And what they learned was in some ways anticipated, and in others, totally …

Parenting

Linux in Action: learning Linux through real-world projects

The Linux operating system powers millions of web servers, data centers, and application platforms worldwide. Whether you're pushing applications to a cloud system like AWS, building a twitter bot on a Raspberry Pi, or rescuing files from a crashed laptop, Linux is required knowledge.<p>Linux in …

Mind-Altering Cat Parasite Just Got Linked to a Whole Lot of Neurological Disorders

"This study is a paradigm shifter."<p>The brain-dwelling parasite <i>Toxoplasma gondii</i> is estimated to be hosted by at least 2 billion people around the …

Neuroscience

Does this harrowing doodle reveal suicidal teen's final thoughts? Cryptic drawing found by mum after daughter 'killed herself'

A heartbroken mother has revealed she can't stop thinking about a harrowing doodle her 16-year-old daughter scrawled before she 'killed herself'.<p>As …

Mental Health

Teen Girls With Smartphones Flirt Most With Depression and Suicide

A spike in the teen suicide rate parallels almost exactly the rise of smartphone use, especially among teen girls, who are the most vulnerable to …

Mental Health

Depression is a physical illness which could be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, scientists suggest

Depression could be treated using anti-inflammatory drugs, scientists now believe, after determining that it is a physical illness caused by a faulty immune system.<p>Around one in 13 people in Britain suffers from anxiety or depression and last year the NHS issued 64.7 million prescriptions for …

Immune System

Could Cat Tranquilizers Be the Future of Treating Depression?

As awareness of mental health issues grows more widespread, women are still almost twice more likely than men to have depression. According to Mental Health America, around 12 million American women experience clinical depression every year, and at least one in eight women can expect to experience …

InterAct

Antidepressants work, so why do we shame people for taking them?

British society just cannot get comfortable with the reality of medication for depression. Despite widespread use, they still attract disapproval. New research appears to strike a decisive blow against widely publicised claims that antidepressant medications such as Prozac, a selective serotonin …

Depression

Feeling anxious? Your gut bacteria might be to blame

All of us experience anxiety at one point or another; whether down to a job interview or a first date, that nervous feeling in the gut often takes …

What causes depression? What we know, don’t know and suspect

The term and even diagnosis of “depression” can have different meanings and consequences. Depression can be a normal mood state, a clinical disorder, …

When Drug Side Effects Make You Rethink What It Means to Have a ‘Good Life’

Even if you aren’t aware of it, the chances are good that someone you know is taking some sort of psychiatric medicine. According to the most recent …

How to cope with exam anxiety. - Weekends - ABC Radio

If you have a teenager at home - chances are they are currently in the midst of their mid-year exam period.<p>For many young people exams can be a …

Depression

How I’m feeling six months in to taking antidepressants

I never thought I’d be someone who takes antidepressants.<p>I never imagined myself having alarms on my phone to take pills, chummily chatting with …

Depression

Reasons To Get Regular Massages

[caption id="attachment_833578" align="alignleft" width="1068"] Bigstockphoto.com/Young Woman Getting Spa Treatment With Stone Massage<br>** Note: …

Dear Kids, Your Anxiety Will Make You Stronger. I Promise.

I was recently diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It came as no surprise seeing as I’ve lived with the …

5 Ways to Cope with Depression Relapse

I have anxiety and mild depression. I am not like the stereotypical person with mental illness. I come across as fearless and carefree. I am happy …

The Listening Place is giving people with suicidal thoughts somewhere to talk face-to-face

If you haven’t heard, access to mental health care can be a long, tiring, drawn-out process.<p>Those who are in desperate need of support can be waiting …

Mental Health

LSD Could Help Treat Depression And Anxiety, Researchers Hope

Scientists are looking to use LSD to help patients cope during stressful times. A new study from the University of Basel in Switzerland found that …

Project Scorpio might be the Xbox's final form: a Windows PC

The case for the convergence of Xbox and Windows<p>A small comment from Head of Xbox Phil Spencer was the final bit of news necessary to convince me Microsoft’s Project Scorpio will be named Xbox 10 S, and it will serve as a Windows 10 gaming PC built for the living room. I know, that’s a big claim — …

Best Alternatives To Tor Browser For Anonymous Browsing - Hacking-News & Tutorials

Here is best anonymous browsing browsers that are better that TOR browser. List of browsers are given select any and download and use to have private …