Rachel Griffith

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We Know We Should Eat Less Meat, So Why Aren't We Doing It?

Meet the woman who traveled the world in search of an answer.<p>By now, the warnings on meat consumption are pretty clear.<p>The United States’ over-indulgence in meat is not only bad news for our health, but also for our planet, not to mention the animals themselves. A new study out last week put it …

Agriculture

How Happy Brains Respond to Negative Things

cienpiesnf/Dollar Photo ClubYou drop a glass while making breakfast. You get stuck in traffic on your way to work. Your boss yells at you for being …

Psychology

Your New Anti-Depression Medication: LSD

Shortly following its synthesis in 1938, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) fascinated mystic explorers of consciousness while wreaking havoc on those …

Anal, neurotic, defensive, hysterical: We reference Freud everyday — often without even realizing it

Every time you use one of these terms, you’re giving the smallest of nods to the father of psychoanalysis<p>He has such an <i>ego</i>. That’s probably a <i>defense mechanism</i>. I <i>repressed</i> that memory.<p>Whether you like it or not, every time you use terms like this you are giving a small nod of approval to the field …

This Is Your Brain on a Breakup

For most of us, breaking up is almost inevitable at some point in life. A survey of college students at Case Western Reserve University found that …

Sorry, but you can’t blame your children’s genes

Are poor people poor because of inferior genes? This notion is especially popular with members of the ruling elite, who like to think their position is the result of genetic superiority rather than the fact they have privileged backgrounds.<p>Low intelligence and high rates of mental illness are more …

Mental Health

8 Surprising Reasons Young People May Suffer from Depression

A friend of mine approached me the other day in tears. The 9-year-old son of a close friend of hers tried to kill himself.<p>“He’s 9!!??!!” she said. …

Immune System

Nurture Can Override Nature When it Comes to Depression

<b>Engaging environment makes genetically depressed rats ‘happier’.</b><p>Genes are not destiny in determining whether a person will suffer from depression, …

Long term vegetarian diet changes human DNA raising risk of cancer and heart disease

Long term vegetarianism can lead to genetic mutations which raise the risk of heart disease and cancer, scientists have found.<p>Populations who have had a primarily vegetarian diet for generations were found to be far more likely to carry DNA which makes them susceptible to inflammation.<p>Scientists in …

Genetics

Abnormal cells not a sure sign of baby defects, finds academic who had healthy child at 44 despite risk

Cambridge professor inspired by her own experience discovers abnormal cells can be eliminated and develop into healthy children<p>Embryos with abnormalities may still develop into healthy babies, suggests a new study by a Cambridge professor who gave birth to a healthy child at the age of 44 despite a …