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Mental Health and Addiction: The National Overdose Epidemic

Mental Health

Deadline on Iran nuclear talks pushed back till June

Negotiations to curb Iran’s nuclear program ended in a stalemate Monday, as the six-power group conducting the talks with the Islamic Republic pushed …

Anxiety may accelerate slide into Alzheimer’s

Anxiety may accelerate the decline into Alzheimer's disease in older patients with mild memory problems, a finding researchers say should serve as a wake-up call for younger Canadians, too.<p>While the link between depression and Alzheimer's is already well established, little research has been done …

A Fall Guide to the Michigan Coast

Summer on Michigan’s southwest shoreline is hard to beat if you are looking for a place to kick back. Fall, however, turns the region into an idyllic adventure destination. Warm days, bigger waves, and beautiful dunes make the coast of Lake Michigan the perfect autumn escape. And when the sun goes …

Oldest European genome illuminates diverse ancestry

The 37,000-year-old body of a man found in 1954 in south-west Russia has delivered the oldest European DNA. The analysis of his genome, published …

Ancient and Modern Europeans Have Surprising Genetic Connection

There is a surprising genetic unity between the earliest known Europeans and contemporary Europeans, ancient DNA reveals. This finding suggests that …

DNA evidence proves that early humans survived the last Ice Age

The earliest humans to live in Europe managed to survive the last Ice Age, a ferocious change in the climate that covered much of the continent in a …

Genotyping

<b>Genotyping</b> is the process of determining differences in the genetic make-up (genotype) of an individual by examining the individual's DNA sequence …

When obesity is an inherited trait, maybe gut bacteria is the link

When wondering whether genes are contributing to your struggle with weight, a new study suggests it might be useful to look within -- at the garden of bacteria growing in your gut.<p>In particular, you might well wonder whether, in addition to their failure to bequeath you the genes for athletic …

Europe Was a Melting Pot From the Start, Ancient DNA Reveals

Genetic analysis of a 37,000-year-old human bone from Russia suggests widespread intermingling during Paleolithic times.<p>Modern Europeans have genetic ties that bind them together much further back in time than once thought, scientists report after analyzing a prehistoric Russian man's DNA.<p>Scraps of …

Mom of autistic boy found dead got psychiatric care, uncle says

<b>GRANTS PASS, Ore.</b> -- An uncle of a 6-year-old autistic boy found dead after his mother told police she threw him from a bridge on the Oregon coast …

Luka Magnotta in a psychotic state when he killed Jun Lin, doctor says

Luka Magnotta knew what he was doing — but did not know it was wrong — on the night he killed 33-year-old Jun Lin, says the psychiatrist who …

'The first thing on our minds is to get high': Devastating video shows a day in the life of three US sisters ALL addicted to heroin who turned to prostitution to support drug habit

Three sisters battling heroin addiction have allowed Dr Phil's cameras to film them as they went about their day scoring drugs on the street and …

Crime

Bats Make Calls to Jam Rivals' Sonar—First Time Ever Found

The technique can block another bat from getting food, study says.<p>Like a football player running interference, a Mexican free-tailed bat (<i>Tadarida brasiliensis</i>) can block a competitor's ability to get a meal, a new study says for the first time.<p>Scientists observed bats using an acoustic call to jam …

The 7 WORST Foods To Eat At Night

Avoid these no matter how hangry you are.<p><i>This article was written by Victoria Wolk and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Eating right before bed is a recipe for gaining weight and sleeping poorly, but it can also seriously damage the tissue in your throat and esophagus. No doubt you’re …

Stress In America: Looking Beyond Everyday Stress

Part one of this “Stress In America” series exposed how stress contributes to common physical ailments like chest pain, dizziness, headache and fatigue. Part two detailed ways to reduce stress, improve health and increase happiness.<p>We now conclude this series by examining what happens when the …

A new way to help meth addicts stay clean: antibodies

Designing medications and immune therapies that blunt a drug addict's high and help him kick his habit is a promising idea. And someday soon it is expected to yield actual medications for addiction. But there's a fundamental problem with prescribing an addict a daily medication that makes it …

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