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5 Signs You Should See a Doctor for Depression

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Workplace Wellness

Bangladesh's 'Tree Man' is finally having surgery to remove the 11 pounds of growths on his hands and feet

Dhaka (AFP) - A Bangladeshi father dubbed "Tree Man" for massive bark-like warts on his hands and feet will finally have surgery to remove the growths that first began appearing 10 years ago, a hospital said Sunday.<p>A Bangladeshi father dubbed "Tree Man" for massive bark-like warts on his hands and …

Medicine

Keeping fit: What to eat, when to eat and why

It might be fashionable to exclude carbohydrates from your diet, but it is not necessarily the healthiest approach to eating – especially if you are also working out. Jon Denoris, a performance coach, is a proponent of “nutrient timing”: eating the right food at the right time of day. I spoke to …

Nutrition

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig review – one man’s battle with depression

A timely memoir of mental illness reads as a highly personal and creative response to crisis<p>With one in five people now suffering from depression at some point in their lives, the miasma that lingers over public discussions of mental health seems increasingly anachronistic, and makes books like …

Male mice bred without Y chromosomes

This little white mouse may look ordinary, but he's actually the first male mouse bred with no trace of a Y chromosome. And, despite this lack of Y …

A Daughter's Experience With Delayed Grief

Photo: Pixabay<p>I grew up in a small town in northern New Hampshire nestled between ski resorts. A town that I vowed, I never wanted to end up living in again.<p>In fact, I used to say the only way I would ever move back there would be if one of my parents became ill.<p>I received a call from my father …

How I Stopped My Cycle of Stress Eating and Lost Over 80 Pounds

"One of my greatest struggles was the voice of doubt in my head."<p><b>Before:</b> 208<p><b>After:</b> 124<p><b>The Lifestyle</b><p>My weight fluctuated for most of my life, but I hovered somewhere around 150 pounds, which wasn't ideal for my height, 5' 2".<p>About three years ago, after giving birth to my son, a few people in my …

Addiction changes brain biology in 3 stages, experts say

Experts who research addiction have long argued that it is a disease of the brain. Now, in a new paper, they present a model of addiction, broken down into three key stages, to illustrate how the condition changes human neurobiology.<p>Essentially, each of these three phases affects the brain in a …

The Brain

The Biggest Myth About Warming Up Your Car in Winter Is Doing Your Engine More Harm Than Good

Stop idling.<p><b>Editor's note 1 February 2016:</b> This article refers spefically to gasoline engines. And make sure you wait until your car is warmed up …

Harvard scientists are 3D printing shapeshifting plants

Scientists at Harvard have developed a 3D printing technique that can create objects capable of adapting to their surroundings.<p>Inspired by plants, the experts at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University as well as the Harvard John A. Paulson School of …

3D Printing

How to Freeze Your Brain and Live Forever (Maybe)

Companies have refined cryonics technology to better preserve peoples' brains after death. But so far, no one knows how to turn a cryogenically frozen​ brain back into a living person.<p>Josh Bocanegra has a vision for the future, and it involves eternal life. Bocanegra, the CEO of tech startup Humai, …

Singularity

Oversleeping: The Effects and Health Risks of Sleeping Too Much

We often hear about the real dangers of getting too little sleep, but on the other end of the spectrum, sleeping <i>too much</i> also appears to have some risks.<p>Sleep is a rapidly growing field of research, and we are learning more all the time about how rest affects the body and mind. It's known that …

Discovery one step closer to cause of schizophrenia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists may have found another clue to the cause of schizophrenia. A new study some scientists are labeling "groundbreaking" comes from researchers at Harvard, the Broad Institute and Boston Children's Hospital and is published in the latest edition of Nature.<p>Schizophrenia can be a …

Neuroscience

How Chronic Pain Alters the Immune System

<b>Epigenetics may bring us one step closer to better treatments for chronic pain.</b><p>Chronic pain may reprogram the way genes work in the immune system, …

Arthritis

'Schizophrenia gene' discovery sheds light on possible cause

Researchers have identified a gene that increases the risk of schizophrenia, and they say they have a plausible theory as to how this gene may cause the devastating mental illness.<p>After conducting studies in both humans and mice, the researchers said this new schizophrenia risk gene, called C4, …

Neuroscience

Drug Shortages Forcing Hard Decisions on Rationing Treatments

FBI Releases Video of Oregon Occupier “LaVoy” Finicum’s Fatal Shooting

The FBI on Thursday released video showing the fatal shooting of an Arizona rancher who was killed as authorities arrested leaders of an armed group occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge.<p>The video, taken from an aircraft, appears to show Robert "LaVoy" Finicum reaching into a front shirt pocket …

Oregon

Altered wine chemical helps kill cancer

Modified forms of the red wine compound resveratrol slip into human tissue and can help kill cancer cells, according to a study in the Oct. 2 <i>Science</i> …

17 Teeny Tiny Necklaces For Your Inner Scientist

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5 Crucial Things to Do if You're Exercising for Weight Loss

It takes more than a solid routine to burn extra calories.<p>Getting stronger is a beautiful thing. It’s what helps you see more definition and build more metabolism-boosting muscle. But according to new research in <i>Current Biology</i>, it also causes you to burn fewer calories during each workout.<p>For the …

Weight Loss

Our (Severely Depressed) Child Was Left Behind

This morning was miraculous. My 10-year-old rose and asked me to take him to breakfast. I immediately threw down the cereal box. <i>Please don't let him change his mind</i>, I thought as I scurried out the door to warm-up the car. The sky looked bluer than any I'd seen in months. Ten minutes later we sat …

Healthy Living | HuffPost

Inflammatory changes in the brain twenty years before Alzheimer onset

Roughly twenty years before the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease appear, inflammatory changes in the brain can be seen, according to a new …

Genetics

Schizophrenia breakthrough as genetic study reveals link to brain changes

Discovery of a link between genes which play a key role in brain development and a heightened risk of schizophrenia raises hopes for future therapies<p>People are more at risk of schizophrenia if they inherit genes that lead to excessive loss of healthy brain synapses during adolescence, a major US …

The Witness is an exhilarating and infuriating puzzle game that will haunt your dreams

I can’t stop thinking about puzzles. For the past week, they’ve occupied a huge chunk of my brain, popping up in the most unlikely places. I see them when I’m doing mundane tasks, like folding laundry or giving my kids a bath, or when my mind wanders during a meeting at work. I’ve even seen them in …

Alzheimer's could be spotted 20 years before the first symptoms appear

Spotting the earliest signs of Alzheimer's Disease could lead to new treatments for preventing the onset of dementia, scientists believe<p>Alzheimer's could be spotted in people 20 years before the first symptoms appear, scientists have found.<p>Researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute and the …

Dementia