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5 Signs You Should See a Doctor for Depression

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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 …

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 …

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 …

Weight Loss

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 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 …

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, …

Oversleeping: The Effects and Health Risks of Sleeping Too Much

Do you tend to oversleep or sleep longer than normal? How do you notice activity level, foods, or things you do before bed affecting your sleep need? Read on to learn about the effects of oversleeping, what to look out for and how to work towards getting healthy, quality slumber.<p>We often hear about …

The Brain

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 …

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, …

Immune System

'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, …

FBI Releases Video of Oregon Occupier "LaVoy" Finicum's Fatal Shooting

U.S. news<p>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 …

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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Jewelry

How severe maternal inflammation can lead to autism-like behavior: Immune molecules in infected mothers tied to brain and behavior abnormalities in offspring

Immune molecules in infected mothers tied to brain and behavior abnormalities in offspring<p>A group of researchers found that immune cells activated in …

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 …

Fitness

Our (Severely Depressed) Child Was Left Behind

For the last four months, my son has been severely depressed, buried in a down comforter desiring only to attach to a computer or snuggle with a pillow. I've feared losing him. He's rarely been willing to leave the house or often his room.<p>This morning was miraculous. My 10-year-old rose and asked …

Mental Disorders

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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 …

Chinese scientists create monkeys with autism gene

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists in China have engineered monkeys to have a human autism gene in the hope that they can find a treatment for the condition, according to the scientific journal, Nature.<p>A team of researchers at the Institute of Neuroscience in Shanghai created the special test-tube monkeys by …

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 …

Indonesian “Iron Man’ Allegedly Builds Brainwave-Controlled Robotic Arm from Scrap

Wayan Sutawan is being hailed as Indonesia’s very own Iron Man after building a robotic device that he claims can read signals from his brain …

Brainwaves

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

<i>The Witness</i> opens in a dark tunnel. As you make your way toward the light at the end, you come across a door with a small electronic panel beside it. On the panel’s display is a line, and in order to open the door you simply trace the line; the game never explains this to you, but it feels like the …

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 …