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Microbiome: Bacterial broadband

The involvement of intestinal bacteria in gut-brain communication could help to explain the mysteries of irritable bowel syndrome, but the search …

Busy people have improved cognitive function in old age, study says

Busy people may have better-functioning brains in old age than those who are less busy, scientists have suggested.<p>A healthily busy lifestyle is …

The Brain

Gray Matters: Too Much Screen Time Damages the Brain

<b>“Taken together, [studies show] internet addiction is associated with structural and functional changes in brain regions involving emotional</b> …

Here's What Body Dysmorphia Actually Is

It's not just another way of saying low self-esteem.

Mental Health

Doctor-Assisted Suicide Cannot Be an Answer for Trauma Victims

In Holland, a Dutch woman in her 20s who reportedly experienced childhood sexual abuse from the ages of 5 to 15 and suffered from post-traumatic …

This popular painkiller also kills kindness

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Reporter covering neuroscience and mental health<p>Email Bio Follow<p>If your job, or simply your state of mind, depends on feeling empathy for others, you might want to reconsider reaching for the Tylenol the next time you have a headache.<p>In research published online in …

Acetaminophen

What happens when a nursing home and a day care center share a roof?

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b><p>A new report due out later this week from the National Institute on Early Education Research finds that a number of states are …

Study: Long-term care costs continue to rise

Long-term care grew more expensive again this year, with the cost of the priciest option, a private nursing home room, edging closer to $100,000 annually, according to a survey from Genworth Financial.<p>Americans also are paying more for other care options like home health aides and assisted living …

7 Things People With Emotional Control Don't Do

Here are seven things that people with emotional control simply don't do:<p>We've all been there; that moment when we calm down and realize that our emotions just completely took over our bodies and caused us to behave in a way that we now regret.<p>While this is natural and human, the frequency of this …

Emotional Intelligence

5 important ways your relationship with your mother affects your success

Mothers come in all forms and personalities. Some are affectionate and doting, while some can be overbearing and controlling.<p>How was your relationship with your mom?<p>We all know moms are important, but the root of your psychology and how you orient yourself towards success is more connected to your …

Motherhood

This Is the Best Way to Improve Every Part of Your Life

You don’t celebrate enough.<p>I’m not talking about just having fun for the sake of having fun. Plenty of scientific research shows that celebrating is …