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Animals Get Super Excited Over Spontaneous Fun Just Like You

Our furry friends are not so different from us. They can get a little spazzy over the simple things in life and enjoy the fun moments that’d you never expect. Whether it’s making snow angels or enjoying a well-made slide, the opportunity to enjoy some spontaneous fun is not lost on our four-legged …

Study: Loneliness Isn't A Symptom, It's A Disease

The holidays are traditionally seen as a time of togetherness, but for many people they are just the opposite. For the millions who experience ongoing loneliness, the holidays are reminders of social connection they lack, with the effect of deepening their darkness. Since loneliness often …

Medical Mysteries: Doctors puzzled by woman’s dizziness and amplified body sounds

‘That’s it — I’m done,” Rachel Miller proclaimed, the sting of the neurologist’s judgment fresh as she recounted the just-concluded appointment to her husband. Whatever was wrong with her, Miller decided after that 2009 encounter, she was not willing to risk additional humiliation by seeing another …

How to navigate big data in healthcare

BOSTON -- In the fast-moving world of health IT, there can be too much of a good thing.<p>So argues John Mattison, chief medical information officer …

Happy People Aren't Always Great At Empathy

<i>By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl</i><p>Perpetually happy individuals are wonderful to have around, until you experience something worth complaining about. Recent research in PLOS ONE suggests that people who are generally cheerful are not so great at reading other people's negative emotions, though …