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Forget Prozac, Psychobiotics Are the Future of Psychiatry

For millennia, the human race has sought to combat psychological disorders through the intervention of natural – and eventually synthetic – chemicals. Originally, the sources for these psychoactive substances were the various fruits and flowers, including the Areca tree (betel nut), the poppy …

How Long to Nap for the Biggest Brain Benefits

Taking a nap, we've seen time and again, is like rebooting your brain. But napping may be as much of an art as it is a science. The Wall Street …

A renewed war on powerful pain meds threatens to hurt patients

Pharmacies say tougher policies are designed to prevent abuse, but critics say they go too far<p><i>A pile of oxycodone, a highly addictive, schedule II controlled pain medication. (Flickr /</i> <i>Be.Futureproof</i><i>)</i><p>Evan Blass is in pain, and it won't go away. Blass, 35, is the man behind @evleaks, a widely …

More Children Are Being Medicated For ADHD Than Before

The number of children being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>And families increasingly are opting for medications to treat kids. Two-thirds of children with a current diagnosis are being medicated — …

Bringing Back the Unconscious: The Latest Science on Awakenings

Hundreds of thousands of patients in the U.S. languish in unconsciousness, cut off from the world by severe brain injuries. But the latest research …

Booming Demand For Donated Breast Milk Raises Safety Issues

The public health message that "breast is best" has been received loud and clear. More mothers in the U.S. are breast-feeding, and they're doing so longer than ever.<p>But those simple facts hide a complicated world where passions about breast milk run high, and demand has skyrocketed.<p>Women who have …

Can Red Wine Really Heal Cancer And Prolong Your Life?

Well, how much can you drink? (It better be a lot.)<p>The health benefits of resveratrol, a compound found in the skin of grapes (and thus in red wine), have long been known. Studies have indicated that it serves as an antioxidant, that it has anti-tumor properties, that it can help you live longer, …

How Growing Up in Poverty May Affect a Child’s Developing Brain

Once upon a time, scientists thought that the human brain was a rigid, predictable organ, not tremendously different from the lungs or liver. Based …

Your Brain on Poverty: Why Poor People Seem to Make Bad Decisions

And why their "bad" decisions might be more rational than you'd think.<p>In August, <i>Science</i> published a landmark study concluding that poverty, itself, hurts our ability to make decisions about school, finances, and life, imposing a mental burden similar to losing 13 IQ points.<p>It was widely seen as a …

HPV vaccine could be given to boys as well as girls in UK

Government advisers are to consider whether the HPV vaccine, routinely offered to girls at the ages of 12 and 13 since 2008 to help protect them against cervical cancer, should also be offered to boys and some men.<p>They are to review "all the issues" on HPV, including whether targeted vaccination …

There Is No Left Brain/Right Brain Divide

You are hardly alone if you believe that humanity is divided into two great camps: the left-brain and the right-brain thinkers — those who are …

'Memories' pass between generations

<b>Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest.</b><p>Experiments showed that a traumatic event could affect the DNA in sperm and alter the brains and behaviour of subsequent generations.<p>A Nature Neuroscience …

Scientists Identify Protein Responsible for Controlling…

<b>Scientists Identify Protein Responsible for Controlling Communication Between Brain Cells</b><p>Scientists are a step closer to understanding how some of the brain’s 100 billion nerve cells co-ordinate their communication. The study is published in the journal <i>Cell Reports</i>.<p>The University of Bristol research team investigated some of the chemical processes that underpin how brain cells co-ordinate their communication. Defects in this communication are associated with disorders such as epilepsy, autism …

How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory

Are you a mover, a perceiver, a stimulator, or an adapter? Modes of thinking can be understood in terms of how the top and bottom—rather than right and left—parts of the brain interact.<p>It is possible to examine any object—including a brain—at different levels. Take the example of a building. If we …

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Overweight And Healthy: A Combo That Looks Too Good To Be True

Overweight or obese people are indeed more likely to die prematurely than people of normal weight, say researchers who've analyzed the data. Their conclusion throws cold water on recent studies that have found some excess weight isn't so bad.<p>Earlier this year, researchers at the Centers for Disease …

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George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bill Murray Rescue Art in 'The Monuments Men' UK Trailer – /Film

<b>The Monuments Men</b>, the new film from <b>George Clooney</b> about a group of guys from the art world recruited to save art from the ravages of Hitler’s army, …

12 Years a Slave Gets Shut Out at the Gotham Awards

Ah, December, a time for film critics across the country to gather in anemic herds to espouse their most effusive praise for films the general public won’t be able to see for another month and a half. So it was with the Gotham Independent Film Awards (sidenote: does “independent” even mean anything …

Coen brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis wins best film at Gotham awards

The Coen brothers' Cannes Grand Prix-winning Inside Llewyn Davis picked up another award ahead of the coming Oscars season with victory in the best feature category at the Gotham independent film awards.<p>The Coens' poignant and elliptical vision of New York's 1960s folk scene, which stars Carey …

Ron Burgundy Is Getting His Own Scotch Whisky Called ‘Great Odin’s Raven’

Hey, remember when Ron Burgundy was a movie character and not an all-purpose corporate mascot?<p>He’s already released a faux-autobiography and Ben & Jerry’s has even delivered his very own limited edition ice cream flavor, so why on Earth wouldn’t Ron Burgundy be getting his own brand of Scotch …

Ben Affleck Praises Zack Snyder's Take on Batman

Next BOURNE Movie Joins 2015 Slate

‘Noah’ Japanese Trailer: That Ark Isn't Built as a Castle – /Film

We’re fascinated with <b>Noah</b>, from <b>Darren Aronofsky</b>. The filmmaker has merged the sacred and the profane before, but never on this scale, and rarely for …

'Dom Hemingway' Red-Band Trailer: Jude Law Has Anger Issues – /Film

<b>Jude Law</b> is a pretty, pretty man, and (like many actors) he’s enjoyed a long, healthy career in part by capitalizing on this fact. But in <i>Dom …