Christy Stauts

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Scientists Link ‘Cat Parasite' to Common Human Neurological Disorders

A new study shows that <i>Toxoplasma gondii</i>—a brain parasite often transmitted to humans by cats—triggers various changes in the human brain which …

The immune-boosting drink that makes apple cider vinegar look tame

A few years ago, I developed a mid-winter cough that sounded so alarming, a friend went to her trusted Chinese herbalist in search of a cure. She …

Trump admin gives embassies broad new discretion to limit travelers

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration has approved intensified screening measures for visa applicants trying to reach the US, even as multiple federal courts have blocked its travel ban against six Muslim-majority countries.<p>The State Department released new guidance to embassies worldwide on …

How To Tell A New Partner You Have A Mental Illness

"Strike while the iron is cold," one expert advises.<p>I cried in his arms our first night together. <i>I’m not good</i>, I kept repeating, tears falling into my ears as he caressed my face. I knew what love required, and I knew that, time and again, I’d failed at giving it because of the ways my anxiety …

Mental Health

A science-backed trick to reduce fear and anxiety takes just 30 seconds and a pen

• Admit that a situation is painful or uncomfortable<br>• Recognize that pain and discomfort are universal elements of the human experience<br>• Do something healthy to alleviate the discomfort like get outside, stretch, or call a friend

Mindfulness

Why we need to celebrate small acts of 'boring self-care'

As a survivor of mental illness and endometriosis, occupational therapist Hannah Daisy knows what it’s like to struggle to get out of bed in the …

What happened when I tried a new memory-boosting therapy for bipolar

CRT could improve thinking skills for those with mental illness<p>The prevalence of low mood in people diagnosed with depression or bipolar disorder is …

'We Can't Walk Away From This Truth'

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu explains to his city why four monuments commemorating the Lost Cause and the Confederacy had to come down.<p><i>Last week, the City of New Orleans finished removing four monuments—to Confederate President</i> <i>Jefferson Davis, Generals P.G.T. Beauregard and Robert E. Lee, and</i> …

Black History

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THC in marijuana reverses learning and memory problems in elderly mice

While THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, seems to cause memory and learning impairment in young mice, surprising new research suggests …

All of California's GOP House members voted to pass the Obamacare repeal bill

After intense days of pressure from constituents and House leaders, all 14 California House Republicans joined their colleagues Thursday to vote for a GOP rollback of the Affordable Care Act. Here are all of their votes:<p>Representative<p>Stance<p>Rep. Ken Calvert (Corona)<p>Yes<p>Rep. Paul Cook (Yucca Valley)<p>Yes<p>…

Bipolar Disorder Ravages the Brain's Self-Control Regions

Researchers have mapped the disorder for the first time.<p>Bipolar disorder affects about 60 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. And despite decades of study, scientists remain unsure about its underlying neurological mechanisms. However, a new study reveals brain …

Here’s What Happens To Your Brain Under Anesthesia

If you’ve ever had surgery, your anesthesiologist has likely told you to count back from 100. You don’t get too far before you’ve drifted off. Hours …

Emma Stone Explains Exactly How She Handles Her Anxiety

"There's a lot I can do to help myself."<p>Props to Emma Stone for seeking help for anxiety.<p>The Oscar winner opened up in a new video from the Child Mind Institute about how methods like therapy and meditation help her manage the condition, which she’s been dealing with since childhood. Her account is …

Mental Health

Neuroscience Learns What Buddhism Has Known For Ages: Consciousness is Everywhere

A new theory in neuroscience suggests consciousness is an intrinsic property of everything, just like gravity. The theory, called Integrated …

Consciousness

This CrossFit-Inspired Workout Is All About the Number 20

You can absolutely get a kick-ass, leave-you-breathless-on-the-floor, muscles-on-fire workout at home, and you don't need a ton of time either. This CrossFit-inspired workout can be done in about 15 minutes, and all you need is a pair of dumbbells and your own determination to push yourself hard …

There's a major difference between PMS and PMDD — here's what you should know

Every living human being who has ever had a period is familiar with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). We get moody and irritable, we battle persistent …

This One Move Will Get You Shredded Abs and Powerful Arms

You need your core for a hell of a lot. Physically performing at a high level, getting stronger, and, of course, looking better with your clothes …

The discovery of a giant neuron could help explain how the brain creates consciousness

Nobody yet understands how a collection of mushy cells in the brain gives rise to the brilliance of consciousness seen in higher-order animals, including humans. But two discoveries give scientists vital clues to how human consciousness works.<p>In 2014, a 54-year-old woman went to George Washington …

The Brain

Let's All Laugh at How Depressed We Are for a Sec

The hilarious John Moe dissects my Trump desolation.<p>John Moe, the host of "The Hilarious World of Depression,"—a podcast featuring comedians of various ages and levels of fame, each discussing their respective battles with mental illness—says that depression has affected his own life since at least …

To Push or Not to Push: How to Help Your Child Deal with the Inevitable Stresses of Life

<b>McLean Hospital Guest Blogger</b><p><b>Kathryn D. Boger, PhD, ABPP</b><p>Some kids acclimate quickly to new situations. They express excitement about meeting their new classmates at the start of the school year, jump right into the mix at birthday parties, and easily adapt if and when their regular routine is …

A Psychologist Has Turned His Patients' Experience Of Mental Health Issues Into Stunning Photos

"I wanted to visually portray this anguish for those who've never suffered with it," said Douglas Amorim. This post contains images some may find distressing.<p>If you need information and practical advice on depression, you can call the Mind infoline on 0300 123 3393 (9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday) if …

The 20 Minute Morning Routine That Relieves Anxiety

The 20-Minute Morning Routine That Relieves Anxiety<p>Ben Jones<p>Fitness Coordinator Read full profile<p>Anxiety. I call it a brick wall.<p>I want to enjoy time …

For Anxiety Disorders, CBT May Restore Brain's Structural Balance

New research finds that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) actually changes key brain structures that are involved in processing and regulating …

Struggle With Anxiety and Depression? Check Out This Nifty DIY Tracker

Dealing with depression and anxiety is tough. When you're in the thick of it, everything seems like a trigger, and it's easy to think things will …

A Clarifying Moment in American History

There should be nothing surprising about what Donald Trump has done in his first week—but he has underestimated the resilience of Americans and their institutions.<p>I am not surprised by President Donald Trump’s antics this week. Not by the big splashy pronouncements such as announcing a wall that he …

Donald Trump

Sex Abuse in Cycling—How Big Is the Problem?

When six-time American national champion Missy Erickson came forward earlier this month about the sexual abuse she endured as a junior racer, she became the third female pro cyclist within a month to do so (read her story here). In December, Dutch cyclists Petra de Bruin and Marijn de Vries spoke …

Co-founder of Tim Hortons loses bid to have sexual assault case tossed

TORONTO -- A woman's lawsuit alleging that the billionaire co-founder of Tim Hortons sexually assaulted her at his home will have to be decided at a …

Tim Hortons

Women accusing Trump of sexual assault refuse to back down

Four women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual assault vowed Saturday they would not back down now that he is president.<p>Temple Taggart, Summer …

Non-prosecution of ex-Osaka sergeant over gang rape ‘unjust,’ commission finds

OSAKA (TR) – The non-prosecution of a former police sergeant involved in allegedly confining and gang-raping a woman with four accomplices two years …