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The conflict between science and religion lies in our brains

The conflict between science and religion may have its origins in the structure of our brains, researchers at Case Western Reserve University and …

How sleep and mental health are linked in the brain

<i>This article is published in collaboration with The Conversation.</i><p>We are only beginning to unravel the genetic and biochemical basis of mental illness …

7 Sweet and Simple Breads That Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Ready or not, the holiday season is in full swing: The neighborhood decorations are up, the festive music is playing and the Black Friday commercials are running. You might as well get in the spirit and start baking. These sweet and simple breads will fill your home with the scents of the season -- …

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What Sugar Does to Your Body

<b>Glucose</b><p>It seeps through the walls of your small intestine, triggering your pancreas to secrete insulin, a hormone that grabs glucose from your blood and delivers it to your cells to be used as energy.<br>• But many sweet treats are loaded with so much glucose that it floods your body, lending you a quick …

Holistic Medicine

10 Ways to Show Love to Someone With Depression

<b>Do You Love Someone With Depression?</b><p>If you have a partner or are close to someone who struggles with depression, you may not always know how to show them you love them. One day they may seem fine, and the next they are sad, distant and may push you away. It is important that you know that as a …

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Mexican-Spiced Chocolate Pecans Recipe

These chocolaty nuts are flavored with warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, then get a kick from some cayenne pepper.<p><b>Why This Recipe Works:</b><p>Cocoa powder and dark chocolate make for especially chocolaty nuts.<br>• A single egg white makes just enough of a crisp coating, without creating an overly airy …

Rosemary and Lemon White Bean Dip Recipe

Mere minutes of work result in a smooth and creamy bean dip with lemon and rosemary creating a crowd-pleasing herbal, zesty, and fresh flavor.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 (15 1/2 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed2 medium cloves garlic, peeled2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon …

Cheesy Smoked-Paprika Crackers Recipe

You can't get this in a box. These completely addictive, delicate crackers pack a big smokey, cheesy punch.<p>This recipe is adapted from the blog Drizzle and Dip.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients10 tablespoons (5 ounces) unsalted butter, softened4 ounces Parmesan, grated2 ounces sharp cheddar, grated1 …

15 Thanksgiving Appetizers and Snacks for Maximum Overeating

When I was growing up, Thanksgiving was always a marathon day of food. Sure, dinner was an elaborate affair, but we actually started eating hours before sitting down at the table, and the appetizers were as important as the turkey and mashed potatoes. We blamed the snacking on the fact that dinner …

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New Link Between Alzheimer's and Diabetes Discovered

<b>Researchers have uncovered a unique connection between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, providing further evidence that a disease that robs people</b> …

Depression Can Alter Our DNA And The Way Our Cells Generate Energy – Condition Far More Devastating To The Body

Depression is causing a lot more damage to your body than previously thought, researchers discovered.<p>Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Centre for …

Genetics

DreaMed Diabetes technology to be used in Medtronic insulin pump | Reuters

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel-based DreaMed Diabetes said on Monday it had licensed its artificial pancreas technology for integration into insulin pumps made by Medtronic.<p>DreaMed will receive undisclosed royalties from future sales of each device using its technology. Medtronic will be responsible …

Diabetes

What Bipolar Isn’t: Part I Major Depressive Disorder

<i>This post is one of four about four mental illnesses that are often mistaken for bipolar disorder or one another in general: major depressive</i> …

Mayo Clinic study of thousands of brains reveals tau as driver of Alzheimer's disease

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- By examining more than 3,600 postmortem brains, researchers at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Jacksonville, Florida, and Rochester, …

Southland surgeons implant Watchman heart device after it gets FDA OK

Surgeons at two Southern California hospitals on Monday implanted a controversial heart device that struggled for years to gain the approval of the<p>U.S. Food and Drug Administration.<p>The Watchman device, made by Boston Scientific Corp. and designed to reduce the risk of stroke for people with …

How to Retouch a Portrait with the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom

You have probably seen several portrait retouching programs advertised in magazines or online, and wondered if they were worth buying. The answer is …

You Might Have Sleep Apnea Even If You Seem Healthy and Aren't Overweight

Physicians call the culprit "obstructive sleep apnea," a syndrome characterized by the repeated collapse of a person's airway during sleep. Breathing becomes extremely labored and can stop altogether for as long as a minute. As oxygen levels drop, adrenaline and blood pressure surge.<p>Eventually the …

Why The Science Behind Anti-Depressants May Be Completely 'Backwards'

Anti-depressants are the most commonly-prescribed medication in the U.S., with one in 10 Americans currently taking pills like Zoloft and Lexapro to treat depression. But these pharmaceuticals are only fully effective roughly 30 percent of the time, and often come with troublesome side effects.<p>In a …

Depression

8 Warning Signs Your Lover is a Narcissist

Source: Shutterstock<p><b>T</b>he Mayo Clinic research group defines narcissistic personality disorder as “a mental disorder in which people have an inflated …

Psychology

New drugs to tackle cancer cell weak spots could end 'scattergun' chemotherapy

Weak spots discovered in cancer cells could be targeted and attacked by new precision drugs, according to new research<p>Scientists have identified weak spots in cancer cells that could be targeted and attacked by new precision drugs.<p>The findings could lead to personalised medicine that "reads" a …

Cancer

A Biological Quest Leads To A New Kind Of Breast Cancer Drug

Each year, the Food and Drug Administration approves dozens of drugs, but often those medicines don't make a huge difference to people with disease. That's because these "new" drugs are often very much like existing medicines — or <i>are,</i> in fact, existing medicines, approved for a slightly different …

Cancer

Depression: It's Not Your Serotonin

<i>“Depression is a serious medical condition that may be due to a chemical imbalance, and Zoloft works to correct this imbalance.”</i><p>Herein lies the …

Vitamin D: A Simple Remedy to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>It’s been estimated1 that as many as 20 percent of Americans are affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) each winter, suffering …

The Science Behind Human-Controlled Weather

Cloud seeding won't solve winter woes, and it probably won't promise clear skies for wedding days, either.<p>It hasn't been an enjoyable winter for much of the United States. Record snowfall has blanketed cities like Boston, while below-freezing temperatures and relentless wind chills have sent …

Weather

New Growth Factor Indicates Possible Regenerative Effects in Parkinson's Disease

<b>Researchers have long sought treatments that can slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Current treatments have for decades been only</b> …

Neuroscience

Breast Cancer Cocktail Buys More Than a Year of Life

A cocktail of three breast cancer drugs buys patients an extra 16 months of life — a good news story so unusual, doctors have rushed to make it standard therapy, researchers said Wednesday.<p>The combination includes two so-called magic bullet drugs plus standard chemotherapy. It helps patients with …

Cancer

The Devil in the White City

• <b>Author:</b> Erik Larson<p><b>In The Devil in the White City, the smoke, romance, and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before.</b><p>Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America’s rush toward the twentieth century. The …

Outlaw Platoon

• <b>Author:</b> Sean Parnell & John Bruning<p>A riveting story of American fighting men, Outlaw Platoon is Lieutenant Sean Parnell’s stunning personal account of the legendary U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division’s heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan.<p>Acclaimed for its vivid, poignant, and honest …

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How to Have Siri Read Text to You on iPhone

The Accessibility features on iPhone are useful for those who are visually impaired; but they can also be useful to others, such as those occasions when it might be more convenient to have your iPhone or iPad read to you. Unless you're visually impaired, you may not want to enable VoiceOver via the …

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