David Carpenter

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June 2015

Diversity

Brain Stimulation Enhances Creativity

<b>Safe levels of electrical stimulation can enhance your capacity to think more creatively, according to a new study by Georgetown …

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

The Brain

22 Easy Tips That'll Actually Make You Want To Cook

Cook less, clean less, and EAT MORE.

Science News' favorite books of 2015

This biography of Alexander von Humboldt explores how the 19th century German naturalist’s expeditions helped lay the groundwork for our modern …

Top 10 Anti-aging Foods - INFORMATION NIGERIA

There’s really no better doctor than Mother Nature herself when it comes to combating aging. Almost every day, there is a new study or report that …

10 Simple Household Repairs Every Frugal Person Should Master

Whether you're a homeowner or a renter, sooner or later, something is going to break. And when that time comes, you'll have two options: fix it …

Acute, dose-dependent cognitive effects of Ginkgo biloba, Panax ginseng and their combination in healthy young volunteers: differential interaction... - PubMed

2002 Jan;17(1):35-44.<p>Acute, dose-dependent cognitive effects of Ginkgo biloba, Panax ginseng and their combination in healthy young volunteers: …

​How (and Why) Your Brain Makes Its Own Cannabinoids

A crash course on the endocannabinoid system in preparation of the premier of 'Weediquette.'<p>As you probably already know, unlike water, potatoes, and many top-selling pharmaceutical drugs, it's virtually impossible to fatally overdose on marijuana.<p>What you might not realize, however, is that this …

Meet the 'Father of Cannabis,' the Man Who Discovered Why Weed Makes You High

Raphael Mechoulam has been deciphering the secrets of marijuana for over 50 years.<p><i>This article originally appeared in the Colombian edition of VICE Magazine.</i><p>In 1980, a team of investigators from the Sao Paulo Medicine Faculty of Santa Casa published a study that should have changed the lives of 50 …

This Gene May Predict How You React To Marijuana

A new study has found a link to rare acute psychotic responses.<p>We've long known that pot can affect different people in various ways -- some smokers only experience a slight "buzz" while others can become paranoid or even hallucinate.<p>Now, a team of researchers in the U.K. has found a way to …

Depression, obesity and smoking all triggered by our inherited DNA

Neanderthal left a damaging genetic legacy when they interbred with modern humans, researchers have found<p>Depression, obesity and smoking may seem like modern problems, but scientists now believe they are triggered by DNA we inherited from our Neanderthal ancestors.<p>The heavy-browed hominids left a …

Humanity

7 things a sleep scientist does to get a good night's sleep

Sleep is one of the most fundamental and basic things humans do. Without it, we'd literally die.<p>But many find it extremely challenging to not only get an adequate and consistent amount of sleep every night, but to do it well.<p>We turned to an expert — sleep scientist Patrick Fuller, an associate …

The Herbs I Use To Manage Insomnia & Anxiety (After 12 Years On A Prescription Cocktail)

Nearly 7 in 10 (70 percent) of Americans are on some kind of prescription drug, and many are on two or more. This is the highest number in …

Mental Health

Inflammation Attacks Brain's Reward Center, Increasing Depression Risk

<b>A new study by Neil Harrison and colleagues published in Biological Psychiatry suggests that a brain reward center, the striatum, may be directly</b> …

What you eat can influence how you sleep: Daily intake of fiber, saturated fat and sugar may impact sleep quality

Daily intake of fiber, saturated fat and sugar may impact sleep quality<p>A new study found that eating less fiber, more saturated fat and more sugar is …

Your Brain Can Be Trained to Self-Regulate Negative Thinking

In recent years, scientists have identified specific brain regions involved in the process of emotional regulation. The latest research shows that …

The Best Foods for Quick and Healthy Detox

If you read about ancient torture methods, you’ll find some pretty gnarly stuff like something called “infusion,” in which a victim is bound and then …

Ayahuasca: a Possible Cure for Alcoholism and Depression

Brazil is at the forefront of research into ayahuasca as a therapeutic drug.<p>Jorge* is around 60 years old, works a white collar job, has gray hair, married children, and grown grandchildren. People who work with him would never imagine that he participates in religious rituals using a mind altering …

The Real Cause of Depression May Have Nothing at All to Do With Your Mind

Depression is epidemic in our society, and the mainstream solution is a trip to the psychiatrist and an indefinite prescription for pharmaceuticals. …

Combined Shape

Affecting more than 340 million people in the world, depression is one of the most well-known mental disorders.<p>Similar in ways to the symptoms that indicate a general anxiety disorder, the symptoms of depression can be slower to detect, but can have easy remedies.<p>Below, we take an exclusive look at …

AOL

If meat causes cancer, what can we eat?

<b>(CNN) —</b> You may have just learned that processed meat such as bacon, sausage and ham may cause cancer and unprocessed meat may be "probably carcinogenic to humans," according to a new World Health Organization report. Or that cheese and sugar can be as addictive as a drug. Or that even veggie hot …

Four Core Reasons Why Your Empathy May Be Missing

You tear up when you see commercials for abused and neglected animals. You cry with a friend who shared her feelings about a recent breakup. You even feel "touched" when you meet a stranger who hints at being lonely. You are seemingly compassionate and moved when it relates to those outside your …

Empathy

Doctors Reveal How Long To Nap For Maximum Productivity

A 90 minute nap is ideal and will give you a full blown sleep cycle, which enhances creativity and gives your brain a chance to process data, …

Fungal Infections Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

<b>Researchers have found evidence of fungal infections in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. The research was published in Nature’s</b> …

Could a simple supplement halt Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer's patients who took resveratol twice-a-day for a year were found to have fewer dementia biomarkers in their blood and scored better on cognitive tests<p>A cheap supplement may halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease after a trial suggested that dementia sufferers stopped deteriorating …

Dementia

Gut microbes important for serotonin production

Serotonin is probably best known as a brain chemical that affects emotions and behavior, an imbalance of which is thought to contribute to …

Medical Research