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How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System?

Knowing how long alcohol remains in your system is important for avoiding dangerous interactions with medications as well as impairments in your …

Alcohol

Learn About Stimulants, From Caffeine to Cocaine

Stimulants are a class of psychoactive drug that increase activity in the brain. These drugs can temporarily elevate alertness, mood and awareness. …

Drug Addiction

This Woman Became Paralysed Due To Stress After Working 80 Hour Weeks

It was her body's cry for help.<p>Stress is a term that's commonly overused, but for anyone in doubt of the impact stress in high doses can have on a person, all you need to do is read Paula's story.<p>In her mid-thirties, in 2016 Paula was working as a strategy consultant in London. The days were long, …

Mental Health

What to Keep in Mind If Your Doctor Prescribes Zoloft

Zoloft (sertraline) belongs to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. These medications work by increasing …

Depression

Clues to treating psychoses in mental health patients

Researchers recently found evidence that boosting how well people at risk for psychosis learn from positive and negative feedback could potentially …

Mental Health

Borderline Personality: 8 Confusing Symptoms That Leave Us Guessing

What do you think of when you hear the term “borderline?”<p>What do you think of the term borderline? For most people, borderline signifies split …

Mental Health

The Coming Storm in Israel

A confluence of major events, within the country and beyond, threatens serious violence in the days ahead.<p>TEL AVIV—While predictions of doom in Israeli-Palestinian relations tend to come easy, the worst doesn’t always come to pass. But thanks to a pair of major upcoming anniversaries, the vagaries …

Israel

Why does mental illness arise? Clues found in the visual brain

The quality of communication between the parts the brain that process and make sense of vision could be vital for mental health.<p>So concluded a brain …

The Brain

Toddler at centre of Tennant Creek rape allegation was at 'foreseeable risk' of harm, report finds

A report into the alleged rape of a two-year-old girl in the Northern Territory town of Tennant Creek has found harm was a foreseeable risk that …

Northern Territory

How does alcohol affect your sleep?

A new study assesses the effect of alcohol consumption on the restorative quality of sleep. The findings might make you want to change your drinking …

The Brain

Fasting For Just 24 Hours Boosts The Regeneration of Stem Cells, Study Finds

This study could even lead to 'fasting' in a pill.<p>For decades, numerous studies have shown that strict, low-calorie-intake diets could be the key to …

Stem Cells

Cancer: 'If exercise was a pill it would be prescribed to every patient'

Exercise should be prescribed to all cancer patients, and not to do so would be harmful, some of Australia’s leading experts on cancer have warned.<p>The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia has launched its position statement on the role of exercise alongside surgery, chemotherapy or radiation in …

Cancer

Watch the Tiny-but-Mighty 2019 Ford Ranger Undergo Serious Torture Testing

From bumpy roads to off-roading and even towing on mountain roads, Ford threw everything at the new Ranger.<p>Ford<p>Jerry PerezView Jerry Perez's …

Off-roading

This Is The Best Natural Painkiller Plant That You Can Find In Your Backyard!

Regardless of its causes, physical pain can be excruciating sometimes. Most of us rely on painkillers for a quick relief from acute or chronic pain. …

Whooping Cough

Baking Soda May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Baking soda is often touted for its many uses, ranging from household cleaning to dental care and more.<p>Now, treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may be …

Pain

A depression drug that researchers have called 'the most important discovery in half a century' just got a big lift

Ketamine, which has been called "the most important discovery in half a century," just got a step closer to becoming the first new depression drug in 35 years.<p>Johnson & Johnson, one of the pharmaceutical companies pursuing the drug's fast-acting antidepressant qualities, presented some promising …

Depression

'One lady got 17 stitches': Kangaroos hopped up on carrots are attacking tourists

They are the cute and cuddly icons of Australia, but kangaroos are viciously attacking people at a popular tourist spot, and an addiction to carrots …

Australia

Scotland ends cheap booze as minimum price starts

<b>The price of cheap, high-strength alcohol has gone up in Scotland as long-awaited legislation on minimum pricing comes into force.</b><p>The law, which sets a floor price for drinks depending on how many units of alcohol they contain, was passed in 2012 but has faced legal challenges.<p>The Scottish …

Alcohol

Harvard Scientists Say Doing This Can Lower Your Blood Pressure. Hint: It's All in Your Head

Harvard researchers have made an interesting discovery: Mindfulness can lower your blood pressure by changing how your genes operate.<p>You know that fight-or-flight feeling: tense muscles, pounding heart, rapid breathing, and sky-high blood pressure. We're a nation of stressed-out workers tackling …

Mindfulness

Big Sugar and the 'big flaw' in Australia's federal health programs

Australia is now one of the fattest nations on Earth.<p>Sixty per cent of us are overweight or obese, and by 2025 that figure will rise to 80 per …

Diabetes

What Are Jung's 4 Major Archetypes?

Archetypes were a concept introduced by the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, who believed that archetypes were models of people, behaviors, or …

Spirituality

Why Anna Freud Is One of the Most Important Psychologists in History

The name Freud is most often associated with Sigmund, the Austrian doctor who founded the school of thought known as psychoanalysis. But his youngest …

Sigmund Freud

How Does Psychoanalytic Therapy Work?

Psychoanalytic therapy is one of the most well-known treatment modalities, but it is also one of the most misunderstood by mental health consumers. …

Psychology

Therapy Options for Social Phobia, Agoraphobia and Specific Phobias

Phobias don't require treatment unless the fear is preventing you from working, performing necessary daily tasks or having healthy interpersonal …

Cognition

Talk Therapy May Incorporate a Number of Different Strategies

Talk therapy is one of the most common treatment options for phobias, although the specifics will vary according to the client’s needs and the …

Depression

10 Things You Might Not Know About Sigmund Freud

1<p>Sigmund Freud Was the Oldest of Eight Children<p>Freud was born as Sigismund Schlomo Freud on May 6, 1856. His father Jakob was a 41-year-old wool …

Psychology

In pictures: Israel at 70 - seven major moments

Israel

Why is electric shock treatment still given in 2018?

‘I was suffering from severe depression and I was so incredibly low in mood and felt completely hopeless that I was fixated on suicide,’ says Frances …

Too Much Sitting May Shrink the Part of Your Brain Tied to Memory

It may be time to ditch the desk chair: A new study links sitting too much each day with memory problems in middle-age and older adults.<p>Researchers …

Bathroom hand dryers spraying poop on your hands, study finds

A recent study found bathroom hand dryers are pretty gross.<p>A study by the scientists at the University of Connecticut found hand dryers in men's and women’s bathrooms blew bacteria onto hands including fecal matter.<p>The study, published in the Applied and Environmental Microbiology Journal, stated …

Microbiology