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LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

The Brain

Mom’s weight during pregnancy shapes baby’s health

When Elinor Sullivan was a postdoctoral fellow at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, she set out to explore the influence of food and …

Protein Is for Eating, Not Drinking

Step away from the protein shake.<p>For the past 50 years, American eating habits have shifted away from consuming meat. The dawn of eating plants is …

‘If you can pay attention, you do not have ADHD’ — and 9 other misperceptions about the disorder

By Valerie Strauss<p>, Reporter<p>I’ve recently run two posts about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder that have proved to be popular with parents and teachers, many of whom don’t fully understand how ADHD affects kids. (You can read those posts here and here.) Here’s a new piece on common ADHD …

ADHD

You Asked: What’s the Best Way to Lose Weight?

If you’re hoping to drop a few pounds for an upcoming vacation, the old “calories in, calories out” method can be effective. Combine a meager diet …

Why you might want to think twice about getting your wisdom teeth removed

As far as I can remember, when I had my wisdom teeth removed in my early teens, about 15 years ago, they were not causing any problems. I wasn't in …

Dentistry

Preemies may have weaker muscles as young adults

(Reuters Health) - Young adults who were born prematurely may have weaker muscles than their peers born at full term, a Finnish study suggests.<p>These young adults born preterm also considered themselves less physically fit, even though the study didn’t find their cardiorespiratory fitness levels to …

Men Actually Improve Their Mental Health by Getting Married, Says Study

Compelling evidence for why he should put a ring on it.<p>If your BF has been dragging his feet about popping the question, he should probably get a move on it. A recent study published in the <i>Journal of Family Psychology</i> found that marriage is actually good for your guy's health. Yep, you read that …

Does Your Diet While Breast-Feeding Affect Your Kid?

When my son was 6 weeks old, he would cry and cry and cry and cry. Even though I knew, of course, that babies did this—crying is their M.O.—the fact …

The 4 biggest health mistakes men make in their 20s

At the risk of gender bias, some men in their 20s —and probably older guys, too — have to admit they may put more effort into Fantasy Football picks than they do for their health.<p>While one's 20s are a ridiculously healthy time for most men (and women), there are a few things you could start doing …

Mother's Milk May Help Prevent Blindness In Preemies

If Stevie Wonder had been born three decades later, we might never have gotten "Superstition" and "Isn't She Lovely" — but the musician might never have gone blind, either. Born premature, Wonder developed retinopathy of prematurity, an eye disease that afflicts more than half of babies born before …

Medicine

Kids Hurt By Antibiotic Resistance, Doctors Warn

American kids are being hurt and killed by the spread of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs," pediatricians said Monday.<p>The World Health Organization cautioned that people around the world still don’t understand much about antibiotic resistance, what it means and how it might affect them.<p>Although …

Here’s What’s So Special About Breast Milk

It’s been shown that breast milk provides nutrients and antibodies that are important for infants’ development and their immune systems. But a new …

Researchers Say Gene Changes Show Who's Gay

U.S. researchers say they’ve come up with a formula that can show someone’s sexual orientation by looking at genetic changes.<p>It’s a controversial idea, and they have not made public the details of what they did. But the research, being presented at a meeting of genetics experts, suggests a variety …

4 Major Benefits To Sleeping Naked

Moral of this story? Burn your onesies.<p>Only about 8 percent of Americans doze off in their birthday suits, but many more should consider going to bed in the buff. In addition to not having to launder any jammies or crank up the A/C, there are some major, healthy benefits to snoozing au</b> …

Sleep

5 Ways To Get Rid of Insomnia (Without Taking Drugs)

<i>By: Meagan Drillinger</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Listen, we can't lie to you. Sleep drugs are fantastic. Ambien, Lunesta... even regular old Advil PM. That stuff WORKS.<p>The side effects, however, can be a little less than optimal. Dependency, dizziness, dry mouth, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and liver …

Sleep

Nearly-term babies have elevated risk for ADHD

(Reuters Health) - Very premature babies are known to have an increased risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and a new study suggests this may be true also for babies born only slightly early.<p>“There has been quite a lot of research on very preterm birth and the increased risk …

Japan's tug-of-war over World War II statement

TOKYO (AP) — Diplomatically speaking, they may be the most important words Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe utters this year.<p>So much so that he …

Japan

Does the human eye prove that God exists?

Darwin was baffled by it; Christians see it as evidence of the divine. Will science ever unlock the secrets of the human eye?<p><b>When the body of Dr Yoshiki Sasai,</b> an eminent Japanese biologist, was discovered in August this year, his death was widely mourned across the world of <b>science</b>. Not just for …

Memory: Why cramming for tests often fails

You may think you know your own mind, but when it comes to memory, research suggests that you don't. If we’re trying to learn something, many of us study in ways that prevent the memories sticking. Fortunately, the same research also reveals how we can supercharge our learning.<p>We’ve all had to face …

The Brain

Study: To boost your odds of a successful marriage, have a big wedding

To improve your odds of a high-quality marriage, try not to have too many sexual partners before you meet "the one." And when you do find him or her, consider inviting at least 150 people to your wedding.<p>That's just some of the practical advice offered by a pair of psychology researchers from the …