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10+ Facts Scientists Have Learned About The Health Effects of Marijuana

Happy 4/20.<p>In 2017, some Americans could buy legal marijuana almost as easily as they could order a pizza.<p>Pot shops outnumber Starbucks stores in …

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Most Autism Cases Tied to New Mutations Not Inherited from Parents

Most cases of autism are related to the presence of new mutations in the child not inherited from the parents, according to a new study at the …

How to support your friend when they’re suffering with their mental health

<b>It’s a no-brainer that if your best friend is suffering with their mental health, you should support them.</b><p>If you haven’t experienced what it’s like …

Blueberries boost children's brainpower, study finds

Children should eat blueberries before taking exams to benefit from a short-term boost to brain function, new research shows.<p>A study revealed that primary school-age children performed tasks with 10 per cent greater speed and accuracy after taking wild blueberry drinks.<p>The fruit, which contains …

Humanity

Scientists find that tripping on mushrooms is a promising way to treat depression

Psilocybin—the naturally occurring psychedelic compound in hundreds of kinds mushrooms—has been reported to show promise as a treatment for depression. Now researchers are trying to find out more about how that works.<p>Scientists looking at how the brain responds to psilocybin gave 19 patients two …

Consciousness

A specific protein regulates the burning of body fat to generate heat

The study, published in Nature Communications, shows that the elimination of this protein from obese mice blocks any further increase in obesity and …

Science Says Women’s Brains Respond to Generosity, Men’s Respond to Selfishness

Research has shown that when women and men are put in the same situation involving a sum of money, the women tend to share that money more generously …

How Helping Others Can Relieve Anxiety and Depression

When we're depressed, it's hard to feel good about ourselves. We're quick to see our own limitations and slow to remember our strengths. For example, …

4 Important Physical Symptoms of Emotional Stress You Shouldn't Ignore

For many of us, stress is just a byproduct of our everyday lives that we've learned to cope with, but it's important to deal with and resolve the …

Lies, Self-Deception, and Malignant Narcissism

We now have a bestselling book titled <i>The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump</i> (here) about President Trump's presumed psychiatric condition, comprised of …

A 6-Step Method for Not Losing Your Sh*t During an Argument

Staying levelheaded during an argument requires outsmarting your limbic system, the emotional center of the brain. It's not easy, but it can be done …

Tactile hallucinations: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment

Tactile hallucinations involve an abnormal or false sensation of touch or perception of movement on the skin or inside the body.<p>Tactile …

Dissociative identity disorder exists and is the result of childhood trauma

Once known as multiple personality disorder, dissociative identity disorder remains one of the most intriguing but poorly understood mental …

Arthur Janov, psychologist behind 'primal scream' therapy, dies aged 93

Arthur Janov, a psychotherapist whose “primal therapy” had celebrities screaming to release their childhood traumas and spawned a bestselling book in the 1970s, has died. He was 93.<p>Janov died on 1 October at his Malibu home from respiratory arrest following a stroke, said his wife, France …

Psychology

Science Confirms That Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs

Turmeric or Curcumin is a wonder herb and it has many health benefits.It’s bright orange, bitter and powerful.Turmeric is the vibrant ingredient that gives curry it’s memorable hue. If you’ve tried Indian cuisine, you’ve likely tasted it and loved it.<p>This predominant spice is used generously in …

Brain's Link To Immune System Might Help Explain Alzheimer's

Fresh evidence that the body's immune system interacts directly with the brain could lead to a new understanding of diseases from multiple sclerosis to Alzheimer's.<p>A study of human and monkey brains found lymphatic vessels — a key part of the body's immune system — in a membrane that surrounds the …

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How scientists are piecing together the story of ancient Americans

The Americas were one of the last areas of the world to be settled by modern humans, and we know that one of the first migrant groups, known as the Clovis people, lived here around 13,000 years ago.<p>Beyond that, however, many details about these early Americans are still hazy. “We know very little …

Top 10 books about consciousness

From octupuses that might be thinking with their arms to early humans’ blind obedience to gods, these are some of the best guides to the deep enigma inside ordinary life<p>What is consciousness? At first blush this question appears to be rather simple, but with further investigation, it quickly …

Consciousness

The Top 5 Natural Anxiety Busters

Before you ask for an Rx, make these simple lifestyle shifts first to help manage anxiety.<p>Anxiety is debilitating: Heart palpitations, dry mouth, …

Here's What Psychoanalysis Really Is, And What Science Says About Whether It Works

Is psychoanalysis worth it?<p>Psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a way of treating longstanding psychological problems that is based on …

What Rep. John Conyers’s sweeping single-payer health care bill would actually do

117 House Democrats have signed on to a bill that would virtually nationalize health insurance.<p>While Republicans were trying and failing to repeal Obamacare, Democrats in Congress were quietly lining up behind a single-payer health plan that, as written, would fundamentally reshape American health …

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What is PTSD Exactly?

Much of what I write about relates to the concept of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the primary psychiatric disorder that follows from …

The Most Effective Psychotherapy For Borderline Personality