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The Top Grossing Scary Movies Of All-Time

You wouldn’t know it by the fact that there is but a single major horror film in theaters this month (<i>Carrie</i> on October 18th), but this is of course October and thus the month of Halloween and thus the prime time to discuss “scary movies”. As such, I’ve decided to run down the top-17 biggest …

This is What the Sky Would Look Like if the Moon Was at the Same Distance as the ISS

We’ve shown off some interesting videos/photo series in the past that highlight different fictional skylines. For instance, you can see what it would …

Your science questions answered

Tech Monthly followers have sent in the scientific conundrums that have been keeping them up at night. Here, we answer some of their most baffling questions from snoring dogs to colour-changing thermometers<p><b>Q We know that humans can snore, but are all other animals able to snore as well?</b> asks Toby<p>A …

Converting to Islam: British women on prayer, peace and prejudice Around 5,000 British people convert to Islam every year – and most of them are women. Five of them talk about prejudice, peace and praying in car parks http://gu.com/p/3jd84/fb Photograph: Felicity McCabe for the Guardian

NHS Failing Millions Who Need Mental Health Treatment

Three-quarters of people suffering from mental illness are not getting treatment, experts said.<p>A damning report concludes that the NHS is failing …

Brazil

Positive Mental Health

My baby died.....<p>I haven't posted in a long while, that's because my baby girl died.<p>Emma, a beautiful name for my beautiful daughter. She was born 12 …

World Mental Health Day: Anxiety

The phone is ringing again. You don't pick it up. You can't pick it up. You don't even know why. It doesn't matter who it is calling, you can't even …

Police chief: We are not trained for mentally ill criminals

The presence of a police officer can make matters worse says Sir Peter Fahy [GETTY]<p>Sir Peter Fahy, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester, claims it …

Mental Health

Dying of depression

30,000 people with mental health problems die needlessly every year [GETTY]<p>Patients with mental illness have life expectancy similar to the general …

Mental Health

9 Ways To Change Your Life Through Mindfulness

Mindfulness and meditation can help sufferers of depression and anxiety to deal with stress.<p>Learning to activate part of your brain through …

Brazil

Genetic disorder in kids misdiagnosed as autism - Futurity

Children with a genetic disorder called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome are often misdiagnosed with autism because …

Autism

How to Use Mind Maps to Unleash Your Brain's Creativity and Potential

Mind mapping is one of the best ways to capture your thoughts and bring them to life in visual form. Beyond just note-taking, though, mind maps can …

Group 2

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a syndrome resulting from exposure to real or threatened serious injury or sexual assault. The signs and …

Depression

Doctors: Anti-psychotic meds overused for dementia, kids

Use antipsychotic medications with more care, psychiatrists say<p>Anti-psychotic medications should not be the first treatments doctors or patients think of when dealing with dementia in an elderly person, behavior problems in a child or insomnia in an adult, a leading group of psychiatrists says in a …

Psychiatry

Loss of brain volume could flag Alzheimer's - Futurity

Brain regions associated with memory shrink as adults age and their size decreases more among …

Alzheimer's Disease

The Things Nobody Tells You About Grief

I’m on countdown mode. It’s been almost a year without my mom. In my head, this breaks down into hundreds of phone calls, cups of tea, and hugs and …

Peanut butter sniff test confirms Alzheimer's - Futurity

A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler might be a way to confirm a …

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's treatment: landmark study gives hope for simple pill

Expert predicts future generations would see findings as historic turning point in fight against degenerative brain diseases<p>A landmark British study has raised the prospect of a pill that could treat brain diseases such as Alzheimer's by halting the death of neurons.<p>The research, performed on sick …

'White matter' may give first hints of cognitive decline - Futurity

The degeneration of a small, wishbone-shaped region deep inside the brain may provide the earliest …

The Brain

'Heavy with guilt' may be more than a metaphor - Futurity

Researchers have found evidence that the emotional experience of guilt can be grounded in subjective …

Rights & Freedoms

'Head orgasms', meditation and near-death experiences

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response or 'head orgasm' is a strange, pleasurable and potentially useful neurological condition that is achieving mainstream recognition<p>When I was nine I was frogmarched to the opticians for my first sight test. It was after copying down the fact that "Marco Pob was a …

Depressed moms, depressed offspring: An unbroken chain?

A baby born to a woman who suffers<p>depressionduring pregnancy stands a higher likelihood of becoming a depressed adolescent than does his or her nursery-mate born to a nondepressed mother, a new study finds.<p>A large British study also found that among those with less education, a mother's postpartum …

Pregnancy

Novel Medications for OCD

Speaker<p><b>Carolyn Rodriguez, MD, PhD</b>, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry; NIMH Research Fellow, …

What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss

At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your partner's mouth?<p>But could kissing also be a tool with a purpose?<p>Psychology graduate student Rafael Wlodarski, from the University of Oxford, wanted to …