Monica G Thomas

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Brain scans reveal which 'vegetative' patients are alert, trapped in bodies

A man who had appeared to have been in a vegetative state for 12 years knew his name and knew where he was, Canadian researchers report in a study showing it’s possible to use MRI brain scans to establish communication with people who seem completely unconscious.<p>Three people tested using a special …

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Clinically Dead Brains Are Highly Active

The near-death experience reported by cardiac arrest survivors worldwide may be grounded in science, according to research at the Univ. of Michigan …

Mental Disorder or Undiagnosed Hypothyroidism?

I stopped breathing momentarily when I received a message from one of my blog readers…trying to think back to all my years of work with children and …

Mental Health

The 'Stoner' Stereotype: Myth or Reality?

Most of us know at least one person who embodies the "stoner" stereotype: the unkempt hippie-type with a closet full of ragged Bob Marley T-shirts and a DVD library featuring movies like "Half Baked" and "Dazed and Confused," or the underachiever who loses their train of thought mid-sentence and …

Teen Marijuana Use Could Negatively Affect Brain -- At Least In Mice

Marijuana use during adolescence may have detrimental effects on the brain and could even raise the risk for psychiatric disorders -- at least in mice, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine found that marijuana use in adolescence seems to have an …

Fresh fears over PMA being used in ecstasy pills

By Steve Holden<i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p>The government agency responsible for drug prevention has said it is concerned with an apparent rise in the number of ecstasy-related deaths.<p>It is feared some tablets currently being sold as ecstasy actually contain the Class A drug PMA.<p>Hospitals have been sent …

Public Health England

Teens Quit Pot If Their Friends Are Smoke-Free

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 08/13/2013 04:18 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>NEW YORK -- Whether teen marijuana users end up quitting the drug depends largely on who their friends are, a new study suggests.<p>The study involved 458 high school students in the United States who said they had …

How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Your System?

The effects of smoking marijuana fade quickly, but the drug can be detected in the body for weeks and sometimes longer. The amount of time the active …

#WTF is Molly?

<i>Greatist’s</i> <i>#WTF is</i> <i>series looks at new trends in health and fitness to explain what the heck they are, why people care, and if they live up to the hype.</i><p>…

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Best Drink to Relieve Sores Muscles

Twenty-four hours after the exercises, many of the participants reported having sore muscles—but they said they felt significantly less achy on the days after they had consumed the watermelon juice.<p>How does watermelon juice reduce soreness? It contains an amino acid called L-citrulline, which …

Does Language Shape What We See?

At this very moment, your eyes and brain are performing an astounding series of coordinated operations.<p>Light rays from the screen are hitting your retina, the sheet of light-sensitive cells that lines the back wall of each of your eyes. Those cells, in turn, are converting light into electrical …

Chocolate Could Improve Brain Blood Flow, Thinking Skills For Seniors: Study

For some people, indulging in a daily chocolate habit could be all it takes for a better-working brain.<p>A small new study conducted by Harvard researchers shows that drinking two cups of hot chocolate a day for 30 days was linked with improved blood flow to the brain <i>and</i> better scores on memory and …

Wealthy People Accumulate Different Toxicants Than The Poor, Study Says

Analysing the build of chemicals in people's bodies from ECEHH on Vimeo.<p>Turns out the 99% and the 1% have even less in common -- at least when it comes to the types of chemicals their bodies accumulate.<p>A new study from the University of Exeter suggests rich people and poor people have different …

Top Hospitals Fall Flat in Contested New Report

Consumer Reports said some of the nation's top hospitals performed the worst when it came to patient outcomes.<p>Massachusetts General Hospital and the …

Health Care

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