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Study to test whether nutrients in dark chocolate can prevent heart attack, stroke

It won't be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.<p>The pills are so packed with nutrients that you'd have to eat a gazillion candy bars to get the amount being …

On the Red Couch with Model and Advocate Christy Turlington Burns

Shortly after the birth of her first child, Christy Turlington got a big scare. She experienced inexplicable complications that made her aware of the …

The World’s Most Talented Barista Is Drawing This Year’s Best Picture Nominees In Coffee

Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, is stepping up his game as the Academy Awards approach. He’s in the process of “painting” this year’s Best Picture nominees — in lattes. So far he’s finished <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, <i>Gravity</i>, <i>Her</i>, and <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> (see below).<p>Lest you think this is all just …

When Dreams Turn Violent

<i>By Mark W. Mahowald, M.D.</i><p>A 59-year-old man was referred to the sleep clinic for evaluation of potentially violent behaviors during his sleep. These had been occurring for two years. Initially there were primarily loud vocalizations and shouting (on occasion loud enough to awaken him), but over time …

Sleep

Six Secrets of Sleep Hacking to Get More Effective Rest

Stress got you up all night? From knowing your sleep cycle to eating fat before bed and changing your sheets, here’s how to rest better—even with …

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Want Better Sleep? Let This iPhone App Listen to You Slumber

Sleep is one of the most important factors contributing to our health and happiness. And yet it's often the most neglected – or at least the most …

New study analyzes content of nightmares and bad dreams

According to a new study by researchers at the University of Montreal, nightmares have greater emotional impact than bad dreams do, and fear is not …

REM sleep, memory and depression: an interview with Dr Penny Lewis, University of Manchester

Sleep-paralysis sufferer depicts his nightmares in photos

Imagine waking up in the middle of the night, unable to move and being haunted by your worst nightmares? It’s what happens to those who suffer from …

Mobile Tech Causing & Curing Sleep Deprivation In India

Dr Ashish Srivastav,consultantpsychiatrist of theInstitute of Psychiatry and Human Behaviour, says sleep deprivation is on the rise across India. And …

Do Sleeping Pills Undermine Sleep's Memory-Boosting Power?

Getting a good amount of high quality sleep appears to deliver great benefits to memory. Sleeping well primes the brain for learning and retention, sharpening focus and increasing attention span during waking hours. Research also shows sleep has a powerful influence over memory. Time spent in sleep …

Study Reveals How Sleep Removes Toxic Waste from the Brain

(NaturalSociety) Although we don’t know exactly why, there is no question that sleep is crucial for brain and overall health. Without proper sleep, …

Neuroscience

Dental Tool Kit

Oral health is a very important component of healthy daily living. But for some children with autism, oral health habits can be challenging. Autism …

Mom and her baby taking a nap together. It doesn't get much cuter than this! <3

The Best Meatballs Recipe

"I never knew how to make good meatballs until I found this recipe. I normally make mine with just ground beef and they still taste great. I've used …

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