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How This Technology Is Making Doctors Hate Their Jobs

Chances are that your doctor feels like a glorified data entry clerk.<p>Matthew Walvick is a doctor. But until recently, when he left a large hospital to work at a startup, he felt like his day was utterly consumed with data entry.<p>Walvick, a former internal medicine physician at John Muir Health, …

Here's What Cholesterol Can Do To the Brain

There’s growing evidence that the heart and brain are connected, since both rely on keeping the blood system healthy. Now, in a study published in …

How stress affects your heart, skin, memory and fat deposits

As a nation, we’re all feeling a little anxious right now. In the uncertain days following the Brexit vote, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, warned that “economic post-traumatic stress” might sweep Britain.<p>Sweaty palms, racing heart and queasy feelings in times of crisis are a …

Breast Cancer

Mentalization Based Therapy for BPD

Mentalization-based is a type of psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder (BPD) that focuses on your ability to recognize thoughts, …

New Jersey

Enough of the “Us vs. Them” binary: Why I’m writing in Bernie Sanders on election day

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump strike me as dishonest and untrustworthy, so I refuse to vote for either of them<p>On Nov. 8, 2016, approximately 54 percent of all eligible U.S. voters will flex their Constitutional right to vote in the general election. In case you aren’t aware of how Americans …

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Green Party hints at some disappointing ideas on science and medicine

There is a myth running amok among rational progressives that groups like anti-vaxxars are solely a problem on the left. While there is a kernel of …

'Absolutely Wrong': Bill Nye the Science Guy Takes on Noah's Ark Exhibit

Days after white doves and shofar horns christened the opening of a new Noah's Ark attraction in northern Kentucky, the land-anchored ship welcomed a conspicuous and curious visitor: Bill Nye “the Science Guy.”<p>The bow-tied man of science — openly skeptical about the exhibit from the time it was …

Civil Rights

3 Steps to More Successful Flirting

We all have expectations about the order in which events should happen. This mental order of events is referred to as a script (Schank & Abelson, …

They imagine me making up beds and giving out medication. They don’t see the steel behind my eyes<p>When I tell people I am a nurse working on an acute psychiatric ward they often say, “That must be hard”. They imagine something quite different from reality. They see me by the bedside of a crying …

Mental Health

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2 Ways to Stop Worrying and Overcome Anxiety

I want explore two big beliefs linked to anxiety. The two aren’t necessarily conscious; they’re more of an invisible undercurrent. But like a …

Brain Changes Can Persist 6 Months After Severe Concussion

A new study finds that athletes who suffer from a severe concussion may still have white matter changes in the brain six months later, even when …

The Brain

Experiment shows You can tell Criminals from Noncriminals because they just Look Different

Contrary to popular belief, you can assess people’s character and personality by simply looking at them. Nice people look nice, and nasty people look …

9 things that can make you less attractive, according to science

In 2015, Business Insider published a list of ways to make yourself more attractive.<p>We learned that walking a dog and playing good music are easy …

Psychology

9 Things Smoking Weed Does to Your Body

When it comes to polarizing health topics, few subjects spark more debate than weed (except maybe CrossFit or the Paleo Diet). Can it improve your …

Is this square moving? This amazing illusion will hurt your brain

The winner of the 2016 Illusion of the Year has been crowned and it may just leave you a little confused.<p>Take a look at the illusion below and it may appear as if the square is moving, however it’s not actually moving at all.<p>make animated gifs like this at MakeaGif<p>The Motion Integration Unleashed …

How Nasa's Juno Jupiter probe could be about to solve the solar system's biggest mystery of all

It is, say experts, the hardest thing Nasa has ever attempted. Little wonder, then, that the cheers of its jubilant scientists reverberated around the world, last week, as spacecraft Juno arrived in the Jovian system after an epic five year, 1.8 billion mile, journey.<p>‘Welcome to Jupiter,’ said …

Astronomy

Donald Trump Versus The Declaration of Independence

“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately” — Benjamin Franklin, at the signing of the Declaration of Independence.<p>After …

Consciousness: The Mind Messing With the Mind

A paper in The British Medical Journal in December reported that cognitive behavioral therapy — a means of coaxing people into changing the way they think — is as effective as Prozac or Zoloft in treating major depression.<p>In ways no one understands, talk therapy reaches down into the biological …

Consciousness

Perfectly Hidden Depression: Are You Afraid Of The Stigma Of Mental Illness Or Of Revealing Vulnerability?

Stigma. It's defined as "a mark of disgrace."<p>In the recent survey I conducted on the likelihood of people admitting depression and/or seeking treatment, what did 43.8 percent of women state as the Number 1 reason for not telling someone they were depressed?<p><i>"Others would think I am weak or think</i> …

Earth - The real reasons why we have sex

The birds, the bees, chimpanzees, humans – we all do it, but few people realise that sexual reproduction actually first evolved in creatures vastly different to ourselves.<p>So what were they and how did it all start? What is the real story of the birds and the bees?<p>View image of What is the real …

This Woman Is Documenting The Reality Of Life With Schizophrenia

Emily Robinson's mother has lived with the disorder for decades.<p>Those without Schizophrenia may never completely grasp what it's like to struggle with the mental disorder, but one woman is giving us the chance to take a glimpse into that world.<p>In April, Emily Robinson, whose mom Cindy was diagnosed …

The clinic that tells you how and when your life will end

It’s a damp Friday morning, I’ve spent the past four hours in a doctor’s surgery and I’m about to discover how long I’ve got to live.<p>At 29, you’d think there wouldn’t be much to worry about. But I’ve come to London’s Cenegenics clinic just to be on the safe side. Founded 17 years ago in the US, …

The junior doctors’ dispute may be nearly over, but another crisis is brewing in the nursing profession, where staff shortages, a lack of recruitment and funding cuts have left many feeling they cannot carry on in the job they love<p>Related: Our grassroots campaign is fighting NHS bursary cuts<p>At what …

Physiology

New poll demonstrates once again that Republican voter base is racist, xenophobic, and paranoid

[W]hile 72 percent of Republicans believe that discrimination against whites has become as bad as discrimination against blacks and other minority …

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Life with adult separation anxiety: 'I know I'm being irrational, but I'm powerless to stop it'

"I was self-aware enough to know that my thoughts were completely irrational, but I felt powerless to stop them."<p><i>By constantly hounding a loved one,</i> …

Mental Health

Sea Salt vs. Table Salt: Which Is Healthier?

By Terita Heath-Wlaz<p>Time for a dash of salt on that sheet pan of roasted veggies. What do you reach for? Pink Himalayan crystal salt? Hawaiian red …

Processed Food