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How giving a face to the voices in their heads can help schizophrenics

A fascinating study led by King's College in London has shown success in rapidly reducing auditory hallucinations in people with schizophrenia. The …

Mental Health

A former White House pastry chef reveals the low-sugar desserts the Obamas requested all the time

As the White House’s head pastry chef, Bill Yosses was charged by Michelle Obama with making desserts that were if not quite healthy, at least</i> …

New Recognition for Chronic Fatigue

Having recently endured more than a month of post-concussion fatigue, I can’t imagine how people with so-called chronic fatigue syndrome navigate through life with disabling fatigue that seemingly knows no end. Especially those who are erroneously told things like “It’s all in your head,” “Maybe …

The original mistake that distorted the health insurance system in America

A World War II-era mistake distorted the U.S. health insurance system. Reformers tried to fix the problem with patchwork solutions until Obamacare dumped yet another layer of misguided policy onto what was already a mess. Now the tangle is so perplexing that a Republican Congress, under a …

Health Care

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit

In less time than it takes you to have lunch, you could be expanding your brain -- literally.<p>There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, …

Surprisingly Simple Hacks to Make You Super Productive

In his 2012 bestseller, <i>The Power of Habit</i>, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Charles Duhigg helped readers understand why they eat those cookies every …

Study links mobile device addiction to depression and anxiety

Is cellphone use detrimental to mental health? A new study from the University of Illinois finds that addiction to, and not simply use of, mobile …

Mental Health

The pharmaceutical industry will always deny that something as cheap as sodium bicarbonate can outperform the most expensive pharmaceuticals. There are convincing evidence and a host of supporting theories which suggest that the sodium bicarbonate should be the primary and universal medication for a wide variety of diseases, including cancer and diabetes. Every therapist and the medical expert must use baking soda in the healing processes for a large number of diseases. Sodium bicarbonate is widely used for decades, even by oncologists who would not like that their patients die too quickly due to the excessive toxicity of conventional treatments. Sodium bicarbonate is routinely used because it protects the patients from the toxicity of chemotherapeutic medicaments and radiation which destroys their kidneys or kills them.

<b>Sodium bicarbonate helps to save countless lives.</b><p>Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is portrayed by Arm & Hammer company, as a basic workhorse medicine …

Bessel van der Kolk 2016 Free Report Confirmed Page

Sometimes people can remember what seem like the smallest, most insignificant details of their lives – their 8th grade locker combination, a story …

Here's why a lot of economists hate the idea of free public college

While the notion of free college might seem like a good idea to anybody with kids, several economists recently told NPR's "Planet Money" that it's not a good plan.<p>Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, who are vying for the Democratic party's nomination, both want to make college more …

The Surprising, Deeper Reason Introverts Avoid Small Talk

<b>It ALL makes sense now.</b><p>I’m definitely an introvert. It’s not that I constantly sit by myself in a corner and never talk to people. I can be social, …

Self-help

Uber’s Message for Health Care

…prerequisites that prolong training for physicians who perform technology-based procedures, the <b>Health</b> Insurance Portability and Accountability Act …

The medical approach to mental illness has been a success | Letters

Richard Bentall (Mental illness is a result of misery yet still we stigmatise it, 26 February) has provided a thoughtful analysis. However, arguing that taking an “extreme biological approach … makes it all too easy to believe that human beings fall into two subspecies, the mentally well and the …

Denver Health Medical Center facing exodus of neurosurgeons

Denver Health medical center is facing a sudden exodus of neurosurgeons.<p>Hospital chief Arthur Gonzalez confirmed Wednesday that three neurosurgeons …

Here’s where the wealthy get their investment ‘edge’

Most high-net-worth (HNW) individuals haven't built their wealth through the stock market. In fact, the vast majority (more than 80 per cent, in my experience) are current or former business owners. After a liquidity event like a business sale, a lot of times they become "reluctant" public market …

Investing

The 3 Types Of Soul Mates

<i>This passage has been excerpted from</i> <i>Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Resume by our founder and CEO Jason Wachob,</i> <i>a prescriptive memoir</i> …

Pain Specialist: Many Doctors Underprescribe For Chronic Pain

As part of our continuing coverage of the opioid crisis, <i>Here & Now</i>‘s Robin Young talks with <b>Dr. Howard Fields</b>, who has spent much of his career …

Major drugmakers are being accused of hiding information about some potentially critical health risks — and people are furious

The drug in question is Xarelto, a blood thinner used to treat and prevent blood clots approved in 2011. In 2015, Xarelto made about $1.8 billion in US sales. But it's also the subject of more than 5,000 lawsuits, 500 of which involve patient deaths.<p>The New York Times' Katie Thomas found in a …

Why a Blood Test for Bipolar Disorder Hasn’t Come to Market

Can a blood test accurately screen for mental illness?<p>Rebecca Wright was 23 and just starting grad school when she first thought about how to end her life.<p>She had been diagnosed with depression six years earlier, and had no reason to suspect the diagnosis might be wrong. "I felt confused and very …

Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu in US Congress, on Modi, Hinduism, and linking Islam to terror

Washington has no shortage of politicians struggling to be seen as a maverick. But Tulsi Gabbard isn’t one of them.<p>As one of the first two female combat veterans elected to US Congress and also its first Hindu and first American Samoan representative, she wears the label quite easily. And this …

Top 57 Inspiring Plato Quotes To Boost Your Life And Energy

Plato (born in 428/427 and died in 348/347 BC at the age of 80), was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of Academy in Athens, the …

PLATO

Wharton and Harvard psychologists share the public speaking trick that helped them give successful TED Talks

Imagine being asked to describe your life's work in a roughly 15-minute segment that will eventually be broadcast to the entire world.<p>Wharton psychologist Adam Grant and Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy recently discussed this nerve-wracking experience and how they overcame it. Cuddy gave a TED Talk …

Neuroscience Says These Rituals Can Help Your Brain Stay in Peak Condition

Research shows that staying sound of body and mind as we age is certainly possible—with a little effort.

People With Schizophrenia Really Do Hear Voices—Their Own

<i>Excerpted from</i> <b>NeuroLogic: The Brain’s Hidden Rationale Behind Our Irrational Behavior</b> by <i>Eliezer Sternberg, M.D. Out now from Pantheon.</i><p>My first …

5 Words And Phrases That Can Transform Your Work Life

A Stanford design and engineering professor says making simple changes to the words and phrases we use can empower us to achieve our goals.<p>Reporting for this story took a different turn from the beginning.<p>Usually when I reach out to experts I get enthusiastic replies. But that was not the case when …

Opinion: This is the single best reason to buy U.S. stocks now

Another day, another half-trillion-dollar panic in the U.S. stock market.<p>At some point, even the most hardened bear has to consider whether the …

Airbnb Runs 'Illegal Hotels,' Hotel Industry Study Claims

Is the fastest-growing travel site taking short cuts to the top? That’s the conclusion of a new Penn State University analysis of Airbnb bookings– …

What We Can Learn From Adidas' $1 Billion CEO Decision

You’ve probably never heard of Kasper Rorsted – I hadn’t until Monday – but he turns out to be a highly valuable man. Adidas announced that he would …

No religion is the new religion | Andrew Brown

Most Britons under the age of 40 now say they have no religion. As atheism takes hold, is this the beginning of the end for Christianity in this country?<p>For the last 1,700 years, to be English has meant to be Christian. This now seems to have changed for ever. “No religion” has now overtaken …