Melissa Hickson

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Burnout Is Real: How to Identify and Address Your Burnout Problem

Most demanding careers practically guarantee stress, but if you're feeling completely exhausted, unable to concentrate, or as though you're …

Productivity

3 Ways to Stop Negative Thoughts from Sabotaging Our Lives. ~ Linda Paull

Which do you want first: the good news or the bad news?<p>I guess it’s conventional to share the not-so-good news with you first, so here it goes. I’d …

8 Things We Simply Don't Understand About the Human Brain

Despite all the recent advances in the cognitive and neurosciences, there’s still much about the human brain that we do not know. Here are 8 of the …

Why Some People Get Depressed And Others Get Resilient

Some people thrive under stress and tight deadlines, and others become crippled with defeat. A team of scientists looked to mice to find biological …

Three Words You Shouldn't Say About Yourself

When we interact with other people, what do we want? As I started to study that question, I came across a wonderful quote. "There are two kinds of people in the world," Robert Benchley wrote. "Those who divide the world into two kinds of people, and those who don't."<p>Psychologists have a bad habit …

Hunting for Happiness? Five Ways to Change Your Mind and Be Happier.

Learn how to be happier by changing your thinking. Getting rid of lousy attitudes, harmful thought patterns, and regrets will help you find happiness.

Time-poor NHS nurses forced to ration care, study finds

Hospital nurses are being forced to ration care because they do not have enough time to properly look after patients, a new study suggests.<p>Fundamental aspects of care are frequently being left undone, researchers found.<p>Almost nine in 10 nurses questioned said they were so busy on their last shift …

‘Social work must reclaim personalisation so it becomes a practice-based approach, not a government-owned instrument’

Credit: Fotex/Rex<p>I am very passionate about personalisation and its place within adult social care, but I am also open to many of the criticisms and …

More Children Are Being Medicated For ADHD Than Before

The number of children being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>And families increasingly are opting for medications to treat kids. Two-thirds of children with a current diagnosis are being medicated — …

How Growing Up in Poverty May Affect a Child’s Developing Brain

Once upon a time, scientists thought that the human brain was a rigid, predictable organ, not tremendously different from the lungs or liver. Based …

The Neuroscientist Who Discovered He Was a Psychopath

One afternoon in October 2005, neuroscientist James Fallon was looking at brain scans of serial killers. As part of a research project at UC Irvine, …

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Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I have seen a stream of tales about gender differences in brain structure under headlines that assure me that from birth men are innately more rational …

How DNA Sequencing Is Changing Medicine

In April 2013, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project. Led by the National Institutes of Health, the Human Genome Project (HGP) was completed 2.5 years ahead of schedule and well under budget. “For the first time, anyone could freely read the fundamental …

A birth control pill for men could soon be a reality

Researchers say an oral contraceptive for men could be a reality in the next ten years<p>Scientists in Australia may be closer than ever to developing a birth control pill for men.<p>Researchers at Melbourne's Monash University say they have succeeded in genetically blocking two proteins that control the …

Children could have DNA tested at birth

Jeremy Hunt wants Britain to become the first country in the world to routinely test children's entire DNA at birth to identify diseases<p>Every child in Britain could have their DNA decoded at birth by the NHS to predict their risk of disease, the Health Secretary has predicted.<p>Jeremy Hunt, the …

How It Works: A Laser-Powered Ear Implant to Boost Hearing

Directly stimulating human cells with light<p>Hearing loss from weapons and explosive devices has been the No. 1 disability in this country's modern military conflicts, saddling thousands of veterans with anything from tinnitus to deafness. Now a new generation of laser-based implants promises to …

Belgian Senate votes to extend euthanasia to children

The Belgian Senate has voted in favour of extending its euthanasia law to terminally-ill children.<p>The Senate voted 50-17 in favour of the legislation, which is opposed by religious leaders in Belgium.<p>The bill seeks to allow children to ask for euthanasia if their illness is terminal, they are in …

Mixing It Up 50,000 Years Ago — Who Slept With Whom?

In a remote cave in Siberia, scientists have found a 50,000-year-old bone from a toe that tells a story about life — and love — among some of the earliest humans.<p>They did it by analyzing DNA from that bone.<p>Back in 2010, scientists stunned the world by retrieving recognizable DNA from a Neanderthal …

Ancient Incest Uncovered in Neanderthal Genome

Data from fossil toe bone points to surprising interbreeding among early humans.<p><b>Data obtained from a Neanderthal woman's toe bone points to incest and inbreeding among early humans, an international genetics team reported on Wednesday.</b><p><b>The fossil's genetic map, or genome, reported from Denisova cave</b> …

Black Women Are 40 Percent More Likely To Die From Breast Cancer Than White Women

In the 1980s, the mortality rate for breast cancer was about the same for white and black women. But since then, the breast cancer deaths among the …

This gene helps some of us never forget a face - Futurity

New research may help explain why a few people remember almost everyone they have met while others have difficulty recognizing members of their own …

Water's speed in cells may hold clues to Alzheimer's - Futurity

Water in a cell slows down in the tightest confines between proteins and develops the ability to affect other proteins much farther away, say …

Breast cancer spreads when tumors can't 'breathe' - Futurity

Lack of oxygen inside a breast cancer tumor can trigger the chain of events that spreads the disease throughout the body, biologists say.

US government prepares to regulate hand and face transplants

The world's first face transplant took place a mere eight years ago, but already the field is advancing at a rapid pace: surgeons in countries including France, China, and the US have all performed these intensive procedures with successful results. And now, the US government is getting ready to …

Glycan changes may signal stomach cancer - Futurity

Researchers have taken a first step towards identifying glycans that could help diagnose gastric cancer before it becomes deadly.

Cholesterol levels linked to early signs of Alzheimer's in brain

High levels of “good” HDL cholesterol and low levels of the “bad” LDL kind are not just helpful for your heart, they’re better for your brain as well, a new study finds.<p>In fact, the wrong levels of the two types of cholesterol are associated with more of the protein deposits in the brain associated …

Medical Research

Second DNA Code Discovered Hiding Within DNA: Scientists

A second DNA code has been discovered by a group of scientists, hiding within DNA, or the genetic code.<p>Information within the newly discovered second …

History of the Kennedy curse

Edward Kennedy may have lived to the age of 77 – escaping the so-called Kennedy curse that stalked his family – but his life was still marked by loss, scandal and tragedy.<p>In 1941 his elder sister, Rosemary Kennedy, who was born with developmental problems, underwent a lobotomy that resulted in her …