Life Sciences

A psychotherapist shares 4 ways you can channel your anxiety into something positive

• <b>Anxiety is actually an evolutionary trait to help us deal with danger.</b>• <b><br>We think of it as negative, but we can learn to channel the energy into something positive.</b><p>Everyone faces anxiety from time to time. We feel nervous when we're going to approach someone with an important question, or feel …

Anxiety

Researchers say you might as well be your own therapist

Seeking out the perfect therapist can feel as significant and difficult as finding a romantic partner. A study on the effectiveness of trained therapists versus self-help treatment, though, suggests that therapists are not as important as they seem.<p>A meta-analyses of 15 studies, published in this …

Cognition

How white supremacists respond when their DNA says they’re not ‘white’

A white supremacist wears a shirt with the slogan “European Brotherhood” at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., August 12, 2017. Photo by …

Racism

5 Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Someone: Backed By Research

Here are the things you can tell just by looking at someone<p>As for personality, you can generally trust your gut when guessing extraversion, …

Self-help

9 tricks to instantly appear more competent

• <b>Being competent and seeming competent to others are not always the same thing</b>• <b><br>There are steps you can take to seem more competent, from speaking more quickly to telling appropriate jokes</b>• <b><br>However, don't alter your behavior or appearance seeking competence in any way that makes you uncomfortable or</b> …

Psychology

White supremacists are discovering through DNA tests that they aren’t 100% white

<b>A growing number of white supremacists who are using DNA testing to prove their ‘racial purity’ are discovering they are not fully white.</b><p>Many of the …

Racism

When surgery is just a stitch-up

With evidence mounting that many minor operations owe their success to the placebo effect, is it time to call a halt to some routine procedures?<p>What’s the difference between a homeopath and a surgeon? It’s a question that sounds like a joke, and it won’t have many surgeons laughing. Homeopathy is …

Medicine

5 Ways to Deal With a Psychopath

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

Psychology

Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Apple Cider Vinegar? What an Expert Says

Apple cider vinegar has been on our radar for a while now, and we've been hearing different things about its benefits, particularly when it comes to weight loss. There are some studies that suggest apple cider vinegar can slow down the accumulation of fat in your body, but these are few and far …

Alternative Medicine

This Stock Could Be the Tesla of Healthcare -- The Motley Fool

A little-known gene-editing pioneer, Editas Medicine, could have what it takes.<p>Some farsighted (or just plain lucky) investors bought shares of <b>Tesla</b> …

Genetics

UK scientists create world’s smallest surgical robot to start a hospital revolution

British-built Versius device will slash costs, improve patient recovery times and help speed up keyhole surgery<p>British scientists have developed the world’s smallest surgical robot which could transform everyday operations for tens of thousands of patients.<p>From a converted pig shed in the …

Robotics

Does platelet-rich plasma for the knee work?

Platelet-rich plasma makes it possible to heal painful knee injuries, using a person's own blood.<p>Athletes such as Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal are …

Pain

4 Natural 'Cures' That Are Bad for Your Health

It’s a common misconception that natural or alternative medicine treatments are safer than prescription drugs and procedures done in traditional …

Medicine

Why Renewable Energy Is Not as Clean as You Think

OK, so the fight against climate change isn’t going flawlessly. But there is some cause for optimism, right? Money is plowing into cheap solar …

Environmental Science

Are you using turmeric all wrong? And is it any good for you anyway?

<b>Have you jumped on the turmeric latte train? Or maybe you call it golden milk, or even golden mylk (the ‘y’ being a virtue signal for a nut, seed or</b> …

Alternative Medicine

What should you make of the health claims for turmeric?

It gives curries their color and traditionally was used to dye the vibrant golden robes of Buddhist monks. It may be in your spice cabinet right now — but should turmeric also be in your medicine cabinet?<p>Turmeric, or <i>Curcuma longa</i>, an herb in the same family as ginger and cardamom, is a staple of …

News (U.S.)

'Kitchen thinking' can make a fight with your partner worse without saying anything out loud

Picture this. You and your partner get into an argument: Whose job is it to pick up the kids from school today? Your partner says it's your responsibility — she's got an important work thing. You insist it's her turn — you've picked them up every day this week.<p>Then, out of nowhere, your partner …

Psychology

Elon Musk, AI Experts Urge UN to Ban Killer Robots or We're Screwed

The United Nations must act to ban the use of autonomous weapons — now. That’s according to Elon Musk, Mustafa Suleyman of Google’s DeepMind, and 114 …

Singularity

Why Do People Subject Themselves to ‘Worm Therapy’ Treatments?

Thousands of people are intentionally exposing themselves to parasitic worms to treat inflammatory bowel disease, hay fever, and other ailments.<p>And …

Medicine

New Study Tells Chaotic Story Of How First Animals On Earth Evolved

A new study might have solved the age-old mystery of how the first animals evolved on our planet, therefore leading the way for more advanced …

Evolution

Watch: 'Jews withhold cancer cure, AIDS medicine'

The Jordanian TV show also said that the Rothschilds control the world.

Israel

A heart transplant saved this 13-year-old boy’s life. But he died on his first day of school.

Peyton West woke up early Thursday morning, his first day back to school.<p>Carrying his red backpack, wearing his gray shirt and his red-framed glasses — red and gray are his favorite colors — he posed for a first-day-of-school picture outside his family's house in Ohio, just outside Cincinnati.<p>The …

News (U.S.)

The missing link: The Australian scientists cracking the genetic code of clinical depression

<b>Sydney:</b> Two-thirds of Australians with clinical depression have used multiple antidepressants to manage their condition, the nation's largest study …

Depression

Teenagers' blood being sold for £6,200 a shot 'to fight ageing'

Transfusions of teenage blood are being sold for £6,200 a shot, with a US company claiming it may have anti-ageing properties.<p>More than 100 people …

Medicine

Schizophrenia: Common amino acid could hold key, study finds

A new in vivo study has linked schizophrenia with an overload of a common amino acid in pregnant mothers. The researchers hope that their findings …

Medicine

The Fascinating Reason Why Liars Keep On Lying

Once a liar, always a liar, the old saying goes. Turns out there’s some scientific truth to that: researchers have tracked down how the brain makes …

Psychology

Researchers Discover Neurons are Much More Flexible Than We Thought

It was once believed that memories are formed by hardwiring information into the brain in a highly stable manner. However, recent studies carried out …

The Brain

Africans were used for medical experiments but were also scientists on Caribbean plantations

In the natural course of events, humans fall sick and die. Patients hope for miraculous remedies to restore their health.<p>We all want our medicines to work for us in wondrous ways. But how are human subjects chosen for experiments? Who bears the burden of risk? What ethical brakes keep scientific …

Medicine

How to invest in the singularity

Peter Thiel has made some shrewd bets in his lifetime: a half-million dollar wager as Facebook's first outside investor, earning him roughly $1 …

Business

Increased dependancy on phones can lead to separation anxiety or 'nomophobia', says study

Do you tend to panic immediately if your phone runs out of battery or isn't beside you even for a while? Beware, you may develop "nomophobia" that …

Technology (India)