|Is Online Dating a Good Way to Find Profound Love?
||It is commonly agreed that online dating provides people with a larger pool of romantic candidates. However, it is not certain whether online dating is better way to find long-term profound love than conventional offline dating is. This article suggests an answer to this question.
|When Physical & Mental Illness Merge Paths
||More than half of Americans live with at least one chronic illness. Heart disease, cancer, arthritis, thyroid disease- these are only a few examples. Chronic illnesses can be treated, but … ...
|The Sneaky Way You’re Sabotaging Your Own Happiness (And...
||You feel on top of the world, invincible, and light — for about five minutes, until things start to go south. You swear your boss has been looking at you funny for a few days in a row, your computer crashes just as you’re about … ...
|Is It Always ADHD?
||People get distracted. All people get distracted. For some it’s worse than it is for others. Worse still, some people are literally obsessed with some things. Things they shouldn’t maybe … ...
|Parents, Be Careful What You Wish For
||It seems to be a nearly universal wish among parents – to see their kids get married. Many don’t even think of it as an option; of course, their kids … ...
|I’m Sorry – But I Don’t Know What For
||I apologize for everything; things that are my fault, things that I think might be my fault, and things that I have no responsibility for whatsoever but I still feel … ...
|Body Image Trauma
||As an American woman I am conditioned to dislike my body. I am especially aware of this after having lived in Ghana for more than a year, where I am most … ...
|Synchronicity and self-care
|| As we all do, I get caught up in my own thoughts often times and it seems like they spin around and around with little resolution. … ...
|Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and You
||Despite the public controversy over the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), in the scientific community the controversy is considered misplaced. The National Academy of Sciences has reviewed the safety of GMOs twice, once in 2000 and again in 2004. Both reviews concluded that genetically modified crops pose no threat to human health
|3 Math Facts All Kids Need to Know (But Many Do Not)
||With school back in session, I find myself reteaching and refreshing students on a very familiar (to me, anyway) list of math concepts. By now I think of them as … ...
|Single dose of ketamine reduces anhedonia in those with treatment-resistant depression
||Ketamine may be able to treat anhedonia in patients with depression, according to a new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Anhedonia is the inability to desire or find enjoyment in pleasurable activities. It is associated with severe, treatment-resistant forms of major depressive disorder (MDD) and is a reliable predictor for suicide. However, experts [...]
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|Do Unresolvable Conflicts Doom a Marriage?
||Many people think that if a marriage is basically healthy all issues get resolved. Yet according to psychologist and author John Gottman’s research, 69 percent of problems in marriage do not get solved. (1) His good news is that in good marriages many problems can … ...
|Eating a lot of fish may help curb depression risk — at least in Europe
||Eating a lot of fish may help curb the risk of depression–at least in Europe–suggests a pooled analysis of the available evidence, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. The association between a fishy diet and mental health appears to be equally significant among men and women, the first analysis of its [...]
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|Study on fast-spiking interneurons finds brain cells get tweaked ‘on the go’
||Researchers from the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology (MRC CDN) at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London, have discovered a new molecular ‘switch’ that controls the properties of neurons in response to changes in the activity of their neural network. The findings, published in Science, suggest that the ‘hardware’ in [...]
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|Sphingolipid metabolism — a new marker for migraine?
||Researchers may have discovered a new marker found in the blood for episodic migraine, according to a study published in the September 9, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Episodic migraine is defined as having less than 15 headaches per month. “While more research is needed to confirm [...]
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|Stem cell-derived ‘mini-brains’ reveal potential drug treatment for rare disorder
||Using “mini-brains” built with induced pluripotent stem cells derived from patients with a rare, but devastating, neurological disorder, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say they have identified a drug candidate that appears to “rescue” dysfunctional cells by suppressing a critical genetic alteration. Their findings are published in the September 8 [...]
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|Researchers are pioneering research on ‘body maps’ in babies’ brains
||For more than half a century, scientists have studied how the surface of the body is mapped in parts of the brain associated with touch. That research has focused largely on “body maps” that show how certain parts of the brain correspond point-for-point with the body’s topography. These body maps have been studied extensively in [...]
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|Postnatal mental health: Are women getting the support they need?
||“I really did not feel like I fitted the box.” New research indicates the need for postnatal support that encompasses all mental health issues, not only postnatal depression. The study, published in Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology, examines the postnatal symptoms of distress experienced by women, and the support options they were offered. Rose [...]
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|How childhood stress can affect female fertility
||Can events you endured as a child really impact your ability to have children yourself? New research in the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology examines the mechanism by which adverse experiences in childhood impact female fertility. In their paper ‘Adverse childhood event experiences, fertility difficulties and menstrual cycle characteristics’, Marni B. Jacobs et al. [...]
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|Early research makes way for future treatments for phantom limb pain
||Electrical stimulation on the skin surface at the elbow can produce feeling in the hand—including rare “natural” sensations—according to a study just published in the Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. The hope is that surface electrical stimulation (SES) may someday be harnessed to provide “natural sensations” in body areas distant from where the stimulation [...]
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