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New study shows mindfulness motivates people to make healthier choices “Smoking causes wrinkles that age you prematurely. What are cigarettes costing you?” “150 minutes of exercise a week reduces the risk of cancer.” “2,000 calories a day is all most adults should eat.” We hear so many well-meaning and well-researched messages about how to be healthier, and for many, they prompt real change, like quitting [...]
Brain potassium channels may unlock future precision medicine approaches for alcoholism A handful of FDA-approved drugs exist for treating individuals with alcohol use disorder but they have been largely ineffective at reducing the high rates of relapse. As such, there remains a critical need to identify and develop alternative pharmacological treatment options. Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), through collaborative efforts with the [...]
A glitch in ‘gatekeeper cells’ slowly suffocates the brain Abnormality with special cells that wrap around blood vessels in the brain leads to neuron deterioration, possibly affecting the development of Alzheimer’s disease, a USC-led study reveals. “Gatekeeper cells” called pericytes surround blood vessels. They contract and dilate to control blood flow to active parts of the brain. “Pericyte degeneration may be ground zero for [...]
Prior DUIs predict future criminal activity among firearm owners Among individuals who legally purchased handguns in California, prior convictions for driving under the influence (DUI) and other alcohol-related crimes were associated with a substantial increase in risk for subsequent violent or firearm-related crime, according to a study published Jan. 30 in Injury Prevention by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program. Many prior studies [...]
A Wise Approach to Taking in the News In this day and age global news is everywhere. We get it from traditional news stations, social media, or just alerts from friends, family and colleagues. The news always seems … ...
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Crowd Size, Line Length, and Conformity When you quietly agree with the statements of a group, how does conforming change you? Can you retain your original views? Does conforming alter the way you see the world?
Rebuilding Relationships After Rehab You’ve done it. After years of denial, after suffering many losses (people, jobs, money), you finally looked at your life of addiction and said “Enough.” You went into rehab to quit the addiction and to start a new life. Give yourself enormous credit for that. … ...
7 Ways to Keep Kids Active in the Winter I live in a place where winter gets really cold. I know there are plenty of other moms out there who are in the same situation. It can be difficult … ...
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Scientists illuminate the neurons of social attraction The ancient impulse to procreate is necessary for survival and must be hardwired into our brains. Now scientists have discovered an important clue about the neurons involved in that wiring. With a whiff of the opposite sex, certain hormone-sensitive neurons trigger pro-social behavior in mice and could play roles in anxiety, depression, and other mood-related conditions in humans
16 Quotes to Inspire Healthy Relationships Relationships contribute to our greatest joys and our biggest struggles. To put it simply, relationships are hard! I assembled the following 16 quotes about healthy relationships to inspire you when … ...
Schizophrenia Is Improved By An Old And Popular Drug The common drug could treat schizophrenia, ADHD, bipolar disorder, addiction and other mental health problems. Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
When Will Smart Girls Believe They're Smart? The war on women's intelligence starts earlier than we thought.
The Best Preparation for Marriage Great relationships aren’t discovered; they are created. Anyone with sufficient motivation and a willingness to do the work that is required for a successful relationship is capable of achieving this … ...
ADHD And Dim Sum Yesterday I had dim sum. It was amazing. And it was exactly what I wanted at the time, or any time. I let the people I was with do all … ...
3 Reasons You Handed that Life Coach Your Money... One of humanity’s best traits is the individual’s desire to become their best self. Since way before humanistic psychology labelled this self-actualization, humans have been searching for something higher, something better; their key to happiness. Whether that search was within the realms of spirituality, for … ...