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Study may explain why stroke risk in women changes after menopause Overactive microglia—the brain’s immune cells—may worsen the damage from brain injury after stroke or head impact. A new study reports that a compound produced from estrogen called 2-methoxyestradiol calms overactive microglia. The findings offer an explanation for why stroke risk in women changes after menopause and point to potential treatments for treating brain injuries in men and women.
Can you trust your gut on a crowd's mood? There is good news for frequent public speakers. New research shows that individuals have the ability to quickly and accurately identify a crowd's general emotion as focused or distracted, suggesting that we can trust our first impression of a crowd's mood.
Anxiety can impact people's walking direction People experiencing anxiety and inhibition have more activity in the right side of the brain, causing them to walk in a leftward trajectory. New research has, for the first time, linked the activation of the brain's two hemispheres with lateral shifts in people's walking trajectories.
10 Ways to Fight Off the Winter Blues People with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or the clinical version of the winter blues, aren’t the only ones who struggle with the shorter days, colder weather, and the general blah of the winter season. Less sunlight can affect the circadian rhythm, the body’s biological clock … ...
5 Ways You Project a Toxic Vibe That Keeps You Single Have you decided to take a break from dating because you are tired of feeling rejected? Does it seem like none of the first dates you on turn into second … ...
How to Destroy This Insidious Body Language Habit in... Do you feel that? The tightening of your chest, wrenching of your gut? The feeling you get in a room full of strangers or co-workers. You’re anxiety is getting the … ...
What Pro Wrestling Taught me about Mental Health My Hero “Good God! Good God! Will somebody stop the damn match? Enough’s enough!” JR screamed out from the announce table and over the airwaves as Mick Foley’s (Mankind) body … ...
Is it Fear of Failure or Fear of Success? Should you take a chance or should you play it safe? Whether you want to ask someone on a date or run a marathon, there are both potential risks and rewards. … ...
How to Put Yourself in a Positive Place Every Morning This could be the most productive few minutes of your life….time spent ensuring the rest of your day goes well. We all have schedules and expectations to fulfill. What if … ...
Communication: Sending and Receiving Messages Without going into extensive neurological explanations, let’s put it this way: Communication is all in your head! Well, maybe not all, but it certainly begins and ends there. And it … ...
America’s Real Evolution Problem A new study shows that a solid and comprehensive college education has almost no effect on knowledge of evolutionary principles. This is a problem. A big problem ...
Are You Somebody’s Lower-Tier Friend? Everybody has those friends they don’t want to see that much. Or at least not around other people. They’re your Sunday afternoon friends. The people you relax with. You know … ...
Catching up on lost sleep really may reverse a few restless nights A new study finds that only two days of make-up sleep reverses the metabolic damage from sleep deprivation — at least in the short term.
The new 'Just say no to drugs' Teenagers need to hear the facts and learn how and why to say no.
How to Get Along with an Introvert Invite introverts to join in, but don’t push them.
Lies Abusers Tell Their Victims Ever wondered what abuse sounds like? What do abusers say to their victims to get them to acquiesce? Some of the statements listed below might even sound acceptable in certain environments, but they are not. Abusive behavior is pervasive and without awareness, it will continue. … ...
Sticking This in Your Vagina Could be Toxic Addicts will try anything to get clean and sober. Many recovering addicts will try anything to remain clean and sober. One trend, currently being marketing to females in recovery, is … ...
Free Webinar: So You Want to be a Mental... Sharing our experiences with mental illness and its challenges is how we learn about others and grow in our own journeys. Since the Internet’s inception, people have been sharing their stories and struggles online. Blogs have been a staple of the internet for the last … ...
Today I Love The Postcard Perfect Snow Flakes Today I love the postcard perfect snowflakes falling outside my window, reminding me of Robert Frost’s poetry. “The only other sound’s the sweep of easy wind and downy flake” … … ...
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