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Four Levels of Lucid Dreaming Knowing that you are dreaming is the first step to lucid dreaming but there are at least four levels of lucid dreaming. How do you get there?
New Zealanders’ Improving Perception of Mental Illness... I am a 63-year-old New Zealander. I’m happily married with two adult sons and two grandsons and work from home in the suburbs of Auckland as a freelance writer. I also suffer from bipolar disorder, which I believe I manage very well. Over the years … ...
How To Come Up With Film Ideas (Borrow or Steal) The movie Outland is basically High Noon, with Sean Connery in the Gary Cooper role, and it takes place on one of Jupiter’s moons. Alien was pitched as Jaws in … ...
3 Signs Your Relationship Will End (and Helpful Solutions) Relationships don't end for mysterious reasons. If you learn to watch for the signs, you can see it ending clearly.
5 Simple Steps to Create a New Habit that Sticks Lots of buzz these days about habits, creating habits. Some suggest that forming habits is more important than setting goals. Why? Because your daily habits determine your long-term results, regardless … ...
Technique helps predict likelihood of migraines in concussion patients Researchers are using a mathematical tool to help determine which concussion patients will go on to suffer migraine headaches, according to a new study.
Targeting upper motor neurons to treat ALS Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to specifically modify gene expression in diseased upper motor neurons, brain cells that break down in ALS. The study provides evidence that lays a foundation for developing future gene replacement therapies to treat patients with the fatal neuromuscular disorder.
Insulin-like growth factor linked to hippocampal hyperactivity in Alzheimer's disease The insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R), the 'master' lifespan regulator, plays a vital role in directly regulating hippocampal hyperactivity in the brain, report scientists. The researchers hope their findings can be used to indicate a new direction for therapy used to treat patients in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.
Why Do I Feel So Awkward? The hit show 'Hamilton' reminds us that “awkward” can be an opportunity.
New MRI technique offers faster diagnosis of multiple sclerosis A new way of using MRI scanners to look for evidence of multiple sclerosis in the brain has been successfully tested by researchers. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is notoriously difficult to diagnose as it has many symptoms but not all sufferers experience all of them and the disease can progress at different rates. MRI scans have been used as a diagnostic tool to detect white matter lesions in the brain but these are not always an indicator of the disease.
Inflexible Behavior in Personality Disorders People who rigidly engage in the same behavior over and over again despite the consequences are often acting out a false self for the sake of their families.
Abnormal gene is a triple threat in driving pediatric brain tumors An abnormal fused gene that drives pediatric brain tumors poses a triple threat, operating simultaneously through three distinct biological mechanisms -- the first such example in cancer biology. This finding potentially offers triple benefits as well -- more accurate diagnoses, clues for more effective treatments and new insights into molecular processes underlying other types of cancer.
New research replicates a folding human brain in 3D Understanding how the brain folds could help unlock the inner workings of the brain but the process has long remained a mystery. Now, by replicating a folding human brain in 3D, researchers have shown that while many molecular processes are important in determining cellular events, what ultimately causes the brain to fold is a simple mechanical instability associated with buckling.
No link found between subcortical brain volumes, genetic risk for schizophrenia A new study evaluated the relationship between common genetic variants implicated in schizophrenia and those associated with subcortical brain volumes, and found no evidence of genetic overlap between schizophrenia risk and subcortical volume measures.
The ADHD Debate: Is the ADHD Diagnosis Helpful or Harmful? We should shift from treating childhood distraction as a clinical disease, to targeting the best ways to help children maximize their ability to focus.
Trouble Sleeping? Your TV, Computer or Phone May Be... Sleep is the foundation of good health, including your mental health. A poor night’s sleep starts the day off at a deficit. It’s like a boxer fighting with one hand tied behind his back. The problem is that most people don’t know what’s causing their … ...
The Addicted Lawyer: Unchained Melody I am pleased to present a new excerpt from my upcoming book,”The Addicted Lawyer: Tales Of The Bar, Booze, Blow and Redemption”  The usual disclaimers. These excerpts are solely for content preview. These excerpts are not professionally edited. That occurs when I pay someone later. … ...
Do Past Experiences Imprint on Our Lives? Has this ever happened to you….you find yourself in a downcast mood or funk. You can’t quite figure out the issue so you push ahead only to then realize the … ...
The Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil Has Depression The Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil Has Depression I guess you too would be depressed if you were like Punxsutawney Phil and had seasonal effective disorder (SAD). Along with agoraphobia and clinical depression. … ...
2 Natural Supplements Together Halves Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment Becoming Alzheimer’s Scientists studied 250 people with mild cognitive impairment: a condition that can progress to dementia.