How weight loss surgery changes your relationship

How weight loss surgery changes romantic relationship

Individuals who have undergone bariatric surgery have a higher probability of getting married, separating from their partner or getting divorced, according to a Swedish...
Exercise can increase brain size

Exercise can increase brain size

Aerobic exercise can improve memory function and maintain brain health as we age, a new Australian-led study has found. researchers from examined the effects of...
Documenting your life may come at the cost of memory formation

Documenting your life may come at the cost of memory formation

How much do you value your memories? Enough to forego that next amazing Instagram pic? Research by UC Santa Cruz doctoral student Julia Soares has found...
Can I prevent food allergies in my kids

Can I prevent food allergies in my kids?

With the rise in food allergies over the last ten to 20 years, parents are understandably concerned about what – if anything – can...
Depression and heart disease can feed each other

Depression and heart disease can feed each other

Depression and heart disease are among the strongest predictors of death in the first decade, according to a recent study. Researchers have long understood heart...
5 unscientific methods some sports coaches use

5 unscientific methods some sports coaches use

Sports coaches are often under pressure to maximize the performance of their athletes and teams. With good intentions, they often turn to the latest hyped...
Coffee scent may help you go to business school

Coffee scent may help you go to business school

Drinking coffee seems to have its perks. In addition to the physical boost it delivers, coffee may lessen our risk of heart disease, diabetes and...

Neurons can carry more than one signal at a time

A Duke team found that individual neurons can encode information about multiple stimuli simultaneously, much the same way electronics like cell phones sort signals...
Energy drink may harm teens’ health

Energy drink could harm teens’ health

A Chapman University researcher has published new research showing why many teenagers consume energy drinks, how often, the age they started and what influences...
Forty percent of people have a fictional first memory

Forty percent of people have a fictional first memory

Researchers have conducted one of the largest surveys of people's first memories, finding that nearly 40 per cent of people had a first memory...
Sugar can improves memory and help older people work smarter

Sugar can improves memory and help older people work smarter

Sugar improves memory in older adults, and makes them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full capacity, according to new research by the...
Our brain evolved to need exercise

Our brain evolved to need exercise

A lot of scientific evidence has shown that exercise is good not only for our bodies, but for our brains. However, exactly why physical activity...
Can anxiety increase high blood pressure risk?

Can anxiety increase high blood pressure risk?

In a recent study, researchers find that sympathetic nerve activity in skeletal muscle blood vessels increases during body and mental stress in people with...
VIP neurons hold master key to jet lag response

VIP neurons hold master key to jet lag response

A tiny population of neurons can unlock the body’s clock Travel by airplane has opened the door to experiencing different cultures and exploring natural wonders....
Woulda, coulda, shoulda- The haunting regret of failing our ideal selves

Woulda, coulda, shoulda: The haunting regret of failing our ideal selves

Forsaken dreams. Romantic interests not pursued. Securing a job near home rather than an adventurous position overseas. Our most enduring regrets are the ones that...

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Our Brain Can Detect Disease in Others Before It Breaks Out

Our brain can detect disease in others before it breaks out

Throughout human evolution, infectious diseases have become a primary cause of death. The human immune system plays a major role to reduce the harm of...
Alzheimer's disease could be treated with gene therapy

Alzheimer’s disease could be treated with gene therapy

Researchers have prevented the development of Alzheimer’s disease in mice by using a virus to deliver a specific gene into the brain. The early-stage findings,...
Smell test may predict early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

Smell test may predict early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), New York State Psychiatric Institute, and NewYork-Presbyterian reported that an odor identification test may prove useful in...
5 foods that boost your brainpower

5 foods that can boost your brain power

Just as there is no magic pill to prevent cognitive decline, no single food can ensure a sharp brain as you age. Nutritionists emphasize that...
What causes depression

What causes depression? What we know, don’t know and suspect

The term and even diagnosis of "depression" can have different meanings and consequences. Depression can be a normal mood state, a clinical disorder, and...
Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's Diseases share a common crucial feature

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s diseases share a common crucial feature

A Loyola University Chicago study has found that abnormal proteins found in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease all share a similar ability...
Counseling and antidepressants change personality (for the better)

Counseling and antidepressants change personality (for the better)

A review of 207 studies involving more than 20,000 people found that those who engaged in therapeutic interventions were, on average, significantly less neurotic...
An easy way to beat stress and build a healthier life

An easy way to beat stress and build a healthier life

Ten minutes of conscious breathing every day can transform your ‘fight or flight’ reactions. Here’s what to do. Stress is something that we can’t entirely...
These medications may help treat depression

These medications may help treat depression

Depression is a serious medical illness. It is also called “major depressive disorder,” or “unipolar depression”. The disorder affects about 350 million people worldwide and...
First evidence for higher state of consciousness

First evidence for higher state of consciousness

Scientific evidence of a ‘higher’ state of consciousness has been found in a study led by the University of Sussex. Neuroscientists observed a sustained increase...