Why do I get the chills when I’m not cold

Why do I get the chills when I’m not cold?

When you find yourself in an eerie place or the beat drops just right during a favorite song, the chills start multiplying. You know the...
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Home remedies: Are natural remedies effective for depression?

So-called natural remedies for depression aren't a replacement for medical diagnosis and treatment. However, for some people certain herbal and dietary supplements do seem to...
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...
Nutrient supplements can give antidepressants a boost

Nutrient supplements can give antidepressants a boost

An international evidence review has found that certain nutrient supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants for people with clinical depression. Omega 3 fish oils,...
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...
Living near a forest may keep your emotion healthier

Living near a forest may keep your emotion healthier

A new study has investigated the relationship between the availability of nature near city dwellers' homes and their brain health. Its findings are relevant for...
Resilience training can be a great way to reduce employee stress

Resilience training can be a great way to reduce employee stress

The American Heart Association (AHA) CEO Roundtable today releases “Resilience in the Workplace,” an evidence review report with practical guidance for employers looking to...
Bright light therapy at midday may help treat bipolar disorder

Bright light therapy at midday may help treat bipolar disorder

Daily exposure to bright white light at midday significantly decreased symptoms of depression and increased functioning in people with bipolar disorder, a recent Northwestern...
Just 1 night of bad sleep boosts amyloid beta in brain

Just 1 night of bad sleep boosts amyloid beta in brain

Poor sleep leads to increase in Alzheimer's proteins associated with cognitive decline. Disrupting just one night of sleep in healthy, middle-aged adults causes an increase...
The dangers of untreated concussions in kids’ sports

The dangers of untreated concussions in kids’ sports

Among the nearly 2 million estimated concussions children and teenagers sustain each year in the United States, as many as half are thought to...
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6 things to know about panic attack vs. anxiety attack

Feelings of fear, dread or unease can be paralyzing. Identifying your symptoms — and knowing help is available — is key to recovery. When you...
Meditation improves cognition, studies show

Meditation improves cognition, studies show

When Sara Lazar was in graduate school, she attended a yoga class because a physical therapist she had visited for knee and back pain...
How philosophy can solve your midlife crisis

How philosophy can solve your midlife crisis

A few years ago, a man experienced a midlife crisis. He was professionally successful and had a rewarding family life, but still had a “hollow”...
The ancient clock that rules our lives and determines our health

The ancient clock that rules our lives and determines our health

Our lives are ruled by time; we use time to tell us what to do. But the alarm clock that wakes us in the morning...
Mindfulness can change brain structure and reduce social stress

Mindfulness can change brain structure and reduce social stress

Meditation is beneficial for our well-being. This ancient wisdom has been supported by scientific studies focusing on the practice of mindfulness. However, the words "mindfulness"...

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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...
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...
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. Researchers have prevented...
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...
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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...
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The term and even diagnosis of "depression" can have different meanings and consequences. Depression can be a normal mood state, a clinical disorder, and...
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...
Omega-3 may help prevent Alzheimer's disease

Omega-3 could help prevent Alzheimer’s disease

The incidence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is expected to triple in the coming decades and no cure has been found. Recently, interest in dietary approaches...
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Dads’ brains respond to daughters and sons differently

Previous research has shown that fathers treat sons and daughters differently. The difference could influence children development profoundly. However, many studies focus on parental caregiving...
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Use of statins may speed up the onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms in people who are susceptible to the disease, according to Penn State...