Scientists find our brain has two clocks to predict the future

That moment when you step on the gas pedal a split second before the light changes, or when you tap your toes even before...
Easy treatments can help reduce winter blues

Easy treatments can help reduce winter blues

For many people, the winter months bring a form of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is characterized by symptoms such as daily feelings...

Think your child has ADHD? Read this first.

If you’re a parent who has seen statistics about the skyrocketing number of children diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and have a child who...

These 4 things could predict your depression risk

In a new study, researchers found that behavioral risk factors including smoking, obesity, limited physical activity and a less healthy diet strongly predict the...

Why some people get depression and some don’t

Depression is notoriously hard to study, but what if you could switch depression on and off and look at the biological differences between when...
5 lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health

5 lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health

When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What's not...

Ketamine could fight depression in a surprising way, study shows

Ketamine works as an antidepressant at least in part by activating the brain’s opioid system, new Stanford research reports. The finding overturns previously held beliefs...
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What happens to your body when you’re stressed – and how breathing can help

Stress is great. It makes us faster, stronger, more agile and our brains have better recall and flexibility. That’s why people are willing to put...
Your brain structure may predict diet success

Your brain structure may predict diet success

Differences in the structure of the prefrontal cortex predict an individual's ability to make healthier food choices, according to a new analysis of previous...
Lack of this molecule linked to major depression

Lack of single molecule linked to major depression

In a new study, researchers from Stanford University found that people with the major depression disorder have low blood levels of a substance called...
How Alzheimer’s disease linked to depression, anxiety, sleep problems

How Alzheimer’s disease linked to depression, anxiety and sleep problems

A new study from UC San Francisco and Brazil has shown that the earliest stages of the brain degeneration associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
Mental health- the dangers of the social media diagnosis

Mental health: the dangers of the social media diagnosis

Even Facebook agrees that social media can be bad for your mental health. And research by the Department of Education has found that the mental...
New hope for patients with depression and anxiety

New hope for people with depression and anxiety

There is a strong link between depression and anxiety disorders and autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT), a chronic thyroid condition affecting approximately 10 percent of the...
Depression, anxiety may harm your health like smoking and obesity

Depression, anxiety may harm your health like smoking and obesity

An annual physical typically involves a weight check and questions about unhealthy habits like smoking. But a new study from UC San Francisco suggests health...

Why nutritional psychiatry is the future of mental health treatment

A lack of essential nutrients is known to contribute to the onset of poor mental health in people suffering from anxiety and depression, bipolar...

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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...
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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...