The Truith About Over Eating

Can we blame our genetics for overeating?

Are eating habits a matter of choice and discipline? What role do our genetics play in determining how much and ...
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Can traumatic memories be ‘erased’ with anesthesia medications?

Erasing memories has always been the stuff of science fiction and wishful thinking. After all, what happened, happened—your experiences are solidified in your ...
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Podcast: How AI is boosting treatment of PTSD

Only about 10% of the individuals with mental health issues in the US are getting any sort of treatment that ...
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Viewpoint: Autism research is leaving girls behind

Evidence that clinicians are missing girls with autism has been building for years. Because autistic girls tend to exhibit different traits than ...
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Taking a bad trip and why marijuana edibles may be a prescription for psychosis

A study looked at high-potency cannabis and psychosis. The findings were astonishing ...
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Exercise can fight depression, but it doesn’t work for everyone

Is there evidence to support the idea that exercise can have an effect on depression? And if so, how much ...
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Do our brains hamper our response to climate change’s growing threat?

In early phases of human existence we faced an onslaught of daily challenges to our survival and ability to reproduce ...
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Can ‘flashing light and pulsing sounds’ counter the effects of Alzheimer’s?

Bathing patients in flashing light and pulsing sounds both tuned to a frequency of 40 hertz might reverse key signs ...
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Exploring the maleness of autism and how it shapes the empathy of autistic people

Those with autism shift towards masculine brain functions ...
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Is there such a thing as an anti-Alzheimer’s diet?

By 2050, an estimated 15 million people in America will have Alzheimer’s—the equivalent of the combined populations of New York ...
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Why psychiatrists should stop ‘looking the other way’ when confronted with faked mental illness

The act of feigning illness for personal gain, or malingering, is far more widespread than the public might suspect ...
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Can adult brains grow new neurons? New study says yes.

If the memory center of the human brain can grow new cells, it might help people recover from depression and ...
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New Alzheimer’s theory: Could be the result of an infection by ‘viruses, bacteria and fungi’

[I]n some places, Alzheimer’s is the leading cause of death, and the number of Alzheimer’s patients is expected to triple by 2050. However, ...
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Latest results for once-promising behavioral therapy for autism called ‘extremely disappointing’

A much-touted behavioral therapy for autism, the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), may not be as effective as its creators ...
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No longer science fiction: Brain-to-brain interfaces can transmit thoughts

It’s not sci-fi, it’s not mind control, but a real world attempt at telepathy ...
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Insomnia linked to neuropsychiatric disorders rather than ‘sleep regulation’, genetic studies show

[T]wo studies published [March 11] in Nature Genetics provide first peeks at the biological basis of insomnia, implicating specific brain regions and ...
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Promising Alzheimer’s drug trial halted

Alzheimer’s disease has beaten back another effort to tame it. Biogen and its Japanese pharma partner Eisai said [March 21] ...
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Presidential candidate John Hickenlooper can’t remember people by their appearance. How he copes with ‘face blindness’

John Hickenlooper knows he knows you from somewhere. The former Colorado governor now running for president just doesn't know if ...
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Autism often accompanied by ADHD, anxiety and other conditions

Behavioral conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) crop up in about one in three autistic people within 15 ...
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Viewpoint: To cure Alzheimer’s we need to think big—like the Manhattan Project

Figuring out the pieces to the Alzheimer’s puzzle ...
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Why people with ADHD may be more creative

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is typically described by the problems it presents. It is known as a neurological disorder, marked by ...
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Is narcolepsy caused by a ‘treacherous’ immune system?

New research could lead to easier diagnoses of this rare sleep disorder ...
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Why bleak, frightening dreams may make us better people

What are dreams for? A handful of theories predominate. Sigmund Freud famously contended that they reveal hidden truths and wishes. More recent ...
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‘Forest fire’ in the brain: How inflammation may spark Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

[B]oth Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s may be the results of neuroinflammation—in which the brain’s immune system has gotten out of whack ...
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Why masculinity is in turmoil

The American Psychological Association released new guidelines for men and boys last month. Critics went mad — and they missed the ...
3-7-2019 vaccinations

Amidst measles outbreaks, ‘massive’ new study proves again that vaccines don’t cause autism

A massive new study from Denmark found no association between being vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella and developing autism. In science ...
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Viewpoint: We can’t ignore scientific evidence about male, female brain differences

It's obvious to just about anyone who is paying attention — and to most biologists, in particular — that there ...
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Using ketamine for depression or recreation: What’s the difference?

[G]iven ketamine’s long-standing reputation as a recreational drug—so notorious that users talk about entering a “K-hole” after taking it—you might ...