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Are You Addicted To Your Mobile? You Could Be At Increased Risk Of Depression and Anxiety

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Many people have expressed concerns about the possibility of mobile phones damaging our brains, but now scientists have found that it’s not the use of the devices themselves, but our addiction to them, which may lead to anxiety and depression. It’s not uncommon for the public to fear new technologies; it happened with the invention of televisions, video games, and ...

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Suffering From anxiety and chronic stress may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s

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New research suggests that you may be at an increased risk of developing depression and neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, if you suffer from anxiety or chronic stress. Scientists from the Rotman Research Institute used laboratory animals and already published human studies to examine the areas of the brain which are impacted by long-term anxiety, fear and stress. They then ...

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Lewy Body Dementia Brought into The Spotlight

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Lewy body dementia has been brought to our attention again this month as it’s the anniversary of the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams. While depression was thought to be the cause of his death, his widow has stated that the debilitating brain disease, Lewy body dementia (LBD) was to blame. The disease was only found during his autopsy, ...

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Probiotics Are Not Just Good For Your Gut, but May Help Anxiety and Memory Problems too

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A new study by University College Cork has found that people who were given capsules containing Bifodobacterium longum 1714, a natural probiotic, suffered less stress and also gained better results on memory tests. After the month long study, lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol were reported in comparison to the levels measured when taking a placebo. The patients who ...

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Brain Structures Involved in Delayed Gratification Identified

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Researchers at McGill University have been able to identify the specific areas of the brain which are involved in delayed gratification. The study, which was published recently in the European Journal of Neuroscience, was able to demonstrate that the area of the brain associated with memory, the hippocampus, and the area associated with pleasure, the nucleus accumbens, work collectively when ...

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Fear and How it Affects Our Brain

From humans to amoeba, every living thing has an instinctive response to danger. Whether we’re surprised by someone creeping up on us, or by a sudden loud noise, we all know that familiar sensation where our heart starts to pound and our palms begin to sweat. But what is fear? And what’s happening in the brain when we feel fear? ...

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Despite Research Chronic Pain Still Remains a Problem

Chronic Pain Still Remains a Problem

With chronic pain affecting more than 100 million people in the United States, researchers are always actively involved in looking for ways to manage and treat this debilitating condition. However, it seems that there’s lots more than can be done in regards to research. At a recent American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) event, ‘Tangled up in Blue: ...

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The Brain of an Addict

The Brain of an Addict

Studies have shown that prolonged drug abuse can actually alter the physical and chemical structures of the brain, and even produce a brain disorder, called addiction or dependence. Drug addiction is distinguished by a pathological longing for drugs to the point where a want becomes a need. Seeking out drugs and taking drugs evolve into activities that take up a ...

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It’s Time to Talk about Stammering

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Stammering is a condition much like dyslexia, but has been widely overlooked by the general population. Many people do not realize that those who suffer from stammering do so because it is beyond their control. It is not a speaking difficulty that can simply be fixed by calming down and communicating more slowly. In fact, almost ninety-nine percent of those ...

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Reveal Your Secrets for a Healthier Mind

Reveal Your Secrets for a Healthier Mind

We don’t mean that you have to actually tell somebody your secrets, but neuroscientists are beginning to find out that keeping secrets can actually be harmful for your brain. How can keeping secrets be unhealthy? Your brain is consciously aware of what a secret is because there’s a rivalry going on in there. Scientists estimate that the two regions of ...

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