Health

People Get Stoned for Science, Show Link Between Gene and Cannabis-Induced Psychosis

A rare side effect of smoking weed is experiencing psychosis or paranoia; researchers have identified...

Poor Fitness Now May Catch Up to You Later in Life with Smaller Brain Size

How fit someone is in midlife may predict how their brain will have aged decades in the future, according...

What Is Microcephaly and What Is Its Relationship to Zika Virus?

This week the World Health Organization declared Zika virus a public health emergency of international...

Are Children Who Walk and Talk Early Geniuses in the Making?

From rolling over to walking and saying words, most parents will remember the exact age at which their...

Does Your Brain Need Breakfast? No One Really Knows

Growing up, most people hear variation of the same praise for eating in the morning: a good breakfast...

Why Your Brain Needs Some Peace and Quiet

For some, the idea of spending time alone with their own thoughts is nightmare inducing. They would go...

What Does Attention Span Mean?

Coming back to work after a holiday break presents many challenges. We need to reset our circadian rhythms...

A 15-Minute Rest Might Boost Memory, No Sleep Needed

I've always been jealous of those people who can powernap. A lot of research suggests that sleep helps...

What It's Like to Live with Visual Snow Syndrome

"For me, it's like looking at the world through a curtain of transparent static. Like the signal isn...

A Man’s Stroke and Memory Loss Was Linked to Lyme Disease

Most people who get Lyme disease are clued in by a rash in the shape of a bull's-eye or flulike symptoms...

A Simple Trick for Controlling Unruly Thoughts

Our minds are not entirely under our control. Fyodor Dostoevsky noted as much in 1863, when he penned...

How Science Can Teach Us to Be More Relaxed

After a busy and stressful year, I recently found myself physically and mentally exhausted with a very...

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