PTSD May Double Chances of Dementia

A new study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, is the first-ever global meta-analysis on the possible link between...

Medicinal Music: Stroke Recovery

Last week, we talked about a study suggesting that listening to a Bach sonata boosts the effectiveness of a painkiller. Today, it’s more...

New Robotics Solve an Old Riddle

It turns out your teachers were being a little hasty when they said there are only five senses. For instance, there’s proprioception,...

Change Your Food, Change Your Mood?

If you’re looking to bring a change in your psychological state, the answer may be as simple as adjusting your eating habits. So, which...

Take 9 Hours and Call Me in the Morning

Sleep: we all know it’s important. We all know we should be getting 7 to 9 hours a night. And yet one in five U.S. adults regularly fails...

Food Allergies: Nothing to Sneeze At

Do you have a food allergy? If you’re an adult in the U.S., there’s about a 10 percent chance that you do—and, according to a new study,...

Depressed? Check Your Gut

As if depressed or anxious people needed another thing to worry about, a new study from UC San Francisco suggests that depression and...

Placebo Power

Imagine that scientists have discovered a painkiller that is incredibly cheap to make, has no dangerous side effects, and performs at a...

Poking at the Omega 3 Mystery

As the first week of the year draws to a close, you may find yourself reassessing those New Year’s resolutions. Is this really the year...

Phantoms, Magic Tricks and Video Games

In a fair and just world, losing a limb would be the end of feeling any discomfort in that particular region. For one thing, surely at...

Sleeping on the Job

For most of us, the thought of getting caught sleeping at our desks is stressful enough to send our brains a zippy little wake-up shot of...

Push-ups, Pyramids, and You

The Great Pyramid of Giza was built around 2500 BC. Its individual stone blocks weigh up to 50 tons, and its base contains roughly...

Caffeine, Friend or Foe?

One thing's for sure: Americans love their coffee. According to the National Coffee Association, we drink an average of 3.1 cups a day...

The Secret Life of Rust

When we think of rust, we think of old cars and decaying highway bridges. Perhaps the Tin Man from Oz pops into your head. One thing you...