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Optimism Helps!

Published: Jul 29th, 2015

We are all familiar with Big Mouth Billy and his sappy lyrics, which encourage us to not to worry and to be happy. But, could this latex rubber fish be […]

Feeding Your Brain Well

Published: Jul 16th, 2015

The term “brain-food” has been hotly debated by researchers and clinicians alike. Can we really feed our brains? And can mental health be improved through diet? The answer, it turns […]

Possible Link between Fibromyalgia and being Overly Sensitive

Published: Jun 9th, 2015

Highly sensitive people or HSPs are thought to experience emotions more deeply, and feel more intensely stimuli such as odors, sound, and light. Some researchers believe that there is a […]

Takin’ it On the Chin!

Published: May 6th, 2015

For years researchers have tried to find ways to reduce, remove, and hide our double chins to no avail; leaving plastic surgery as the only option for double chin removal.  However, the […]

Our Placebo Response Depends on Genes

Published: Apr 16th, 2015

Have you ever wondered why some people experience improvement following the administration of placebo? The explanation may be in our genes. A study conducted by researchers at the Program in […]

Personalized Medicine is Coming

Published: Feb 25th, 2015

The human genome project was completed in 2003, sequencing thousands of genes essential in mapping a blueprint of our genetic make-up. What’s next? The promising goal of this project was […]

Can Activity Monitors Help you to Measure Up?

Published: Jan 28th, 2015

With Christmas over and New Year’s resolutions in full swing, some may find themselves monitoring their movement with devices like the Fitbit. This, and similar devices on the market, contain […]

Sleep Quality Improves Mental Functioning Later in Life

Published: Jan 27th, 2015

Recent research findings suggest that quality and duration of sleep earlier in life affect your health years down the road. Investigators at Baylor University investigated the past 50 years of […]

Common Pain Reliever Could Increase Longevity

Published: Jan 3rd, 2015

A new study reveals that the common pain reliever, ibuprofen, the main ingredient in Advil or Motrin, significantly prolonged the lives of multiple species. Could the same be true for […]

Binaural Beats Reduce Anxiety in Some Listeners

Published: Jan 3rd, 2015

Binaural beats are touted as a method to reduce anxiety and improve mood in listeners. These beats are produced by the interference of two different frequencies heard through headphones.  For […]