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The human brain is certainly the most complex part of the body and has been called biology’s greatest mystery. The National Institute of Health is driving a new Presidential focus aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain called BRAIN or Brain Research through Advancing...

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Regular screening for diseases and disorders like depression, HIV, and high cholesterol are also recommended for children. Although these disorders are usually considered adult concerns, evidence now shows that individuals are showing greater tendency toward obesity, contracting HIV, and depression at earlier ages. The sooner you get you child checked, the sooner you can put your mind at rest knowing your child is healthy and happy.
How many times have you thought, I’ll just sleep on it, before making a big decision? This matter-of-fact strategy is employed by many, if not most people, who believe the long-term conventional wisdom that a well-rested mind is one better able to make confidence-boosting, large decisions. Putting that assumption to the test is a group of Harvard Business School researchers, with surprising results.
Perhaps you experience some joy at being able to announce Christmas shopping is finally completed, or feel proud of the 10 dozen decorated cookies cooling on your kitchen counter, but what happen to the magic? The sense of anticipation and awe you felt as a child during the holidays? You don’t have to abdicate your role as a responsible adult to once again experience the holiday joy.
Exercise is a great stress-buster. Even moderate physical activity will increase your blood flow, bringing more rejuvenating oxygen to your brain. Exercise triggers the release of endorphins, those feel-good chemicals that lift your mood and wash away stress. Strength training exercises relieve muscle tension created by the stress response. Flexing your muscles will boost your ... more
Clinical Trials Many recent research studies have focused on finding the earliest signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These studies aim to help doctors diagnose children at a younger age so they can get needed interventions as quickly as possible. For example, one early sign of ASD may be...
Medications Some medications can help reduce symptoms that cause problems for your child in school or at home. Many other medications may be prescribed off-label, meaning they have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a certain use or for certain people. Doctors may...
Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback method whose goal is to help train you to manage your own brain functions. The goal is to provide you with tools you can use to help your brain stay calm and focused, an especially helpful outcome for children, teens, and adults diagnosed with ADD/ADHD...
What is consciousness? This question has challenged philosophers, scholars, and psychologists for centuries, and may never be resolved from a philosophical or metaphysical level. A simple definition of consciousness is to be awake and aware of your surroundings; another definition is your awareness...
Are intrusive thoughts distracting you? Actually, everyone experiences intrusive thoughts off and on; it’s when they become so frequent that they disrupt your ability to manage your daily activities and life responsibilities that you may need to explore things a bit further. Intrusive thoughts that...

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