Monthly Archives: March 2014

Most People Shouldn’t Eat Gluten-Free

Most People Shouldn’t Eat Gluten-Free Pass it on: If you don’t have celiac disease, a wheat allergy or a gluten sensitivity, you’re unlikely to benefit from a gluten-free diet.

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Scientists say many of the brain changes seen in autism likely occur during pregnancy and delivery.

Scientists say many of the brain changes seen in autism likely occur during pregnancy and delivery. Two new studies add to a growing body of evidence pointing to pregnancy as a critical period in the brain changes that lead to … Continue reading

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How your brain makes moral judgments

How your brain makes moral judgments  Imagine a CEO wants to profit from a venture that, by the way, involves emitting pollution toxic to the environment, but she doesn’t care because the goal is profit. Is the CEO intentionally harming … Continue reading

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This is your brain on knitting

This is your brain on knitting Crafting can help those who suffer from anxiety, depression or chronic pain, experts say. It may also ease stress, increase happiness and protect the brain from damage caused by aging.

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First stem cell study of bipolar disorder offers hope for better treatments

First stem cell study of bipolar disorder offers hope for better treatments   When it comes to understanding bipolar disorder, many questions remain unanswered – such as what truly causes the condition and why finding proper treatments is so difficult. … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Hits Women Hardest, Report Finds

Alzheimer’s Hits Women Hardest, Report Finds   “So women are at the epicenter of Alzheimer’s disease today, not only by being most likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, but also by being the caregiver most of the time,” said Maria … Continue reading

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Guns, Media, and Mental Illness After Newtown

Guns, Media, and Mental Illness After Newtown I have plenty of fears for the mentally ill. None of them involve guns. I fear for them when they struggle to navigate a labyrinthine medical system and fight for the care they … Continue reading

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How Colleges Flunk Mental Health

How Colleges Flunk Mental Health The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal disability laws prohibit discrimination against students whose psychiatric disabilities “substantially limit a major life activity” and mandates that colleges and universities provide them with “reasonable accommodations” … Continue reading

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