Could Boosting the Immune System Halt Autism and Schizophrenia?

Researchers say a molecule found in the brain associated with immunity has been found to play a large role in social interaction, giving us insight into autism.


Anti-Anxiety Drug Overdoses are on the Rise – Leaving Many Questions

Opioid painkiller overdoses make headlines, but an increasing number of people are fatally overdosing on anti-anxiety drugs such as Valium and Xanax.


Could Umbilical Cord Blood Rejuvenate Brains’ Memory Functions?

A protein in umbilical cord blood rejuvenated the hippocampal memory area in brains of older mice in a Stanford University study.


Walking Beats Caffeine for Temporarily Boosting Energy

In a recent study, walking up and down stairs at a low-intensity pace did more to make participants temporarily more alert than caffeine did.


Parents: MiraLAX Causes “Neuropsychiatric Problems” in Children

After 1000s of parents said that MiraLAX laxative caused their children “neuropsychiatric issues,” Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia studied the matter.


Ray Kurzweil Predicts Humans Will Merge with Computers by 2029

Google’s Director of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil, predicts that humans will have computers implanted in their brains by the year 2029.


Survey Finds Americans are Stressed About the Future of the Country

Americans’ stress levels have increased measurably for the first time in a decade, and the future of the country is one of the biggest stressors.


FDA Approves Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Ecstasy for PTSD Sufferers

The government has approved the 1st major clinical trial of Ecstasy to treat people with PTSD that has not responded to traditional therapy.


Tips for a Safe and Exhilarating Fall Hike

Fall is a great time of year to hit the hiking trails. Be well prepared so that you can stay safe while enjoying all the beauty that the season has to offer


Just THINKING About Mobile Devices Disrupts Kids’ Sleep

A review of 20 studies shows that even when kids aren’t using mobile devices at night, they’re still thinking about them, and it’s wrecking their sleep.


Are You Impulsive? A New Study Says You Might be Selfish

Neuroscience researchers say if you’re the impulsive type, you probably have difficulty walking in somebody else’s shoes, and are probably selfish.


How Yoga, Acupunture, and Tai Chi Show Promise in Relieving Pain

A new study gives patients and doctors scientific proof that yoga and other complementary health approaches are effective at treating pain.


Virtual Reality Helps Paraplegic Volunteers Walk Again

The Walk Again Project is working to help paraplegics walk again using virtual reality and robotic exoskeletons.


Scientists are Growing Brains in the Lab, Like 100’s of Brains

Scientists are growing tiny human brains in the lab to study neurological diseases like autism. The brains aren’t conscious…for now.


Scientists Say Humans May Have Reached Their Lifespan Limit

A new study suggests that humans can only live so long, and our species has just about reached its biological limit. Could it be true?


Exercise in Old Age Essential for Reducing Disability, Regaining Independence

A new study shows how physical activity – especially walking – can help older adults recover from disability and regain their independence.


A Village Full of Centenarians Shares Secrets to Longevity

An Italian village near the see boasts 81 centenarians our of only 7,000 citizens. What is the secret to their longevity?