• New Research May Help Reverse Alcohol Dependence

    New Research May Help Reverse Alcohol Dependence

    Excessive alcohol use can take its toll on the body, but so can alcohol withdrawal symptoms and years of struggling with the temptation to drink. Researchers may have just made a discovery that can help reverse alcohol dependence, without withdrawal symptoms, allowing alcoholics to live a normal life. The research comes from assistant professor Olivier

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  • Hating Your Early Career Can Affect Health in Your 40s

    Hating Your Early Career Can Affect Health in Your 40s

    The first job out of school often involves filing, data entry, and other grunt work, but workers can move up into jobs they love as their career advances. However, a new study has found that even as workers move on in their careers, having a job they hate in their 20s and 30s can have

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  • Childhood Abuse Shortens Women’s Lifespans

    Childhood Abuse Shortens Women’s Lifespans

    The psychological effects of abuse as a child can last a lifetime, but researchers have discovered the abuse can affect more than just mental health. A new study has found that women who suffered childhood abuse also have shorter lifespans than those who experienced a happy childhood. The study comes from Edith Chen, Ph.D., and

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  • Infection Could Increase Suicide Risk

    Infection Could Increase Suicide Risk

    Being hospitalized with a serious infection is never fun, but scientists have just discovered another downside. A new study discovered that people hospitalized with an infection were at an increased risk of committing suicide, and the longer their hospital stay, the higher their risk. The study comes from Helene Lund-Sørensen, B.M., of Copenhagen University Hospital,

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  • Mom’s High-Fat Diet Linked to Brain Problems in Kids

    Mom’s High-Fat Diet Linked to Brain Problems in Kids

    Researchers have a growing interest in the gut microbiome, especially its effect on brain health. Scientists have long known the human gut houses trillions of microorganisms, but they thought these bacteria only affected the digestive system. On the contrary, recent research shows a strong link between gut bacteria and neurological disorders, such as autism spectrum

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  • Anxiety Treatments May Reduce Empathy

    Anxiety Treatments May Reduce Empathy

    “Rats help each other because they care,” says Peggy Mason, a professor of neurobiology at the University of Chicago. Neuroscientists at the University of Chicago recently conducted an experiment suggesting that midazolam, an anti-anxiety medication, reduces empathy in rats. This research builds on a study conducted in 2011, in which scientists saw rats empathize with

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