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Depression's Evolutionary Roots

Perhaps depression is not a malfunction but a mental adaptation that focuses the mind to better solve complex problems

December 1, 2009 — Paul W. Andrews and J. Anderson Thomson Jr.

Why We Worry

Chronic worrying stems from a craving for control. But the more we fret, the less our bodies are able to cope with stress

November 12, 2009 — Victoria Stern

MIND Reviews: Brainy Gifts

From home sleep-cycle monitoring to a tap into the psychology of motivation, these clever products promise to get inside your head

November 6, 2009 — Gary Stix, Melinda Wenner and Frederik Joelving

Neuroscience: Shooting pain

Sean Mackey inflicts pain on people in the hope of learning how to relieve it. Erik Vance gets on the receiving end.

October 28, 2009

Light All Night Not Alright

In a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, researchers found that mice that were exposed to light all night long showed signs of depression. Karen Hopkin reports...

October 21, 2009

Brain's Speech Center Finally Talks

In a study in the journal Science, researchers analyzed the inner workings of Broca's area, long known as the brain's speech center, in pre-op brain surgery patients. Cynthia Graber reports...

October 19, 2009

Should advanced dementia be considered a terminal illness?

Advanced dementia has often been treated as an amalgamation of symptoms in the aging, rather than a deadly illness in itself. A new study, published online today in The New England Journal of Medicine , proposes that it may be beneficial—for patients and caretakers alike—to take the latter approach...

October 14, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

Wild Meat Raises Lead Exposure

Tests by the CDC show that eating venison and other game can raise the amounts of lead in human bodies by 50 percent

September 28, 2009 — Scott Streater and Environmental Health News
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