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Can Herbs Ease Anxiety and Depression?

Some plant-based remedies may stand in for conventional ones, but most lack scientific support as treatments for psychological problems

July 1, 2013 — Hal Arkowitz and Scott O. Lilienfeld
Moon Cycles Affect Human Sleep

Moon Cycles Affect Human Sleep

Participants in a sleep study experienced quantitative decreases in parameters of sound sleep near the full moon, associated with a decrease in sleep quality. Sophie Bushwick reports

July 29, 2013

New Hypothesis Explains Why We Sleep

During sleep, the brain weakens the connections among nerve cells, apparently conserving energy and, paradoxically, aiding memory

August 1, 2013 — Giulio Tononi and Chiara Cirelli
Use Care with Cat Caca

Use Care with Cat Caca

Our feline friends might be carrying hazardous organisms in their waste, so be careful when scooping that poop. Katherine Harmon reports

July 18, 2013
Brain Exercise Benefits at Any Age

Brain Exercise Benefits at Any Age

Elderly adults who worked their mental muscles, both early and late in life, remained more intellectually limber than those who didn't. Karen Hopkin reports

July 17, 2013

3D Brain Map Points Way to Future Discovery

German and Canadian scientists have built a three dimensional map of the human brain to help in the development of new treatments for neurological disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

July 16, 2013

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