Insights into Mental Health from the Teenage Brain11/29/16
Adolescence is a time when life-long mental health difficulties can first emerge. Researchers in Cambridge have scanned hundreds of teenage brains and combined the data with genetic information to try to work out why this happens. They hope that by...
Libraries - Good for Your Health as Well as for Books?
In Philadelphia libraries are not just being used to study and borrow books. Public health researchers are training library staff to help point vulnerable people in the direction of resources to help them – like drug and alcohol services and homeless...
What’s the Mind Doing When it is Daydreaming?
Staring out of the window when you’re supposed to be working, you may find yourself daydreaming. But what’s actually going on inside the brain when you let your mind drift? Psychologists prefer to use the term “mind-wandering” for this activity, which...
Fashion to Protect Pregnant Women Against Zika
Pregnant women in zika-affected areas are being advised to cover up and use mosquito repellent to try to make sure they don’t get bitten. And the social enterprise company Maternova in the United States is now creating insecticide-impregnated clothing...
How War and Conflict Have Helped to Improve Medical...
The personal cost of war for both military and civilians is high. But as well as the lives lost through conflict, there has also been a positive legacy from warfare – in pioneering of new treatments. From dealing with blood loss to extraordinary...
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