Bipolar Disorder Symptoms You Might Be Ignoring

There are two commonly diagnosed types of bipolar disorder, a mental illness characterized by mood swings from emotional highs to lows. People with bipolar I have depression alternating with...

Portable brain-imaging system to help identify concussions

The University of Calgary device uses infrared to scan the brain, which could hopefully help determine the extent of damage and the long-term consequences of concussions. READ MORE HERE

No hugging: are we living through a crisis of touch?

Strokes and hugs are being edged out of our lives, with doctors, teachers and colleagues increasingly hesitant about social touching. Is this hyper vigilance of boundaries beginning to harm...

Heal Your Gut, Heal Your Mind

It would be foolish to believe that depression can be overcome with a single solution. But for some people, the light at the end of the tunnel shines in a...

Anti-depressants: Major study finds they work – BBC News

Scientists say they have settled one of medicine's biggest debates after a huge study found that anti-depressants work. READ MORE HERE  

The dangerous downside of perfectionism

Many of us believe perfectionism is a positive. But researchers are finding that it is nothing short of dangerous, leading to a long list of health problems – and...

Positive attitude may be secret to long life

A recent study, published in the scientific journal International Psychogeriatrics, suggests exceptional longevity can be achieved through a combination of positive attitude, resilience to overcome adversity, and close ties...

The Real dangers of Belly fat

If you do nothing else today to protect your health, consider taking an honest measurement of your waist. Stand up straight, exhale (no sucking in that gut!) and with...

How Teachers Influence Our Children

This is the beginning of an ongoing series About How Teachers Influence Our Children I was thinking about what are the characteristics of a good teacher and how can I...

How Marriage Affects Your Health

Over time, our understanding of how marriage affects people has changed and become more refined. Some researchers think the reason single people's health appears to be better now than...