by Debbie Hampton Fundamentally, a depressed brain looks just like any other brain. In fact, there’s no brain scan, MRI, EEG or any other medical test that can definitively diagnose depression, and it’s not understood in detail like other brain disorders. While we know the neurochemicals involved and many contributing factors, the truth is … Continue reading What Depression Looks Like In Your Brain?
by Aaron Kase Stress is an inevitable part of modern life, but too much of it can be devastating to your health. Ample research has shown that stress plays a major role in multiple sclerosis, a neurodegenerative disease in which the brain’s communication with the body is blocked, causing symptoms like fatigue, numbness, dizziness and … Continue reading Is Multiple Sclerosis Caused By Emotional Stress?
by Angela Bacca Climbing into the hyperbaric chamber felt like climbing into a body bag. I was seized with panic immediately as the zipper made its way up from my feet to my face. I could hear the loud hum of the machines through the bag as I became acutely aware I was trapped. As the … Continue reading Just Breathe — How Oxygen Therapy Could Reduce Your Anxiety And Help You Heal
You might just be dehydrated—or it might be something more serious. By Laura Stampler With warm weather finally on the horizon, it's almost time to take your feet out of hiding and let them bask in the open-toe-sandal glory of spring. But now that they're out and on display, it might be time to … Continue reading Why Your Feet Are Peeling Like Crazy
by Aaron Kase Do you have a fear of spiders? Maybe snakes? It could be your ancestors trying to tell you something. Recent studies have provided evidence that memories of fear are one of many things our forebearers pass down to us through our DNA. A 2013 study from Emory University found that mice trained … Continue reading Science Is Proving Some Memories Are Passed Down From Our Ancestors
Low back pain affects 80 percent of us at some point in our lives. As a result, researchers are working diligently to determine what factors contribute to this pain. Some of the factors that have been identified include an occupation requiring a heavy physical workload, low levels of leisure physical activity, high body mass … Continue reading Smoking and Back Pain
There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in childhood and is often referred to as juvenile diabetes. This type of diabetes occurs when the body doesn't produce insulin. In contrast to this, type 2 diabetes is usually diagnosed in adults, and occurs when the body either doesn't use the … Continue reading How to Know If You Have Diabetes