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Seasonal Affective Disorder Study Might Explain Why Some People Are Resistant To Depression

A new research found that people who are likely to have seasonal affective disorder but are resilient to the condition can regulate their cerebral serotonin transporter. Researchers hope that this would lead to the treatment of the mental health issue.

Public Health October 9, 2018

Ecstasy Makes Octopuses More Social And Touchy: Study

How do octopuses react when under the influence of MDMA or ecstasy? Evidently, they react just like humans do, in that they also become more social and touchy.

Animals September 21, 2018

Magic Mushroom Treats Depression Without Emotional Numbing Effects Of Antidepressants

The main psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms helps alleviate symptoms of depression. Unlike SSRI antidepressants, however, psilocybin does not cause emotional numbing but instead enhances emotional receptivity.

Neuroscience January 8, 2018

Researchers Identify Brain Hormone That Triggers Fat Burning

Researchers have identified the brain hormone responsible for triggering the gut’s fat-burning process. Their findings open up new health possibilities as scientists now have another drug target to consider in an effort to facilitate fat burning.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2017

Happy Cows Produce More Nutritious Milk

Milk is a great source of nutrients. For more nutritious milk, however, researchers have found that cows with high levels of the happy hormone serotonin are the best producers.

Animals July 17, 2016

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked To Serotonin Deficiency

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes stiffness, swelling and pain in the joints. It affects millions and has been found to be linked to serotonin deficiency.

Life March 11, 2016

Diet Can Make A Difference In Your Sleep: Foods That Insomnia Sufferers Should Eat

How does one achieve deep sleep? Diet is key - here are five food groups that establish the important link between diet and sleep, and help one get deep, restorative slumber.

Life January 18, 2016

Lack Of Serotonin Can Alter Brain Function And Development

According to researchers, low levels of serotonin can negatively impact the brain. Their findings provided insight on the role of neurotransmitters in brain function and development.

Life December 28, 2015

Marine Biologist Discovered New Parasite That Can Alter Shrimp Brains

A new species of parasite found in the United Kingdom appears to have the ability to alter the behavior of other creatures that it infects, according to researchers at the University of Portsmouth.

Earth/Environment August 26, 2015

Here's why scratching an itch can make it worse

Scratching worsens an itch. This has something to do with the release of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is known to play a role in controlling pain.

Life November 2, 2014

Scratching an itch is like salt on a wound, it'll go from bad to worse

Itching may just become worse after it is scratched, but what could this discovery mean for those suffering from chronic scratching?

Healthy Living/Wellness October 30, 2014

Science proves that scratching an itch really does makes it worse

A team of scientists from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis not only prove that scratching an itch really does make it worse, but also uncover the reasons why.

Internet Culture October 30, 2014

Why winter brings on the SAD

Seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD, affects millions of people, and now researchers think they may know why.

Life October 27, 2014

A single dose of antidepressant can alter how your brain works

A new study suggests that a single dose of the most popular antidepressant can change the make-up of the brain within hours. The research may help doctors better determine what drugs would suit their patients.

Life September 19, 2014

Do the Danish hold the key to happiness? Perhaps, says study, in their genome

Study links genetics and levels of human happiness. Finding could reveal why Danes regularly top list of world happiest people, researchers say.

Society July 18, 2014

Secret to happy marriage may lie in the genes

How's your married life? A new study suggests the secret to a happy married life might be in a specific gene.

Society October 14, 2013

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