Where do our minds wander? Brain waves can point the way

Anyone who has tried and failed to meditate knows that our minds are rarely still. But where do they roam? New research led by UC Berkeley has come up with a way to track the flow of our internal thought...

Fatty acid may help combat multiple sclerosis, study finds

The abnormal immune system response that causes multiple sclerosis (MS) by attacking and damaging the central nervous system can be triggered by the lack of a specific fatty acid in fat tissue, according to a new Yale study. The finding...

11 Science-Backed Products to Boost Your Mood and Alleviate Stress

Somewhere between Week 1 A.C. (After Coronavirus) and Week Where Are We Now?, it became pretty clear the enduring pandemic was taking a toll on our state of mind. And—albeit helpful—there are only so many Headspace meditation tracks one can...

Risk of ADHD may increase if expectant mother has autoimmune disorder, study says

Women with autoimmune disorders who become pregnant are significantly more likely to have babies that later develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, according to a longitudinal study of babies and mothers in Australia. Common autoimmune disorders include Type 1...

Panel: China, WHO should have acted quicker to stop pandemic

GENEVA -- A panel of experts commissioned by the World Health Organization has criticized China and other countries for not moving to stem the initial outbreak of the coronavirus earlier and questioned whether the UN health agency should have labeled...

Scientists racing to understand new COVID-19 variants and whether they will derail vaccination efforts

After the virus behind COVID-19 spent 2020 wreaking havoc around the globe, this year started with a bit more hope — vaccination efforts were ramping up, after all — and a tinge of fear.Multiple new coronavirus variants have been discovered...

China, WHO should have acted quicker to stop pandemic: expert panel

A panel of experts commissioned by the World Health Organization has criticized China and other countries for not moving to stem the initial outbreak of the coronavirus earlier and questioned whether the UN health agency should have labelled it a pandemic...

Many parents say teens with anxiety, depression may benefit from peer confidants at school

An estimated one in five teenagers has symptoms of a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, and suicide is the second leading cause of death among teens. But the first person a teen confides in may not always...

Students returning home may have caused 9,400 secondary COVID-19 infections across UK

A student infected with COVID-19 returning home from university for Christmas would, on average, have infected just less than one other household member with the virus, according to a new model devised by mathematicians at Cardiff University and published in...

Norway reviewing deaths of frail and elderly patients vaccinated against COVID-19

Doctors in Norway are investigating the deaths of 23 elderly patients who had received the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, looking into the possibility that adverse reactions to the shot "may have contributed to a fatal outcome in some frail patients." The...
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