Faking emotions at work does more harm than good

The adage "Fake it until you make it" - the idea that someone can fake a positive attitude to elicit real-life benefits - often...

Most widely used food oil in the U.S. causes gene changes in the brain

In a new study, researchers found soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's...

These easy treatments may help reduce winter blues

For many people, the winter months bring a form of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is characterized by symptoms such as daily feelings...

This study reverses ‘untreatable’ symptom in schizophrenia

Schizophrenia’s most well-known symptoms—paranoia, auditory hallucinations, and delusions—can often be controlled with antipsychotic medication. But disruptions to working memory, an underlying problem that affects virtually...

New depression drug may help treat Alzheimer’s disease

In a new study, researchers have revealed a key missing piece of the Alzheimer's disease puzzle. They found an existing drug that dramatically reduced Alzheimer's...

Sugar could change chemicals in your brain

In a new study, researchers examined how drinking sugar water could influence the brain. They found sugar influences brain reward circuitry in ways similar to...

Scientists find what puts women off bearded men

In a new study, researchers found that women who find bearded men less attractive may be deterred due to their potential risk for carrying...

Why we are hard-wired to worry, and what we can do to calm down

A new year brings both hopes and anxieties. We want things to be better for ourselves and the people we love, but worry that...

How to treat seasonal mood disorder this winter

Is the long, cold winter getting you down? For people with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), the change in seasons brings on a form of...

Lyme disease: Justin Bieber’s tick-bite illness can cause joint pain, heart problems, and depression

Justin Bieber recently announced that for the last couple of years he’s been battling Lyme disease. Lyme disease, which is caused by the bacterium Borrelia...

Here are some surprisingly good news about anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common type of psychiatric illness, yet researchers know very little about factors linked to recovery. In a new study, researchers...

Autism may be an autoimmune disorder, this study shows

Autism spectrum disorders affect one in 59 American children by age eight. With no known quantitative biological features, autism diagnoses are currently based on expert...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

Scientists discover a new cause of autism

In a new study, researchers have found a new genetic factor that leads the brain to grow fewer synapses at a critical time in...

Scientists discover the cause of Parkinson’s disease

In a new study, researchers confirmed that Parkinson's disease originates among cells in the gut and travels up the body's neurons to the brain. The...

This new finding shows a primary cause of autism

In a new study, researchers say they are getting closer to identifying the mechanisms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and biomarkers. The finding can help...
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Scientists discover a major cause of insomnia

In a new study, researchers found that people who suffer from insomnia are unable to get emotional distress off their mind. This means these people...