It’s 25 years since we redefined autism – here’s what we’ve learnt

It’s 25 years since the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) was published. The manual is the clinical “bible” that defines the...

A yoga class could help reduce depression, anxiety

Scientific studies already support yoga practice as a means to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. In a new study, researchers found evidence that yoga...

Your brain on sugar: What the science actually says

We love sweet treats. But too much sugar in our diets can lead to weight gain and obesity, Type 2 diabetes and dental decay. We...

Scientists confirm link between inflammation and mental sluggishness

In a new study, researchers have uncovered a possible explanation for the mental sluggishness that often accompanies illness. The research was conducted by scientists at...

Heart attack survivors who develop PTSD don’t always take heart meds

Experiencing a heart attack may be so terrifying that it triggers post-traumatic stress disorder, and those who develop PTSD have twice the risk of...

This earthquake-like brain-wave is essential for healthy sleep

In a new study, researchers found that cortical arousals and brief awakenings during sleep exhibit non-equilibrium dynamics and complex organization across time scales necessary...

This noise could improve your hearing

In a new study, researchers found that noise is not the same as noise—and even a quiet environment does not have the same effect...

Kids with heart rhythm problems more likely to have ADHD, anxiety and depression

Children and teens with abnormal heart rhythms are more likely to have depression, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, according to...

Your diet can put you at risk of depression

In a new study, researchers found that depression is linked to nutrition in middle-aged and older Canadian people. They found that lower intakes of fruits...

Meditation may help you make fewer mistakes

In a new study, researchers found that if you are forgetful or make mistakes when in a hurry, meditation could help you to become...

For women’s sake, let’s screen for depression as part of the new heart health...

The latest government statistics, released last week, show that from 2001-2016, the rate of cardiac events (heart attacks or unstable angina) fell by more...

Deep sleep could help ease your anxiety

In a new study, researchers found that while a full night of deep sleep stabilizes emotions, a sleepless one can trigger up to a...

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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 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...

Scientists find unique body part in people with schizophrenia

In a new study, researchers found evidence that points to physical differences among groups of people with schizophrenia. They found patients suffering from a specific...