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The Healing Power of Gardens

The Healing Power of Gardens

Health Nature Psychology

Oliver Sacks on the Psychological and Physiological Consolations of Nature: “In forty years of medical practice, I have found only two types of non-pharmaceutical ‘therapy’ to be vitally important for patients with chronic neurological diseases: music and gardens.”

Can Ageing Be Delayed, Stopped Or Even Reversed?

Can Ageing Be Delayed, Stopped Or Even Reversed?

Health Life Science Videos

This is the pursuit of a much longer, healthier life span using science and genetics to achieve it. Who hasn’t dreamed of staying young but how far will you be prepared to go to achieve that dream? BBC’s Gabriela Torres meets the self-experimenters and scientists who are trying to dramatically extend our lives.

The Danger Of Fast Carbs

The Danger Of Fast Carbs

Food Health

The average American eats more than 1,000 calories of rapidly digestible starches and sugars every day, and gets 500 more from the fats and oils added to many of these products. Starch serves as the carrier for much of the fat, sugar, and salt that we ingest, and like sugar, it is converted into rapidly absorbable glucose.

Under The Weather

Under The Weather

Health Long Reads Nature

As psychiatrists and philosophers begin to define a pervasive mental health crisis triggered by climate change, they ask who is really sick: the individual or society?

The Class Of 2000 ‘Could Have Been Anything’

The Class Of 2000 ‘Could Have Been Anything’

Health Life Long Reads

The Minford High School Class of 2000, in rural Minford, Ohio, began its freshman year as a typical class. Over the next decade, Scioto County would become ground zero in the state’s fight against opioids. It would lead Ohio with its rates of fatal drug overdoses, drug-related incarcerations and babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Confused About What To Eat? Science Can Help

Confused About What To Eat? Science Can Help

Food Health Science

Potent societal powers create a culture of nutrition confusion that not only obfuscate the truth about diet, they undermine science as a whole. Begin by asking critical questions when digesting diet news. Does the writer have an advanced degree in nutrition, or does she or he have expertise in science journalism?

Spanish Flu: A Warning From History

Spanish Flu: A Warning From History

Health History Videos

Celebrations marking the end of the First World War were cut short by the onslaught of a devastating disease – the 1918-19 influenza pandemic. The University of Cambridge has made a new film exploring what we have learnt about Spanish Flu, the urgent threat posed by influenza today, and how scientists are preparing for future pandemics.

Haunting Photos Of An Abandoned Italian Madhouse

Haunting Photos Of An Abandoned Italian Madhouse

Health Photos

When German-born photographer Andy Schwetz visited the Manicomio di Racconigi, an abandoned insane asylum in Italy, he was struck by the horror of the procedures performed there, from electroshock therapy to experimental operations.

Virginia Mori

Inspiration
Virginia Mori
The Criminalization Of The American Midwife

The Criminalization Of The American Midwife

Health Long Reads

New York midwife Elizabeth Catlin faces 95 individual felony counts at her upcoming trial. For what? For doing her job. Politics and patriarchy make the work of many credentialed, experienced midwives illegal — to the detriment of women and underserved communities.

Here’s How Nicotine Affects Your Brain

Here’s How Nicotine Affects Your Brain

Explainers Health

With such a focus on the physical concerns around vaping, the main psychoactive ingredient in e-cigarettes, nicotine, is often left out of the conversation. The addictive drug can boost your cognition and won’t give you cancer, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe for casual use.

KRY App, See A Doctor By Video

KRY App, See A Doctor By Video

Apps Health Innovation

KRY takes care of you and your family’s physical and mental health. Book a video appointment for you or your child with one of their doctors or psychologists – at a time and place that’s convenient for you. They’ve got drop-in appointments or you can book one at a specific time.

The Only Metric Of Success That Really Matters Is The One We Ignore

The Only Metric Of Success That Really Matters Is The One We Ignore

Health Life Psychology

When all is said and done it’s the people around you that make the difference. Warren Buffett, a friend of Bill Gates, says that his measure of success comes down to one question: “Do the people you care about love you back?” Gates wrote: “I think that is about as good a metric as you will find.”

Iron Is The New Cholesterol

Iron Is The New Cholesterol

Health Life Long Reads

Oxygen and iron are essential for the production of energy, but may also conspire to destroy the delicate order of our cells. Elevated iron is at the center of a web of disease stretching from cancer to diabetes.

How Ketamine Became The Drug Of Choice For Our Dissociated Moment

How Ketamine Became The Drug Of Choice For Our Dissociated Moment

Health Life

Technically speaking, ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic, meaning that it numbs your body and makes you feel apart from your environment — like you’re watching your own life happen instead of living it. But that doesn’t begin to capture the weirdness of what it feels like to get high on K.

Matt Rota

Inspiration
Matt Rota
Raising The Minimum Wage By $1 May Prevent Thousands Of Suicides, Study Shows

Raising The Minimum Wage By $1 May Prevent Thousands Of Suicides, Study Shows

Economics Health Life Politics

Between 1990 and 2015, raising the minimum wage by $1 in each state might have saved more than 27,000 lives, according to a report published this week in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. An increase of $2 in each state’s minimum wage could have prevented more than 57,000 suicides.

Retiring Retirement

Retiring Retirement

Health Life

We’re going to see something we’ve never seen before—people in their 60s, 70s and 80s functioning at an exceptionally high level who want to continue working and remain connected. The question is whether society will adapt to make the most of this new labor pool.

The Metaphysics Of The Hangover

The Metaphysics Of The Hangover

Health Science

A hangover is about being poisoned, no doubt. The toxins linger in the body and must be expelled, or waited out. We’re sick with a mini-flu and need to get better. But isn’t a hangover about more than physical toxins, at least some of the time? I’ll wager that a hangover is frequently about shame as well.

What Separates Champions From ‘Almost Champions’?

What Separates Champions From ‘Almost Champions’?

Health Life Psychology

For a recent study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, talent development researchers Dave Collins, Áine MacNamara, and Neil McCarthy examined the differences between athletes who overcame adversity and went on to become world-class and those who struggled in the face of hardship.

Scientists Found Ancient, Never-Before-Seen Viruses In A Glacier

Scientists Found Ancient, Never-Before-Seen Viruses In A Glacier

Health Nature Science

Researchers have recovered evidence of ancient viruses in the glacier ice, including 28 viral groups that are new to science. As our planet undergoes climate change, these frozen records can inform predictions about which microorganisms will survive, and what the resulting environment will look like.

Is Aging A Disease?

Is Aging A Disease?

Health Life

Over the years, the movement to classify aging as a disease has gained momentum not only from longevity enthusiasts but also from scientists. Whether aging can be cured or not, there are arguments for thinking about it like a disease. But there are major pitfalls, too.

Joseph Ford

Inspiration
Joseph Ford
Relax, Turn Off Your Phone, And Go To Sleep

Relax, Turn Off Your Phone, And Go To Sleep

Apps Health Life Tech

Our devices are a gift that connect us to so many people and so much information, but they do not have to raise our anxiety and harm our all-important sleep. We need to control our devices, rather than letting them control us.

Are You Really The ‘Real’ You?

Are You Really The ‘Real’ You?

Health Life Psychology

What rational cogs are turning for people when they change their minds about who they are? Are beliefs about ourselves even the kind of thing we can be rational about, when we’re the ones who make those beliefs true?

The Benefits Of Optimism Are Real

The Benefits Of Optimism Are Real

Health Psychology

People who are resilient tend to be more positive and optimistic compared with less resilient folks; they are better able to regulate their emotions, and they are able to maintain their optimism through the most trying circumstances.

Alcohol vs Drugs: Which Is More Dangerous?

Alcohol vs Drugs: Which Is More Dangerous?

Health Life Videos

The social drug of choice in Western culture is alcohol. Yet drinking is estimated to kill 100,000 a year in the UK alone. Should we wean ourselves off alcohol or even ban it, and instead promote other less harmful but currently illegal alternatives?

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