Why Being Too Nice Leads To Rejection – Marisa Peer
10
November

Why Being Too Nice Leads To Rejection – Marisa Peer

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The thing that is the sexiest thing in the world is confidence. Confidence is really sexy. Needy people who find each other are really happy. It’s like, “I need you.” “I need you.” “I can’t live without you.” “I can’t live without you.” “I can’t be on my own, come with me.” That works because […]


What happens when you get heat stroke? – Douglas J. Casa
22
October

What happens when you get heat stroke? – Douglas J. Casa

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In 1985, 16-year-old Douglas Casa, ran the championship 10,000 meter track race at the Empire State Games. Suddenly, with just 200 meters to go, he collapsed, got back up and then collapsed again on the final straightaway, with his body temperature at dangerous levels. He had suffered an exertional heat stroke. Fortunately, with immediate and […]


The power of the placebo effect – Emma Bryce
09
October

The power of the placebo effect – Emma Bryce

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In 1996, 56 volunteers took part in a study to test a new painkiller called Trivaricaine. On each subject, one index finger was covered in the new painkiller while the other remained untouched. Then, both were squeezed in painful clamps. The subjects reported that the treated finger hurt less than the untreated one. This shouldn’t […]


What is depression? – Helen M. Farrell
30
August

What is depression? – Helen M. Farrell

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Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world. In the United States, close to 10% of adults struggle with depression. But because it’s a mental illness, it can be a lot harder to understand than, say, high cholesterol. One major source of confusion is the difference between having depression and just feeling depressed. […]


What is Alzheimer’s disease? – Ivan Seah Yu Jun
25
August

What is Alzheimer’s disease? – Ivan Seah Yu Jun

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Every four seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. It’s the most common cause of dementia, affecting over 40 million people worldwide, and yet finding a cure is something that still eludes researchers today. Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a German psychiatrist, first described the symptoms in 1901 when he noticed that a particular hospital patient had […]