Bipolar: Physical activity may boost mood and energy

Bipolar: Physical activity may boost mood and energy

New research, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, found that higher levels of physical activity boost mood and energy levels. The benefits were particularly noticeable in people with bipolar disorder. Being physically active might help people with bipolar disorder fight off depressive symptoms. In the United States, almost 3 percent of adults experienced bipolar disorder "in the past year." Around 4.4 percent of adults have bipolar at some point in their lives.

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Doctors are asking Silicon Valley engineers to spend more time in the hospital before building apps

Doctors are asking Silicon Valley engineers to spend more time in the hospital before building apps

As an emergency room physician, Richard Zane often considers how software can help him with patients. The problem is that engineers and doctors are from different worlds. Zane, who's also the chief innovation officer at UCHealth in Colorado, said that most technologists he's met have never seen the inner workings of a hospital and don't have a deep understanding of what doctors want and need.

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Improved Alzheimer’s Mouse Model Paves the Way to Precision Medicine

Improved Alzheimer's Mouse Model Paves the Way to Precision Medicine

Many transgenic mouse models exist that mimic a range of Alzheimer’s disease (AD)—related pathologies. They play a key role in both basic research and preclinical testing of potential therapeutics for AD. Although they have contributed greatly to the pathophysiology of β-amyloid toxicity, none fully replicates the human disease.

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The Best DIY Shampoo Bar Recipe For Healthy Hair

The Best DIY Shampoo Bar Recipe For Healthy Hair

Transitioning from chemical-laden products to natural-based ones can help improve the look and feel of your hair. The all natural shampoo movement includes traditional liquid shampoos, the no-poo method—not using any shampoo—and eco-friendly shampoo bars.

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What Happens to Your Brain When You Stop Believing in God

What Happens to Your Brain When You Stop Believing in God

My belief in God didn't spontaneously combust—it faded. I lost my virginity at 16. I stopped going to church. I snuck out past curfew. As punishment, my mom made me memorize Bible verses, and I recited them like recipes. I wasn't the only kid who stopped believing. A record number of young Americans (35 percent) report no religious affiliation, even though 91 percent of us grew up in religiously affiliated households.

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