Could Depression, Obesity and Chronic Pain All Be Treated by Suppression of One Protein?

Major depression, obesity and chronic pain are all linked to the effects of one protein, called “FK506-binding protein 51,” or FKBP51. Until now, efforts to inhibit this target have been hampered by the difficulty of finding something specific enough to do the job and not affect similar proteins. Now a research group has developed a… Continue reading Could Depression, Obesity and Chronic Pain All Be Treated by Suppression of One Protein?

Aaah…Science Confirms: Lavender is Relaxing

Lavender works its relaxing magic all around us: from garden borders to bath bombs to fabric softener. But why not in our hospitals and clinics? And what is the science behind the magic?     Research published in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience shows for the first time that the vaporized lavender compound linalool must be… Continue reading Aaah…Science Confirms: Lavender is Relaxing

Are your Facebook friends hurting you?

Social media sites often present users with social exclusion information that may actually inhibit intelligent thought, according to the co-author of a University at Buffalo study that takes a critical look not just at Facebook and other similar platforms, but at the peculiarities of the systems on which these sites operate. The short-term effects of… Continue reading Are your Facebook friends hurting you?

Stress and Working From Home

Remote work seems most suited for those with high levels of autonomy and emotional stability, according to new research Lots of us think working from home is like being set free from prison. No stress, setting our own schedules and enjoying stress-free job satisfaction. A new Baylor University study says, “Hold on a second.” In… Continue reading Stress and Working From Home

Women’s Cells Stay Young on a Healthy Diet

Every woman wants to feel and look younger. Let’s face it, so does every guy. But this isn’t about men. Sorry, fellas. This is about the recent study that indicates that women who eat a healthy, varied diet tend to have cells more resistant to cellular aging. According to a study published in the American… Continue reading Women’s Cells Stay Young on a Healthy Diet

5 Things To Do For Instant Stress Relief

We’d all love to live stress-free lives. We’d love to wake up and have every day go just the way we’d like. All the people we encounter would be friendly, pleasant and kind. Every interaction would leave us feeling fulfilled and satisfied. We’d spend our days making a difference in the world and lay our… Continue reading 5 Things To Do For Instant Stress Relief

Weight Loss: Biggest Losers Are Big Gainers

Apparently, when it comes to weight loss, those with much to lose should think big! The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) just finished a study in collaboration with the American Cancer Society that showed that obese and overweight people who lost more than 20% of their body weight scored big, at… Continue reading Weight Loss: Biggest Losers Are Big Gainers