Reasons Why Every Parent of a Toddler Should Own an Amazon Echo

Technology often gets a bad rap when it comes to kids. Sure, parents should be invested in how their kids are using it and monitor accordingly, but tech can be educational, fun and useful for kids. Take the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition. Your child won’t be able to get enough of the fun games and stories that comes with […]

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When You’re in the Depths of Depression, Asking for Help Isn’t Always an Option

I am depressed. Again. And if I’m being honest, I have been for quite some time. That said, it is easy for me to write these words. It feels comfortable, natural. Like I am having a conversation with myself. But to say these words — to look another human being in the eye and admit that I am not OK […]

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An end to arachnophobia ‘just a heartbeat away’

Researchers have discovered that exposing people with phobias to their fear—for examples, spiders for those who have arachnophobia—at the exact time their heart beats, led to the phobia reducing in severity. Hugo Critchley, Chair of Psychiatry at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) and principle investigator, said: “Many of us have phobias of one kind or another—it could be spiders, […]

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The hunt for an Ebola drug

In December 2013, a 2-year-old boy in a small village in Guinea fell ill and died. Days later his 3-year-old sister and their pregnant mother also died. That was the beginning of the largest Ebola outbreak in recorded history, during which the virus spread rapidly across West Africa, killing more than 11,000 people in two years. Since then, scientists have […]

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Evidence mounts that an eye scan may detect early Alzheimer’s disease

Results from two studies show that a new, non-invasive imaging device can see signs of Alzheimer’s disease in a matter of seconds. The researchers show that the small blood vessels in the retina at the back of the eye are altered in patients with Alzheimer’s. Even patients who have a family history of Alzheimer’s but have no symptoms show these […]

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