‘Feel good’ brain messenger can be willfully controlled, new study reveals

From the thrill of hearing an ice cream truck approaching to the spikes of pleasure while sipping a fine wine, the neurological messenger known as dopamine has been popularly described as the brain’s “feel good” chemical related to reward and pleasure. A ubiquitous neurotransmitter that carries signals between brain cells, dopamine, among its many functions, is involved in multiple aspects […]

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Calming us down or revving us up, music can be good for the heart

Stuck in traffic, with a nasty storm making a stressful commute even worse, Joanne Loewy reached for the car radio. “I felt my heartbeat rise,” said Loewy, director of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City. “So I switched to the Bach cello suite in my ‘traffic burden’ playlist. I […]

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Teatime can be good for your health

Next to water, tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world, and at just a couple of calories per serving, it’s loaded with flavonoids that make it one of the world’s healthiest beverages as well. “There are really only three drinks that I ever recommend humans consume,” said Dr. Andrew Freeman, director of clinical cardiology and cardiovascular […]

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Naya Rivera's Son Josey Is 'in Good Health' After Mom Is Reported Missing

Naya Rivera’s 4-year-old son, Josey, was found sleeping alone on a rented boat in Lake Piru on Wednesday, July 8, and is safe amid the search for his mom. Naya Rivera’s Sweetest Moments With Her Son Josey “He’s in good health,” Captain Eric Buschow of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department told reporters of the Glee alum’s son. “The family is […]

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