Beta-blocker pharmaceuticals found to be totally useless for heart attack patients… but they are routinely prescribed by doctors anyway

by: Earl Garcia (Natural News) A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology revealed that beta-blockers, a type of drug typically prescribed for heart attack, may not be as helpful in preventing the disease as previously believed. To carry out the study, a team of researchers from the University of Leeds in the U.K. pooled data from the country’s national heart attack register and identified nearly 180,000 patients who suffered a heart attack, 95 percent of whom were given beta-blockers. The study revealed that death rates between beta-blocker users and the non-using controls did not differ within a year following a heart attack incident. … Continue reading Beta-blocker pharmaceuticals found to be totally useless for heart attack patients… but they are routinely prescribed by doctors anyway

How Liquefying Brains Changed the Story of the Human Mind

YVES HERMAN / REUTERS In the race for intelligence, one key evolutionary moment may have separated primates from other mammals. by DOUGLAS FOXSAPIENS Suzana Herculano-Houzel spent most of 2003 perfecting a macabre recipe—a formula for brain soup. Sometimes she froze the jiggly tissue in liquid nitrogen, and then she liquefied it in a blender. Other times she soaked it in formaldehyde and then mashed it in detergent, yielding a smooth, pink slurry. Herculano-Houzel had completed her Ph.D. in neuroscience several years earlier, and in 2002, she had begun working as an assistant professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro … Continue reading How Liquefying Brains Changed the Story of the Human Mind

Tennessee Williams on Love and How the Very Thing Worth Saving Is the Thing That Will Save Us

Tennessee Williams (Photograph: John Springer) “We live in a perpetually burning building, and what we must save from it, all the time, is love.” BY MARIA POPOVA “Love is the only way to rescue humanity from all ills,”Tolstoy wrote at the end of his life in his forgotten correspondence with Gandhi about human nature and why we hurt each other, as the global tensions that would soon erupt into World War I were building. How love can save us and what exactly it saves us from — each other, ourselves, the maelstrom of our intersubjective suffering — are questions each person … Continue reading Tennessee Williams on Love and How the Very Thing Worth Saving Is the Thing That Will Save Us

Study Examines Microdosing Psychedelics To Enhance Focus and Ease Anxiety

image edited by Fernando Kaskais Study Examines Microdosing Psychedelics To Enhance Focus and Ease Anxiety by JOE BATTAGLIA Microdosing is the act of consuming sub-perceptual amounts of psychedelics, like LSD or Psilocybin Mushrooms. A new study from the University of Toronto reveals fascinating insights into how and why people use small doses of psychedelics for therapeutic effects. “”Psychedelics” are substances with the ability to expand human awareness beyond our normal modes of perception. Some may be the most amazing substances known to humanity, so potent that just 1/10,000th of a gram can send one on a journey beyond time and … Continue reading Study Examines Microdosing Psychedelics To Enhance Focus and Ease Anxiety

Study: Rising Temperatures in U.S. and Mexico Will Lead to More Suicides

DAVID MCNEW/GETTY Scientists found that there’s a definite correlation between warmer temperatures and suicide risk—at least in the United States and Mexico. by TANYA BASU A study published this week in Nature Climate Change suggests that climate change’s hotter temperatures might have an unintended, unforeseen effect: a veritable spike in suicide rates. That might seem surprising, given the popular conception that winter’s dreary, perpetually gray, freezing weather is often associated with increases in depression and therefore suicide. But data indicates that notion is far from the truth. “Even back to the 1800s, suicide rates were higher in late spring and early summer,” Marshall Burke, an … Continue reading Study: Rising Temperatures in U.S. and Mexico Will Lead to More Suicides

How getting married changes your personality

Credit: Pixabay  by PAUL RATNER Marriage can be a wonderful life-long partnership between two people that often results in raising children, shared experiences, better health, and, ultimately, happiness. It can also fall apart, leading to divorce, lifelong trauma for you and the kids, as well as loneliness, which has all the hallmarks of a nationwide epidemic. 47% of Americans do not have meaningful interactions with friends or family on a daily basis, says a 2018 survey by the nationwide insurer Cigna. Making marriage last requires both work and an understanding of the ebbs and flows that are a part of any relationship. According to a recent … Continue reading How getting married changes your personality

STUDY FINDS CLEAR LINK BETWEEN SOCIAL MEDIA AND DEPRESSION

by Phillip Schneider, Contributor Waking Times In a world filled to the brim with likes, posts, and status updates, where the average teenage youth spends a whopping 9 hours a day with some form of media, it almost seems as though Facebook and Twitter are becoming a sub-reality of their own. Plug in and tune out could be the mantra of our coming generation, but is that a good thing? New research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine reveals a link between social media and depression among young adults. The study began in 2014, when Dr. Brian Primack and his colleagues used questionnaires to sample 1,787 … Continue reading STUDY FINDS CLEAR LINK BETWEEN SOCIAL MEDIA AND DEPRESSION