What Is Loneliness Doing to Your Brain?

Today we’re talking about loneliness; not to be confused with introversion, or social anxiety, while those subjects are worthy topics. Loneliness actually has been defined in many ways: “a state of solitude or being alone,” “inability to find meaning in one’s life….” Okay, this is already a downer, so look at a picture of a panda. Aw, it’s cute! Now […]

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If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community | The Daily Show

There are few groups who could stand to benefit from therapy more than black people. I mean, think about all the things black people have been through– slavery, segregation, winter, all equally traumatic experiences. But unfortunately, even as therapy has become more mainstream, the black community has had a tough time getting the help that they need. WOMAN: It’s hard […]

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Skipping Fast Food May Boost Brain Gains in Kids

It’s called “fast” food, but it could slow kids’ brain development. I’m Erin White with your latest health news. A new study found a possible connection between eating fast food and slowed brain development in adolescents. The authors of this study suggested that a lack of healthy nutrients in a fast-food-heavy diet could be behind this effect. Cook your children […]

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Olympic Figure Skater Gracie Gold On Comeback After Eating Disorder | TODAY

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Nicotine and the Aging Brain

I’m Kylie Badgley with today’s health news. Nicotine, usually associated with smoking, always gets a bad wrap, but researchers from Texas A&M University found that nicotine may help protect the brain. The protective effect seems to be connected to nicotine’s ability to suppress the appetite. The lead author said in a press release that smoking does have neurological effects, but […]

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