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  • Medications may reduce violent crime risk in those with mental illness

    Medications may reduce violent crime risk in those with mental illness
    For people with severe psychiatric illness, taking an antipsychotic medication appears to drive down the risk of engaging in criminal violence, a large study has found. And for patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a mood-stabilizing medication has...
  • Love of music, hockey runs in Ben Smith's family

    Love of music, hockey runs in Ben Smith's family
    There always was music in the car. Lots of Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel and James Taylor, singers who will always remind Blackhawks forward Ben Smith of being with his father, Larry Alan Smith, as they made lengthy drives around New England, sometimes five...
  • Can Laura's Law help the mentally ill? Researcher Tom Burns' surprising conclusion.

     Can Laura's Law help the mentally ill? Researcher Tom Burns' surprising conclusion.
    Laura's Law has been an option for counties in California since 2003, but only in recent weeks have three of the most populous ones — Los Angeles, Orange and San Francisco — voted to implement it. The law — like another one in New York,...
  • Immunity, signaling genes may be linked to schizophrenia

    The secret to schizophrenia, psychiatry’s most abiding mystery, may lie in the DNA associated with the body’s immune system, according to a genome-wide study published online Tuesday. The analysis of variations in nearly 150,000 DNA...
  • You're not being shallow, pretty food does taste better, science says

    You're not being shallow, pretty food does taste better, science says
    Some chefs spend a good amount of time in the kitchen making sure your dish looks beautiful before it reaches the table. And, according to science, it's not just about the aesthetics.  A new study by the Crossmodal Research Library at the University...
  • Talk about the 'sleeper' issue of our time!

    This month has brought ample evidence of the power of sleep to affect us in both positive and negative ways, and demonstrated why we need to start treating sleep as the vital health, safety and social issue that it is. I've been evangelizing about the...
  • Suicides rose during Great Recession. Could some have been prevented?

    The Great Recession that began in late 2007 resulted in about 12,940 suicides in North America and Europe -- and many of them could have been prevented, researchers said Wednesday. As far back as 1897, French sociologist Emile Durkheim observed the link...
  • PASSINGS: George Barrett, Enrique Zileri, Valeri Petrov, Steven R. Nagel

     George Barrett Tennessee lawyer fought for civil rights  George Barrett, 86, a Tennessee lawyer who represented civil rights plaintiffs for more than 50 years and helped end segregation of the state's universities, died Tuesday at a hospital in...
  • Ebola vaccine to be tested on human volunteers, starting in September

     Ebola vaccine to be tested on human volunteers, starting in September
    GlaxoSmithKline announced Thursday, Aug. 28, that it will begin testing its Ebola vaccination as early as mid-September in human volunteers    With the help of the National Institutes of Health’s Vaccine Research Center, GSK will start...
  • Artificial intelligence may doom humanity

     Artificial intelligence may doom humanity
    When I hear the term "artificial intelligence," I generally think of a self-righteous celebrity's Twitter feed, or Texas Gov. Rick Perry putting on glasses. Turns out it's a bit more involved than that and, disappointingly, might lead to the eventual...
  • Rabindranath Tagore documentary doesn't do him justice

    Rabindranath Tagore documentary doesn't do him justice
    Nobel laureate, knight and all-around Renaissance man Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) composed, wrote, painted, earned raves from William Butler Yeats, hobnobbed with Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Einstein, gave the Hibbert Lectures at University of Oxford...