| Sep 7, 2010
| 4:36 PM
Charlatans and con artists have laid claim to its power for centuries. In science fiction, Jedi knights call it âthe Force,â and the mind-bending X-Men (and Women) are old hats at it. It is the stuff of fantasy. Now, that fantasy of harnessing th...
| Aug 10, 2010
I am frequently amazed by my husband's ability to sleep through all kinds of noises that cause me to wake in a flash -- car alarms, smoke detectors that are running low on batteries, and especially kids who have lost track of their favorite blankie in the...
| Dec 2, 2010
Although the idea that music can affect how we feel isn't exactly earth-shattering news, the idea of empirically studying the whys and wherefores has only recently broken the scientific community's sound barrier. Brainwaves appear to play an important...
| May 23, 2011
| 6:10 PM
Crossing your arms across the middle of your body confuses the brain and helps reduce the intensity of pain, according to research published on Friday.
Scientists from University College London (UCL) who reported the finding in the journal Pain said they...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 8:42 PM
Dylan Trinkle is 3 years old, and he has yet to say his first word or walk on his own.
Instead, his parents celebrate other milestones. Sitting up. Pulling up to stand. Taking a few steps.
At 15 months old, Dylan was diagnosed with Angelman syndrome,...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 5:53 PM
Concussion Definition A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that may result in a bad headache, altered levels of alertness, or unconsciousness. It temporarily interferes with the way your brain works, and it can affect memory, judgment, reflexes,...
| Oct 4, 2011
"Assistance to ER please," The loudspeaker blared. "Assistance to ER 4."
Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth--where doctors, nurses---and a robot roam the halls.
It's the 'remote presence robotic system' and for a little more than a month now it's been...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 4:08 PM
What we like to think of as “the most wonderful time of the year” is, for some, anything but wonderful. Blood sugar levels can spike from consuming goodies and treats that seem to be everywhere. The ensuing insulin spike often includes...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 5:39 PM
To understand the impact meditation can have on the human mind, picture a glass of muddy water. If you stir it, the water stays cloudy and anything that might sink to the bottom is instantly sucked back into motion. But if you allow the glass to become...