What Actually Happens To Your Body When You Donate Your Organs?

About 95 percent of Americans support organ donation, but less than half sign up to be a donor… what’s up with that? Hello conscious collection of organs, Jules here for DNews. No one knows exactly why people refuse to be organ donors. Organ donation is a tricky subject, and super individual. According to one study …

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How Radiation Changes Your DNA

How Radiation Changes Your DNA

What do your phone, the sun, the stove, far-off black-holes and the palm of your hands all have in common? Radiation, baby. It’s everywhere. Up and atom friends, Trace here emitting and absorbing radiation at your eyeballs for DNews! When I say radiation, most people do this, but to be honest, radiation on it’s own …

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How Your Gut Influences Your Mental Health: It’s Practically a Second Brain | Dr. Emeran Mayer

How Your Gut Influences Your Mental Health: It’s Practically a Second Brain | Dr. Emeran Mayer

The Mind-Gut Connection is something that people have intuitively known for a long time but science has only I would say in the last few years gotten a grasp and acceptance of this concept. It essentially means that your brain has intimate connections with the gut and another entity in our gut, the second brain, …

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Yes, Your Headache Is Worse Than All Other Aches and Pains, Here’s Why

Yes, Your Headache Is Worse Than All Other Aches and Pains, Here’s Why

If you have a stomach ache that’s no fun, but it’s just your stomach that hurts. If you stub your toe, that sucks but at least it’s just your toe! But, if your head hurts it is all-consuming. You just want to crawl under a blanket and stay there forever. Why is that? What is …

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Could You Survive In The Middle Ages?

Hey there! Welcome to Life Noggin. Ooh a D20! My lucky day! Guess what, gang! Today we’re heading over to the fifth annual Life Noggin Medieval Fair! Don’t ask what happened with the first four. It’s fun to dress up in all this cool armor, but to help us /really/ get into character, we should …

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What’s It Like To Hear Colors? – A VR 360° Synesthesia Experience

♫ music ♫ My name is Kaitlyn Hova. I’m a software engineer, neuroscientist, and a musician. I also have synesthesia. Synesthesia is a blending of the senses. 1 in 23 people have a form of it. For me, when I hear, specific musical notes, I see specific colours… …and these colours are much brighter… at …

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Do These Bipolar Disorder Symptoms Sound Familiar?

Do These Bipolar Disorder Symptoms Sound Familiar?

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, aka, the DSM, is the book that just keeps on giving. The DSM-I published in 1952 listed 106 disorders but by 1980 the third version contained 265 disorders and number four listed 297. 2013’s version of this “Psychiatrist’s Bible” lists 300 maladies according to Reuters, all contained …

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Could Autism Be Caused by Gut Microbes? | Dr. Emeran Mayer

Could Autism Be Caused by Gut Microbes? | Dr. Emeran Mayer

Autism is both a devastating problem and it’s still a puzzle largely what causes or what has been causing the dramatic increase in the prevalence of this disease in the last 40 years or so. So it’s almost like an exponential increase. Part of that is really due to better diagnosis and the diagnostic criteria. …

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The Psychopath Next Door :: James Fallon

Go to a party with fifty people in it, there’s a psychopath, a full-blown psychopath there. There’s probably five borderline psychopaths there. They’re not going to kill you, rape you, or maybe even take your money, but they’re going to manipulate the situation, make you look bad, or use you in some way. Something bad …

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Depression is a silent killer. A.I. is turning up the volume. | Eric Topol

Depression is a silent killer. A.I. is turning up the volume. | Eric Topol

One of the most exciting things in the world of AI in health is being able to digitize the state of mind. That is being able to use different metrics to be able to say, this person is depressed, or this person is really happy and doing well. And so one of the really great …

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