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How cocaine changes the brain

The burst of energy and hyperactivity that comes with a cocaine high is a rather accurate reflection of what’s going on in the brain of its users, finds a study. Through experiments conducted in rats exposed to cocaine, the researchers mapped out the n…

Structural brain connectivity as a genetic marker for schizophrenia

Schizophrenia has been considered an illness of disrupted brain connectivity since its earliest descriptions.

Scenery not just greenery has an impact on health

People feel healthier when they live in a more scenic area, a new study has found.

Neurological underpinnings of schizophrenia just as complex as the disorder itself

New analysis links cognitive, emotional, and intellectual symptoms to neurological ‘disruption’ in multiple brain regions – a finding with important implications for diagnosis and treatment.

University of Pittsburgh text message program effective at cutting binge drinking

Intervention program continued to reduce drinking after 9 months.A University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine-led trial to test a text message-based program aimed at reducing binge drinking is the…

Study: Paying for transgender health care cost-effective

Most health insurance plans do not cover care associated with transitioning to the opposite sex.A new analysis led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that while most U.

Gene variants involved in stress responses affect ‘post-concussive’ symptoms

Variations in a gene that affect the body’s responses to stress influence the risk of developing so-called post-concussive symptoms (PCS) after car crashes, reports a study in Psychosomatic Medicine…

ADHD medication: is it a good idea?

The drug methylphenidate, given to children with ADHD, has some benefits but also some disadvantages. Researchers cite a lack of concrete evidence about its effectiveness.

People who rely on their intuition are, at times, less likely to cheat

In psychological studies, intuition, or “gut instinct,” is defined as the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.

Immune-disorder treatment in mice holds potential for multiple sclerosis patients

A simple, rapid way to treat an immune-related disorder in mice has been identified by researchers, an approach that could eventually help multiple sclerosis patients after further research.