Elder care

Let’s Talk About Dying Well

Physicians and family members still have trouble talking candidly about dying and what it means to die well.
APOPO HeroRAT rat getting food reward

Dr. Nose: Disease-Detecting Animals

Belgian scientists are training rats to detect diseases. Other animals, including dogs, have a history of disease-detection.
Depression

How Effective Are Routine Depression Screenings?

Despite increasing calls for routine depression screenings for young adults and pregnant women, such screenings raise many questions about their accuracy. 
Poor Your Soul by Mira Ptacin

Mourning the Baby That Never Was

In Mira Ptacin's, Poor Your Soul, the question is: How does one grieve a baby that never was? These resources may help us know. 
Difficult choice between reason and passion.

Is There a Part of the Brain That Correlates To Feelings of Love?

Studying the anterior insula, a prune-sized region tucked away at the base of the brain, may provide interesting clues. 
Antibodies attacking a virus.

Could There Be a ‘Silver Bullet’ Therapy for Ebola?

Monoclonal antibodies may be the key to treating the deadly Ebola virus. 
Glenn Frey, Alan Rickman and David Bowie

We’re More Sensitive to Our Health After a Celebrity Dies

Data suggests that people are more sensitive to health-related matters after the death of a celebrity. 
Feeling blue

The Weird Ways Humans Have Tried Curing Hangovers

From ancient Egypt to modern times, the various cures suggested to relieve the hangover. 
Sleepy Bulldog

Why Does Eating Food Make You Sleepy?

Your turkey is not to blame.
Bergonic chair for giving general electric treatment for psychological effect, in psycho-neurotic cases. World War 1 era.

Why Electroshock Therapy Isn’t Bad for You

Electroconvulsive therapy, or electroshock, has a bad reputation, but medically its efficacy is well documented, even if nobody knows how it works.