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14 ways one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug we have

Cardio exercise has significant beneficial effects on the brain and body. Here are the most important ways it improves your health.

A deadly drug epidemic sweeping the US has caused ER visits for overdoses to jump 30%

Every year, thousands of patients receive a prescription for drugs ranging from morphine to fentanyl — and every year thousands of people die from an overdose.
A crowd at the Women's March on Washington, DC on January 21, 2017.

Scientists have discovered the key psychological differences that can make you liberal or conservative

Scientists have studied the brains of conservatives and liberals and found startling differences in how they process information and see the world.

The most popular drugs prescribed for depression work — but they’re not perfect

Written by a team of 18 specialists, the review found that all of the 21 antidepressant drugs they studied worked better at treating depression than a placebo.

A study of people over 90 linked drinking with a long life — but there’s a sizable catch when it comes to your brain health

Evidence suggests that drinking — even moderately — is not an overwhelmingly healthy habit.

There’s even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

A new study found evidence that the less frequently people exercised, the weaker their brain's white matter and the more poorly they did on cognitive tests.

An American says she suddenly woke up with a British accent — here’s what really happened

Despite sounding made up, Foreign Accent Syndrome makes more sense when you think about the minute changes that characterize what we perceive to be an accent.

Brain injuries can cause some people to become violent criminals and pedophiles — here’s what scientists know so far about why that is

Between 50 and 70% of the British prison population have had a brain injury, according to research.

A mysterious supplement with a viral following has been officially declared an opioid by the FDA

"As the scientific data [has] clearly revealed, compounds in kratom make it so it isn’t just a plant — it’s an opioid," FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb said.