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Carolyn Gregoire is a Senior Writer at the Huffington Post, where she reports on health and wellness, psychology and human behavior, and brain science. She has discussed her work on MSNBC, The TODAY Show, and The History Channel, and has spoken at TEDxYouth and the Harvard Public Health Forum.

She is the author of a forthcoming book on the science of creativity, with psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, to be published by Penguin Random House in January 2016.
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Why You're More Likely To Make A False Confession If You're Sleep-Deprived

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2016 | 10:17 AM

On Netflix's blockbuster show"Making A Murderer," shocked audiences watched a teenage boy sentenced to decades in prison for murder on the basis of a false confession.

The documentary series brought the surprisingly common phenomenon of police interrogation-stimulated false confessions into the spotlight....

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How Different Seasons Affect The Way Your Brain Works

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2016 | 12:50 PM

You've probably experienced fluctuating moods with the seasons, but there's a good chance you never realized that your brain activity also differs based on seasonal changes -- varying between spring, summer, fall and winter -- as a new study has shown.

The Belgian study,...

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The Surprising Reason You Can't Stop Checking Facebook

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 5:32 PM

Do you struggle to resist the siren song of that little red Facebook notification? If so, it could mean that you're sleep-deprived.

A new study from researchers at the University of California, Irvine finds that poor sleep can lead to compulsive Facebook checking, as well as...

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How Babies See The World Differently From Adults May Surprise You

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 9:54 AM

The brains of 3-month-old babies may not be fully developed, but they do possess some striking perceptual abilities that adults don't even have. 

New research finds that 3- and 4-month-old infants have unusual visual skills, which allow them to pick out differences in images that adults can't...

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O vírus zika tem pelo menos 50 anos. Saiba por que ele só começou a se espalhar agora

(1) Comments | Posted February 6, 2016 | 10:43 AM

Um especialista em doenças infecciosas explica tudo o que você precisa saber.

agente de saúde pública
Agente de saúde pública pede a moradores que fiquem em casa durante fumigação para erradicar o mosquito que transmite o zika.

A disseminação do vírus zika...

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Here's How Meditation Reduces Inflammation And Prevents Disease

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 9:54 AM

Science has shown that mindfulness meditation can have a positive impact on a huge range of health conditions, including cancerdepression and post-traumatic stress disorder. The practice has even been found to slow HIV progression and protect the brain from aging

Mindfulness seems...

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Vivre sur Mars affecterait sérieusement votre sommeil

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 9:36 AM

ESPACE - Absence d’oxygène et d’eau potable, radiations solaires… les futurs pionniers devront surmonter de nombreux obstacles avant de coloniser Mars.

Et voilà que les scientifiques en rajoutent une couche: la planète rouge perturberait fortement nos horloges biologiques.

Une journée martienne – ce que les scientifiques appellent...

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Not A Morning Person? Blame Your DNA.

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 1:19 PM

If you just can't ever seem to get up early for that morning workout, don't be too hard on yourself. New research suggests that being an early riser is in some people's DNA -- and not in others'. 

The study, which was published Tuesday...

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Men Who Want To Be Fathers Could Stand To Watch Their Drinking, Too

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 8:50 AM

According to a report this week from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 3.3 million women -- or roughly one in 10 pregnant women -- are at risk for alcohol-exposed pregnancies. These can result in birth defects, developmental issues, miscarriage and fetal alcohol...

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정신분열증을 치료할 획기적인 연구가 나왔다

(1) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 10:11 PM

특정 유전자가 정신분열증에 영향을 줄 수 있다는 것을 밝힌 획기적인 연구가 나왔다. 과학자들은 오래 전부터 정신분열증을 이해하고 치료 방법을 찾기 위해 애써 왔다.

1월 27일 네이처 저널에 발표된 이번 연구에서는 미국 전체 인구의 약 1% 정도인 350만 명 정도에게 영향을 미치고 있는 이 정신 질환의 원인을 탐구했다. 정신...

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Renaming Schizophrenia Could Combat Stigma And Help Patients Recover

(1) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 9:01 AM

The stigma that surrounds mental illness is not only insulting to the roughly one-quarter of the world's population that has one, it can also negatively impact their willingness to seek help and their recovery.

But perhaps no mental illness is more stigmatized than...

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The Fascinating Science Behind 'Talking' With Your Hands

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 4:35 PM

If someone has ever made fun of you for making elaborate hand gestures while talking -- or you've seen footage of yourself speaking, only to be horrified by your flailing forearms -- don't be too concerned.

According to psychologists, those gestures probably are helping you express your thoughts...

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This Is How Risk-Taking Changes As You Get Older

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 11:25 AM

If you love thrill-seeking activities like bungee-jumping or would leave a stable job for a risky start-up venture, there's a good chance that you're a young adult.

New research investigating risk-taking behavior over time has found that our propensity to take chances tends to change...

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Zika Virus Is At Least 50 Years Old. Here's Why You're Only Hearing About It Now.

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 10:53 AM

As the Zika virus spreads, so has widespread alarm and confusion. The leader of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that it is "spreading explosively," estimating up to 4 million infections over the next year.  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

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이 의사는 중독이 어린 시절부터 시작된다고 믿는다

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 2:48 AM

마약 중독의 원인은 무엇인가? 캐나다의 한 의사는 문제는 마약 자체가 아니라고 주장한다.

가보르 마테 박사는 연구와 뱅쿠버 다운타운 이스트사이드(북 아메리카에서 마약 문제가 가장 심각한 곳 중 하나인 빈민 지역)의 피해 감소 클리닉에서 일한 경험을 토대로 중독 행동의 뿌리는 어린 시절로 거슬러 올라간다고 믿는다.

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“모든 중독이...

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Scientists Take Major Step Toward Understanding Schizophrenia

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2016 | 2:21 PM

A landmark new study sheds some light on how certain genes may influence the development of schizophrenia, a complex psychiatric condition that scientists have long struggled to make sense of and to treat. 

The findings, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, point toward possible causes...

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Why Life On Mars Would Seriously Mess With Your Sleep

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2016 | 12:30 PM

From a lack of air and drinking water to solar radiation, theoretical Mars pioneers face any number of potential obstacles to colonizing the red planet.

Now, scientists have found something else to add to the list: seriously messed-up biological clocks. 

One day on Mars -- which scientists...

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O que aconteceu quando passei a dormir uma hora a mais toda noite

(1) Comments | Posted January 25, 2016 | 4:24 PM

Este texto faz parte de uma série de dez artigos para os quais profissionais do HuffPost fizeram experiências para melhorar a saúde e reduzir o estresse no trabalho. Além disso, faz parte de nossa iniciativa “Trabalhe Bem”, de um mês de duração.

Dormir uma hora...

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This May Be Why Breakups Are Harder For Some People Than Others

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2016 | 11:33 AM

Breakin' up is hard to do -- but for some of us, it'is really hard.

So why do some people spend years agonizing over a failed romance, while others can simply sail onto the next relationship? Psychologists may now have an answer

As it turns out, the...

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これを知ればもっと眠りたくなる 寝てる間に脳がしている4つのこと

(1) Comments | Posted January 25, 2016 | 4:03 AM


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