Depression Is A Monster But Don’t Fear it

NISIAN HUGHES VIA GETTY IMAGES One of the earliest films I can really remember is Alien. I loved it. I still do today. I grew up in the green and grey countryside of the shady north, where raindrops pattered out the blues in summer, and the snow wiped everything clean in winter. Roaring fires, brothers…

Depression Rates Are Climbing In Teenagers And Young Adults

Here’s why, plus what you can do about it. Daria Nepriakhina / Unsplash Depression is the most common mental illness in the U.S., and it seems that unfortunate fact extends to teens and young adults as well. New research published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday found that the rate of depression is increasing among…

‘Anger shouldn’t drive policy’: George W. Bush has some advice for the Trump administration

  Former President George W. Bush reflected on the presidential election Tuesday and cautioned against anger influencing political policy, CNN reported. Speaking in Dallas, Bush acknowledged that economic anxiety and voters who were “sick and tired of the status quo” pushed President-elect Donald Trump to victory — though Bush did not mention Trump by name.…

Exclusive: Billionaire green activist Steyer vows to battle Trump, says money not an issue

Investor, philanthropist and environmentalist Tom Steyer speaks at the Center for American Progress’ 2014 Making Progress Policy Conference in Washington November 19, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron BOSTON (Reuters) – Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, who has spent more than $140 million on fighting climate change, said on Tuesday he will spend whatever it takes to fight…

US army and CIA may be guilty of war crimes in Afghanistan, says ICC

Prosecutors to decide ‘imminently’ whether to investigate reports that detainees were tortured in Afghanistan and elsewhere A US Marine in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in 2012. Photograph: Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images US armed forces and the CIA may have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afghanistan, the international criminal court’s chief prosecutor has said in a…

Protein linked to Parkinson’s travels from gut to brain

Study in mice traces path of alpha-synuclein SEE-THROUGH VIEW  Using a method that rendered tissue translucent, researchers were able to see alpha-synuclein clumps (green) in the gut of a mouse intermingled with nerve cells (red) and astrocytes (white). Cell nuclei are blue.     COLLIN CHALLIS, GRADINARU GROUP/CALTECH SAN DIEGO — Over the course of months,…