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How Our Brain Gets Us Motivated

An ingenious way of lighting up brain networks shows researchers what prompts us to act and offers a clue to depression.

Why Teenage Fear Lingers

Problems with anxiety often show up in adolescence. A study shows why, and why it’s hard for teens to calm down.

Too Much Java Linked to Glaucoma Risk

Three or more cups of coffee a day significantly raises your risk for developing a form of glaucoma.

Ketamine Research Leads to the First New Depression Drugs in Decades

Ketamine is a pediatric anesthetic, a club drug, and the most promising antidepressant in decades.

The New OxyContin Spurs Heroin Use

Abuse of Rush Limbaugh’s favorite painkiller prompted a reformulation. Unfortunately, that prompted heroin use.

The Complicated Relationship between Alcohol and Anxiety

Alcohol addiction may rewire the brain so that it can’t rebound from stress. PTSD suffers may want to take note.

Let it Shine: New Window Coating Lets in More Light

An experimental window coating lets in more light at the blue end of the spectrum. This shift could improve health in a number of ways.

60, 70 or 80: It’s Not Too Late to Stop Smoking

Quitting smoking lowers one’s mortality risk, even for smokers in their 60s, 70s, and 80s.

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