In addition to gastrointestinal issues, another trigger for my getting tested for gluten intolerance was my difficulty in staying focused. I had started to correlate eating wheat with a very significant drop in productivity during the day. Many said it was probably in my head (no pun intended), but research is finding otherwise. For someone with celiac disease, eating gluten may actually cause a drop in brain function similar to being drunk.
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The concepts of law and order, morality, justice, and ethics become painfully blurred when considerations of an understanding and acceptance of various aspects of neuroscientific research come into play. These considerations become even more baffling from both a criminal and civil justice perspective when we realize it is more than possible people behave in negative manners which they are capable of intellectually understanding may be undesirable and even illegal due to both genetic factors and environmental factors which may actually beyond their control.
As the obesity epidemic becomes more apparent the problem of food addiction has surfaced as a serious problem. The problem is so serious some interests have suggested that one of the most addicting high calorie foods, sugar, is actually a drug and should be regulated as if it is a drug. New research indicates nature and nurture play a role in food addiction.
The way we live our lives and see the world has dramatically changed due to social networking on Facebook. Facebook appears to also be offering a new way to share emotions with other people. In fact new research shows there is evidence of a massive emotional contagion occurring through social networks.
The drug culture is as widespread and as dangerous as ever. A favorite drug of abuse is MDMA, which is known on the streets as ecstasy or Molly. This synthetic, psychoactive drug is similar to both the stimulant amphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline. This drug is dangerous and can kill you, particularly in warm environments according to new research.
There is a lot of interest in the possibility of speeding up the intellectual development of kids by teaching them things when they are young. The potential to create unusually brilliant kids by starting them off in learning when they are very young is intriguing. New research says the benefits of early learning may be particularly beneficial when this occurs during adolescence at which time learning may help keep brain cells alive.
Sexual assault is a horrible crime and yet it is very common across the United States and worldwide. The potential for very serious physical and psychological damage from sexual assault is great. Researchers have recently come to the conclusion that repeat sexual assault victims are at an even higher risk for serious psychological harm than previously thought.
As we find ourselves spending more and more time in cyberspace on a myriad of new and exciting devices the problem of cyberbullying has emerged as a threat to our well being. It appears that cyberbullies have not been discriminating on the basis of financial well being when it comes to targeting their victims. The wealthy and poor alike are being victimized by cyberbullying.
Dementia can be a horrifying condition that undermines the well being of sufferers and loved ones alike. It often appears as if there is nothing that can be done to help people afflicted with dementia which generates feelings of hopelessness and helplessness among sufferers of the condition and caregivers. New research which shows that holistic exercise may help people with dementia offers a more positive assessment of the possibilities in dealing with this condition.
The economic situation in the United States has been unstable for a long time. This is causing an increase in emotional problems for those hit the hardest by financial hardships. In fact recent research has shown there is an association between home foreclosures and suicides.