The families in this town have welcomed the mentally ill into their homes for the last 700 years.

At first glance, Geel seems like any other quaint farming village in the Belgian countryside. There's a cute market square with plazas and cafes that feels fresh out of 1627, and plenty of delightfully eccentric townsfolk strolling through the streets. Geel (pronounced like "Hyale," kind of) could be just about any town in the province of Antwerp More...

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By admin On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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OB-GYNs Issue Major New Recommendations On Cord Clamping

More and more research has said there are benefits to keeping the umbilical cord attached for several minutes after childbirth a practice known as “delayed cord clamping.” But the American College More...

By admin On Sunday, August 20th, 2017
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Youre Going To Want To Take This Scarily Accurate Personality Test ASAP

I'll be honest and say that most of the time I think tests like this are prettyfull of crap. How can what I see in a picture say anything about my personality other than that statement makes me sound cynical and More...

By admin On Sunday, August 20th, 2017
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Researchers Claim To Have Found A ‘Happiness’ Gene

According to a new study, published in the Journal of Happiness Studies, people who rate themselves as the happiest are more likely to share a certain gene. Researchers claim that this holds true for countries More...

By admin On Saturday, August 19th, 2017
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Explainer: What Is The “Flesh-Eating” Disease Thats Spreading Across Syria?

As if years of war, terrorism and oppression werent harrowing enough for the people of Syria, the country is experiencing an epidemic of a so-called flesh-eating disease. Outbreaks of the disease, known as leishmaniasis, More...

By admin On Saturday, August 19th, 2017
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Most Vitamins Are Useless, But Here Are The Ones You Should Take

It seems like simple, obvious advice: Eat your vegetables, get some exercise, and of course take your vitamins. Or not. Decades of research has failed to find any substantial evidence that vitamins and supplements More...

By admin On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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What it’s like to live with depression, as told through 10 comic panels.

Living with depression looks very different for different people. But we should be talking about how depression feels and looks more often because, as national mental health groups report, major depressive disorder More...

By admin On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Protein Found In Breast Milk Could Fight Antiobiotic Resistant Bacteria

There have been repeated warnings on the overuse of antibiotics and the development of bacteria that are resistant to all known antimicrobial drugs. The problem is so big that some have even suggested that we are More...

By admin On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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How a simple blood test could improve life for more than half of depression patients.

If you've tried antidepressants to treat your depression, you probably already know this, but finding the right one can be a trial. There are many different antidepressants out there today, and each works differently. More...

By admin On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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The UK Wants To Blacklist Homeopathy

Ministers in the U.K. are considering banning homeopathy from the treatments that can be prescribed by doctorsworking for the National Health Service (NHS). At the moment, the NHS spends 4 million ($6 million) More...

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