Elana Glowatz

Hormone Could Cure Autism’s Attention, Social Dysfunction

Could a hormone our bodies naturally produce hold the key for reversing autism? It’s a question raised in recent years, as scientists have delved deeper into how oxytocin works, and new research takes a step toward an affirmative answer. Mount Sinai Hospital scientists published a study in the journal eLife that says oxytocin treatments “boosted social…

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Are You In Shape Or Just Thin?

Being thin and being in shape are not the same thing, as evidenced by our slender friends who never get off the couch, and conversely, by every single overweight athlete. Although our weights and where we fall on the body mass index — a measurement of our total body fat based on our height and weight…

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Am I Selfish, a Sociopath, or a Narcissist?

Everybody’s personality falls somewhere on a spectrum — how outgoing or introverted we are, the number of neurotic quirks we have, or our degree of optimism versus pessimism, for example. Our level of selfishness also falls on a spectrum, with a healthy dose of self-centeredness on one end and extreme personality disorder on the other. The…

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How Much Ibuprofen Is Too Much in One Day?

Your browser does not support the video tag. Analysis: Strong Prescription Painkillers Increasingly Deadly Sometimes when our heads hurt, or any other body part for that matter, a couple of ibuprofens don’t seem like enough. Taking too much of the over-the-counter painkiller, however, could be dangerous. There are limits to what the body can tolerate. Both…

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