US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy delivers remarks at a Clean Power Plan event at the White House in Washington, DC, August 3, 2015. President Barack Obama described climate change as one of the key challenges of our time Monday as he announced the first ever limits on US power plant emissions. As a step to try to adapt, Obama announced power plant owners must cut carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

What A Surgeon General Learned From The Opioid Crisis Could Help Fight Loneliness

During his tenure as surgeon general, Vivek Murthy was known for his work battling the nation's opioid crisis, including issuing a 400-page report on addiction and mailing letters to doctors imploring...
11/10/2017 8:01 AM IST
A demonstrator wears an American flag themed hat and a campaign scarf during the 'Pittsburgh Not Paris' rally in front of The White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The Fairfax County Republican Committee and the Republican Party of Virginia sponsored the event in which hundreds gather to show support for U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Less Healthy Americans Were More Likely To Vote Trump, Research Finds

Parts of the U.S. where gains in life expectancy during recent decades fell below the national average were also areas where Donald Trump was more likely to outperform Hillary Clinton in the 2016 pres...
29/09/2017 12:48 PM IST
An undated image of the human brain taken through scanning technology. The scan shows a person responding to a visual scene, with the imaging technology measuring increases in blood flow to a certain region of the brain. Neuroscientists use functional magnetic resonance imaging techniques -- in which a person's head is put in a machine like a giant magnet -- to gaze deep within the brain to view neural regions that monitor behavior and regulate emotions. It is a young field, but one that ultimately could have as dramatic an impact on the legal system as DNA testing, said Michael Gazzaniga, the director of a new project to study the implications of neuroscience for the U.S. judicial system. TO MATCH FEATURE USA-LAW/BRAIN. REUTERS/Sage Center for the Study of the Mind, University of California, Santa Barbara/Handout (UNITED STATES). EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

The Brains Of Psychopaths May Be Wired Differently Than Yours Or Mine

What drives psychopaths to commit violent crimes or immoral actions could have a lot to do with how their brains are wired to make decisions, a new study finds. Traditionally, scientists have seen psy...
06/07/2017 9:41 AM IST

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