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March 12, 2014

 

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How Does Prozac Work Anyway?

No doubt, you've heard of the anti-depressant Prozac. But do you know how it works? That's okay. Science is still trying to figure it out too.

November 25, 2010

 

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Myth: Turkey Makes You Sleepy On Thanksgiving

Do you get sleepy on Thanksgiving and blame the turkey? Well, you're wrong to do so!

November 16, 2009

 

A yummy chocolate cake

Food And Mood

Why do some doctors give antidepressants, but not diet pills, to overweight patients?

January 22, 2007

 

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High on Dopamine

Come on, get happy! How does your brain produce those feelings of excitement?

January 20, 2006

 

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The Creature with the Extra Brain in Its Gut

It would probably make a pretty cheesy horror movie, but the thing is, it's true. In fact, that creature with the extra brain is you.

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