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Is BPA (Bisphenol A) Toxic?

BPA is considered an endocrine disrupting chemical  (EDC), and is commonly found in plastic products, such as food packaging, beverage bottles, and toys. A growing number of studies have identified BPA as having detrimental effects on the body at low doses, especially during development. However, the conclusions of a recent large collaborative project that measured the effects of BPA called CLARITY (Consortium Linking Academic and Regulatory Insights on Toxicity of BPA) revealed, at first glance, quite the opposite.

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TDCS and Meditation: Can tDCS help you meditate?

Meditation can reverse the breakdown of brain circuits caused by chronic stress. Meditators report improved psychological wellbeing and decreased anxiety. However, meditation requires hours of dedicated training. People who try to learn meditation often give up because it can seem too demanding. Can applied electrical currents to the brain with tDCS make it easier to meditate? Can combined tDCS and meditation improve memory, concentration, and psychological wellbeing?

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The Brain and Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is characterized by emotional and somatic symptoms that recur monthly during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle (the part of the cycle immediately prior to menstruation). Symptoms can involve increased irritability, anger, depressed mood, anxiety, poor concentration, increased sensitivity to rejection, and feeling overwhelmed or out of control. This articles discusses five tips to reduce the mood symptoms associated with PMS/PMDD.

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