Jon Hamilton http://krvs.org en Bingeing On Bad News Can Fuel Daily Stress http://krvs.org/post/binging-bad-news-can-fuel-daily-stress If you're feeling stressed these days, the news media may be partly to blame.<p>At least that's the suggestion of <a href="http://www.rwjf.org/en/research-publications/find-rwjf-research/2014/07/the-burden-of-stress-in-america.html">a national survey </a>conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health.<p>The survey of more than 2,500 Americans found that about 1 in 4 said they had experienced a "great deal" of stress in the previous month. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 07:27:00 +0000 Jon Hamilton 51043 at http://krvs.org Bingeing On Bad News Can Fuel Daily Stress Bursts Of Light Create Memories, Then Take Them Away http://krvs.org/post/bursts-light-create-memories-then-take-them-away You can't just open up a living brain and see the memories inside.<p>So Roberto Malinow, a brain scientist at the University of California, San Diego, has spent years trying to find other ways to understand how memories are made and lost. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:59:00 +0000 Jon Hamilton 48680 at http://krvs.org Bursts Of Light Create Memories, Then Take Them Away Pregnancy Hormone May Reduce Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms http://krvs.org/post/pregnancy-hormone-may-reduce-multiple-sclerosis-symptoms For decades, women with multiple sclerosis have noticed that they tend to do better while they are pregnant. That has led to an experimental drug for the disease that's based on a hormone associated with pregnancy.<p>The hormone is a form of estrogen called estriol. It's abundant in a woman's body only when she is pregnant. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 07:33:00 +0000 Jon Hamilton 48604 at http://krvs.org Pregnancy Hormone May Reduce Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders http://krvs.org/post/military-plans-test-brain-implants-fight-mental-disorders The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is launching a $70 million program to help military personnel with psychiatric disorders using electronic devices implanted in the brain.<p>The goal of the five-year program is to develop new ways of treating problems including depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, all of which are common among service members who fought in Iraq or Afghanistan.<p>"We've seen far too many times where military personnel have neuropsychiatric disorders and there's very few options," says <a href="http://www.darpa.mil/Our_Work/BTO/Personnel Tue, 27 May 2014 06:08:00 +0000 Jon Hamilton 48199 at http://krvs.org Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders NOAA Predicts Relatively Quiet Atlantic Hurricane Season http://krvs.org/post/noaa-predicts-relatively-quiet-atlantic-hurricane-season Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. Optimism and hurricanes are not words we usually utter together, but the Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1st, and today government forecasters offered some cautious optimism. They are expecting a relatively quiet year. Here's NPR's Jon Hamilton.<p>JON HAMILTON, BYLINE: Officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued this year's hurricane outlook from New York City's Office of Emergency Management. Thu, 22 May 2014 20:21:00 +0000 Jon Hamilton 47979 at http://krvs.org