Christopher Wanjek is the author of the health books "Bad Medicine" and "Food At Work" and the novel "Hey, Einstein!" (www.amazon.com/Hey-Einstein-novel-nature-nurture/dp/0615650503) a comical nature-versus-nurture tale about raising clones of Albert Einstein in less-than-ideal settings. His column, Bad Medicine, appears regularly on LiveScience.
A woman's garbled text message to her son turned out to be a sign that she was having a stroke. This is the fourth incident now reported of someone with a stroke having "dystextia," researchers say.
Feelings of disappointment are caused by a rare type of brain signaling, new research shows. Two neurotransmitters are released by the same neurons, and their ratio is what determines whether you feel a bit discouraged or totally downhearted.