Shayla Love

Shayla Love is a staff writer at Tonic.

This Week in Science

More People Are Feeling Despair and it Might Be Killing Us

A study of over 18,000 Americans found that despair increases in your 30s and could be leading to an increase of "deaths of despair."
Shayla Love
3 days ago
Weed

Cannabis Users Might Need More Anesthesia in Medical Procedures

They needed 14 percent more fentanyl and 220.5 percent more propofol during procedures like endoscopies or colonoscopies.
Shayla Love
4.15.19
This Week in Science

The Sugar High Might Be a Myth

That afternoon treat might not improve your mood, and could make you more tired within the first hour of eating it.
Shayla Love
4.12.19
microbiome

A Look at the Trillions of Microorganisms That Live in and on You

Scientists are continuing to learn what the microbiome does for our health, and how certain diseases and disorders are associated with changes in your microbes.
Shayla Love
4.11.19
This Week in Science

What a Keto Diet Cheat Meal Might Do to Your Body

After a week of eating low-carb and high-fat, reintroducing carbs to the diet might negatively affect your blood vessels.
Shayla Love
4.5.19
Fighting Words

The Idea of 'Manifesting' Your Future May Be Bad for Mental Health

The Law of Attraction says thoughts eventually become reality. That's an anxious person's worst nightmare.
Shayla Love
4.4.19
mind

The Power of the Nocebo Effect

Nocebo is the evil twin of the placebo effect—and my constant companion. I set out to find out what it is, and how I could learn to harness the more positive effects of medical mind games.
Shayla Love
3.27.19
This Week in Science

Watch These Bears Mimic Each Other’s Facial Expressions

This week in science: sharing a womb with a twin brother could affect women's behavior, humans might be able to detect the Earth's magnetic field, and these bears do something we didn’t know bears could do.
Shayla Love
3.22.19
mental health

Inside The Fragmented Minds of People With Dissociative Identity Disorder

The condition was formerly known as “multiple personality disorder,” and the medical field is still in disagreement on whether it is real. But does ‘real’ matter when a diagnosis can help?
Shayla Love
3.18.19
This Week in Science

Giving Parents Therapy Can Help Their Anxious Children

This week in science: a new approach to brain stimulation for hard-to-treat depression, and how parents could inadvertently be encouraging their kid's anxiety.
Shayla Love
3.15.19
This Week in Science

Your Choices Can Be Seen in Your Brain Before You’re Conscious of Them

This week in science: taking nutritional supplements can't prevent depression, a video of a droplet doing something you've never seen water do, and researchers predicted people’s choices before they made them.
Shayla Love
3.8.19
mental health

The Many Obsessions That Can Haunt a Person with OCD

An intimate look at seven lesser-known types of OCD that are darker, harder to talk about, and can remain undiagnosed for years.
Shayla Love
3.7.19
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