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Sleep Style Linked To Double Depression Risk

Depression - 9 hours 58 min ago

The effect runs through families, with those starting to dream within 60 minutes of falling asleep twice as likely to experience depression. "This is the first physiological marker that predicts the onset of depression even in someone who has never had the illness.

Categories: Depression

A.A. Meetings

Alcoholism - 11 hours 5 min ago

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. There are no dues or fees for AA membership.

Categories: Alcoholism

A new test could work out whether your anxiety would respond best to therapy or medication

Anxiety - 11 hours 51 min ago

Will this type of therapy help? Will these pills do anything? Might as well try it out and see what happens. A new test could take the guesswork out of treating anxiety, meaning we'd be able to get the right help more quickly.

Ketamine reduces suicidal thoughts in depression patients

Depression - 12 hours 17 min ago

Washington D.C. , Dec. 15 : A low dose of ketamine, an anaesthetic drug which is more effective than a commonly used sedative, may be significantly effective for reducing suicidal thoughts in patients with depression, a study has recently revealed. Columbia University Medical Center researchers found that ketamine's anti-suicidal effects occurred within hours after its administration.

Categories: Depression

6 Ways to Deal with Panic Attacks

Drug Addiction - Scientific American - 13 hours 31 min ago
Your heart races, you feel lightheaded, your sweat glands work overtime—is this the end? Nope, it's a panic attack.  The Savvy Psychologist has 6 ways to fight this disabling disorder

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Categories: , Addiction

Fired Indian tech workers turn to chatbots for counseling

Mental Health - 15 hours 50 min ago

For months Lovkesh Joshi was quietly terrified of losing his job as a manager at a top Indian tech services company. Clients were cutting their budgets, prompting his bosses to fire dozens of colleagues.

Ben Affleck continuing treatment for alcohol addiction

Alcoholism - 15 hours 54 min ago

A source close to the actor told usmagazine.com that "Ben's main priorities have never wavered" and that "he's focused on his family and spending time with Lindsay ". "Dealing with this disease is something he will have to work on for the rest of his life and he remains focused on it," the source added.

Categories: Alcoholism

Rwanda becomes second country in Africa to ban shisha smoking

Smoking - 16 hours 42 min ago

Rwanda has banned smoking of water-pipe tobacco, popularly known as shisha following Tanzania's lead. Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli imposed the ban in July last year, making the East African country the first to outlaw the practice on the continent.

Categories: Smoking

Top 10 tips to quit smoking

Smoking - 16 hours 42 min ago

Do you want to breathe easier? Be around longer for your family? Save money? Whatever gets you fired up, write it down. A strong reason can get you started.

Categories: Smoking

Tobacco: Reduction in smoking rates is a good sign

Smoking - 16 hours 42 min ago

Mountain State residents are tired of being told, year after year, they are among the unhealthiest folks in the country. The factors used in creating such reports are often politically motivated, and incomplete indicators of health.

Categories: Smoking

Dubious WND Doc Does Armchair Exams of Politicians

Mental Health - 18 hours 17 min ago

Dubious WorldNetDaily doc Elizabeth Lee Vliet devoted a Nov. 6 column to concern-trolling over the health of politicians she doesn't like: As Democrats parade the opinions of various psychiatric and psychological TV "experts," claiming that President Trump is "mentally ill" and unfit for office, I was recently asked: "Should Congress and political candidates release medical records to run for or hold political office?" And "Is it even ethical for psychiatrists and psychologists to be on TV claiming the president is mentally ill, or has a personality disorder, if they have not examined the patient?" These questions became even more relevant with the recent revelation that Grubbs Pharmacy on Capitol Hill delivers prescriptions almost daily to members of Congress and their staff, some of which are medicines for serious illnesses like Alzheimer's dementia.

Griffin Faculty Physicians in Derby among grant recipients

Preventive Medicine - 18 hours 55 min ago

Griffin Faculty Physicians was among six health care organizations recently awarded grants from the American College of Preventive Medicine to help fight type 2 diabetes, Groups receiving a grant "will develop and test new models to increase prediabetes awareness and screening, testing, and referral of patients with prediabetes to diabetes prevention programs recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ," according to a release. "The work will include referral models focused specifically on populations covered by Medicare as the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program is scheduled to become a covered benefit starting April 1, 2018."

School of Design to Stop Offering Credits for Standing Outside the Design Building Smoking Cigarettes

Smoking - 19 hours 36 sec ago

This past Wednesday, the School of Design announced a sweeping change to the current curriculum. The new curriculum will take effect for Architecture and Design students beginning enrollment in Fall of 2018.

Categories: Smoking

Smoking on screen: Fundamental changes apply as time goes by

Smoking - 19 hours 37 sec ago

Humphrey Bogart filmed a lot of iconic smoking scenes in a lot of iconic movies. Sitting in a darkened Rick's CafA© in "Casablanca," a cigarette in one hand and a glass of liquor in the other: "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."

Categories: Smoking

Tourists dodge Thailand beach smoking ban

Smoking - 19 hours 38 sec ago

LAST week, Thailand began enforcing its smoking ban at some of its most popular beaches but it seems that not many tourists are happy with the new ruling. In a move to preserve its pristine environment, the Department of Marine and Coastal resources began prohibiting tourists from lighting up in Dongtan beach, Pattaya, as the first beach among 24 beaches in 15 provinces.

Categories: Smoking

Women happier after age 85 once spouse dies, psychiatrists say

Depression - 19 hours 35 min ago

Marriage is supposed to lead to happily ever after , right? A new report reveals women over 85 are actually happier after their partner dies. The Health Survey for England recently conducted a study to monitor trends in the nation's health.

Categories: Depression

How to give up smoking: Top tips to help with your New Year's...

Smoking - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 00:55

One good reason to quit is for your health. Smoking could be making it hard for you to breathe and make you cough.

Categories: Smoking

Study: U.S. teens prefer pot and vaping to smoking, drinking and drug abuse

Smoking - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 00:55

Vaping appears to have replaced cigarettes as the primary nicotine delivery device for teens. At least 19 percent of high school seniors said they vaped nicotine in the last year, along with 16 percent of sophomores and 8 percent of eighth-graders.

Categories: Smoking

One Percent of NJ Tobacco Tax Revenue Will Go to Anti-Smoking Initiatives

Smoking - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 00:55

Gov. Chris Christie on Friday approved legislation to divert one percent of all tax revenue from sales of cigarettes and other tobacco products to the State Department of Health to fund programs to combat use. That appropriation will generate between $6 and $7 million more per year for anti-smoking initiatives, according to an analysis by the state Office of Legislative Services.

Categories: Smoking

ADHD medication could cause birth defects

ADHD News - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 00:55

ADHD medication could cause birth defects: Pregnant women who take Ritalin have 28% higher risk of babies with heart deformities, study finds Medication commonly used to treat ADHD could increase the risk of heart defects in infants, according to a new study. The research, published today in JAMA Psychiatry, found that those exposed to methylphenidate drugs like Ritalin and Concerta during their first trimester were 28 percent more likely to give birth to a child with a congenital heart defect.

Categories: ADHD

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