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'I have to fix myself:' Chrissy Teigen's speaks candidly about alcohol consumption

Alcoholism - 4 hours 6 min ago

Model and television personality Chrissy Teigen spoke candidly about her decision to cut down on her drinking in a new interview with Cosmopolitan magazine, saying, "I was, point blank just drinking too much." "Nobody really brought it up to me," she added, but told the magazine that she cannot "just have one drink."

Categories: Alcoholism

Depressed but can't see a therapist? This chatbot could help

Anxiety - 5 hours 34 min ago

Pamela Fox, Woebot's chief technology officer, center, talks to Alison Darcy, Woebot's founder and chief executive, at the offices of the start-up in San Francisco. Pamela Fox, Woebot's chief technology officer, center, talks to Alison Darcy, Woebot's founder and chief executive, at the offices of the start-up in San Francisco.

Depressed but can't see a therapist? This chatbot could help

Mental Health - 6 hours 16 min ago

Pamela Fox, Woebot's chief technology officer, center, talks to Alison Darcy, Woebot's founder and chief executive, at the offices of the start-up in San Francisco. Pamela Fox, Woebot's chief technology officer, center, talks to Alison Darcy, Woebot's founder and chief executive, at the offices of the start-up in San Francisco.

Is Medicaid Helping Fuel the Opioid Crisis?

Alcoholism - 8 hours 31 min ago

According to Express Scripts , which is a large manager of pharmacy benefit plans including Medicaid, "Medicaid members are 10 times more likely to suffer from addiction and substance abuse than the general population." Unfortunately Express Scripts doesn't give a source for this statistic and it doesn't appear in the full text of their report .

Categories: Alcoholism

Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert and Rachel McAdams appear in the 2004 film,

Depression - 9 hours 26 min ago

Although high school students may think popularity is of the utmost importance, a new study found that it may not lead to long-term happiness. What mattered more, according to the study published in the journal Child Development, is whether the teens had close friendships they maintained over time.

Categories: Depression

High doses of vitamin B can raise lung cancer risk for male smokers

Smoking - 12 hours 7 min ago

Those taking more than 20mg per day of vitamin B6 over the same time period tripled their chances of being diagnosed with lung cancer. Scientists looked at data on more than 77,000 participants in the Vital study, a major US investigation of the impact of vitamin and mineral supplements on cancer risk.

Categories: Smoking

Wine / When to let that bottle go

Alcoholism - 12 hours 51 min ago

"To partially emulate Con the Fruiterer, three days I reckon is the most you can keep opened table winesa At that point, the better alternative to drinking the stuff is to use it as a [] DRINKING alone is a warning sign of alcoholism according to Karen Frazier in a web article entitled "Ten Warning Signs of Alcoholism" . I like to have a glass of wine with dinner and I live alone.

Categories: Alcoholism

Bipolar Disorder Therapeutics Market - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2023

Depression - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 22:16

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental disorder that could lead to periods of depression and elevated mood. The treatment of bipolar disorder includes psychotherapy as well as medications such as mood stabilizers and antipsychotics.

Categories: Depression

B.C. Ferries outlawing smoking

Smoking - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 21:33

B.C. Ferries leave Horseshoe Bay in spectacular clear weather in West Vancouver on April 23, 2013. The days of taking a smoke break on the outdoor deck of a B.C. ferry will soon be over.

Categories: Smoking

Doctors must help remedy opioid crisis in Canada, CMA meeting told

Chronic Pain - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 20:51

Canada's opioid epidemic isn't a single crisis but a complex set of overlapping crises that will take multiple strategies to solve, a panel of experts told the annual meeting of the Canadian Medical Association on Tuesday. "This is a crisis for Canada and every community is going to have to deal with it," Dr. David Milne, a Calgary-based anesthetist told about 1,200 delegates attending the CMA meeting in Quebec City.

Categories: Chronic Pain

BC Ferries to ban smoking, staying in cars on closed decks

Smoking - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 19:17

BC Ferries says they will no longer allow passengers to remain in their vehicles on closed decks during sailings as of October to comply with Transport Canada rules. In a release, BC Ferries says the smoking ban came from provincial regulations that increased no-smoking buffer zones from three metres to six metres around any "doorway, intake or open window" to a public space or workplace.

Categories: Smoking

Using Denial Effectively

Anxiety - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 19:17

A number of years ago, a patient of mine was diagnosed with lung cancer. A metastatic work up revealed a small mass in his liver that had the radiographic appearance of a benign liver cyst.

Critical Review: Supernus Pharmaceuticals

ADHD News - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 19:17

Supernus Pharmaceuticals and Rockwell Medical are both medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations. 92.8% of Supernus Pharmaceuticals shares are owned by institutional investors.

Categories: ADHD

Rescuing Teens from Smartphone Enslavement

Depression - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 17:34

Imagine the best memories of your youth. Now imagine all of them replaced by a screen.

Categories: Depression

High doses of vitamin B tied to lung cancer risk, study says

Smoking - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 16:51

Men who took high doses of vitamin B6 and B12 supplements had a higher risk of lung cancer, and the association was highest among current smokers, according to a study published Tuesday. The study found a 30% to 40% increased risk of lung cancer among men taking these vitamins from individual supplements -- not from multivitamins or diet alone.

Categories: Smoking

Delusion-proneness displays comorbidity with traits of autistic-spectrum disorders and ADHD.

ADHD News - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 14:28

There is an increasing body of evidence suggesting a significant comorbidity between psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or autism-spectrum disorders . Recently, research on psychosis-proneness in otherwise healthy individuals has been a promising way to better understand the mechanisms underlying psychosis.

Categories: ADHD

Meditation's Soothing Effects

Anxiety - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 14:28

According to the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, there's evidence that practicing meditation may have a positive effect on certain medical conditions, like helping to lower blood pressure and easing symptoms of anxiety and depression, irritable bowel syndrome and insomnia. You don't need a dedicated space or a lot of time to try meditation.

Study suggests serotonin may worsen tinnitus

Depression - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:57

VIDEO: Laurence Trussell, Ph.D., uses an application on his smart phone to describe the constant sound of buzzing experienced with his own case of tinnitus. view Millions of people suffer from the constant sensation of ringing or buzzing in the ears known as tinnitus, creating constant irritation for some and severe anxiety for others.

Categories: Depression

How to quit smoking, according to scientists

Smoking - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:03

In July, the FDA came out with plans to limit the amount of nicotine in cigarettes, with the aim of not making them addictive. The news sent tobacco stocks falling .

Categories: Smoking

Smokers Hospitalized for Heart Attacks Often Don't Get Cessation Drugs

Smoking - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:03

Few smokers hospitalized for heart attacks and other serious complications of cardiac disease get medication to help them quit smoking, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data on almost 37,000 smokers hospitalized with heart disease and found only about 8,300, or 23%, received a prescription for a smoking-cessation aid during their hospital stay.

Categories: Smoking

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