Mental Health

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Informed consent: women need to know about the link between the pill and depression

The introduction of the contraceptive pill in the 1960s was a major milestone for female empowerment. It allowed women to separate sex from procreation, and...
An easy way to beat stress

An easy way to beat stress and build a healthier life

Ten minutes of conscious breathing every day can transform your ‘fight or flight’ reactions. Here’s what to do. Stress is something that we can’t entirely...
Eating disorders What to watch for

Eating disorders: What to watch for

When I was a teenager, during the long winter month of February, I would often look forward to the warm weather and getting back...
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How air pollution clouds mental health

There is little debate over the link between air pollution and the human respiratory system: Research shows that dirty air can impair breathing and...
Can 8 servings of fruits and veggies improve your mental health?

Can 8 servings of fruits and veggies improve your mental health?

A study of 12,000 people found that those who started eating more fruits and vegetables felt much happier. Happiness benefits were detected for each extra...
Using cognitive behavioral therapy to treat teen OCD

Using cognitive behavioral therapy to treat teen OCD

Most people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) — between 1 and 3 percent of the U.S. adult population — are diagnosed by the time they...
Depression can hurt your heart as much as obesity

Depression can hurt your heart as much as obesity

According to the World Health Organization WHO, 350 million people worldwide are affected by depression. But the mental state is not all that is affected:...
How anxiety affects your bone health

How anxiety affects your bone health

Anxiety has already been shown to take its toll on the human body in many ways, including increased risk for heart disease and gastrointestinal...
Twice weekly yoga classes plus home practice effective in reducing symptoms of depression

Twice weekly yoga classes plus home practice effective in reducing symptoms of depression

People who suffer from depression should participate in yoga and deep (coherent) breathing classes at least twice weekly plus practice at home to receive...
5 ways to stay sharp and focused: Mental health tips for people with diabetes

5 ways to stay sharp and focused: Mental health tips for people with diabetes

The American Association of Diabetes Educators offers 5 key strategies for people with diabetes to make sure that they stay focused and mentally healthy. “Due...