Mental Health

Cannabis shows potential for treating PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a psychiatric condition linked to surviving or witnessing a traumatic life event, will affect around one in 10 Canadians at...

A yoga class could help reduce depression, anxiety

Scientific studies already support yoga practice as a means to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. In a new study, researchers found evidence that yoga...

Scientists confirm link between inflammation and mental sluggishness

In a new study, researchers have uncovered a possible explanation for the mental sluggishness that often accompanies illness. The research was conducted by scientists at...

Heart attack survivors who develop PTSD don’t always take heart meds

Experiencing a heart attack may be so terrifying that it triggers post-traumatic stress disorder, and those who develop PTSD have twice the risk of...

Kids with heart rhythm problems more likely to have ADHD, anxiety and depression

Children and teens with abnormal heart rhythms are more likely to have depression, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, according to...

Your diet can put you at risk of depression

In a new study, researchers found that depression is linked to nutrition in middle-aged and older Canadian people. They found that lower intakes of fruits...

For women’s sake, let’s screen for depression as part of the new heart health...

The latest government statistics, released last week, show that from 2001-2016, the rate of cardiac events (heart attacks or unstable angina) fell by more...

Deep sleep could help ease your anxiety

In a new study, researchers found that while a full night of deep sleep stabilizes emotions, a sleepless one can trigger up to a...

How to spot a psychopath

Millions recently flocked to the cinema to watch Joker, the origin story of Batman's notorious nemesis. Many have commented that the film is a portrait...

These two social media behaviors linked to anxiety disorder

In a new study, researchers found that two social media behaviors — comparing oneself to others who are better off, and posting while drinking...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...