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Science-based Suggestions for self-confidence

A recent study shows your perception of your own image has a profound effect on how you present yourself to the rest of the world. Those findings could be empowering since even small changes to your self-care routine can significantly boost your self-confidence. The study by researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Business found […]

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Obesity, depression have role in excessive daytime sleepiness

Obesity and depression — not only lack of sleep — are underlying causes for regular drowsiness, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They say the findings could lead to more personalized sleep medicine for those with excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). As much as 30 percent of the general population experiences EDS — daytime […]

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Diabetes, depression predict dementia risk in people with slowing minds

People with mild cognitive impairment are at higher risk of developing dementia if they have diabetes or psychiatric symptoms such as depression, finds a new review led by UCL researchers. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a state between normal ageing and dementia, where someone’s mind is functioning less well than would be expected for their […]

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Helping Someone With Mental Health Issues

There are many misconceptions about mental health issues. Some don’t realize that these often come about because of a problem within the brain. This happens when some of the chemicals needed for feeling good or for stable thinking are blocked. Bouts of depression are common when something bad or tragic happens, but the lingering depression […]

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Healthy Lifestyle Can Minimize Pregnancy Risk Factors

It’s every couple’s dream to start building a family of their own by having a healthy baby. Pregnancy appears to be a natural expectation from any healthy couple but in a world where lifestyles are always on the go, planning is necessary to make sure that everything goes well. Being a party animal, getting by […]

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Mental Health: Knowing When To Get Help

Some people can get so depressed or problematic that they even reach a point where they question their own sanity. Many people actually wonder if they have really “gone over the edge.” How about you? Try to answer these questions: Do you have feelings of sadness or irritability? Has there been a loss of interest […]

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How troubled marriage, depression history promote obesity

The double-whammy of marital hostility and a history of depression can increase the risk for obesity in adults by altering how the body processes high-fat foods, according to new research. In the study, men and women with a history of depression whose arguments with spouses were especially heated showed several potential metabolic problems after eating […]

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How physical exercise protects the brain from stress-induced depression

Physical exercise has many beneficial effects on human health, including the protection from stress-induced depression. However, until now the mechanisms that mediate this protective effect have been unknown. In a new study in mice, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show that exercise training induces changes in skeletal muscle that can purge the blood of […]

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Diabetes, Heart Disease, And Stroke Could Happen To You

Did you know that if you have diabetes you have a greater chance of dying from heart disease or stroke and it doesn’t make any difference if you are a woman or a man? One reason is high blood levels of sugar make the walls of your blood vessels thicker and cause them to lose […]

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Understanding Mental Health Issues

How would you feel when the whole world is crumbling down before you and the people whom you consider to show concern for you seem to be avoiding you or drifting away because of the unusual behavior you may have been exhibiting? The feeling of depression becomes more intense and you will just continue to […]

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