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Acupuncture and pregnancy

 Acupuncture and pregnancy Acupuncture that’s specific for depression may benefit some pregnant women with the mood disorder, suggests a new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology. In the 8-week study, depression-specific acupuncture—based on traditional Chinese medicine—outperformed traditional acupuncture and Swedish massage in reducing the severity of depression symptoms. The special …

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antidepressants and depression levels

Clearing Up the Confusion Over Antidepressants’ EffectivenessA recent study examining how well antidepressants work has stirred debate and raised more than a few questions. It concludes that, whereas antidepressant medications substantially benefit people with severe depression, they appear to have little or no effect over placebo in people with mild …

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Depression and Migraine May Share somthing

Depression and Migraine May Share a Genetic ComponentIt’s not surprising that some people with depression experience migraine headaches. In fact, research shows that people with depression are 3 times more likely to experience migraine; and four times more likely to experience migraine with aura, headache preceded by visual disturbances such …

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depressed women,weight loss?

Depressed Women Can Lose Weight If you are overweight, don’t let depression stop you from participating in a weight loss program to help you shed pounds. A recent study published in the journal Behavioral Medicine reveals that women with major depression are no less likely than women without the disorder …

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Do you feel preoccupied with the Internet?

Excessive Internet Use Linked to DepressionPeople who spend a lot of time surfing the Internet are more likely to suffer depressive symptoms, according to a British study. These users report more symptoms on the Beck depression inventory, a questionnaire that gauges emotional and physical aspects, such as hopelessness, irritability, feelings …

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adolescents do not need as much sleep as pre-adolescents,

Earlier Bedtimes May Help Protect Teens Against Depression and Suicidal thoughtsIf you have a teenager at home, here’s another reason to get him or her to bed at a decent hour. New research published in the journal Sleep has found that teens with set bedtimes of midnight or later are …

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Pregnant women suffering from depression

Depression Poses Dilemma for Pregnant Women Pregnant women suffering from depression face a dilemma: take an antidepressant that might pose a risk to the fetus or battle through the depressive symptoms that could harm the baby in other ways? To help women in this predicament decide on a course of …

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Teens With Suicidal Thoughts

Family Therapy Helps Teens With Suicidal ThoughtsYoung adults suffering with suicidal thoughts and depression had stronger and faster reduction of their symptoms when treated with attachment-based family therapy than with usual care, according to a new study. Teens with severe suicidal thinking who participated in the family therapy were at …

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vitamin D is nessecery for calcium absorbtion

Low Vitamin D Linked to Heart Failure DeathsStudy Also Shows Higher Risk of Hospitalization for Heart Failure Patients With Low Vitamin D LevelsAug. 31, 2010 (Stockholm, Sweden) — Low vitamin D levels are associated with a higher risk of death and hospitalization in people with heart failure, researchers report. The …

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Vitamin E is usful for silent liver disease

Vitamin E Provides New Hope for Patients With ‘Silent’ Liver DiseaseScienceDaily (May 3, 2010) — A daily dose of a specific form of vitamin E significantly improved the liver disease, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to a study funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) …

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