Study Paints Somber Picture of U.S. Mental Health Status and Access to Care. Researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center analyzed a federal health information database and concluded that 3.4 percent of the U.S. population (more than 8.3 million) adult Americans suffer from serious psychological distress, or SPD.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which conducts the National Health Interview Survey on which the research is based, SPD combines feelings of sadness, worthlessness, and restlessness that are hazardous enough to impair people's physical well-being. Previous survey estimates had put the number of Americans suffering from SPD at 3 percent or less. The Capability Approach (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) The promise and peril of DIY electrical brain stimulation.
The last 15 years have seen a resurgence of interest among medical researchers in transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS.
It’s a mild form of brain stimulation that uses a direct, constant, low current delivered to the brain via electrodes—typically placed at both sides of the forehead to stimulate the prefrontal cortex. Some studies suggest this stimulation can help alleviate depression, offering a potential alternative for patients who want to avoid medication and the more severe electroconvulsive therapy. Moderate screen use 'boosts teen wellbeing' Image copyright Thinkstock A study of screen time and mental wellbeing among teenagers has suggested moderate use of devices may be beneficial in a connected world.
The researchers collected self-reported data from 120,000 English 15-year-olds about their digital device habits. They found a "Goldilocks effect" where a few hours of device-use seemed to boost mental wellbeing. One developmental psychologist welcomed the paper but said there was still room for more study. "Moderate engagement in digital activities is not harmful," notes the paper, published today in the journal Psychological Science. In addition, the first hour or two of screen time was actually associated with an increase in mental wellbeing for those using computers, smartphones, video games and watching TV or films. The 10 commandments of cancer prevention. About one of every three Americans will develop some form of malignancy during his or her lifetime.
This year alone, about 1,437,000 new cases will be diagnosed, and more than 565,000 people will die of the disease. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in America, and as deaths from heart disease decline, it's poised to assume the dubious distinction of becoming our leading killer. Despite these grim statistics, doctors have made great progress in understanding the biology of cancer cells, and they have already been able to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
You gotta see this: The war on holistic, alternative medicine is in full swing. (NaturalNews) Have you heard the news lately?
The field of Holistic Medicine is under attack by Big Pharma, yet again. The Witch Hunt for Alternative Medicine Practitioners. Old wives tales and recipes for remedies from your grandmother is woven into the fabric of most lives.
Many of us grew up with parents who attempted a home cure before buying medicine or (heaven forbid) making an appointment with the doctor. A couple of generations ago, the average population didn’t seek out a doctor unless it was clear that it was a serious illness and had exhausted all efforts at handling the problem at home. When doctors weren’t available, or affordable, families sought relief in what is now referred to as holistic medicine or “alternative” medicine.
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(CE) While it may seem obvious that a good hike through a forest or up a mountain can cleanse your mind, body, and soul, science is now discovering that hiking can actually change your brain… for the better! Hiking In Nature Can Stop Negative, Obsessive Thoughts. The Beautiful Truth (2008) Pig antibiotic causes cancer when we eat processed meats. Hollaback! You have the power to end harassment. Stages of Alcoholism.
Part 1 of 7: Alcoholism The Path to Addiction: Stages of Alcoholism Moderate drinking isn’t a cause for concern in most adults.
But when alcohol consumption gets out of control, you may be on a dangerous path towards addiction. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that 18 million Americans have alcohol disorders. Early antibiotic use 'may predispose children to weight gain and asthma' The use of antibiotics in young children may alter the natural populations of gut microbes in a way that leaves them predisposed to weight gain and asthma in later childhood, according to new research.
The study of 236 children aged between two and seven, with a median age of five, backs earlier research on mice and children indicating the negative consequences of early antibiotic use. Antibiotics are the most commonly used drugs in childhood populations of western countries. Researchers at the university of Helsinki said the use of antibiotics is associated with a long-lasting shift in microbiota – clusters of bacteria from different regions of the body – and metabolism.
Humans and other animals are home to vast populations of microbes that live on the skin and in the gut. Humans carry around 100 trillion bacteria – meaning microbes outnumber human cells by 10 to one. US authorities distorting tests to downplay lead content of water. Water authorities across the US are systematically distorting water tests to downplay the amount of lead in samples, risking a dangerous spread of the toxic water crisis that has gripped Flint, documents seen by the Guardian show.
The controversial approach to water testing is so widespread that it occurs in “every major US city east of the Mississippi” according to an anonymous source with extensive knowledge of the lead and copper regulations. “By word of mouth, this has become the thing to do in the water industry. Finnish education professor’s warning: Wireless technology in schools may lead to a global epidemic of brain damages. From Agneta Jonsson who has been in contact with Finnish professor Rainer Nyberg.
The following is a current update from a Jan 14, 2014 interview with Professor Rainer Nyberg Finnish education professor’s warning: Wireless technology in schools may lead to a global epidemic of brain damages. “We must protect children and youth more than we do today.” Yle Arenan. Yle Nyheter, Finland Jan. 24, FDA’s Ban of 3 Toxic Chemicals in Food Packaging Comes Too Late, Say Critics. By Sharon Kelly – January 12, 2016 Chemicals industry has already replaced these compounds with new ones that have received little scientific scrutiny Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will ban three grease-resistant chemicals from food packaging materials like pizza box liners, microwavable popcorn bags, and sandwich wrappers.
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Liver hormone may be the off-switch for sweet-tooth, cocktail cravings. Coca-Cola's 'Simply Orange' Juice Is Anything But: Chicagoist. Many people choose Simply Orange juice because they believe it is a less processed, more natural choice than other brands. Youth, Pornography, and the Internet. Let us Get Real! Integrated Approach for Virtual Coaching and Real Time Activity Monitoring in Lifestyle Change Support Systems. A Meta-Analysis of Hope Enhancement Strategies in Clinical and Community Settings.
Internet-based interventions for psychosis: a sneak-peek into the future. Chelation Pesto...removing Heavy Metals Recipe. Acoustic meridian Therapy, Bioresonance therapy ; Articles & Patents. Music therapy. Music therapy is the use of interventions to accomplish individual goals within a therapeutic relationship by a professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Music therapy is an allied health profession and one of the expressive therapies, consisting of a process in which a music therapist uses music and all of its facets—physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetic, and spiritual—to help clients improve their physical and mental health.
Music therapists primarily help clients improve their health in several domains, such as cognitive functioning, motor skills, emotional development, social skills, and quality of life, by using music experiences such as free improvisation, singing, and listening to, discussing, and moving to music to achieve treatment goals. Music therapists are found in nearly every area of the helping professions. Approaches Children Music therapy approaches used with children Sweat lodge. Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment: Research Promising for Natural Omega-3 - Natural Health Advisory. The benefits of fish oil supplementation for borderline personality disorder treatment have been confirmed in two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies. Fish oil supplements were found to be safe and effective for significantly reducing depression, aggression, and other borderline personality disorders symptoms compared to placebo in both clinical studies.
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Pfcs. Calorie-restricted diet may help keep the mind sharp. A growing body of research links calorie-restriction to longevity, and now a new study suggests that eating less may help keep the mind sharper, too. The study in mice found that eating a low-calorie diet could reduce genetic changes linked to age-related cognitive and memory decline. Calorie restriction. In humans the long-term health effects of moderate CR with sufficient nutrient are unknown. Calorie-restricted diet may help keep the mind sharp. The Okinawan diet: health implications of a low-calorie, nutrient-d... High Nutrient/Low Calorie Foods.
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