Lauren Thomas

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In 20th century, astronomers opened their minds to gazillions of galaxies

<b>WASHINGTON</b> — Before astronomers could discover the expansion of the universe, they had to expand their minds.When the 20th century began, astronomers …

University of Alberta

Ancient Drugs Unearthed In Istanbul: Archaeologists In Turkey Find 1,400 Year Old Antidepressants And Heart Disease Medications

An archaeological dig in Istanbul yielded the largest ever collection of ancient medicine, including drugs for heart disease and depression. Seven …

Physicist Says Our Universe Could Have Spawned From a Black Hole

What if the Big Bang was a black hole?<p>According to our best understanding of the Universe, if you travel back in time as far as you can, around 13.8 …

Black Holes

Why we need to talk about high-functioning depression

To an outside observer, Amanda Leventhal, a college student at the University of Missouri, appears to have it all together. Perfect grades, a good …

The sugar industry funded one of the biggest misconceptions in modern nutrition

The sugar industry worked with scientists in the 1950s and 1960s to downplay sucrose's role in causing coronary heart disease and other nutritional risks, according to a paper by UC San Francisco researchers published in JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday.<p>In other words, the move to single out fat …

The secret life of an anaesthetist: if surgeons are the blood, we are the brains

During an operation, your life is in our hands. But despite the highly sensitive role we play, we are all but invisible to our patients<p>You have to get used to being invisible as an anaesthetist. A large percentage of the public has no idea that we’re medically qualified. I’ve been asked how many …

Intensive Care

how instagram, livejournal and pop stars taught us to talk about anxiety

From Selena to Zayn, we look at our changing attitude towards mental illness through a Valencia filter.<p>Last week Selena Gomez, the most valuable person on social media, announced she was taking a break. Her ongoing struggle with depression, anxiety and Lupus was weighing too heavily on her and she …

Mental Health & Entrepreneurship

I recently ended up in a twitter battle with a sportsman, intervening publicly after he sent a flurry of tweets including, “<i>Depression is over</i> …

Anxiety symptoms in women

Generalized anxiety or low-grade anxiety is a problem that many women face. This condition if not managed of treated can become full blown panic …

Reports of mental health issues rising among postsecondary students: study

A fifth of Canadian postsecondary students are depressed and anxious or battling other mental health issues, according to a new national survey of colleges and universities that finds more students are reporting being in distress than three years ago.<p>Reports of serious mental health crises such as …

Fame, fortune, fear: Why do pop stars struggle with anxiety?

<b>A number of superstar singers have revealed their battles with anxiety in recent weeks. Do we need to talk more openly about the condition, and what can be done to overcome it?</b><p>Few people would disagree that public speaking can be a daunting prospect.<p>Standing up at a social event or special occasion …

Know The Difference Between Feeling Anxious And Anxiety Disorder

Lately, the caseload in my counselling practice has been largely preoccupied with individuals who have self-diagnosed themselves with an anxiety …