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Adele Shares the Emotional Story of a Friend Who Experienced Postpartum Psychosis

Adele is bringing awareness to a very important issue that her best friend, Laura Dockrill, went through: postpartum psychosis. On Monday, the singer …

Mental Health

What to know about radiation therapy?

Radiation therapy is a treatment used for cancer and, less commonly, thyroid disease, blood disorders, and noncancerous growths.<p>It can have a …

Cancer

Everything You Should Know Before Trying St. John's Wort for Depression

Psychiatrists tells us the risks and benefits of the most popular alternative to antidepressants.<p>Dubbed “nature’s antidepressant,” the herb St. John’s wort is a popular alternative to antidepressants for people with mild to moderate depression. Herbalists say this ancient herb also has other …

Depression

Herpesvirus may lead to bipolar, depression

Scientists have discovered the human herpesvirus HHV-6 in the neurons of people who lived with bipolar or severe depression.<p>According to the National …

The Brain

3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Rock Your World (And Make You Much Happier!)

You don’t have to practice meditation or yoga to benefit from Buddhist ideas. There are powerful elements to Buddhist philosophy that apply to all of …

Meditation

Lowering Your Blood Pressure Could Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk, New Research Shows

Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 …

Dementia

A New Drug for Migraines Hit the Market — It's a Landmark for Women's Health

Why did this take so long?<p>The announcement brought tears to my eyes. My prescription was called in by my doctor in June, but getting the injection to …

Women's Health

These Two Supplements Are Your New Secret For GI Distress

Whether you drank some sketchy water on vacation, battle irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or caught a nasty stomach bug, you’ve likely felt the urgent …

Wellness

Neuroscience shows listening to music has kind of the same effect as meditation

What do the Dalai Lama and a bass-music fanatic getting low at 3am at Burning Man have in common?<p>A surprising amount, actually.<p>From mood enhancement and relaxation to full-blown oneness with the cosmos, music has the ability to powerfully shift our state of mind. Meditation is not that different. …

Meditation

How ablation destroys cancer to prolong lives

Seven years ago, when Heather Hall was informed by her oncologist that her kidney cancer had spread to the liver, she initially assumed she had just months to live. “I’d been on chemotherapy for a while, but they’d done a CT scan and found three new tumours,” she says. “But they then said that, …

Cancer

I'm An Integrative Psychiatrist: Here Are 9 Things I Recommend Before Antidepressants

<i>If you’re feeling sad or blue or suffering from mild to moderate depression,</i> <i>seasonal affective disorder,</i> <i>dysthymia, premenstrual dysphoric disorder,</i> …

Costa Rica

Doctors Are Using Herpes Virus to Fight Brain Cancer, and It’s Working

Modified versions of viruses could be the key to curing the deadliest forms of brain cancer.<p>Roger Ressmeyer/Corbis/VCG | Getty Images<p>Are herpes and …

Immunotherapy

How to Keep Alzheimer’s Disease Out of Your Future

Alzheimer’s-related brain changes start as early as your 30s or 40s—but research has unlocked four key strategies that boost your brain power, especially if you start doing them now.<p>If you were taught that you’re born with all the brain cells you’ll ever get and it’s all downhill from there, it’s …

The Brain

6 Scary Reasons You Should Never Go to a Hospital in the Afternoon

You’re not the only one who experiences a 3 p.m. slump.<p>Most office dwellers have an acute understanding of the three o’clock slump: that feeling …

Medicine

The unapproved antidepressant that's poisoning people

<b>(CNN) —</b> From 2014 through 2017, there was an increase in US poison control calls related to the intentional abuse and misuse of tianeptine, an unapproved antidepressant drug, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report on Thursday.<p>Tianeptine, marketed as Coaxil or Stablon, is …

Public Health

5 Reasons You Could Be Tired All The Time, Despite A Full Night’s Sleep

A doctor explains potential causes for your tiredness<p>For many of us it’s a rare day we bounce out of bed when the alarm sounds, feeling fully rested and energised. In fact, it’s often quite the opposite – even after spending an average seven or eight hours under the duvet.<p>Of course, it's important …

Wellness

HPV poses extra risk to people with this skin disease

Researchers have traced the molecular mechanisms that make people with a rare skin disease vulnerable to a type of human papilloma virus.<p>You’re …

Mutations

Cancer cells are weaker when made more acidic

Cancer cells function less well and are less able to multiply when their internal environment is made more acidic.<p>This was the conclusion that …

Cancer Cells

People With Depression May Have Less of This Chemical in Their Bodies

Those who had the worst symptoms had the lowest levels.<p>New research suggests depression may be linked to blood levels of a substance called acetyl-L-carnitine (LAC), an amino acid that occurs naturally in the body. According to a study published in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of …

Depression

Neurologists Share Exactly How They Deal With Their Migraines

When a migraine strikes, it can feel like your brain has completely turned against you. Cue wearing sunglasses indoors, booking it in the opposite …

Mayo Clinic

A natural yellow chemical compound you can find in any grocery store could help fight cancer, diabetes, and even Alzheimer's

Doctors are increasingly embracing the idea that the food we eat may be as good as any disease-fighting, immunity-boosting drug.<p>This isn't a new strategy. The cancer researcher Siddhartha Mukherjee recently told Business Insider that "for centuries, diet was the only kind of medicine."<p>Lately, …

Alzheimer's Disease

Vitamin D: Recent research uncovers new benefits

As much of the world experiences a record-breaking heat wave, this Spotlight turns its attention to vitamin D, the so-called sunshine vitamin. Here, …

Medical Research

How Breast Cancer Spreads and Recurs

Breast cancer is frightening enough without the fear that it could travel to other parts of the body. Metastasis is the term for the spread of …

Cancer

Everything You Need to Avoid Before You Take Ayahuasca

The truth behind those pre-Ayahuasca dietary and drug restrictions.<p>Before my first ayahuasca retreat in Mexico last year, the organizer sent the participants a list of foods to avoid beforehand: no drugs for three weeks, no alcohol or pork for two weeks, and no dairy, fried food, caffeine, or sugar …

Wellness

A New Study Says This Is the #1 Vegetable for Preventing Cancer

"Eat your greens." We've known this adage all too well, from the time we were rebellious vegetable-hating kids to our current state as more …

Nutrition

What Is a CT Scan?

Computed tomography—sometimes referred to as a CT scan, CAT scan, or computerized axial tomography—involves the use of multiple X-ray images that are …

Medicine

Breast cancer: 'Yin Yang' protein found responsible for tumor growth

A new study suggests that a protein called Yin Yang helps tumors "disguise" themselves in order to escape chemotherapy.<p>Researchers led by Darren …

Cancer

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Reported New Home Differs To Will & Kate's In Some Interesting Ways

What sort of wedding gift does the Queen of England get for the couple who has everything? A Grade II-listed mansion of course. According to <i>The Daily</i> …

Prince Harry

New study links Alzheimer's disease with liver function and diet

Scientists have presented new research pointing to the liver as a potential culprit in the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Presented at the Alzheimer's …

Dementia

Common painkillers triple side effects of dementia, study says

Common painkillers have previously been linked to heart risks. Now scientists believe the medication could also triple the side effects of dementia, …

Dementia