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Mental As: Does positive thinking really improve mental health?

How often have you been told to "look on the bright side" or "focus on the good things" when times are tough?<p>It can feel as though every self-help …

Mental Health

Suicide attempts and self harm increase in wake of weight-loss surgery, study shows

In the three years after they go under the knife, patients who have bariatric surgery to aid in weight loss are more likely than they were before the operation to attempt suicide or end up in the hospital after doing harm to themselves, new research says.<p>As complications of weight-loss surgery go, …

Disability

German woman threatened with eviction to make way for refugees

A 51-year-old German woman is being evicted from her home of 16 years to make way for refugees, with shelters already full across the country<p>A woman in Germany is being evicted from her home of 16 years to make way for asylum-seekers, amid growing concerns over how Germany will find accommodation …

What is the difference between a lager and an ale?

Hint: it has nothing to do with the beer's flavor.<p>For the average beer drinker, the difference between an ale and a lager comes down to how the beer looks, smells, and tastes. Ales tend to be fruity-estery, while lagers are clean-tasting and frequently described as "crisp." But to a brewer, the …

Paul Bissonnette on hockey enforcers' long-term health, his own depression

Paul Bissonnette<p>EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – When Ontario Reign forward Paul Bissonnette hears about past NHL enforcers dealing with depression and anxiety …

Ice Hockey

Nearly 6% of Americans suffer from a mental illness doctors barely understand

As she wrote in an article for Newsday, some days she would be bedridden, unable to eat or speak to anyone; other times she would lash out in anger at people she cared about, or cut herself to feel some relief from her emotional pain.<p>"My daughter is losing her grip on reality, and I've never been …

Mental Health

U.S. taxpayers duped into shelling out $51 million in green subsidies for 'clean' VW vehicles

The federal government paid out as much as $51 million in green car subsidies for<p>Volkswagendiesel vehicles based on falsified pollution test results, according to a Times analysis of the federal incentives.<p>On Friday, federal and state regulators said the German automaker used software in 482,000 of …

Having Bipolar Disorder is Kind of Like Being a Teenager

Back in 2009, The Onion wrote a satirical news piece reporting that children are “unrepentant sociopaths.” The tongue-in-cheek continued with “an …

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President Trump goes to Florida as accusations pile up<p>Spring snow storms passing through 11 states<p>A former water park executive is facing criminal …

New York City

Stranger than fiction: Novelist commits suicide on eve of book launch

September 9, 2015 by norman lebrecht<p>The best-selling Dutch author Joost Zwagerman, 51, had issues with depression. But no-one expected him to take …

Suicide

Trisha Goddard: 'My darling sister committed suicide – now reckless MPs want to legalise assisted dying'

On World Suicide Prevention Day, TV presenter and mental health campaigner Trisha Goddard shares her own terrifying experiences of depression<p>Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. It’s a day that holds painful memories for me: not only because I lost a sister to suicide, but because in the past, I …

'They will reach your doorsteps and they will demand their rights as human beings'

Farooq Mohammed has been on the road for the past three months, patching together a journey through Iran, Turkey, Greece, Macedonia and now Serbia.<p>"I want to make my future," the Pakistani man says. "I'm 22 years old so I have to do something. I want to work and send money to my home because I want …

North Africa

Beer Nerds Create Machine That Makes Store Bought Brew Taste Better

Craft beer drinkers, there's machine on the market that wants to be your new best friend. According to CNET, it's called Fizzics and it's supposed to make your store-brought beer taste better. The countertop contraption uses science in the form of oscillation and high-frequency sound waves to …

Craft Beer

Putting All of the Things Into the Waffle Maker

This week, Eater's friends over at culinary lab and cooking school ChefSteps are all about utilizing an underutilized tool. In the now grand tradition of putting things in the waffle maker to see what works, these highly trained chefs ... put things in the waffle maker to see what works. This time, …

Waffles

Bressie on what NOT to say to someone who's depressed

DURING THE WEEK, Bressie stopped by for a High Table Interview about mental health.<p>He spoke candidly about his struggle with depression, anxiety and …

Mental Health

This is what 365 days without a vacation does to your health

If you live in the US, the odds are high that you haven’t taken a vacation this year (or last year, for that matter).<p>Before enduring another year without an official getaway, either because of work commitments or an otherwise hectic routine, consider the following: A growing body of literature …

Mental Health

24 Refugees Rescued From Van With Welded Doors in Vienna

Two dozen young refugees were rescued from the back of a van whose doors had been welded shut, authorities in Austria said Wednesday.<p>The migrants, …

North Africa

Childhood depression is on the rise

Many physicians doubted the existence of depression in children because they believed children lacked the mature psychologic and cognitive structure to experience such problems.<p>Depression in children has always been a difficult topic for society, and perhaps even healthcare professionals, to …

Self-esteem

Germany takes political lead on migration crisis

"We have many examples where we showed we can respond. Remember the bank rescues. During the international financial crisis, the federal and state …

North Africa
North Africa

This is the biggest mistake tourists make when visiting Rome

Our first stop was in the historical city of Rome.<p>I'm not much into touristy things, but I knew I had to see the Colosseum and the Vatican. Luckily, a friend who spent a summer in Rome gave me a crucial piece of advice about visiting these two hot spots: <b>Buy tickets in advance online.</b><p>The lines to …

Vatican

Man Therapy says it's manly to take care of your mental health

Dr. Rich Mahogany has all the makings of a “real man.” An impressive mustache is the focal point of his stern, expressionless face. His voice is deep …

Medications for depression: Which is best?

One day, a detailed knowledge of the biology of depression may help us to predict which antidepressant will work best for each person. Right now, …

Depression

10 Analogies That Perfectly Capture Depression

If others don’t believe you when you are certain you speak the truth, if you get blamed for something you know is not your fault, if no matter how …

Numb

Jonathan Martin says personal torment behind suicide attempts while in NFL

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Neither the Carolina Panthers nor tackle Jonathan Martin offered much explanation outside of a mysterious back injury when the …

Mental Health

A New Smartphone App Wants To Help You Find An Antidepressant That Works

Because depression is tough, and antidepressants don't work equally for everyone.<p>Depression isn't an easily quantifiable medical disorder. Defined by moods and emotional states, it's subjective and difficult to measure. And because of that, it's often tough to determine whether or not medications …