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2012-12-05 05:03:08

Alaska Northern Lights offers a low cost alternative treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), without the need for dangerous drugs. Reno, NV (PRWEB) December 04, 2012 This time of year, the news is rife with stories on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), at one time called the winter blues. The U.S. News & World Report story "Seasonal Affective Disorder: Don´t Let It Get You Down" by Laura McMullen published on December 3, 2012 clearly demonstrates the large number of...

Depression And Anxiety Linked To Media Overuse
2012-12-04 20:16:32

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Technology offers the promise to make life easier. This has been the promise for years, but according to research released this week, some technology could actually be impacting the health of its users, especially when used in excess. On Tuesday, researchers at Michigan State University released the findings of a study that suggested using multiple forms of media at the same time — such as playing a computer game while...

2012-11-29 14:13:25

Scientists have discovered a cognitive biomarker — a biological indicator of a disease — for young adolescents who are at high risk of developing depression and anxiety. Their findings were published today, 28 November, in the journal PLOS ONE. The test for the unique cognitive biomarker, which can be done on a computer, could be used as an inexpensive tool to screen adolescents for common emotional mental illnesses. As the cognitive biomarker may appear prior to the...

2012-11-20 22:49:38

Young girls can dance their way to better mental health. Symptoms like depression, stress, fatigue, and headaches are alleviated with regular dancing. This is shown in a study run by Anna Duberg, a physical therapist at Örebro University Hospital and a doctoral candidate at Örebro University in Sweden. Regular dance training can thereby be regarded as a strategy for preventing and treating low spirits and depression. Dance also brings enhanced self-esteem and a...

A Relationship With The Internet May Lead To Psychosis
2012-11-20 17:47:59

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Internet was a phenomenon when it came on the scene in the early 1990´s. As the technology has grown, psychiatrists have struggled to recognize and identify a whole host of mental health issues that have arisen as a result of the increased amount of time people spend online. Dr. Uri Nitzan of Tel Aviv University´s Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Shalvata Mental Health Care Center has produced a new paper, to...

Gender Differences Impact Diagnosis of Depression
2012-11-15 15:42:08

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online “Men are from mars, women are from Venus” is the title of a book written by John Gray, a relationship counselor and author from the United States. Gray highlighted how relationship problems between males and females could be caused by gender differences, especially in terms of how each handles stress differently. The idea of male and female differences can be seen in a new study from the University of...

Lights Out At Night Or You Might Get Depressed
2012-11-15 06:12:54

[ Watch the Video: Light Exposure Leads To Depression, Learning Issues ] Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Night owls beware: scientists from Johns Hopkins University recently revealed that when people routinely work late at night, they have an increased risk of developing depression and learning issues. This change is not only due to lack of sleep, but also a result of the exposure to bright light at night from items like computers, laptops and iPads. The...

2012-10-31 11:12:42

Controlling depression in patients with heart failure can improve health status, social functioning and quality of life, according to a new study by psychiatrists and cardiologists at the UC Davis and Duke University schools of medicine. While depression is known to worsen a variety of diseases, the current study is one of the first to show that reducing symptoms of the mental health condition can benefit physical health. The study is available online now and will be distributed in the...

2012-10-13 04:03:55

Portland-based Pawsitive Lighting launches the Sol Box, which is the first and only light box designed to treat seasonal affective disorder in cats and dogs. By simulating sunlight, the Sol Box works as a natural antidepressant to fight winter depression. Portland, OR (PRWEB) October 11, 2012 Temperatures are dropping as we near the winter season, but do we have more than just cold weather to fear? Many parts of the country receive little to no sunlight during these frigid months and it...

Depression Considered A Global Epidemic
2012-10-10 05:16:51

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Today is World Mental Health Day, and to raise public awareness about mental health issues the World Health Organization (WHO ) released startling information on depression throughout the world. WHO discovered that over 350 million people around the world are affected by depression. The disease is now considered a “global phenomenon.” Health experts believe that no country is immune from depression, with...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'