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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...

Depression Plagues European Workers
2012-10-01 14:36:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new survey has found that one in 10 working people in Europe have taken time off due to depression. A survey from the European Depression Association found that over 21,000 days of work have been missed due to depression. Nearly one in three managers reported they had no formal support or resources to deal with employees who feel depressed, and 43 percent of them called for better policies and legislation to protect their...

Bipolar Disorder Manic Gene Discovered
2012-09-02 07:47:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Bonn and the Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH) in Mannheim claim to have discovered the gene responsible for causing the manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder. The scientists studied patient data and animal models, and were able to determine that the NCAN gene, which is believed to be involved in the modulation of cell adhesion and migration, is responsible for the restlessness,...

Depression And Stress Can Cause Brain To Shrink
2012-08-15 10:50:58

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Sad. Blue. Unhappy. Miserable. Down in the dumps. These are all different ways to describe depression. People can feel like this at least once in their life or in short periods. Since the exact cause of depression is unknown, scientists set out to better understand the factors that may play a role in depression like the chemical changes that take place in the brain. Researchers recently found that depression and chronic stress can...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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