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Study Explores Links Between Depression, Stroke And Age In Women
2013-05-17 14:41:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In yet another recent study highlighting the connection between mental and physical health, two researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia found that depressed women in their 40s and 50s are more than twice as likely to have a stroke as women who are not depressed. The team included 12 years worth of data in their study, which was recently published in“¯Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association....

Extra Sleep Drastically Reduces Suicidal Thoughts In Insomniacs
2013-05-16 08:27:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Insomniacs who find themselves having suicidal thoughts could benefit from a few more hours of sleep, according to a new study which has reportedly discovered a 72 percent decrease in the likelihood of moderate-to-high suicide risk for every hour of increased sleep duration. “We were surprised by the strength of the association between sleep duration and suicide risk,” primary author Linden Oliver, clinical research...

Depression Can Alter A Person’s Circadian Clock At The Cellular Level
2013-05-14 07:16:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The circadian clock rhythms that help govern biological, hormonal and behavioral patterns in the human body are altered at the cellular level in people suffering from depression, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). According to the researchers, every cell in the human body operates on a 24-hour clock, with the brain serving as the timekeeper that helps keep things...

2013-05-08 13:27:58

Not only are women who have experienced violence from their partner (intimate partner violence) at higher risk of becoming depressed, but women who are depressed may also be at increased risk of experiencing intimate partner violence, according to a study by international researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Furthermore, there may also be a link between intimate partner violence and subsequent suicide among women, but little evidence to support a similar finding in men....

2013-05-07 23:02:13

New Diagnostic and Statistical Manual released focuses on similarities of depression and grief, Counselling Sydney says. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 Counselling Sydney, like many others in the counselling field, expresses concern about the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, to be released in May by the American Psychiatric Association. The manual, also called DSM-5, made statements that many fear may confuse grief and serious depression....

2013-05-07 12:45:03

Certain types of anti-depressants have been linked to an increase in the risk of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) finds a study in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine. Awareness of this link should improve identification and early treatment of CDI. CDI is one of the most common hospital acquired infections and is responsible for more than 7000 deaths annually in the USA alone. Several types of medications are thought to increase risk of CDI, including anti-depressants,...

2013-05-06 23:20:31

Dr. Stuart H. Garber, D.C., PhD, whose condition specific biotherapy formulas include anxiety, depression and sleep, offers some natural ways to keep stress levels in check during Mother's Day. Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 Dr. Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D. and founder of Dr. Garber´s Natural Solutions, has some advice for those who may be experiencing anxiety or depression over the approaching Mother´s Day. “All holidays have an element of stress attached to them....

2013-05-01 15:03:09

Results of large, national study find people are better off not having a spouse than having poor relationship with one The mantra that quality is more important than quantity is true when considering how social relationships influence depression, say U-M researchers in a new study. After analyzing data from nearly 5,000 American adults, the researchers found that the quality of a person's relationships with a spouse, family and friends predicted the likelihood of major depression...


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  • 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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