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Understanding Sinkholes And Why Are They Dangerous
2013-03-11 16:18:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Ever since a 20-foot sinkhole opened up beneath a Florida home on February 28, swallowing up an entire bedroom and resulting in the death of one of the residents, these natural phenomena have become fixtures in both newspaper headlines and the public consciousness. But what exactly are sinkholes? “Geologically, a sinkhole is a depression in the ground that has no natural external surface drainage. Basically this means that...

2013-03-05 10:51:09

British people spend more time with chronic illness and disability than most Europeans; Young adults are hit hard by alcohol and drug use Britons are living longer lives and enjoying better health, but they are still grappling with disabling conditions such as back and neck pain and depression, often more than people in most other European countries. Health in the United Kingdom is eroded by preventable causes of death such as smoking, unhealthy diets, and use of alcohol and drugs. As a...

2013-03-01 23:02:15

Dr. Garber's Natural Solutions, http://www.drgarbers.com, condition specific remedies including anxiety, depression and sleep are now available in the Henderson, NV Whole Foods Market. Dr. Garber's Natural Solutions for Sleep is the number one selling remedy in the product line. Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) March 01, 2013 Dr. Garber's Natural Solutions® is pleased to announce that their condition specific remedies are now available at the Whole Foods Market located at 100 S Green Valley...

2013-02-28 16:31:22

A new analysis has found that a combination of methods that help patients with dementia remember proper eating habits can improve their physical health and lessen symptoms of depression. Published early online in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, the study indicates that clinicians should consider using this intervention in individuals with dementia who also have poor nutrition and signs of depression. In patients with dementia, poor nutrition or decreased food intake may cause symptoms of...

2013-02-27 23:04:07

A new study published in Breastfeeding Medicine found that previous sexual assault has a pervasive negative effect on new mothers' sleep, well-being,and risk of depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder, but breastfeeding lessens these effects. The study of 6410 new mothers was authored by Praeclarus Press' Editor-in-Chief, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, and Zhen Cong and Thomas Hale from Texas Tech University. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) February 27, 2013 Sexual assault has a pervasive...

Implantable Device Reduces Seizures In Epileptic Patients
2013-02-18 09:50:09

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A medical device company recently received funding from a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct a new two-Phase clinical trial for an internally-implanted electronic device that may help treat epilepsy. NeuroSigma Inc., the company behind the device, is basing the new trial on evidence of another similar device, an electronic patch that has been shown to reduce symptoms of depression by up to 50 percent....

2013-02-17 23:02:59

Study in Human Brains, Confirmed in Mice, Provides New Insight into Mechanism of Major Depressive Disorder New York, NY (PRWEB) February 17, 2013 Decreased expression of a protein called Rac1 may be a primary cause of depression, according to a new study in human and mouse brains published in the journal Nature Medicine. Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai also found that overexpression of Rac1 reversed depression-related behaviors in mice, indicating that this...

Sleeplessness May Lead To Suicidal Thoughts
2013-02-14 19:40:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study has found insomnia could be a trigger that leads to depression and suicidal thoughts. While feelings of hopelessness about a job or a relationship may lead someone to have suicidal tendencies, Dr. W. Vaughn McCall, Chair of the Medical College of Georgia Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at Georgia Regents University, claims the hopelessness from not being able to go to sleep at night could also trigger...

Antidepressants May Not Be Good Mix With Alcohol
2013-02-12 18:57:16

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A study reported in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs has connected a link between heavy drinking, and depression. Researchers studied nearly 400 men for 30-years, who were 18-years-old at the beginning of the project. Nearly half of those involved in the study were at increased risk for drinking problems due to their fathers being alcoholics. Over the three-decade-interval, nearly 41 percent of the men with alcoholic...

2013-02-12 11:36:15

Early detection, treatment needed to reduce risk of death, cardiovascular disease Even after successful treatment, patients with Cushing's disease who were older when diagnosed or had prolonged exposure to excess cortisol face a greater risk of dying or developing cardiovascular disease, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Cushing's disease is a rare condition where the body is exposed...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.