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2014-02-18 08:32:10

The Time to Act is Now as New Study Reveals Stress, Anxiety and Depression Have Significant Impact, both Socially and Economically CALGARY, Feb. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - In today's age, a staggering one in five Canadians struggle with the burden of mental health issues such as stress, anxiety and depression, among others.(1) The everyday challenges that these individuals experience puts a significant strain on not only their personal, but also their professional lives. Employers continue...

Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue May Be Linked To Obstructive Sleep Apnea
2014-02-15 05:28:35

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The fatigue that many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) feel is often written off as just being part of the territory of their chronic neurological condition. A new study from the University of Michigan, published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, suggests that a large number of MS patients might have an undiagnosed — and treatable — sleep disorder, known to cause fatigue: obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. The...

Stressed? Stop Smoking, You'll Feel Better
2014-02-14 12:30:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some smokers cite additional stress as a reason not to quit smoking, but a new research review in the British Medical Journal has found evidence that shows stopping smoking actually provides mental health benefits. The researchers claimed that the impact of quitting is equal to or greater than that seen from antidepressant treatment for mood and anxiety conditions. "Smokers can be reassured that stopping smoking is associated with...

2014-02-12 23:27:42

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation names 10 recent discoveries funded by its NARSAD Grants. (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Names 10 Recent Discoveries Funded by its NARSAD Grants That Will Help Understand, Treat and Cure Mental Illnesses The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has named 10 recent discoveries, funded by its NARSAD Grants, that provide new insight into the mysteries of the brain and potential treatments for people with...

2014-02-11 16:26:08

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Major depression and other mood disorders are estimated to affect one in 10 adults in the United States. To meet a growing need among those ages 18 to 30, Rogers Memorial Hospital is adding to its residential treatment with FOCUS, a program for young adults struggling with their transition to adulthood due to facing depression and other mood disorders. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140211/CG63446) (Logo:...

2014-02-11 08:33:25

Incentive challenge offered $10,000 for innovative ideas to increase awareness and utilization of mental health services in developing countries. NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists Without Borders, a program of the New York Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson, today announced the winners of a $10,000 open innovation challenge that called for ideas to increase awareness and utilization of mental health services for depression and anxiety disorders...

2014-02-04 11:32:34

But no causal link found with risk of stroke A report that will be published tomorrow provides strong evidence that the symptoms of depressive disorder are causally associated with the risk of coronary heart disease, and as such should be considered a potentially modifiable risk factor for the occurrence of CHD. The findings, from the Whitehall II study of more than 10,000 civil servants in the UK, are published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Findings from former...

2014-02-03 23:01:43

More than 16 percent of Medicare recipients in the New Jersey counties hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy are at risk for depression, yet less than one percent have received depression screening, a new benefit now covered by Medicare. The data come from the first phase of an ambitious project to measure the behavioral health repercussions of Superstorm Sandy, by Health Quality Strategies Inc. (HQSI), the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for New Jersey. East Brunswick, NJ (PRWEB)...

2014-02-03 16:24:58

NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every 34 seconds, someone in the United States experiences a heart attack. As February is American Heart Month, ValueOptions(®), Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, is putting the spotlight on an issue many heart attack patients face long after the immediate physical damage is through: depression. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130624/PH36534LOGO ) A study in the...

2014-01-31 10:50:31

New research published today shows that depression and impulse control disorders (eating disorders in particular) are independently associated with diabetes diagnosis, after adjustment for presence of other mental disorders. The research, published in Diabetologia (the journal of The European Association for the Study of Diabetes), supports the focus on depression as an independent risk factor for diabetes, but also suggests this focus should be extended to impulse control disorders. The...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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