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How New Moms Beat Motherhood Stress

August 14, 2014
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Researchers in Australia looked at the “psychological distress, depression, anxiety, and stress” of new mothers. Their first finding was not a surprise: “mothers had significantly poorer psychological well-being than the general Australian population.” The good news is that “with the exception of anxiety, psychological well-being of mothers who reported exercising three to four times...
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Marijuana Use = Depression

January 9, 2014
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KEY LINK goes NOWHERE Depression can be as debilitating as physical trauma, and after all the hoopla that marijuana is harmless, evidence is mounting that non-depressed teens who use marijuana are more likely to be depressed as young adults. And, the more marijuana your child uses, the more greater the likelihood that they will...
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Fitness at 18 = Less Depression Later

June 6, 2013
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More studies are looking at the relationship between physical fitness and mental health. One that will be important to teens found that “lower cardiovascular fitness at age 18 was associated with increased risk of serious depression in adulthood.” The study found that those with low cardiovascular fitness had almost double the risk for serious...
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Consistent Long Overtime Hours Linked to Depression

January 10, 2013
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Working 11+ hours a day can take a toll on your mind as well as your body. In addition to feeling tired and stressed, you also may be more likely to suffer a “major depressive episode.” A recent study found that those who consistently worked more than 11 hours per day were almost two...
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Christians 75% Less likely to Be Depressed

November 19, 2012
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A 20-year study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry found that Christian adults (both Catholics and Protestants) “had about one-fourth the risk of experiencing major depression between years 10 and 20 compared with other participants.” The actual denomination did not have a significant impact on the reduction of the risk of depression. Those...
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Vitamin D Increases Your Life

October 16, 2012
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Vitamin D provides many benefits, from reducing headaches to lowering cancer risk. A lack of vitamin D increases the risk of Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, many cancers, multiple sclerosis, atherosclerosis, dementia and depression. It is no surprise that a recent study found that sufficient vitamin D reduces “all-cause mortality among adults. The importance of proper...
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Cardiovascular Disease Can Cause Depression for Women

April 5, 2012
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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is commonly caused by weight gain and obesity. One type of CVD is coronary artery calcification, or calcium on the arteries of the heart. New research has found that depression is associated with the progression of coronary artery calcification in midlife women. Another reason why staying in shape makes you happier....
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Bottle Feeding May Contribute to Obesity

December 29, 2011
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Experts are discovering that obesity can begin even before children enter elementary school. A recent study found that bottle feeding can actually contribute to obesity in children. According to the study “the prevalence of obesity at 5.5 years was 22.9% in children who at 24 months were using a bottle and was 16.1% in...
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Antidepressants May Not Treat Depression

December 27, 2011
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While all drugs have side effects, not all drugs actually treat what they are prescribed for. A review of research regarding the effectiveness of antidepressants discovered that of seven studies, “two individual studies found antidepressants to be more effective than placebo, but five others did not.” Researchers concluded that “the efficacy of antidepressants in...
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High Mobile Phone Use Can Cause Depression

October 18, 2011
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While there are many theories of possible negative effects of mobile phone use, much of the actual data is still not available. This most recent study found that “high mobile phone use was associated with sleep disturbances and symptoms of depression for the men and symptoms of depression for the women.” Read Abstract
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