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Symptoms and Treatment of Xanax Addiction: Dangers and Risks of Abuse

2017-03-29 11:36

Addiction can happen to anyone. It is not just people who use illicit drugs who become addicted and need treatment. Even people who only take prescription medication as directed by their doctor can become addicted to some medications.

The anti-anxiety drug Xanax is one of those medications.

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Having fun with exergaming benefits health

2017-03-19 08:37

There has been a lot of concerns over the years that spending too much time playing digital games can be unhealthy. However researchers are now saying that a type of digital gaming called exergaming which combines gaming with execise can decrease sedentary time and enhance social well-being.

With a rise in popularity of digital gaming there have been increasing concerns about too much associated sedentary time leading to an increased incidence of many illnesses including obesity, diabe

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There's now a brain health food guide from Canada

2017-03-16 08:38

Baycrest scientists associated with the University of Toronto have published a Canadian Brain Health Food Guide. The primary mission of this publication is to help adults who are over 50 years old preserve their thinking and memory skills as they grow older.

It is important to treat your brain well to maintain optimal cognitive functioning, particularly as you get older.

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Are You Inherently Racist? New Study Seems to Say Yes

2017-03-15 12:21

The world has been moving toward better human rights and equality for all. But there may be a bigger barrier to racial equality than history. It turns out your biology might be inherently racist!

The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology published a new study that revealed you might be inherently racist towar

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Depression can be effectively treated by altering how you think

2017-03-14 20:15

Researchers say you can get rid of depression by thinking differently. Learning to not ruminate as much on thoughts and feelings has positive effects for people suffering from depression.

Depression is a very painful state of being which can undermine your enjoyment of everything in life and which can ultimately lead to suicide.

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Herbs can be used to treat anxiety naturally

2017-03-13 05:45

Anxiety is a terribly uncomfortable state of being which can be very costly for your productivity. Tranquilizers to treat anxiety generally cause more harm than good due to side effects. Effective herbal remedies for anxiety are therefore far more desirable than taking pills for this condition.

Anxiety can have devastating effects on your life when it escalates to crippling degrees of severity.

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Yogurt holds promise to help treat depression

2017-03-12 08:12

Researchers say a probiotic called lactobacillus which is found in yogurt can help to reverse symptoms of depression in mice. They are now planning to investigate if lactobacillus can help treat depression in people.

Depression is a horribly painful state of being which can be very costly for your life and which can even lead to suicide.

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Keeping sugar levels down may help prevent Alzheimer’s

2017-02-26 08:08

Researchers say they have determined there is a "tipping point" which is linked to Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer's is a tragic kind of dementia which is associated with difficulties with memory, thinking and behavior.

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Imagery training may be the key to happiness

2017-02-25 08:16

Researchers say you can teach yourself to be happy with imagery training.

There is a lot of unhappiness in the world. Many people are searching for ways to achieve natural happiness without the use of drugs with their potential dangerous side effects.

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A placebo may be the key to treatment of insomnia

2017-02-22 01:15

Researchers say that a simple placebo may serve as successful treatment for insomnia.

Insomnia is a very upsetting problem which can lead to problems functioning well during the day. It seems that a simple placebo often works well to cure this problem.

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Eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids benefits brain health

2017-02-19 03:10

There is an association between eating fish that is high in omega-3 fatty acids and better cognition.

It is not a myth that eating fish that is high in omega-3 fatty acids is good for the health of your brains.

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Survey shows who is stressed from politics and why

2017-02-18 12:11

Results of two surveys conducted by the American Psychological Association find Americans are more stressed than ever. This is a first time stress has increased in since 2007 that psychologists say can take a genuine toll on health. The APA surveys show who is stressed and why it is happening.

According to the report stress levels in American were on an even course until the spring of 2016 when people started reporting increased anxiety about the 2016 presidential election.

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Walking benefits patients with advanced cancer

2017-02-18 09:44

Researchers have found that the quality of life in patients suffering from advanced cancer is improved with walking.

Advanced cancer can be a very painful and debilitating condition. It appears walking can improve the quality of life in these patients.

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How meditation can help treat the stress of being single

2017-02-14 08:26

Research has shown married people have decreased levels of stress hormone. Meditation has been found to help lower stress and so single people could benefit from meditation.

It appears that an advantage to married life could potentially be better health due to less stress.

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There is hope for treatment of Alzheimer's with diet and probiotics

2017-02-12 07:50

Researchers have found that bacteria in the gut may play a significant role in Alzheimer’s disease. This finding opens up new considerations for prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's.

Alzheimer's is a devastating type of dementia that leads to memory loss and loss of other intellectual abilities.

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How prebiotics may offer a key to treatment of stress

2017-02-11 09:14

Researchers say that prebiotics may offer help with the treatment of stress. Prebiotics are various types of fibers which are not digestible.

Too much stress has been associated with many emotional and physical problems such as depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, and heart attacks.

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There's a winning psychological aura for getting an Oscar

2017-02-06 12:31

Improving your chances of winning an Oscar as an actor can be explained with the right psychological aura. Being an American actor who plays a role in a film which portrays American culture offers the best chance of winning an Oscar.

Every actor has a dream of winning an Oscar award. There seems to be more to winning an Oscar than just being a good actor.

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Good sleep is needed for good sex

2017-02-02 08:32

Researchers say good sleep can lead to good sex. It has been confirmed by research that there is an association between decreased sexual function in postmenopausal women and shorter sleep durations with increased insomnia symptoms.

The frustrations of aging for women are manifold with concerns about appearance and agility of their bodies, the functioning of their minds and their sexual desires.

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We must stress jobs, not guns and drugs, to cut down on mass shootings

2017-01-31 22:08

Researchers say mass shootings at schools across the United States have been linked to increased rates of unemployment. An association has also been found between taking psychiatric drugs and violence. We must begin to stress the vital importance of good jobs, financial security and natural mental health care instead of guns and psychiatric drugs to cut down on this violence.

The number of mass shootings at schools across the United States in recent years has been shocking.

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Stay among people who aren't hypocrites for your mental health

2017-01-31 06:48

Researchers say that people do not like hypocrites because they are deceived by them. The bad feeling this creates is not good for your psychological state of well being, making it simply a good idea to stay away from hypocrites.

There are hypocrites in every walk of life whose behavior can infuriate us, make us feel anxious and make us angry.

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Treating girls like sexual objects should be discouraged

2017-01-26 06:05

Researchers have observed there is a direct association between the sexual objectification of girls and aggression directed towards them. An awareness of this problem should lead to aggressive initiatives to discourage treating girls as if they are sexual objects.

Our society has become increasingly violent in recent years and much of this violence has been directed against young girls.

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Music and meditation may protect you from memory loss

2017-01-23 05:51

Researchers say that early memory loss may actually be reversed with music and meditation.

The memory loss seen with Alzheimer’s Disease is devastating. There have been intensive investigations into the possibility of preventing this from happening.

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Behavior Difficulties? Instead of a Time Out, Try This Intervention

2017-01-20 11:36

If your child suffers from a condition such as autism or ADHD and tends to have behavioral issues at school, interventions other than strictly those that are “disciplinary” may be needed.

New research from Harvard University suggests that structured exercise during the school day could help ease behavioral issues in students.

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We need a green alternative to a misguided mental health system

2017-01-15 22:55

Even as more and more reports surface dealing with how terribly dysfunctional the psychiatric system is there still tends to be a tendency by the psychiatrists and government to insist people who blast this system are crazy. These people are not crazy. The psychiatric system, which has a monopoly on mental health care, is a destructive misguided system and a green alternative is needed.

There have been increasing reports of devastated lives after intervention by psychiatrists and yet they continue to have a hold on the mental health care system.

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