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Should Depressed People Avoid Having Children?

Maia Szalavitz healthland.time.com Is it really more responsible for people with depression or other psychological problems to forgo bearing children in order to avoid passing on their “bad” genes? Comedian Sarah Silverman, who routinely courts controversy with her edgy humor, … Continue reading

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Enhanced Personal Responsibility and its Impact on Health

In 1976, Ellen Langer (Graduate Center, City University of New York) and Judith Rodin (Yale University) conducted a study into the enhanced personal responsibility for the aged and its impact on health,  and found that curiosity and having control over … Continue reading

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Oral folic acid and vitamin B-12 supplementation to prevent cognitive decline in community-dwelling older adults with depressive symptoms—the Beyond Ageing Project: a randomized controlled trial1,2,3

Source: AJCN Abstract Background: Evidence remains unclear as to whether folic acid (FA) and vitamin B-12 supplementation is effective in reducing depressive symptoms. Objectives: The objective was to determine whether oral FA + vitamin B-12 supplementation prevented cognitive decline in … Continue reading

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IMF chief warns over 1930s-style threats

Source: FT The managing director of the International Monetary Fund has warned that the global economy faces the prospect of “economic retraction, rising protectionism, isolation and . . . what happened in the 30s [Depression]”, as European tensions again flared … Continue reading

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Want sweet dreams? Now there’s an app for that

David Derbyshire Daily Mail Once, the only way you could supposedly influence your dreams was by regulating your cheese consumption before bed. These days, however, things are little more hi-tech. Scientists have invented a phone app they claim lets you … Continue reading

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Doug Casey: “It’s a Dead-Man-Walking Economy”

Doug Casey Casey Research In an interview with Louis James, the inimitable Doug Casey throws cold water on those celebrating the economic recovery. [Skype rings: It’s Doug Casey, calling from Cafayate, Argentina. He sounds tired, but pleased with himself.] Doug: … Continue reading

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Mom’s Exposure to Air Pollution Can Increase Kids’ Behavior Problems

Alice Park Time Pregnant women who are exposed to high levels of air pollution may be putting their children at increased risk of developing anxiety, depression and attention problems, a new study finds. In urban areas, nearly everyone is exposed … Continue reading

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Mystical Brain

Isabelle Raynauld National Film Board This short documentary reveals the exploratory work of a team from the University of Montreal who seek to understand the states of grace experienced by mystics and those who meditate. Filmmaker Isabelle Raynauld offers up … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of a cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) manualized program for clinically anxious children: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial

Jansen et al. BMC March, 2011 Abstract (provisional) Background In the Netherlands, the prevalence of anxiety disorders is 20%; and children with anxiety are at increased risk for psychopathology throughout adulthood. Recently, a revised version of a cognitive behavioral therapy … Continue reading

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Older men’s hidden health concerns

William Raillant-Clark EurekAlert This press release is available in French. Do men harbour concerns about aging in good health? Do they confide these concerns to their physicians? Are men’s concerns the same as women’s? The answers to these questions can … Continue reading

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