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St. John’s wort compound found to reduce spinal tumors and brain cancer

Categories Researchers at the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Southern California found that hypericin—a compound found in St. John’s Wort—not only reduced tumor size in people suffering from cancerous brain or spinal tumors, it also increased the rate of survival from this tragic disease. Approximately 10,000 Americans are

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Depression Awareness Week; UK

Categories Everyone feels a little down from time-to-time. It’s natural. But, people who suffer from depression have an illness which affects them much more profoundly. The World Health Organization estimates that by the year 2020, major depression will be second only to chronic heart disease as an international health burden.

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Mel Gibson Seeks Redemption From Depression

Categories Between Jodie Foster, Jennifer Lawrence and Anton Yelchin, there’s more than a few reasons to keep an eye out on “The Beaver.” But there’s perhaps no bigger reason to tune in than its leading man, Mel Gibson. In what can be seen as an eerie instance of art imitating

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Can your cellphone cure your depression?

Categories Cellphone use appears to increase brain activity in regions close to where the phone antenna is held against the head, according to a new study, but researchers said the implications for health are still unknown. The study is the first to demonstrate that radiation from the devices has a

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Sara Ramirez, actress in Grey’s Anatomy talks about her depression

Categories LOS ANGELES, Calif.  On “Grey’s Anatomy,” Sara Ramirez’s character, Callie Torres, is going through a lot – she’s having Mark Sloan’s (Dr. McSteamy’s, Eric Dane) baby, and is working on rekindling her romance with Dr. Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw), and now, the sexy actress is opening up about how

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Feeling depressed? It could be all that junk food you’re eating

Categories A Spanish study has found that people who eat food high in trans fats and saturated fats increase their risk of depression, Agence-France Presse reported. The six-year study analyzed the diet and lifestyle of more than 12,000 volunteers. At the beginning, none of the participants has been diagnosed with depression. By

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Study: Between one-fifth and one-quarter of college students are depressed

Categories Among students who go to university health centers for a physical ailment, between one-fifth and one-quarter are depressed, according to Northwestern University researchers. However, the condition often goes undiagnosed because most university health centers don’t screen for depression, they say. The researchers also found that 2 percent to 3

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Jobs with the highest rate of depression

Categories Artists, entertainers, writers These jobs can bring irregular paychecks, uncertain hours, and isolation. Creative people may also have higher rates of mood disorders; about 9% reported an episode of major depression in the previous year. In men, it’s the job category most likely to be associated with an episode

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Kirsten Dunst talks about stint in rehab for depression

Categories Kirsten Dunst s finally opening up about her 2008 stint in rehab for depression as she does press for the release of her new film All Good Things with Ryan Gosling, revealing that all was not so good a few years ago. “I know what it’s like to lose yourself, to

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St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is an erect….

Categories …..an erect perennial member of the Guttiferae family, growing to 80cm in light, well-drained soil throughout the temperate zone. The stem displays pairs of balsamic scented leaves which are perforated and topped by clusters of bright yellow flowers. The plant contains Hypericins that cause photosensitivity in light skinned people

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Tis the season for “Seasonal Affective Disorder”

Categories Some people develop depression during the shorter days of winter, and this condition is usually called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The decreased amount of sun exposure has been suggested to explain the sadness, sleepiness and sugar cravings many experience as the days grow shorter. Researchers have explained that a

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“FINDING HULK HOGAN” One-hour Special Gives An Unflinching Look At Hulk Hogan’s Life In The Aftermath Of His Divorce, Depression, Lawsuits . . . Airing on November 17th

Categories Terry Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan, has been world-famous for almost thirty years. From the fan frenzy of Hulkamania all the way through to the tabloid-driven fascination with his family, Hulk has lived his entire adult life in the public eye. Losing nearly everything in the aftermath of

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MUSC tests love hormone to treat depression

Categories CHARLESTON –Oxytocin, a hormone produced by breast-feeding mothers and by men and women during sex could eventually be used as an anti-depressant, according to a study published earlier this month and led by a researcher at the Medical University of South Carolina. Oxytocin, the so-called love drug, activated parts of the

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