Natural Approach to Anxiety and Depression

Everybody experiences feeling of anxiety and depression from time to time. It’s a normal part of life. But when these feeling become chronic, and begin to interfere with our day to day lives, they can lead to greater health concerns. Conventional treatments for...

Constant Worry May Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

People who have a tendency to worry or feel very stressed out may be more likely to develop Alzheimer’s Disease later in life, new research reports. The nature of the connection between a tendency to worry and the memory-robbing disease is still unclear, according to...

Depressed Moms Raise Risk for Kids Antisocial Behavior

A mother’s depression may raise the risk for antisocial behavior in her child, especially when depression occurs early in her child’s development, British researchers say. Researchers at King’s College, London studied 1,116 sets of twins and found much higher levels...

Mind Over Pain and Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is helping to ease the pain associated with serious conditions. Dr. Hunter Hoffman, a pain expert at the University of Washington, Seattle, said virtual reality devices have worked wonders for patients recovering from severe burns. “Usually, during...

Lack of Sleep and Weight Gain

In a long-term study of middle-aged women, those who slept 5 hours or less each night were 32 percent more likely to gain a significant amount of weight (adding 33 pounds or more) and 15 percent more likely to become obese during 16 years of follow-up than women who...

Turn Off the Lights

Several large population studies, have shown a clear link between a woman’s exposure to light at night and breast cancer. A similar link has been shown with prostate cancer in men. The risk is greatly increased for: Those who frequently do not go to sleep until after...

Sleep Strengthens Memory and Immune System

Sleep seems critical to memory, particularly the ability to recall recently learned fact and events, researchers report. “We sought to explore whether sleep has any impact on memory consolidation,” said lead researcher Dr. Jeffrey M. Ellenbogen, a postdoctoral fellow...