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Women with PCOS more likely to experience mental health disorders, finds study
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A condition that affects a woman’s hormone levels and causes acne and facial hair growth, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can also lead to severe mental health issues, suggests a new study, conducted by researchers from the Cardiff University. The study aimed to determine an association between PCOS and psychiatric outcomes in women and the rates […]

Mother hooked on substances: Parentification can add to childhood trauma
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Parenting is not an easy task. The responsibility assumes an arduous characteristic when it has to be done by those who are young children themselves. Many American households have mothers hooked on some drugs. Owing to the effect of dope that disables such mothers to realize their duty, the eldest son or daughter has to […]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: Miss Peru 2018 pageant focuses on violence against women, not body stats of contestants
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Almost every nation across the world, irrespective of their economic and social status, encounter the problem of incessant violence against women that is deep rooted in gender discrimination. The United Nations points out the pervasiveness of incidents of violence that women throughout the world face and the consequent effect of the resultant trauma on their […]

Small dose of methadone can help curb heroin cravings, finds study
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Simply erasing the memories of drug highs can be a possible way to help people with heroin addiction, suggested a recent study. Researchers at China’s Peking University have developed a unique memory retrieval-extinction procedure, which, in combination with methadone treatments, can reprogram the minds of people struggling with addiction. The researchers analyzed the formation of […]

No one talks about workplace sexual harassment in intimate care
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Sexual harassment at the workplace violates the dignity of an individual. Whether it is verbal or non-verbal, it can wreak havoc on the life of an individual and cause immense pain and trauma. Sociologist Amy Blackstone from the University of Maine, says that creating a “hostile work environment” is the commonest way to harass a […]

How chronic fatigue and depression are related
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Twenty-three-year-old Samantha Powell (name changed) was in a big mess when she experienced constant exhaustion that prevented her from concentrating and even holding a conversation. After 20 years, she still suffers from the problem in the form of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), an untreatable and often invisible illness. After her diagnosis, […]

Having fought her dual diagnosis problem, Jenifer Lewis explains why it’s important to talk out
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It takes a lot of courage to tell the truth. And if it’s about an individual’s own life and involves the fear of stigma, the person may need even more courage. However, noted American actress and singer Jenifer Jeanette Lewis went a step further – she not just shared her problem about prolonged struggle with […]

Alcoholism in women may be due to higher estrogen level, says study
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Dependence on alcohol is a common problem among Americans. Many factors are responsible for the growing alcoholism in the country. Now, a group of researchers have suggested that high estrogen levels in women may be linked to increased sensitivity for alcohol in the brain’s “reward center.” According to a study published online in the journal […]

Sexual harassment associated with mental and physical trauma
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Sexual harassment or any act akin to it can take place anywhere, including a workplace. Surprisingly, women still find it difficult to complain about such a behavior, fearing loss of employment. Intimidation of women with unwanted and continuing sexual advances is prevalent everywhere, be it offices, industries or political arena. One category of women can […]

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