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Study finds high prevalence of marijuana use among pregnant women
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Pregnancy is a blessing and the journey to becoming a mother is beautiful. However, for some women, it could be challenging in terms of dealing with morning sickness and anxiety. To cope with such a situation, some pregnant women statrt taking drugs. According to a recent study published in the journal JAMA, an increasing number […]


Excess amino acid in pregnant women may lead to schizophrenia, says study
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Difficult to diagnose and with no definite cure, schizophrenia can be caused by various factors that range from genetics to possible viral infections. A new research has identified the amino acid found in pregnant women as a possible cause for the development of the illness. Presently, treatment for schizophrenia targets the symptoms of the illness. […]


The demographics of those most at risk of self-harm
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  Nonsuicidal self-injury, often simply called self-injury, is the act of deliberately harming the surface of your own body such as cutting or burning yourself. It’s typically not intended as a suicide attempt. Rather, this type of self-injury is an unhealthy way to cope with emotional pain, intense anger and frustration. However, repeated self-harm is […]


Native and white Americans dying prematurely, study shows
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A study by the National Cancer Institute published in The Lancet finds that white and Native Americans are dying prematurely and suicides and drug overdoses are partially to blame. Not since AIDS The study was conducted by the Institute’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics. Meredith Shiels is an investigator for the Division and one […]


Physiological stress: A direct cause for infertility
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Women’s fertility has been a strong area of medicine and research as society’s pressure on childbearing has stood strong throughout time. The ovulation cycle is anything but simple due to the extensive physiological systems that closely regulate a wide array of hormones. Recently, a study published in Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology revealed that an […]


New study links narcissistic men to sexual assault
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An estimated one-fifth of women are sexually assaulted on college campuses. College men have consistently reported committing acts that range from unwanted kissing and sexual contact to behaviors that meet the legal definitions of rape. Sixty-three percent of men at one university admitted to an attempt or actually committing acts that qualify as forced rape, […]


Research supports recovery-oriented systems of care
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According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC) is “a coordinated network of community-based services and supports that is person-centered and builds on the strengths and resiliencies of individuals, families and communities to achieve abstinence and improved health, wellness, and quality of life for those with […]


Thermotherapy may be able to treat depression, scientists say
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A research team led by Charles Raison, M.D., a scientist affiliated with both the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the University of Arizona, Tuscon, sought to determine whether or not applying heat to the human body could resolve symptoms associated with depression. Although the concept might sound like science fiction, the results of this study […]


Research reveals new dangers of smoking to unborn children
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Smoking cigarettes is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. In the United States, smoking is responsible for nearly one-fifth of all deaths and 480,000 premature deaths per year. It increases the risk for premature death due to a number of health problems, including cardiovascular and respiratory disease, cancer and stroke. Thousand of chemicals and […]


New study suggests SSRIs are unsafe during pregnancy
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Fatigue, weight gain, nausea and swollen ankles are just a few normal symptoms of pregnancy. Pervasive sadness, anxiety and loss of interest in things are not part of a normal pregnancy. These symptoms may be signs of clinical depression. Depression during pregnancy is fairly common, as about 13 percent of women experience depression during pregnancy […]


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