Using Facebook to predict depression

Using Facebook to predict depression

New research uses over half a million Facebook status updates to predict depression diagnoses in people at risk. Depression is one of the most widespread mental health problems in the United States, with over 16 million adults having experienced at least one major depressive episode in their lifetimes. Worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimate that unipolar depressive disorders will be “the leading cause of the global burden of disease” by 2030. Currently, however, the…

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Morgan Freeman Says Weed Helps His Fibromyalgia: ‘I’ll Eat It, Drink It, Smoke It, Snort It’

Morgan Freeman Says Weed Helps His Fibromyalgia: ‘I’ll Eat It, Drink It, Smoke It, Snort It’

By : Yesha Imagine a movie with an older black man sitting around smoking weed and discussing the joys of it, starring Morgan Freeman. Or better yet, just imagine in real life Freeman sitting back in his living room with all this weed. Every different type and strain you could possibly imagine. Because in a recent interview with the Daily Beast, Freeman explains that he likes to get high and is definitely behind weed’s legalization. “They…

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If you (or someone you love) just got diagnosed with cancer.Now here’s the good news: cannabis can help, and this guide will explain how.

If you (or someone you love) just got diagnosed with cancer.Now here’s the good news: cannabis can help, and this guide will explain how.

The cannabis plant contains a number of compounds with research-backed benefits for cancer patients. The science-based case that it is a safe and effective medicine will be made below, with plenty of links to double-blind studies, authoritative sources, and leading experts. The takeaway being that the plant and preparations derived from it can provide relief of cancer-related symptoms like pain, nausea, and inflammation. Some research has even shown that some cannabis compounds may slow cancer…

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If You’re Often Angry Or Irritable, You May Be Depressed

If You’re Often Angry Or Irritable, You May Be Depressed

Registered nurse Ebony Monroe of Houston recently went through a period of being quick to anger about every little thing. She didn’t realize then what it might mean for her health. “If you had told me in the beginning that my irritability was related to depression, I would probably be livid,” Monroe says with a laugh. “I did not think irritability aligned with depression.” She’s not alone. Many people — including physicians — associate depression…

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Dear Mom & Dad, This Is Why I Can’t Stand You

Dear Mom & Dad, This Is Why I Can’t Stand You

Dear Mom and Dad, Never once in my life have I ever thought that my mom or my dad was the bad guy. You guys have always been my mom and dad, not the enemy. So, I’m imagining the days that I came home from school. Throughout the day, the world reinforced these ideas that “I am not capable.” All day I had to stifle these emotions and be in a loud sensory filled environment….

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Waiting And Worrying About Autism? What You Can Do Right Now

Waiting And Worrying About Autism? What You Can Do Right Now

Years ago, it was relatively rare to encounter a child who had been diagnosed with autism, but today it’s very common. Fewer than two decades ago, we saw a prevalence of about 1 in 150 children, but as of 2014, that number jumped to 1 in 59. What has happened to make these numbers climb so high? Although, there has been a change in the diagnostic criteria used in evaluating autism and doctors are referring…

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A Timeline of Lady Gaga’s Fibromyalgia Journey

A Timeline of Lady Gaga’s Fibromyalgia Journey

Celebrity magazines always show candid photos of stars to show ways that they’re just like us. Those photos usually show celebrities at the farmer’s market or taking their kids to the park. But sometimes celebs deal with the same health challenges that we do too, even if they tend to talk about it less often. Lady Gaga is not only a pop superstar and actress, but she also openly revealed that she struggles with fibromyalgia….

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Scientists Uncover Shocking Cause of Fibromyalgia

Scientists Uncover Shocking Cause of Fibromyalgia

While science currently has no way to pinpoint the precise cause of fibromyalgia, certain contributing factors are present in many cases. The three top causes of fibromyalgia are infections, genetics, and past abuse. Read more about how childhood abuse and fibromyalgia are linked below. Although fibromyalgia has been classified as a serious medical condition since the 1970s (before that, doctors thought the condition was fake and invented by women to obtain more drugs), scientists are…

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‘No One Should Be Doing Keto Diet’ Says Leading Cardiologist

‘No One Should Be Doing Keto Diet’ Says Leading Cardiologist

Dr. Kim Williams says the science behind the fad diet is ‘wrong’ No one should be doing a ketogenic diet – unless weight loss is more important than their health, according to a leading cardiologist. Dr. Kim Williams, the past President of the American College of Cardiology, made these comments about the diet – which involves eating large amounts of fat and very few carbs, in a bid to get the body into ketosis (a…

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