depression


What Good Posture Does For Your Mind (It’s Actually Pretty Surprising)

Most of us can still hear our mothers telling us to sit up straight, even if it has been decades since we were children. As frustrating as the order may have been at the time, a new study provides good reason for heeding the advice: It may completely change your mood — and in...


Magnesium Guards Your Brain Against Depression

According to research, magnesium may curb symptoms of depression and it play a role in your mood and emotional state -- so why don't more doctors try magnesium therapy before resorting to dangerous drugs?


Fish Oil: A Natural Alternative to Antidepressants?

As antidepressant use continues to unnecessarily skyrocket, studies show people who take fish experience significantly fewer instances of depression. So researchers set out to test a theory.


Vitamin D: A Complementary Option for Chronic Pain?

If you're one of the many who think vitamin D is only good for your bones, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn that deficiency of this "sunshine vitamin" is associated with back, knee and abdominal pain.


Can Singing Save Your Brain?

Research in recent years suggests singing is beneficial for dementia patients in multiple ways. It may improve cognition and provide a means to connect with loved ones as well as reduce stress and depression.


Pepsi Reintroduces Known Cancer-Causing Ingredient

Less than a year after making the responsible decision to remove aspartame from its products, Pepsi has backtracked, announcing that it will be reintroducing the artificial sweetener into two of its beverages. With links to cancer in lab mice, not to mention an association with side effects such as headaches, depression, and memory...


Antidepressants Perpetuate Depression by Causing Your Brain to Produce Less Serotonin

Antidepressants are supposed to improve mental health, but evidence is mounting that in the long-term they worsen it. The medications produce a form of addiction through causing the brain to make less of the mood-elevating chemical serotonin. In addition, they may be contributing to the increase in bipolar disorder as well as fueling the...


Omega-3 May Relieve Symptoms of Depression

Could omega-3 fatty acids work to lower oxidative stress and, by default, also improve depression? Researchers set out to determine exactly that.


Drink This Juice to Extend Your Nightly Sleep by 90 Minutes

Studies show that drinking tart cherry juice two times a day can give you up to 90 more minutes of sleep at night.


The Source of All Inflammation and the Key to Fighting it

In recent years much has been written about inflammation, as scientists have discovered it plays a major role in the development of an array of illnesses. But where does inflammation start?