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Heart Attacks and Depression are Connected

3 Mar 2020

A little-known fact in the field of cardiology is that the depression rate among patients after a heart attack is quite high. Rates of major depressive disorder have varied between 15% and 25% in...

Aromatherapy: Fragrant Medicine or Stinky Pseudoscience?

28 Sep 2017

You may believe that essential oils possess curative powers. Many websites praise the numerous healing properties of these concentrated smelly compounds, from the immune-boosting potential of...

There is Evidence for Massage as a Medical Treatment

26 Sep 2017

A 2004 paper reviewed the research on massage therapy available at the time and found some interesting things. After one massage session, massage clients show reduced heart rates, blood pressures,...

Why Do We Yawn When We Exercise?

17 Aug 2017

Am I the only one who tries to ‘swallow my head’ as my Nana used to say while exercising? For a while, I thought so! But a Google search told me I'm not alone. Many people suffer from constant...

7 Up: Originally an Antidepressant

17 Jun 2017

When 7 Up was originally placed on the market (In 1929), it was named Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda- a much less catchy, though more descriptive name. The ‘lithiated’ in the name came from...

St. John’s Wort and Depression

30 May 2017

The hypericum herb, or St John’s wort as it is commonly referred to, is widely used for the treatment of mild depression. In fact, in Germany it outsells the synthetic drug Prozac. It has been...

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