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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...

Depression and soft drinks

20 Mar 2017

There’s some bitter news about sweet pop! But you have to take it with a grain of salt. Beginning in 1995, researchers from the National Institute of Environmental Health in the U.S. had more than...

Depressed about depression report

14 Mar 2017

One of my pet peeves is the media jumping on a scientific study and making far more of it than what the study’s results actually demonstrate. The one that caught my eye now was the headline: ...

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