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A new study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry may be helpful for those with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD is one of the conditions we treat in the Nedley Depression Recovery Program, which effectively combines dietary and lifestyle influences with cognitive behavioral therapy to treat a number of mental disorders.
The study, which was [...]
Often the state of a nation’s healthcare is attempted to be correlated with the infant death rate of that nation. It turns out the mother’s choice of breastfeeding has more to do with infant death rates than many health care reform advocates would like to believe.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently stated that worldwide, less [...]
A study conducted in Perth, Australia (which was reported in the June, 2009 issue of Respiratory Research) showed that dietary factors can help men and women combat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Subjects who consumed more soy (about 60 grams daily) had a significantly decreased risk of COPD. Similar decreases in the risk of COPD [...]
A study of nearly 4,400 healthy adults found that the 20% with the lowest physical fitness level were twice as likely to die over the next 9 years as the 20% with the next lowest fitness levels. This study supports the fact that even mild to moderate physical activity can significantly extend length of life. [...]
A recent study by the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (a set of large-scale surveys that collects data on U.S. health care spending by individuals, employers, and government insurers) found that the cost of mental illness is skyrocketing nationwide. Between 1996 and 2006 the cost of mental illness in the U.S. jumped from $35.2 to $57.5 [...]
Many people think that those who frequently multi-task (e.g. text message while listening to an Ipod, reading a newspaper, or working) and get by with it do so because they’re adept. In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Online (August 24, 2009), researchers at Stanford University differed with that [...]
Many oncologists throughout the nation recommend that breast cancer patients not take estrogen, particularly if the tumor is estrogen-receptor positive. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association raised questions about that recommendation, however.
Under the direction of Dr. Matthew Ellis of Washington University of Medicine in St. Louis, researchers studied 66 [...]
For several years, moderate alcohol consumption has been touted as a potentially healthy agent protective against heart disease. Such claims are particularly disturbing in light of assertions by The Centers of Disease Control that, while heart disease is the second leading cause of death in America (in people under the age of 85), alcohol [...]
In the last couple of generations there has been a dramatic decrease in the number of male valedictorians throughout high schools in America. The majority of valedictorians from the World War II generation were boys, even though girls attending high school outnumbered boys. This could be attributed to the fact that on average during that [...]
For years it has been thought that obesity did have one single health advantage: less risk of osteoporosis. A study by Dr. Jean-Marc Kaufman of Gent University Hospital in Belgium has now debunked that notion.
Dr. Kaufman found that men with more fat actually had smaller, thinner bones than lean men with larger muscle mass. [...]