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Depressed is a commonly used term to describe how someone is feeling. In casual use, people often use the term “depressed” to describe how they feel about various difficult or disappointing events such as a favorite sports teams losing, the start of a new workweek or rainy weather on the...

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The alarm clock rings, a mad dash to the bathroom ensues, and after a hurried and mandatory tooth brushing, out comes the scale. Not even a sip of water is allowed to pass down the throat because even a tiny drop might up the number and ruin everything. Stripped down to skivvies, armies of young women weigh themselves, first thing every morning. This hardly-innocuous ritual, as reliable as the alarm clock, will set the tone for the entire day, sometimes for better but often, for worse.
Sleep deprivation has become the American way of life. It’s no surprise there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done, but going full-tilt boogey until bedtime can wreak havoc on your ability to fall asleep and overall health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has labeled insufficient sleep as a public health problem, citing increased medical concerns, such as cancer, diabetes and obesity as well as escalated industrial and vehicular accidents as a result, Find out what you can do in this article.
Scientists and doctors alike have long touted the benefits of Omega-3s in improving brain function and heart health and even potentially lowering the risk of Alzheimer's Disease. One of the best sources of Omega-3s is fish, and scientists have recently begun finding evidence that eating more seafood may also lower your risk of depression. If you are suffering from depression or a predisposed to developing it, increasing your intake of fish may reduce your risk.
Regular screening for diseases and disorders like depression, HIV, and high cholesterol are also recommended for children. Although these disorders are usually considered adult concerns, evidence now shows that individuals are showing greater tendency toward obesity, contracting HIV, and depression at earlier ages. The sooner you get you child checked, the sooner you can put your mind at rest knowing your child is healthy and happy.