Physically active children are less depressed

Being active, getting sweaty and roughhousing offer more than just physical health benefits for young children. A new study shows this kind of physical activity also protects against depression.

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Melanie Walker: Advancing global mental health action: lessons from Canada

Originally published by the World Bank Group here co-authored with Patricio V. Marquez, Shekhar Saxena A portrait of Miliett Kangar at JFK Medica... Read more: Health Policy, Health Care, Health, Canada, Mental Health, Hea...

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K.C. Wilder: Celebrating the Vision: Self-Care in Times of Turmoil

Has it really been little more than a week since we took to the streets, positivity and pink pussy hats powering peaceful protests the world over?

It...

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Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of standard medical care for chronic pain, depression

Acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression, health specialists have found.

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13 Mental Health Resources that Are Absolutely Free

I Am... Struggling with Anxiety: Create your own profile at Anxiety Social Net (anxietysocialnet.com) to connect with people dealing with everything f... Read more: Health, Mental Health, Own-Healthy, Mental Health Resources, Fr...

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What It’s Like To Travel With A Mental Illness, As Told By Comics

Mental health conditions make most tasks feel excruciating. Unfortunately, this even includes traveling. There are extraneous factors individuals with... Read more: Mental Health, Travel Mental Health, Healthy Living News

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Fat shaming linked to greater health risks

Body shaming is a pervasive form of prejudice, found in cyber bullying, critiques of celebrities’ appearances, at work and school, and in public places for everyday Americans. People who are battling obesity face being stereotyped as lazy, incompetent, unattractive, lacking willpower, and to blame for their excess weight. The pain of these messages may take a toll on health and increase risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease, according to a new study.

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Area of brain linked to bipolar disorder pinpointed

A volume decrease in specific parts of the brain's hippocampus -- long identified as a hub of mood and memory processing -- was linked to bipolar disorder in a new study.

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Postpartum depression and anxiety distinct from other mood disorders, brain studies suggest

On the surface, postpartum depression looks much like other forms of depression. New mothers struggling with it often withdraw from family and friends, lose their appetites, and of course, feel sad and irritable much of the time. However, many clinicia...

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Lung cancer patients with anxiety, depression die sooner

Patients who experience anxiety and depression after being diagnosed with advanced lung cancer are more likely to die sooner, according to new research.

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