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Depression Twice as Likely For Migraine Sufferers


A new study has found that the prevalence of depression among those who suffer migraine headaches is approximately twice as high as for those without migraines. Researchers at the University of Toronto found that in men, the difference was 8.4 percent vs. 3.4 percent, while in women it was 12.4 percent vs. 5.7 percent. The study found […]

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Light Plays Major Role in Health and Vision


We take it for granted — flipping a switch and a light coming on. But light plays a major role in everyday health and functioning. “Light is very important to us as we age,” says Dr. Monica L. Monica, spokeswoman for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. How light can impact health and pathways in the […]

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Sadly for some, it’s that time of year again


With the passing of the autumnal equinox and fall’s beginning Sept. 22, seasonal affective disorder also will arrive. SAD is a form of depression that an estimated 5 percent of the U.S. population will experience, typically with a female-to-male ratio of 4-to-1. For women, its occurrence also is higher during their childbearing years. Gender differences […]

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7 Surprising Habits That Cause Depression


Many things can cause depression, such as financial trouble, the loss of a loved one or an illness. In addition, there may not be a concrete reason for your depression. However, experts have pinpointed a few surprising things that can cause depression – that most people would never suspect. Not Getting Enough Omega-3 Low intake […]

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Winter Blues Not an Excuse to Skip a Workout


A new study shows that depression during cold weather months might not be as common as once thought. It’s common to chalk cold-weather doldrums up to just another case of the aptly named SAD, or seasonal affective disorder—a depressive condition experts believe may be caused by a lack of sunlight in the darker months, which […]

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