Addressing Depression in Women

Business woman

Depression is a problem that affects men and women, but one of the issues with depression in women is that many women don’t necessarily get the treatment they should.  They talk about it, but they may not talk about it to the level or the degree that it demands.  If you’re a woman and you feel depressed, take time to express your feelings.  Don’t be intimidated.  Understand that health is physical health as well as mental health and you can’t just ignore problems when they occur.  If you feel you’re suffering from depression, you should do everything you can to try to get that attention.

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Study of Exercise and Extending Life

Floor Stretches

When it comes to exercise, any form of exercise is good for you, and according to a report from the National Institute on Aging, any kind of exercise will help extend your life. The officials at the Institute are not just relying on common sense, they’re basing their views on a study, a six year study of 302 people between 70 and 82. What they did was measure energy expenditure in a unique way. When people exercise, they produce carbon dioxide which can be excreted in the urine. In the study, the researchers had volunteers drink water containing two harmless isotopes, oxygen 18 and hydrogen 2. Oxygen 18 is eliminated from the body in water while hydrogen 2 is eliminated not only in water, but also in carbon dioxide. This is how they were able to measure carbon dioxide. After six years of research, they found death rates went down as daily energy expenditure went up.

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Study Looks at Brain Activity and Multitasking

Study Looks at Brain Activity and Multitasking.

Study Looks at Brain Activity and Multitasking

brain activity

Divide and conquer.  New research shows that when people try to do two things at once, each half of the brain devotes itself to a different task.  Researchers used functional MRI brain imaging to monitor the activity in the brains of volunteers who were performing two different tasks and found that when doing one task, both sides of the brain work together.  But, when doing two tasks at once, one half was activated while doing one task while the other half matched that of the other activity.  This may explain why people can generally perform two tasks at once well, but not more.  The report is from the journal Science.  It was done in France.  This research is starting to look at our brain while the brain is functioning.  We’re realizing those studies are very important.

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Reducing Dust in the Home

Dust Bunnies

You know that you could have a major allergic offender in your house and not even know it? We’re talking about dust. We all have dust in our homes, and guess what? Dust can contribute to allergies. Many people don’t realize it, but it can be a major issue. What can you do about dust? Well, you can’t eliminate it totally, but you can have dust-free havens in your home. You can have hardwood floor, you can cover cloth materials with plastic covering, and you can also have an air purifier. All those things can cause and have a dust-free haven.

 

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Pain and Itching Are Interrelated

itchy hands

There’s a close relationship between pain and itching where both, actually, can cause similar results. People who have a great deal of pain actually can experience itching and people who have itching can be experiencing pain. Those fibers are, more or less, interrelated and we can find that the interaction of those pain and itching fibers actually can play a critical role and lead to difficulties. It’s a very interesting phenomenon and something that doctors and researchers should look at more as they study the nerves and the way they work.

 

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Night Shift Work May Increase Risk for Breast Cancer

X-Ray Mammogram

Very interesting news from Denmark where dozens of night shift workers are receiving cash settlements as a result of developing breast cancer.  There were 37 women involved and, according to reports, there were no other significant factors that might explain the development of breast cancer.  We know night shift work is believed to cause disturbed sleep, fatigue, and digestive problems and a study by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center revealed night shift work could increase the risk of breast cancer by up to 60%.  Other studies have not been so convincing, but it is a fascinating report.

 

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