E-cigarettes are promoted as a harmless substitute to customary cigarettes as well as a means to manage nicotine cravings for those trying to quit. We disagree and here are three reasons why.
Macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness in older people. It is brought on by the deterioration of the retinal pigment epithelium accelerated by oxidative stress. The net effect is blind spots. There are two forms of macular degeneration, dry and wet. Wet is caused by the aberrant growth of blood […]
Monica “Danger” Leon from VH1’s reality show For the Love of Ray J recently went public about her breakdown, her postpartum depression, her 5150 psychiatric hold in a Northern California hospital (after an incident involving her newborn daughter) and her subsequent escape from the institution. “People don’t know how serious of an illness postpartum depression […]
Pop singer Rick Springfield is ramping up to write a tell all book about his colorful l♠ife. He is promising an “extremely candid” memoir detailing his long battle with depression. “Many of the things I have had to face in my life are universal issues like my lifelong battle with depression, my fear of failure, […]
Tom Ford the former Gucci/Yves St. Laurent designer has dealt with depression his whole life. “I have always struggled throughout my life with depression,” Ford, now 48, says. “I’ve never made any of this public because…well…I’m not one to wear any of this on my sleeve. When someone would come into my office in the […]
A new study suggests that oral anti-depression protocols won’t lighten a person’s mood until they brighten his or her personality—two personality traits that predispose people to depression must be affected first. They are high neuroticism* and low extraversion**, both of which have been linked to depression. As measured on a standard personality questionnaire, high neuroticism […]
A distraught Alexa Ray Joel, the 23 year old daughter of Billy “The Piano Man” Joel, succumbed to depression and swallowed 8 naturopathic pills containing St. John’s Wort and other benign herbs, then, thinking she was dying, freaked out and called 911. “EMS workers received a message from the 911 dispatcher saying: ‘Female caller. Took […]