Tag: Depression

Hot Topics in Health: New Study Shows Depression is Not in the Head, But May Be in the Blood

Scientists at Northwestern University recently made a huge breakthrough in the field of science and medicine after developing the first blood test to diagnose major depression in adults. The test measures a patient’s levels of RNA blood markers — RNA molecules being sort of “messengers” in the blood which act according to instructions interpreted by DNA… Read More

Opinion: The Stigma of Mental Illness and How to Fix It

Mental illness affects one in four adults — about 26.2 percent of people over the age of 18. That means in your lifetime, there is a high probability that you will meet, interact, work with, or know someone with a diagnosable mental illness — anything from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or even post-traumatic… Read More

Opinion: The Story That Changed My View on Medical Marijuana

*Editor’s note: Names have been changed to protect the individuals quoted.   Some might think “Here goes another Gen-Y spewing their love of cannabis!” No. That is not what this is. You might be surprised to know that up until a few years ago, I was strongly against the use of marijuana — at all. I thought marijuana… Read More

Watching Netflix Before Bed May Cause Depression And Other Adverse Health Effects

We have all done it: binge watch seasons upon seasons of your favorite television shows until you inevitably fall asleep after hours of watching.   Apparently, this is not only an insanely awesome way to spend one’s weekend, but it can also be detrimental to your health. The reason for this is due to “light… Read More