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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Unlike children, the vast majority of adults finish all of the food they put on their plate at mealtime, according to a new study.

    This is true for adults from much of the world -- not just Americans, researchers from C...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The stereotype of the sex-crazed teenage boy may be dead wrong, according to a small study that asked boys what they really want from romantic relationships.

    In interviews with 33 boys between the ages of 14 and 16, researchers found that most s...Full Article

  • Julie A. Fast answered:
    Bipolar disorder is an illness that affects a person’s ability to regulate their moods.  
    When people ask me the difference between bipolar disorder and moodiness I ask three questions:
    1. Is the mood attached to an event?
    2. Is the mood a reasonable reaction to an event?
    3. Does the mood sig...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens who lose a parent might face an increased risk of an early death in adulthood, a new study suggests.

    People who were children or teens when a parent died had a 50 percent greater risk of death durin...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer long-term sleep problems after a divorce are at risk for a rise in blood pressure, a new study suggests.

    Previous research has linked divorce to major health problems and even early death, but few stud...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- As war raged in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. soldiers almost doubled their use of mental health services -- and they felt more comfortable seeking such treatment, according to new research.

    Even so, about two-thirds of soldiers ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mixing caffeinated energy drinks with alcohol appears to boost the desire to keep on drinking, new research reveals.

    The finding from a small study of young adults suggests that the energy drink-booze combination could fuel a higher risk for dan...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- British researchers say they've identified several psychological factors that can contribute to short-term paranoia in some people who use marijuana.

    The paranoia is caused by the main active ingredient in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), ...Full Article

  • Julie A. Fast answered:
    Yes… Probably… Usually… Most likely
    There is a big difference between depression and ‘bipolar depression.
    Bipolar depression rarely comes alone. It’s always complicated by the other symptoms of bipolar disorder such as mania, psychosis and anxiety.
    My first bipolar depression was at age 19. I had a...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may increase a person's risk for suicide, but high cigarette taxes and smoking restrictions in public places lower that risk, a new study suggests.

    Previous research has found that smokers are more likely to take their own lives than no...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette warning labels help convince smokers to quit, and the bigger the label, the better, a new study shows.

    Even when smokers try to avoid seeing the labels, they are prompted to think about quitting, the researche...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health behaviors and challenges often vary depending on a person's sexual orientation, a new U.S. report finds.

    But, those changes do not seem to follow a set pattern -- some are healthy, some aren't. For example, the federal researchers found t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A person's DNA may play a big role in who they decide to hang with, a new study suggests.

    "Looking across the whole genome, we find that, on average, we are genetically similar to our friends," study co-author James Fowler, a professor of medical ...Full Article

  • Julie A. Fast answered:
    I’ll answer this with a personal story- here is some background. I have bipolar disorder and was very ill for ten years. I finally found the right mix of meds and management strategies and amazingly, my depression was reduced 75%. 
    When my depression got better, I assumed my other symptoms would get...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress can slow a woman's metabolism and lead to weight gain, new research suggests.

    The study included 58 women, average age 53, who were asked about their stress levels the previous day and then given a meal than included 930 calories and 60 gra...Full Article