10 Health Problems You Think You Have

What symptoms are you worried about?

Health Problems

Something’s off with your body— but you’re not sure quite what. Your likely first stop: The Internet.

We would encourage you to see your doctor if you suspect something is amiss with your health— after all, research shows that online symptom checkers are often wrong.

But despite some doctors warning against doing so, the fact of the matter is that we dotend to head to search engines at the first sign of a malady. We rounded up the top searched symptoms to find out the conditions we’re most curious about. Continue reading

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Childhood bullying can cause problems decades later

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Years after the psychological sting of frequent bullying, researchers say the effects can extend to lower levels of education, physical and cognitive health problems, and poor social functioning. Continue reading

One in three intensive care survivors develop depression

 

 intensive care survivors develop depression

A third of intensive care patients develop depression that typically manifests as physical, or somatic, symptoms such as weakness, appetite change, and fatigue, rather than psychological symptoms, according to one of the largest studies to investigate the mental health and functional outcomes of survivors of critical care, published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

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Two new genes linked to bipolar disorder discovered – Ανακαλύφθηκαν νέα γονίδια που αυξάνουν τον κίνδυνο για διπολική διαταραχή

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Scientists have discovered two new gene regions connected to bipolar disorder that causes extreme mood swings in people. Continue reading

Can LSD cure depression? – Το LSD ενδέχεται να θεραπεύει την κατάθλιψη

LSD for depression

Controversial research suggests that LSD and other psychedelic drugs could   have vital medical uses. Continue reading

Saliva test could predict which teen boys get depression – Αναπτύχθηκε γρήγορο βιολογικό τεστ διάγνωσης της κατάθλιψης στους εφήβους

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A saliva test for teenage boys with mild symptoms of depression could help identify those who will later develop major depression, a new study says. Continue reading

Loneliness kills more than obesity – Η μοναξιά «σκοτώνει» περισσότερο και από την παχυσαρκία

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Loneliness and feeling unloved TWICE as likely to kill you as being fat… as scientists warn against elderly retiring to sunnier climes

  • US researchers urge people to stay socially active in their old age
  • Tracked health of 2,000 men and women aged 50-plus for six years
  • Feeling cut off from others can push blood pressure up into danger zone
  • Can also disrupt sleep, leaving people feeling lethargic the next day

Being lonely in later life could be worse for your health than obesity, according to research. Continue reading