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Stress and Anxiety in (Hong Kong) Children

According to a 2015 study, 27.8% of Hong Kong’s primary school children have anxiety symptoms so severe that professional help is warranted. 5-year-olds complaining of tummy aches without apparent cause, 8-year-olds having trouble falling asleep or suddenly refusing to go … Continue reading

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Lack of face-to-face interaction almost doubles depression risk

We all know the importance of staying connected and in touch with others, but it turns out not all forms of contact are equal. A recent study has found that adults aged 50 or above who rarely see friends or … Continue reading

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Autism, depression, brain health- linked to gut bacteria

There is now strong evidence that links conditions such as autism and depression to the the gut microbiome, i.e. the microorganisms that live in the gut. Recently, neuroscientists presented evidence for this link in a symposium at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington … Continue reading

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Autism (and other health conditions) linked to the gut?

New research published in December 2013’s Cell has revealed a possible link between the symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and the gut. Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition often marked by decreased social interaction or impaired social skills. Researchers have found that changes … Continue reading

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Happy new year? Understanding depression and what you can do about it

The promise of a new year brings optimism and hope to many, but throws others into abject misery. Whether or not you’re aware, someone you know is suffering from depression. Depression is a common but serious illness. People with depression (also known … Continue reading

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Do happy children become happy adults?

Happiness may actually start in childhood. British researchers from the University of Cambridge (UK) report an association between a positive childhood and well-being in adulthood. In the study, a “positive” childhood was based on teacher evaluations of students’ levels of happiness, friendship and energy … Continue reading

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How’s your sleep? (part one)

Insufficient sleep can pose a problem to your health and safety. Studies have linked sleep deprivation to relationship problems, poor job performance, memory problems, mood disorders and car accidents. Some even suggest that sleep disorders may contribute to heart disease, … Continue reading

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Divorce: the impact on grown-up children

Adult children of divorce, otherwise known as ACODs, are becoming a wide-spread phenomenon as couples choose to split later on in life. Though most current studies concerning the effects of divorce discuss the responses of younger children to divorce, those that … Continue reading

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FDA drug alert: anti-depressant celexa (citalopram)

Citalopram (Celexa) is an anti-depressant drug prescribed for depression, anxiety and other disorders. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning: this drug should not be used in high doses because of concerns that it may cause … Continue reading

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Natural anti-depressant (SAMe) effective for depression: Study

A study conducted by Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) suggests that S-Adenosyl Methionine (SAMe), a nutraceutical/ natural health product, can be an effective and well-tolerated adjunctive treatment for adults with major depressive disorders. Published in the August … Continue reading

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