‘Death is right with us’: Nova Scotians reporting increase of weird, vivid dreams during COVID-19

Since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Heidi Fraser has been cleaning her grandparents’ house, which she says is as “old as my hometown of Sherbrooke.” As she was cleaning their sun porch one day, Fraser says she found a book on dream interpretation called Mystic Dream Book from 1937 buried in their old piano bench. “My grandparents have […]

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For people with OCD and illness anxiety, the coronavirus outbreak is a ‘worst-case scenario’

The coronavirus pandemic is a “worst-case scenario” for Natalie, a Whitby, Ont., resident who was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as a child. Global News has chosen to omit her last name to protect her privacy. Natalie isn’t alone — roughly one to two per cent of Canadians will have an episode of OCD in their lifetime, and around five […]

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Antidepressants may reduce anxiety more than depressive symptoms

One of the most common antidepressants, sertraline, leads to an early reduction in anxiety symptoms, commonly found in depression, several weeks before any improvement in depressive symptoms, a UCL-led clinical trial has found. Published in The Lancet Psychiatry and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), this is the largest-ever placebo-controlled trial of an antidepressant, which has not […]

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Anxiety, depression linked to more opioid use after surgery

Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients understand all too well that pain is an unavoidable part of the healing process. Yet the current opioid crisis has made the standard prescribing practices for these highly effective analgesics fraught with risk. New research from Michigan Medicine could help clinicians mitigate […]

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More people are giving CBD oil to their pets, but experts aren’t sure it’s safe

CBD oil, or cannabidiol, has become a popular cannabis product since legalization in October. It lacks the psychoactive characteristics of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — meaning it won’t get you high — and it can help with myriad health issues, including inflammation, arthritis and joint pain. Now, some users want to see if the oil can offer similar benefits to their pets. […]

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Celebrities Struggling With Anxiety & Their Methods To Fight The Problem

Anxiety – some or the other time in our lives, we all have experienced it. Maybe the feeling was not that problematic for some, it may have caused serious trouble for the others. For those who fall in the second category, they can count many popular celebs among themselves. With time, more star faces are taking a step forward to […]

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Unhappy relationship: A separation can be beneficial to both parties

Relationship problems: Sometimes a separation is the better solution If couples relationship problems, they get from friends and Acquaintances often well-intentioned advice, to help, to kitten the partnership again. But sometimes a separation is for people in an unhappy relationship is the better solution. Good advice is not often There is a crisis looming in pairs for quite some time, […]

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Dentists can be the first line of defense against domestic violence

The University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix and Midwestern University have published an article to bring to light the important role dentists can play in identifying domestic violence victims. Published April 11 in the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, the article reports that as much as 75 percent of head and neck trauma associated with domestic violence […]

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