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Day: August 6, 2013

Depressed People Develop Hyperactive Brain, UCLA Researchers Say

Major depression (major depressive disorder) is a severe condition that centers on an inability to properly regulate mood and emotion. For a long time, doctors and scientists have believed that the condition produces its effects by altering the normal function of several areas of the brain. However, according to the results of a study published …

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Are You Legally Drunk? What You Need to Know About Blood-Alcohol Content

Blood-alcohol content, or blood-alcohol concentration (BAC), is a way of measuring a person’s level of alcohol intoxication. The measure refers to the percentage of alcohol in a person’s blood compared to the total volume of blood. For example, a BAC of 0.08 (which is the legal driving limit for most states in the U.S.) means …

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Psychological Trauma the Focus of Professional Workshop Series by Promises Treatment Center’s Renowned Trauma Expert

Trauma specialist Christine A. Courtois, PhD, presents a two-part professional workshop series on psychological trauma on August 16 and September 13 at The Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 6, 2013 – Christine A. Courtois, PhD, an internationally recognized trauma specialist and Promises Treatment Centers’ National Clinical Trauma Consultant, presents a …

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Dad’s Stress Damages Sperm, Affects Baby, Study Finds

We have long known that a pregnant woman’s actions impact her unborn child. These impacts can even ripple outward into the child’s life many years later. Bad habits like drinking and smoking can cause birth defects that last a lifetime and good habits like eating well can give a child a leg up in life. …

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‘Extremely Important’ Blood Test Could Predict Postpartum Depression

Postnatal blood test developed by British doctors deemed breakthrough in treatment for new mothers. Having a baby should be a joyful time and a reason for celebration. Unfortunately, many women struggle with a mix of emotions—not all happiness and rainbows—after giving birth. If you have experienced childbirth, you know the feeling of delight, terror, anxiety …

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