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Study reports depression higher with alt med post chemo treatments

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It’s not clear what to make of this study. Increased risk of depression for cancer patients in alternative treatment | ScienceNordic. Breast cancer patients who use alternative methods to recover from chemotherapy or surgery are more often depressed than those who do not receive alternative treatment. The study is unique, since it focuses on how…

Serious skepticism needed in sweetened drinks and depression connection (UPDATE: Experts respond to today’s reports)

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The headline is getting wide distribution. But, don’t be taken! They went too far… Sweetened Drinks Linked to Depression Risk. Drinking sweetened beverages — either sugar-sweetened or diet — may be linked with a slightly higher depression risk, while drinking coffee may slightly lower the risk. That is the finding from a new study to…

Acupuncture my EAR!

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Acupucture pinpoints alternative therapy to addiction, anxiety. Once a week, Virginia Rapin has five needles stuck in each of her ears for a treatment that she says helps alleviate her depression and anxiety. The treatment Rapin receives is a form of acupuncture called acu-detox where thin, sterilized needles are placed in specific locations in the…

Eating placenta (pills) for postpartum depression. Other animals do it.

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The Body Odd – Placenta pills for postpartum blues: Gross or drug-free treatment?. Some new moms are popping pills made from their dried, ground-up placenta as a way to ease postpartum depression, reports NBC’s Renee Chenault-Fattah. Some placenta fans believe it also helps with breast milk production and regulates hormones. But while there may be…