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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…

What not to wear: clothes that make you blue

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Happiness: It’s Not in the Jeans You may throw on an outfit without much thought in the morning, but your choice is strongly affected by your mood. And the item of casual wear in almost everyone’s wardrobe — denim jeans — is what most people wear when depressed, new research from psychologists at the University…

Blue Monday Bulls**t

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Blue Monday: a depressing day of pseudoscience and humiliation A psychologist explains why the third Monday of January has for him become the most depressing day of the year. …there are many reasons why someone may feel particularly “down” during January. But every year, much of the media become fixated on a specific day –…

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…