Flu during pregnancy may increase risk of bipolar disorder in children

Flu during pregnancy may increase risk of bipolar disorder in children

It is not uncanny for a woman to get ill during her pregnancy. She might get fever, flu, stomach ache, laryngitis, etc. like any other normal person. With changing seasons and weather conditions, anyone can suffer from flu and fever. However, a woman suffering from flu during her pregnancy has four times higher chance of having children with bipolar disorder, according to a recent study.

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NAMI warns Senate about rising criminalization of mentally ill

NAMI warns Senate about rising criminalization of mentally ill

“A sick thought can devour the body’s flesh more than fever or consumption.”

– Guy de Maupassant (Le Horla et autres contes fantastiques)

This quote aptly explains the suffering of the victims of various mental illnesses who may always feel exhausted without understanding the reason behind it. Every single day, they are fighting a war in their heads. And a shocking number of them end up in various prisons in the United States.

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New York City organizes campaign to help people talk about their mental illnesses

New York City organizes campaign to help people talk about their mental illnesses

If mental illness could be seen on a sufferer, may be society wouldn’t say, “Just get over it”.

– Lonely Lotus

It is difficult to identify people suffering from any mental disorder just like that, while for those with mental illnesses, it is tough to explain what is going on in their minds. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), mental health conditions touch and impact the lives of millions of Americans each year.

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Blood pressure medication slows Alzheimer’s progression, suggests research

Blood pressure medication slows Alzheimer’s progression, suggests research

Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the country, and is the only cause of death among the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed. Looking at the severity of the disease, a recent study surely gives hope to the millions of Alzheimer’s patients. Continue reading

Environmental toxin increases chance of Alzheimer’s: Study

Environmental toxin increases chance of Alzheimer’s: Study

Environmental toxins are known to cause respiratory problems. However, according to a new study, these toxins may also lead to Alzheimer’s disease.

According to scientists at the Institute for EthnoMedicine, a non-profit medical research organization, and the University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank, environmental toxin may up the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. Continue reading