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Homeopathic Remedies for Panic Attacks

This week is the start of  Face Your Fears Week. For one week in October the charity, Changing Faces is asking everybody in the UK to face their fears and raise money at the same time. Fears trigger a whole cascade of events in the mind and body and often lead to panic attacks, which can range from mild to severe. With it affecting so many people, homeopathic...

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How to help with Christmas stress

The run up to Christmas unfortunately brings about stress and panic in many people. This can be related to family pressures, financial problems or work pressures. To make matters worse, this is usually the time of the year when most of us are generally slightly run down due to the shorter days and lack of vitamin D. Whilst, natural remedies cannot remove or treat...

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Natural Supplements for Insomnia

Insomnia is a very common condition that can contribute to other health conditions and affect work and personal life. People usually turn to natural medicine for the treatment of insomnia after trying conventional medicine. The main problem with conventional medicine is the side effects, which can range from dry mouth, headaches and daytime drowsiness. These...

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The Ritalin Effect (ADHD)

The Ritalin Effect (ADHD)

This week is ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) awareness week. Ritalin (methylphenidate) has become a regular treatment for hyperactivity across America and the U.K.  Ritalin’s popularity amongst doctors has increased to such an extent that one in seven American children under the age of 18 is regularly taking a medication like Ritalin to treat their...

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Sleep Boosts Brain Function

Sleep Boosts Brain Function

Did you know that sleep can boost brain function? New research has found that sleep increases the reproduction of cells that form myelin, which is essential for optimal brain function. These findings could lead to new developments about the link between sleep and brain repair. This connection could also lead to future developments regarding the understanding of...

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Understanding Depression

Understanding Depression

As can be seen the effects of depression can be varied not only in terms of severity but also in the myriad ways that these effects can manifest themselves.  Fortunately there are an ever increasing number of ways that one can help themselves cope with depression.  There are a plethora of organisations dedicated with dealing with depression, these include Mind and...

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Theanine Supplements for Anxiety

Theanine is an amino acid that is naturally found green tea leaves. This amino acid has gained in popularity over recent years as a supplement to aide relaxation and calmness, without the negative side effect of drowsiness or impairing reflexes or concentration. Theanine has been found to increase levels of GABA (gamma-amino-butyric acid) in the brain. GABA is an...

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Not Getting Enough Sleep? Your Memory is at Risk!

Not Getting Enough Sleep? Your Memory is at Risk!

Young people who can cope with minimal sleep may be risking their future health. According to research which will be published at the American Academy of Neurology 64th annual meeting, a lack of sleep can affect your memory in later life. The study was conducted by Yo-El Ju, MD,from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and a member of the American...

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Healthy eating can improve sleep

Healthy eating can improve sleep

Researchers from the Centre for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at the University of Pennsylvania have found more evidence that eating the right foods can improve the quality of sleep. The study found that people who get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep per night have more balanced diets than those who sleep too much or too little. They found that a...

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Top Tips for a Better Nights Sleep

As March is National Bed Month, the following tips can help to improve the quality of sleep that we get. A healthy sleep has many health benefits, ranging from a better level of general health, improved concentration as well as the cosmetic benefits of looking younger and healthier. Follow our tips and you can benefit from a better nights sleep: You should ideally...

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Stress at work – A health hazard

Stress at work – A health hazard

Stress at work is now at its highest levels, which is causing people to indulge in drinks and drugs, leading to illnesses such as depression. This is the worrying prognosis of mental health experts. According to a recent survey conducted by the mental health charity, MIND, more than a third of adults say their job is the most stressful part of their life. This is...

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Is it safe to take antidepressants during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take antidepressants during pregnancy?

People are always asking “Is it safe to take antidepressants during pregnancy” and there is a lot of confusing information, but recent research has given some clear results. Researchers have found that women who take antidepressant medications such as Prozac and Seroxat during pregnancy are at a higher risk of giving birth to children with life...

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