Month: November 2017

Zayn Malik opens up after battling anxiety for years

Zayn Malik opens up after battling anxiety for years

Less than two hours before his scheduled appearance at the Capital Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium, London in June 2016, singer Zayn Malik abruptly canceled his performance. He later took to Instagram and apologized to his devastated fans, telling them about the anxiety that he experienced around live performances. He said that he had been …

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Robert Pattinson opens up about his battle with anxiety

With stardom comes fame. And for young stars, this meteoric rise in their fame might become difficult to handle. Actor Robert Pattinson, who became a teen heartthrob for his portrayals of Cedric Diggory in “Harry Potter” and Edward Cullen in the “Twilight” franchise, has been through this experience first-hand. Recently, when asked if there was …

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Study identifies link between PTSD and lack of specific gut bacteria

Study identifies link between PTSD and lack of specific gut bacteria

Some recent medical research has increasingly been focusing on the association of gut microbiota, an intricate and dynamic population of microorganisms in the intestine, with several physical and mental health conditions, including depressive disorders, stress and anxiety. Taking this research further, a new exploratory study by researchers from the Stellenbosch University (SU) in South Africa …

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Study links acetaminophen use during pregnancy to risk of ADHD in offspring, but some experts not convinced

Acetaminophen (APAP), also known as paracetamol, is commonly prescribed to reduce pain and fever during pregnancy. It is the active ingredient in several over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicines like Tylenol. Though short-term use of acetaminophen is not associated with many risks, a recent study has linked long-term acetaminophen use during pregnancy with a 220 percent …

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Children exposed to domestic violence suffer immediate and long-term consequences, says research

Children exposed to domestic violence suffer immediate and long-term consequences, says research

Children in the United States are exposed to unacceptable rates of domestic violence, including exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV), parents’ physical abuse of siblings, and other assaults on teens and adults, according to the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV). Quite often, children become victims of violence and are subjected to physical, …

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