New study shows anti-inflammatories help alleviate depression

Move over SSRIs, Advil is on the way.

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  • A new study found that anti-inflammatory medications provide "reasonably safe" relief from depression.
  • The meta-analysis discovered that 26 out of 30 studies showed the efficacy of NSAIDs, omega-3s, and others help combat mental health issues.
  • While an important advancement in treating depression, root causes of inflammation, such as diet and stress, should be addressed first.
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Oxford: Vegan-based diet could cut food-related carbon emissions by 60%

Switching over to a vegan-based diet can drastically cut CO2 emissions. But will Americans actually change their diet?

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  • According to researchers at Oxford University, meat is around 35 times more damaging than serving of greens.
  • Going vegan for just two-thirds of meals while still occasionally indulging in animal products would cut food-related greenhouse-gas emissions by almost 60 percent.
  • As veganism goes mainstream among younger Americans, we might be witnessing a Western diet revolution.
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‘Cyberchondria’: 40% of Americans have misdiagnosed themselves online

A new survey highlights the side effects of using Google to self-diagnose.

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  • A new survey of Americans suggests that online self-diagnosing often leads to stress and unreliable information.
  • Forty percent of respondents said they had received inaccurate diagnoses online.
  • Still, symptom-checkers can be useful, especially for determining when to go to the hospital.
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Heart attacks and canker sores: why we need to take oral health seriously

Your microbiome begins in your mouth. Why don't we look there more often?

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  • Eighty percent of patients who've had heart attacks have gum disease, says Dr. Shahrzad Fattahi.
  • Oral health is also implicated in forms of cancer, dementia, canker sores, and more.
  • Fattahi says the future of medicine must also focus on saliva, as a whole new field of salivary diagnostics is emerging.
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On your busiest, most stressed-out days, you may not be thinking much about what ends up on your lunch or dinner plate.

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