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Alcoholism And Eye Color Linked In Recent Study

Alcohol Dependence

Alcoholism and eye color were linked in a study conducted by the University of Vermont. The researchers, who published their work in the American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, determined subjects with light-colored eyes were more likely to consume alcohol than those with dark-colored eyes — and were therefore more likely to… Read more »

Can You Guess Which Country Just Prevented Maternal HIV Transmission To Newborns And How?

HIV transmission to newborns was eradicated with a universal healthcare system.

One country has accomplished what the Director-General of the World Health Organization called “one of the greatest public health achievements possible” by eliminating the transmission of HIV from mothers to their newborns. This country’s method at eliminating HIV transmission to newborns was achieved with modest healthcare infrastructure investments, putting the high-spending competition to shame. On… Read more »

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder And Veterans: Important Facts To Know

MCALLEN, TEXAS - MAY 27:  Jesus Bocanegra, 24, talks about his day to his wife, Stephanie, 19, at their home May 27, 2006 in McAllen, Texas. Bocanegra has been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, a result of his service in Iraq in 2003-04. Despite his condition, their marriage has survived. Now he is on several anti-depression drugs and struggles to recover from the mental strain of a year at war.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month in the U.S. With 43 percent of those returning from the current war in Afghanistan and Iraq filing disability claims, it is a serious problem without one simple solution to help veterans solve their issues. [Veterans Affairs] Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is often labeled as a mental… Read more »

Listening To Heavy Metal May Actually Make You Calmer, Study Says

Listening to Heavy Metal May Actually Make You Calmer, Study Says

Apparently, Ozzy Osbourne and the heavy metal genre may hold the key to happiness. A recent study has deduced that “extreme” music genres, like heavy metal, punk, and emo may actually help calm listeners that are angry. Researchers say that the results contradict the idea that heavy metal listening is linked to aggression and misconduct…. Read more »

Smartphones And Pacemakers Don’t Mix? What Experts Are Saying

Smartphones May Disrupt

Smartphones causing issues in pacemakers has been something of a concern for years now. Well, experts are warning that those concerns could very well be grounded in reality. According to the Daily Mail, researchers looked at the effects that today’s phones have on individuals with pacemakers. “Experts studied patients who have pacemakers or implantable cardioverter… Read more »

‘Smart’ Insulin Patch A Diabetes Cure For Injection Treatments?

'Smart' Insulin Patch A Diabetes Cure For Injection Treatments?

A smart insulin patch holds the potential for being a partial diabetes cure since it would allow people to do away with injections as part of their diabetes treatments. Researchers at the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University have only tested the smart insulin patch on mice so far, but they believe… Read more »

MoodGYM And E-Couch Offer Free Online Mental Health Support

MoodGYM Offers Free Mental Health Support

MoodGYM and E-Couch offer free online mental health therapy for hundreds of thousands of people. Men and women throughout the world have turned to online cognitive behavioral therapy programs to successfully prevent and cope with depression and other mental health disorders. A couple of free online therapy programs, called MoodGYM and E-Couch, have more than… Read more »