Author: Sasha Hart

Suicide: the warning signs and prevention

The leading cause in intentional suicide is depression. However, the warning signs may not be visible or clear to everyone and without knowledge of the situation and its severity, prevention rates are very low.   Suicide-related Statistics Suicide has always been a taboo subject, in part due to its horrendous nature, in part due to the lack of knowledge regarding the approach. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, statistics are the following: Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States Over 44,000 Americans end their own life each year On average, there are...

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Kids with high IQ will live over 80. Study report.

Scottish scientists say that kids with high IQ will live over 80 years of age, according to a study comparing data of over 68 years. Last week, The British Medical Journal published the results of a study which determined a non-disputable link between people’s childhood IQ and their causes of death. The study was based on Scotland’s population. There were over 33,500 men and over 33,200 of women whose data was studied. The participants in the study were born in 1936 and were administered and IO tests at age 11. The researchers crossed the IQ results of the participants...

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Leg cramps: causes, treatment and prevention

Leg cramps are strong sudden contractions of muscles in the leg, which can be extremely painful. As common as they are, they indicate lack of vitamins, minerals, stress or even an undiagnosed illness and they need to be treated or, in any case, prevented. For this reason, let’s go over some of the key-aspects of leg cramps: causes, treatment and prevention.   Causes of leg cramps A deficit of blood supply – in this case we are talking about a medical condition: arteriosclerosis, which is defined as the narrowing of the arteries. Muscle contractions are triggered, usually, by exercise....

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Celebrities who admitted to self-harm

Famous people often open-up their own struggles in hopes of setting an example and giving hope to their fans who might be going through the same thing. Here is a list of celebrities who admitted to self-harm and talked candidly about this sensitive matter.   Angelina Jolie – back in 2010, the Hollywood beauty was talking to The Daily Mail about the reasons she engaged in self-harm. “I used to cut myself or jump out of airplanes, trying to find something new to push up against because sometimes everything else felt too easy”, she told the media outlet, adding...

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Men gain weight soon after they become dads, study says

Without a controlled diet, men gain weight soon after they become dads, a British study says. According to the results of studies carried out on over 8,000 people, the BMI of men who are married and have become parents is significantly higher than that of bachelors. When tying the knot, the man gains a companion and some extra pounds. This was an idea that was part of the pop culture, but now, studies are backing it up. Researchers from the School of Management at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom, led by Dr. Joanna Syrda wanted to...

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