SLEEP helps your immune system fight viruses and cancerous cells, scientists have proved. The team monitored T cells — which attach themselves to infected cells then kill them — in sleeping volunteers and those who stayed awake all night. People who kipped had higher levels of the protein molecules that cement the T cells to their targets. Study co-author Dr Luciana Besedovsky said: “Our findings show that sleep has the potential to enhance the efficiency of T cell responses. This is especially relevant in light of the high prevalence of sleep disorders and conditions characterised by impaired sleep, such as depression, chronic stress, ageing, and shift work.” SEX CLUES This is how much sex you SHOULD be having... according to your age Sex Secrets Prostitute who earns £2,000 a week reveals the average penis size ... and how much she enjoys work WARNING SIGNS Learn to recognise Stevens-Johnson syndrome, the rare but life-threatening skin condition EAU DEAR … [Read more...] about Sleep helps your immune system fight viruses and cancerous cells, scientists prove
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Jim Webster, The Washington Post Published 10:49 am PDT, Sunday, October 28, 2018 Dee Snider of Twisted Sister performs with the band in 2013 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Dee Snider of Twisted Sister performs with the band in 2013 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Amanda Voisard Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Amanda Voisard Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Dee Snider of Twisted Sister performs with the band in 2013 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Dee Snider of Twisted Sister performs with the band in 2013 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Amanda Voisard Live and loud, concerts are my ticket to … [Read more...] about Live and loud, concerts are my ticket to fighting depression
A MAN who credited his dog with helping him fight depression has returned from a holiday to discover the animal had been put down by the council. David Hall’s Staffordshire Bull Terrier, called Blue, was killed a week after being caught by dog wardens at Markeaton roundabout on the outskirts of Derby. Blue had escaped whilst on a walk with David’s neighbour. The kennels said Blue was “aggressive” and the decision to put down a dog would only be made if “absolutely necessary”, Derbyshire Live reported. The father-of-four, said: “Blue didn’t have a violent bone in his body. He was a softie and the most loyal dog.” “I’ve had him since he was a puppy and he loved all humans. My kids adored him and he adored my kids. He would sit there for hours with my son loving the attention. " Hall said explaining to his children that their pet had gone to "doggy heaven" was “heart-breaking”. Hall said Blue was … [Read more...] about Man with depression returns from holiday to find his pet dog was KILLED by council
By Maria Anglin Published 2:24 pm, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 All of my life, whenever I brought up something terrible that happened to someone else, the viejitas in my world me reganaban. “No lo llames,” they’d whisper harshly, as if mentioning the neighbor’s cancer or the coach’s divorce or the car accident that claimed my classmate’s older sister would bring those terrible things to our front door. “¡Ni pienses esas cosas!” they’d warn, shutting down all conversation regarding a celebrity’s death or a relative’s illness. Maybe it was the proverbial devil they wanted to keep away, considering the devil is always up to no good. Maybe they felt that talking about such things was a way of introducing bad ideas to the weak and impressionable. One could talk about heart attacks, of course, because before people had butter and manteca to blame, those were acts of God — but something such as suicide? … [Read more...] about Column: Talking can help those fighting depression
Through my job as director of content at Rocket Matter, I’ve learned a lot about this profession. One thing that has really stood out to me is how many lawyers are suffering. Our website recently ran a five-part series on depression, substance abuse and wellness in the legal industry. The statistics are staggering: Lawyers are 3.6 times as likely to be depressed as people in other jobs, while the landmark 2016 American Bar Association and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation study found that 28 percent of licensed, employed lawyers suffer with depression. The study also showed that 19 percent have symptoms of anxiety and 21 percent are problem drinkers. Many organizations are trying to help fight this epidemic. For instance, we’re hosting our first Legal Wellness Retreat in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts on July 18 to July 20. Also, the ABA provides a very comprehensive list of helpful resources for lawyers, judges and law students, along with links to lawyer assistance … [Read more...] about Lawyers weigh in: Why is there a depression epidemic in the profession?