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Is It Good for Our Mental Health to Listen to Sad Music?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past 24 hours, you’ve probably heard Adele’s new song “Hello” that was just released off her upcoming album titled 25.  It’s been viral everywhere: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Adele is famous for producing sad romantic empowering love songs with strong melodies. Typically Adele’s lyrics encompass love, heart . . . . Continue Reading

Anorexia is Not Just About Control, It’s an Ingrained Habit

A new study suggests that much of what we know about anorexia is wrong. Anorexia may not be about control but habits the brain can’t seem to let go.  The study delves in the decision-making process that those with anorexia tackle on a daily basis. Control was a word repeated to me countlessly during my . . . . Continue Reading

“Bigorexia” Can Affect Both Men and Women

Author: Shernide Delva For one woman, her muscles are not just for aesthetics, they are her body of armor. Rene Campbell, 38, discovered her passion for bodybuilding after fighting to overcome her body insecurities.  She was sick of obsessing about being skinny and started bodybuilding instead. “I’m a lot more comfortable and a lot more . . . . Continue Reading

Twitter Hashtag Raises Awareness on Eating Disorders and Body Image

Author: Shernide Delva Body image issues, specifically among women,  have gained significant amounts of media attention in the past few years. More women who were afraid to expose their vulnerabilities are now fearless to admit that they struggle with body insecurities on a regular basis. People who were once afraid know they are not alone. . . . . Continue Reading

Feelings of Love Can Affect Us Like Alcohol Does

Author: Shernide Delva “Because your love, your love, your love is my drug” Whether you’re a Kesha fan or not, she may have had a point when she wrote the song “Your Love is My Drug.” As a matter of fact, a recent study found that alcohol and the “love hormone” oxytocin have nearly an identical . . . . Continue Reading

Synthetic Drug DTP Causes Deadly Overdose

Synthetic drugs are sadly nothing new in this day and age. We have heard of so many cases of some strange new substance hitting the streets and even being sold at corner stores and gas stations, often with deceptively innocent packaging or names. From things like ‘Spice’ and ‘K2’ to more infamous ‘Bath Salts’ and . . . . Continue Reading

Elderly Drug Addiction on the Rise

Author: Shernide Delva  When you envision drug addiction, the elderly is probably not the age group that comes to mind. Yet, believe it or not, substance abuse among those ages 60 and older is one of the fastest health problems facing this country. Like we always say, addiction does not discriminate. Not against race, class, . . . . Continue Reading

Lamar Odom Being Treated For Reported Drug Overdose

Lamar Odom is now fighting for his life after being found unconscious from a reported drug overdose Tuesday. The former NBA player and husband of reality television star Khloe Kardashian, was rushed to the hospital after being found unresponsive at a brothel known as Love Ranch in Crystal, Nev., around 70 miles northwest of Las . . . . Continue Reading

Learning the Brain Activity of Anorexia

Anorexia nervosa is a very serious, very destructive and very perplexing disorder, and while the clinical signs of anorexia nervosa have become increasingly recognized, the mortality rate remains among the highest of any psychiatric disorder, according to some sources. One of the primary stereotyped features of anorexia nervosa as an eating disorder is that those . . . . Continue Reading

New Study Explains Why Smoking and High Alcohol Consumption Ages Us

Smoking and heavy alcohol use already has a stigma for speeding up the aging process. Smoking, especially, is associated with aging. Now, there is evidence that shows that cigarette smoking and heavy alcohol use actually changes our DNA and accelerates biological aging on in a distinct measurable way. According to the study, cigarette smoking and . . . . Continue Reading