Tag Archive: research

Psychiatry

Psychiatry & Organized Crime

The science is settled. Have you heard this proclamation before about a controversial medical topic? I have, and it makes me smile. Or maybe smirk. It feels almost like my toddler frothing up a tantrum and yelling with a furrowed brow, when she knows, deep down, that she’s backed herself into a corner

Probiotics and Mood

Feeling Sad?
Probiotics May Give You the Mood Boost You Need

New and exciting research is revealing a strong connection between our mood and the various bacteria that live within our intestines. This is certainly a sobering notion. Think of it: the bacteria living within the digestive system are, to some degree, involved in determining whether we are happy, sad, anxious or even depressed.

Vitamin D

Studies Show Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Cancer and Heart Disease

Two new studies indicate that low levels of vitamin D are linked to cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses — but only one offers enthusiastic support for supplementation in pill form. Both studies, published this month in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), were meta-analyses of earlier research that looked at the relationship between various illnesses and vitamin D levels, as well as whether taking a daily D supplement had a positive impact on health.