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Medical marijuana refers to the use of the plant cannabis and its constituents, such as cannabinoids, in the management of certain medical conditions. Cannabis contains more than four hundred chemicals. However, the actions of only two chemicals - THC and cannabidiol have been studied until now.

There was a time when mental ailments like depression were a concern only for grown-ups and middle-aged people. With the times changing as fast as they have, depression is no more confined to the mentioned groups. Modern lifestyle which includes changed environment at home, neighborhood, school and the peer group have taken their toll on the mental health of our children.

If you find yourself saying, “I feel fat,” or other negative self-talk, you actually may be talking to yourself about other feelings or thoughts in your life. Decoding these messages will stop the negative body thoughts and also help you confront the underlying issue you are facing in your life.

As Thanksgiving approaches, the time for gratitude becomes more present in our daily lives. Some are taking a 21-day gratitude challenge while others are sharing gratitude by posting online like Lisa Rosenthal, the Coordinator of Professional and Patient Communications at the Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut.

Are you wondering how to balance life and work? Is your schedule feeling out of control? One answer is to simplify your life.

Improve Your RelationshipFondness and admiration for your partner is a key skill for a healthy relationship - wisdom from John Gottman, a renown researcher on what makes relationships work. Letting others know when we like what they do is a way of acknowledging behavior. It's also a way of teaching them our preferences.

When it was first discovered in 1870, botulinum toxin was known as 'sausage poison' because it was often found in undercooked meats.

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that causes severe mood swings. This disorder is also known as manic-depressive disorder, and can affect men and women of all ages. People who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder often experience extreme shifts in mood, vacillating between periods of depression as and feelings of euphoria. This disorder can be very disruptive and makes it extremely difficult for the sufferer to enjoy a balanced lifestyle. Fortunately, bipolar disorder can be controlled with a combination of prescription medication and psychotherapy.

Learning how to deal with stress and ward off depression can be a challenge for anyone, but those living with arthritis can find it even more difficult to reduce stress in their day-to-day lives. Depression can strike when a sufferer feels anxious, overwhelmed or simply doesn’t have energy to get through their day.

A signaling protein suspected of malfunctioning in anxiety and mood disorders plays a key role in the development of emotional behavior, report researchers funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Mice lacking it in frontal brain circuits during an early critical period fail to develop normal reactions in anxiety-producing situations.