How Anxiety And Depression Can Drain Your Retirement Savings

Psychological distress can impact more than just health—it can also be a major hit to your nest egg, according to a new study published in Health Economics. Cornell University financial economists found that people with anxiety and depression are nearly 25% less likely to have any retirement savings. For those that do have a retirement account, they may…

10 Things to Know About Multiple Sclerosis in Children

According to WebMD, between 8,000 and 10,000 children under the age of 18 are diagnosed with MS each year, and many more could be living with the condition but have yet to be diagnosed. Here are some more facts to know about multiple sclerosis in children: Often MS is diagnosed in children following the nerve disorder, acute…

5 Things Narcissists Do To Be The Center of Attention

“Narcissists want to be the center of attention. They will boast, brag and tell exaggerated stories about themselves to make out that they are brilliant. They will often mix lies with truths or half-truths which may make it difficult to catch them out.” Engaging in a conversation with a narcissist can leave someone feeling like…

18 Keto Snacks: Full of Healthy Fats + Delicious

A keto lifestyle can seem like a dream come true. Not only do ketogenic diet benefits range from weight loss to cancer prevention, but it emphasizes high-fat and protein-rich foods. A diet that encourages rather than vilifies fat? Sign me up! But all fat isn’t created equal. While our bodies love healthy fats like avocados and coconut oil, a keto diet doesn’t…

Lupus and Kidney Disease (Lupus Nephritis)

What is lupus nephritis? Lupus nephritis is a type of kidney disease caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus). Lupus is an autoimmune disease —a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the body’s own cells and organs. Kidney disease caused by lupus may get worse over time and lead to kidney failure. If your kidneys fail, you will need dialysis or a kidney…

7 Tips for Coping With Schizophrenia as a Family

How to Be an Effective Schizophrenia Caregiver If you have a loved one with schizophrenia, you and the rest of your family can be an instrumental part of his or her care team. “A supportive family makes living with schizophrenia a lot easier,” says Andrew Savageau, MD, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Ohio State University’s…

12 Classic Propaganda Techniques Narcissists Use to Manipulate You

Propaganda is powerful. It can start wars and end governments. Strikingly, in their personal lives narcissists routinely use classic propaganda techniques — similar to the techniques used by repressive regimes throughout history — to control, confuse and manipulate you and others. Propagandists use words and ideas in a misleading or biased fashion to persuade others…

Multiple Sclerosis Significantly Associated With Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency represents a significant risk factor for multiple sclerosis (MS), necessitating the need for greater public outreach and interventions to improve vitamin D levels in the population, according to a case-control study published in Neurology. Investigators performed a prospective nested case-control study using patient data from the Finnish Maternity Cohort, in which approximately 1.8 million serum…

Schizophrenia linked to threefold increase in death risk

A study that examined trends over 20 years in a large Canadian population revealed that people with schizophrenia were three times more likely to die than people without it. Those with the disorder were also found to have a lower life expectancy. Writing in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers – led by Dr. Paul Kurdyak, of…

The office narcissist: how to spot (and deal with) them

Almost all offices have them. The person whose self-belief exceeds their abilities, who rides roughshod over your considered opinions and practices, who’s basically very focused on themselves. In some workplaces, the person doesn’t just belittle their co-workers and their contributions, they actually consider themselves so special and unique they are left infuriated when others fail…