Medical studies have shown that hugs and cuddling are important for your mental health. They kill depression, relieve anxiety and strengthen the immune system.

While more and more states are legalizing marijuana by popular vote, some politicians still claim that marijuana is a gateway drug. Various medical studies have proven that claim to be false. 

Reporting on research on homelessness, the Mental Illness Policy Organization notes that there are an estimated 744,000 homeless persons in America. Among this population, approximately 250,000 (almost one-third) suffer from mental illness such as schizophrenia and manic-depression.

Prozac and similar selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Paxil, Zoloft, Luvox and Celexa, have become the nation's most popular antidepressants. Many people say that SSRIs have improved their lives dramatically.

The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) published a detailed review of over 7,000 clinical studies, examining the link between diet and cancer. Its conclusion is rocking the world of health and nutrition: Processed meats are too dangerous for human consumption. Consumers should stop buying and eating all processed meat products for the rest of their lives.

Video game addiction and other Internet-related compulsive disorders are a sign of depression and anxiety. Addiction to video games and the Internet is gaining legitimacy as a psychological disorder and will be acknowledged for the first time in the updated edition of the American Psychological Association diagnostic manual, DSM-5.

Anatidaephobia is the fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you. (Seriously.)

You’ve probably heard about Feline AIDS. But did you know horses can get Herpes, and parrots can get Chlamydia?

Doctors have noticed years ago that when two people have been in a close relationship and one of them dies, the loss can be so intensely traumatic for the surviving partner, that the emotional pain manifests itself in physical form on the body.

For a study recently published in the Journal of Neurophysiology, researchers scanned the brains of people who had recently been dumped. They found the areas of the brain that were activated were the same as in those who are withdrawing from cocaine.

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