Mental health: Doctor issues warning over mindfulness apps offering ‘quick fix’

Doctors are warning about the risks of relying on smartphone mindfulness apps, offering meditation and breathing exercises, for your mental health.

Key points:

  • Dr Grundy says quick-fix pledges can be damaging to those seeking help
  • Large number of app creators have unclear backgrounds in mental health
  • Calls for regulation of app creators, as well as app stores like Apple, Google

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Instagram’s New #HereForYou Campaign Promotes Mental Health Awareness

Instagram has already shown its commitment to mental health awareness by banning hashtags like #thinspo and allowing users to anonymously report another person’s troubling post, so the social media network can offer help. Now, Instagram is solidified this commitment by kicking off a new campaign, #HereForYou.

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Relationship Between Chronic Illness and Depression

relationship Between Chronic Illness and Depression

Chronic illness and pain are generally associated with increased risk for depression, and depression is a common complication of being sick and in pain. In fact, the Cleveland Clinic reports that at least one-third of people living with a serious health condition will experience symptoms of depression.

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18-year-old Mexican student designs bra that can detect breast cancer – Julian Rios Cantu

An 18-year-old student from Mexico has designed a bra that can help in the early detection of breast cancer and has won top prize at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA). Julian Rios Cantu said he was inspired inspired by his mother’s battle with the disease which eventually lead to both her breasts being removed. […]

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Assessing The Influence Of The Environment On Cancer

Last week a colleague sent me an article in the Daily News titled “Increased cancer rate in US linked to bad environment” and asking my opinion of it. The opening sentence read, “Improving the worst environments in the US could prevent 39 in every 100,000 cancer deaths.” The Daily News item refers to an article […]

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A promising new cancer treatment is facing a deadly setback

Cancer immunotherapy is facing some serious side effects and setbacks amid its successes. Cancer immunotherapy, or treatments that use the body’s own immune system, have been gaining traction over the past few years. That’s especially true with a group of therapies called “checkpoint inhibitors.” But there have been some setbacks to other approaches, including cell […]

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Experts Warns that Climate Change is a Major Mental Health Threat

Experts Warns that Climate Change is a Major Mental Health Threat – Climate change is a major threat to mental health, the American Psychiatric Association (APA), warns. The association has joined the growing ranks of physician groups that are sounding the alarm about the multifactorial effects that rising seas, temperature extremes, and changing environments are […]

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Donald Trump has no idea what health insurance costs

The president estimated that the Republican bill would save “$400 to $900 billion” in government spending — an amount significantly higher than the $337 billion in savings that the Congressional Budget Office has referenced in its analyses of an early version of the bill.

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Schizophrenia symptoms – Disorder Treatment – Causes – what is schizophrenia

Schizophrenia symptoms – Disorder Treatment – Causes what is schizophrenia – This is a type of mental illness that affects a person’s actions and his positive attitudes. People suffering from this mental health normally have problem leading a peaceful life at home and working place.  Their thinking changes from normal state to abnormal within a […]

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Schizoaffective disorder symptoms – Treatment – Test- Causes

Schizoaffective disorder symptoms – Treatment – Test- Causes – this mental health occurs when someone have schizophrenia and mood disorder.  When a person experience symptoms of depression and schizophrenia symptoms, then he or she may have schizoaffective disorder. Due to the fact that this mental health is a combination of two different mental illnesses, some […]

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