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The Top Article of the Week
Studying the relation between spring and spiking suicide rates – Wency Leung, Globe and Mail
In most cases, suicide is a solitary event and yet it has often far-reaching repercussions for many others. It is rather like throwing a stone into a pond; the ripples spread and spread”. This quote taken from the book A Special Scar, highlights the degree to which suicide impacts not only the individual, but society as a whole. Most all of us have been touched by this tragedy, yet the conversation surrounding suicide remains largely unspoken. A wave of acceptance and understanding, however, appears to be taking hold in our communities and seeking greater understanding of mental illness, and suicide, is perhaps on the horizon.
In our Best Article of the Week, by Wency Leung of the Globe and Mail, an understanding of the enigma that is suicide is explored, specifically as it related to the onset of allergy season. While the two variables seem distinctly unrelated, research has shown that suicide rates appear to increase both in spring and fall, times when environmental allergens are elevated. To researchers exploring this phenomenon, this may indicate a possible link between the two, that while not direct, still warrants further study to hopefully elucidate the connection.
While causative factors regarding suicide are multifactorial, gathering information regarding possible links will only help to promote further understanding of suicide and mental illness. The importance of this understanding is not only critical for the individual at risk, but also for the rest of us in the ripples.
Acupuncture in the ER – Dr. Wendy Cunningham/Cunningham Chiropractic, CDAPress
When “health care” is anything but – Dr. W Gifford-Jones, MD, OrilliaPacket
PubMed Urged to Include Funding Info, Conflicts of Interest with Study Abstracts – Center for Science in the Public Interest
“Fat” is not a Feeling – Dr. Talia Marcheggiani, ND
Eating beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils may help lose weight and keep it off – St. Michael’s Hospital, Science Daily
The improbable rise of the banana, America’s most popular fruit – Joseph Stromberg, Vox
11 Incredible Pinterest Boards for Easy Paleo Recipes – Heidi Pashman, Greatest
Concern with Long Term Chromium Supplement Use – Razi Berry, NDNR
An Exercise for Boosting Self Worth (+ Why Postive Affirmations Only Make You Feel Worse) – Dr. Talia Marcheggiani, ND
Mirror Mirror – Dr. Katie Hendricks, PhD, Dr. Gay Hendricks, PhD, Natural Path
How To Stop Stressing About Things You Can’t Control – Susie Moore, Greatist
Late sleepers are tired of being discriminated against. And science has their back. – Brian Resnick, Vox
Specific Health Conditions and Treatment Protocols
HPV: Cervical peeling as treatment for precancerous conditions – Medical University of Vienna, ScienceDaily
Researchers to look at pill to treat postmenopausal women with stress urinary incontinence – Beaumont Health, ScienceDaily
Yearly cost of US premature births linked to air pollution: $4.33 billion – NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine, ScienceDaily
Tame Your Wild PMS – Dr. Natasha Turner, ND
How Child Prodigies Teach Us About Autism – Ohio State University, ScienceDaily
Women with endometriosis at higher risk for heart disease – American Heart Association: Science Daily
New nanoparticle reveals cancer treatment effectiveness in real time – Brigham and Women’s Hospital, ScienceDaily
Are We What We Eat? Evidence of vegetarian diet permanently shaping human genome to change individual risk of cancer, heart disease – Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press), Science Daily
“Mind Diet” Beneficial for Alzheimers – Razi Berry, NDNR