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Causes of Depression

Causes of Depression Have you ever wondered what causes clinical depression? Perhaps you have been diagnosed with major depression, and that's made you question why some people get depressed while others don't. World Health Organization: "Depression."; Mayo Clinic: "Depression."; American Psychiatric Association: "What Is Depression?"; Anxiety and Depr...
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Depression in Women

Depression in Women Here are the facts about depression in women: In the U.S., about 15 million people experience depression each year. The majority of them are women. Unfortunately, nearly two-thirds do not get the help they need. Depression in women is very common. In fact, women a&#1...
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11 Surprising Sneezing Facts

11 Surprising Sneezing Facts How fast does a sneeze travel? Can sex and sunshine make you sneeze? Get the strange sneezing facts. Larissa Stouffer of Melrose, Mass., usually sneezes not once, not twice, but three times. She sneezes as she gets into a car if it's sunny outside, but not when it's cloudy; her dad does the s&...
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What Is Multiple Myeloma?

What Is Multiple Myeloma? Multiple myeloma is a type of blood cancer. It starts in your bone marrow, the spongy tissue inside bones. This is where your body makes blood cells, including a certain type called plasma cells. These cells can grow out of control and crowd out the normal, healthy ones in your bon...
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Peritoneal Cancer

Peritoneal Cancer Peritoneal cancer is a rare cancer. It develops in a thin layer of tissue that lines the abdomen. It also covers the uterus, bladder, and rectum. Made of epithelial cells, this structure is called the peritoneum. It produces a fluid that helps organs move smoothly inside the abdomen. Peritoneal cancer is not th&#...
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What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis is what doctors call an autoimmune condition. It starts when your immune system, which is supposed to protect you, goes awry and begins to attack your body’s own tissues. It causes inflammation in the lining of your joints (the synovium). As a result, your joints may get ...
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Causes of ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Causes of ADHD No one knows exactly what causes ADHD, but certain things are known to play a role. ADHD runs in families. Anywhere from one-third to one-half of parents with ADHD will have a child with the disorder. There are genetic characteristics t&#10...
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Autism Spectrum Disorders Health Center

Autism Spectrum Disorders Health Center Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments. It may undo the disorder in at-risk babies. What happens when an autistic child reaches adulthood? Autism spectrum disorder includes conditions previously called autism, pervasive developmental disorder, and Asperger's syndrome. The causes are not known. Another Tally Puts Autism Cases at 1 in 40 A federal study reported &...
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Slideshow: Visual Guide to Binge Eating Disorder

Slideshow: Visual Guide to Binge Eating Disorder Binge eating disorder isn't the same as occasional overeating. Plenty of people eat too much once in a while. Who hasn’t had a stomachache after a huge Thanksgiving dinner? People with this eating disorder, though, feel compelled to do so on a regular basis -- at least once a week &#11...
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Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) If you have tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), your cells don’t stop dividing when they should. This means you get tumors in lots of places in your body. They aren’t cancer, but they can cause problems where they’re growing. There are treatments available &#...
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