Posts Tagged ‘mental health’

Therapist Isadora Alman wants doctors to ask patients: “Are you enjoying your sex life?”

Stethoscope on open book on a white background. Photo source: "PHYSICIAN" by Dr.Farouk on Flickr, shared via Creative Commons

“Are you enjoying your sex life?” That’s a question sex therapist Isadora Alman would like primary healthcare providers to ask their patients, along with other basic questions often asked of people coming in for a check-up, like inquiries about smoking or drinking. But this doesn’t happen, said Alman, who is also a California licensed marriage…

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Oakland researchers propose a way to explain why what you eat may affect your behavior

Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI). Photo courtesy of CHORI.

Vitamin D and Omega-3 fatty acids improve cognitive function and behavior in people with certain mental disorders, studies have shown. But scientists haven’t been sure how. Now, researchers at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) have come up with a possible explanation. After extensively reviewing the scientific literature, Dr. Rhonda Patrick and Dr. Bruce Ames…

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