Does Smoking Cause Depression?

  Most of us are familiar with the physical health effects of smoking, but can the habit also affect our mental and emotional well-being? A new study suggests that it can, after finding a link between smoking cigarettes and depression. A new study examines the link between mental health and smoking among students. Ginna Crochets…

What is the best diet for mental health?

Researchers have increasingly been studying the effects of diet and nutrition on mental health. Many of them have noticed that people who follow a standard Western diet, which includes highly processed foods and added sugars, have higher risks of developing anxiety and depression. Although the majority of the research to date has focused on the benefits of the Mediterranean…

Health Implications of Depression

On December 18, 2019. By Alabi Hisau Ayodeji Depression is one of the most common mental illness. It is technically a mental disorder, but it also affects physical health and wellbeing. Depression is a brain disorder that can lead to great emotional anguish and can change how the brain functions. It also constitutes physical health…

What Are the Benefits of Team Sports?

Pre-teen and teenage years are often trying times for kids physically, emotionally and mentally. However, studies have shown that playing team sports can help them ward off depression. During the preteen and teenage years, many physical, emotional, mental, and social changes happen. As a result, anxiety and depression may kick in. Also, at this stage,…

Depression: 35 extra minutes of exercise daily slashes risk

It is common knowledge that exercise is good for physical health, but a new study shows that it can also help curtail episodes of depression, even in those who have an increased genetic risk. According to the researchers, who are from the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the study is the first of its kind….

Coping with Infertility-related Depression

When you’re dealing with infertility, it can feel like you and your partner are alone in a sea of happy new families. That’s both understandable and untrue. The truth is that despite Nigeria’s high fertility rate, about a quarter of the populace is dealing with infertility. And for this reason, infertility depression is real. It…

Smoking may increase risk of mental health problems – study

Researchers find link between tobacco cigarettes and depression and schizophrenia Smoking tobacco cigarettes could increase the risk of mental health problems such as depression and schizophrenia, research suggests. MEET ANTHONY NWEKE A VETERAN AUTHOR It has long been known that smoking is more common among people with mental health conditions. However, it has been unclear…