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Migraine Warning Signs

Migraine headaches often come on unexpectedly, but many people who experience begin experiencing warning signs up to a day before a migraine develops. Warning signs may include: food cravings, mood swings, uncontrollable yawning, mild confusion or “spaciness,” and fluid retention or increased urination. Learn more about migraines in our comprehensive Migraine Library Article.

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Famous People and Depression

Depression affects one in five people at some point in their life, yet less than half of depressed people seek help. This common and often debilitating disorder has affected many well-known and influential people, including Abraham Lincoln, Ernest Hemingway, Peter Tchaikovsky, Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, Mary Shelley, and Mike Wallace. Learn more about depression and

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects more than half a million people in the United States alone every winter. SAD is more than just the “winter blues,” but a type of depression. Symptoms may include intense changes in mood, food cravings, fatigue, excess sleep, and generally feeling lousy. Some people experience anxiety, lethargy, difficulty sleeping, and

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Violence Against Women

Violence against women is a worldwide problem with devastating personal, social, and economic consequences. Here are some stunning facts about the impact of domestic and family violence: Half of all women who were killed in 2012 were murdered by an intimate partner or family member At least one out of three (35%) women have experienced

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Prostate Cancer Risk

Prostate cancer appears to run in families. Men who have brother or father with prostate cancer are at more than twice the risk of developing the condition themselves. If a man’s brother is affected, his risk is higher than if only his father has the disease. And if several relatives have prostate cancer, especially at

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