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Taiwanese teenagers' school life filled with pressure and misery
“Like a small boat amidst high waves. I have no goals, no directions, but drifting aimlessly along the waves. I have been tired physically and mentally during the past three years,” a 9th grader wrote of his experience attending junior high school in Taiwan.
2009/12/18
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Marriage really is good for you, with a major international study finding it reduces the risks of depression and anxiety, but these disorders are more likely to plague people once the relationship is over.
2009/12/16
U.S. researchers have found a drug-free way to block fearful memories, opening up the possibility of new treatment approaches for problems such as post traumatic stress disorder, they reported on Wednesday.
2009/12/11
Antidepressants may go well beyond just easing the symptoms of depression; they may also make people less neurotic, U.S. researchers said on Monday.
2009/12/9
Loneliness is like a disease — and what's worse, it's contagious.
2009/12/2
Being seriously ill for too long can cause people to lose their will to fight.
2009/12/1
Bill Golden survived more than 20 years in the Army and another 30 in law enforcement. He fell sick with colon cancer, and at 86, he has an artificial hip and arthritis in his knees.
2009/11/26
A high-fat, high-sugar diet could have the same effect on brain chemistry as mood-altering drugs, giving scientific support to the craving for “comfort food”, Australian researchers said Tuesday.
2009/11/25
Beaten or sexually abused children are more likely to show accelerated ageing of cells later in life, a condition linked to higher rates of cancer and heart disease, according to a study released Friday.
2009/11/23
Nearly 40 percent of Taiwan's young people have no goals and over 60 percent of them have thought of committing suicide, according to the results of a survey released yesterday.
2009/11/18
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