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Perimenopausal Depression in Women with More Variable Levels of Estradiol and Lower Progesterone Levels

Women are at increased risk for depressive symptoms during the menopause transition.  It has long been suspected that falling estrogen levels play a role in triggering the onset of depression; however, if all women experience declining levels of estrogen and progesterone during this transition, why is it that only some women suffer from depression in… Read More »

Your Iron Levels Could Be a Key to Slow Aging and Long Life

Iron is an essential nutrient, integral to hundreds of biological functions including oxygen transport, DNA synthesis and energy metabolism. Almost every cell in your body contains iron.1 Plants, bacteria, animals and even cancer cells cannot survive without it.2,3 Plants use iron to make chlorophyll, while animals and humans need it to make hemoglobin, a protein… Read More »

Pubs & Bars: Numbers of drinkers in the North East approaching Pre-Covid levels, while Londoners are staying away

Three weeks ago lockdown restrictions were further eased, and Bars & Pubs could reopen their doors across England. In a new landscape, with social distancing measures and undoubted long-term changes in customer behaviour, Purple’s is able to provide insight into the first few weeks of recovery using data analytics. By analysing data from our extensive… Read More »

Low Levels of Vitamins B12 and D Linked to Depression

Up to 2.5% of children and 8.3% of adolescents suffer from depression, a condition that’s associated with significant complications later in life, including an increased risk of suicide, substance abuse, physical diseases and problems with work, academic and psychosocial functioning.1 It’s believed that both genetic and environmental factors play a role in why some children… Read More »

Paper Device Rapidly Measures Lithium Levels in Blood

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Researchers at Hokkaido University in Japan have developed a paper-based point-of-care device which can measure lithium levels in a drop of blood. The device could help patients with bipolar disorder to keep track of their blood lithium levels. Lithium carbonate is used to treat bipolar disorder, but must be administered carefully… Read More »