TrueNews | Thursday, December 8, 2016
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TrueduJour: Reported Drops in U.S. Life Expectancy Cause Grave Concerns
Everyone in healthcare is kind of freaking out, since the Federal Government's initial report on U.S. life expectancy says it's on the decline for the first time since 1993. Obesity, drug overdose, and economic circumstances are just some of the suspected factors behind the numbers, which may still have time to even out as the year goes on. Though the drops are not earth-shatteringly dramatic, they are still significant, and suggest that our nation's health and well-being is getting weaker. But is this a "one-time-blip" or a graver concern? We await more data from government analysts.
TrueDrug: Mental Health Crisis for Medical Students
According to a recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Association, medical school students are between two and five times more likely than the general U.S. population to experience depression. Out of over 129,000 students in the study, over 25% reported depressive symptoms and 10% reported suicidal tendencies. A combination of stress, lack of sleep, and competition can exacerbate the growth of depression. What can be done to combat this serious problem? Read more to find out.
TrueBrain: What is Your Unconscious Mind Trying to Tell You?
You know those few same dreams you keep having over and over again? The one where you're flying or the one where you're falling off a bridge? Those aren't just coincidences. Research shows that symbolic possibilities may lie within these common dreams. See for yourself.
TrueTip: The Importance of Me-Time
A little treat from us here at TrueSelf: "The general population is just about evenly split between introverts and extroverts. Regardless of where you fall on that count, it's a fact that alone time is extremely important. Sacred, even. For the introvert, it's the key to leading a healthy and fulfilling life." For more, check this out!