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Sports related concussion in adolescence

For several years, there has been increasing concern about concussion-related short-term and long-term brain injury in professional sports. This has generated interest and concern about concussion in non-professional sports activities.

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Treating depression with St. John’s wort

There is not a consensus in the studies of St. John’s wort for depression. The majority studies have shown a benefit for mild depression. Some recent studies have shown it has no benefit. Overall, it must be recalled that St. John’s wort is only recommended and shown to be helpful in mild depression.

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Trichotillomania is the act of repeatedly pulling out one’s own hair from the scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, pubic area, underarms, beard, chest or legs. This can occur because of an irresistible urge to pull hair or it can develop as a habit. The results of the disorder are evident with a noticeable loss of hair and mental distress, as well as social impairment and/or functional impairment.

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