The Daily Populous

Tuesday November 12nd, 2019 evening edition

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A new study* published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and asserts the efficacy of anti-inflammatories in treating major .

This adds to the mounting evidence that there is a connection between emotional functioning and inflammation.

An increasing number of studies have shown that depression and/or bipolar disorder are accompanied by immune system dysregulation, inflammation, and high levels of cytokines.

Inflammation is a defense mechanism triggered in the body when it reacts to an attack and gathers special resources in response.

While the authors reported several methodological limitations, their systematic meta-analysis suggested that anti-inflammatory agents can safely and effectively reduce symptoms of major depression.

There’s a growing call to address bio-medical root causes of inflammation and how they link to mental health symptoms.

*This study report is not a substitute or recommendation for the use of anti-inflammatories without consulting a medical professional. »

Facebook is on the defensive after its head of news was revealed to have cofounded a website critical of Elizabeth Warren

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Legum reported that The 74 had published several critical pieces on Warren, a high-profile figure known for advocating the breakup of tech giants Amazon, Google, and Facebook.

A Facebook spokesman told Business Insider that Brown had been transparent about her role with The 74 for many years.

Facebook is on the defensive after news emerged that its head of news partnerships, Campbell Brown, cofounded a news site that has been critical of Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. »

There’s a Surprisingly Plausible Path to Removing Trump From Office

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Getty Images In The Arena There’s a Surprisingly Plausible Path to Removing Trump From Office It would take just three Republican senators to turn the impeachment vote into a secret ballot.

By most everyone’s judgment, the Senate will not vote to remove President Donald Trump from office if the House impeaches him.

But what if senators could vote on impeachment by secret ballot? »

Australia’s Response to Climate Change One of the Worst in G20, According to New Report

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Australia—a nation facing both unprecedented wildfires and unprecedented drought—was ranked as one of the worst countries in the world in terms of their response to climate change.

The Brown to Green report found that Australia’s lack of policy, reliance on fossil fuels, and rising emissions leave the country exposed “economically, politically, and environmentally.”

The country ranked third worst in terms of progress made towards reaching its Paris climate targets—targets which were already “unambitious”. »