Carrie Fisher dead at 60

Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher, died of a heart attack on a flight from London to LA. Her heart just packed up. Carrie Fisher struggled after with alcoholism, substance abuse and depression. She was aged 60. Daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher was the star of over 40 movies, including Shampoo and The Blue Brothers. … [Read the full story]

Mental illness in women

Regardless of age, gender or race, mental disorders can affect anyone. There are millions who suffer from mental illness, but women are more likely to suffer from some particular mental illnesses. And figures in Australia show that women suffered double the amount of men from menatl illness last year. Biological factors do play a part … [Read the full story]

Hollywood beauty, Salma Hayed had bad acne

Hollywood beauty Salma Hayek has opened up about suffering “severe,  severe depression” from acne and being overweight when a struggling  actress. The Latino star, one of the most beautiful stars in the movie business,  insists it was a far different story when she was 25 and trying to break  into movies. “You want to talk … [Read the full story]

Aussie takes Poms to court for racism

An Australian community warden who claimed he was racially abused by colleagues who constantly greeted him with ‘G’day Sport’ is taking his case to the European Court of Human Rights. Geoff Stephens, who has been in the UK for 27 years after coming over from Australia when he was 22 years old, claimed he suffered … [Read the full story]

How to tell if you have a thyroid problem

Thyroid problems are becoming more common in America, but the majority of those affected don’t even know it. According to the National Institutes of Health, millions of Americans suffer from thyroid diseases. These diseases range from hyperthyroidism to thyroid cancer. Here are 10 signs that someone may indeed have a thyroid problem. 1. Dramatic Weight … [Read the full story]

Is stress catching?

Does your boss (or husband) make you tense up just by walking in the room?  Until six months ago, Julie Hall loved her job. She had been with the firm for three years, got on with her colleagues and thrived on the challenges of working in a busy HR department. Then a new manager arrived … [Read the full story]

Why are women getting more and more depressed?

Rates of depression in women have doubled since the Seventies, according to a new study of mental health problems. The women most at risk are those of childbearing age, and the researchers concluded this is because they are buckling under the strain of trying to cope with that old chestnut, ‘having it all’. Now, I … [Read the full story]

Lucy Hawking fell into her own Black Hole

It was perhaps an unusual form of affirmation. But for Lucy Hawking, her father’s reaction as she read out part of a children’s novel over dinner at his Cambridge home was vital and thrilling. ‘I was reading a draft to him and he laughed so much he jumped out of his chair,’ she recalls. ‘Two … [Read the full story]

Mel Gibson ‘Beavers’ about with Prince Albert of Monaco

When they’re not saving rainforests, it seems Mel Gibson and his royal pal Prince Albert enjoy activities of a more leisurely kind. Today the pair were spotted relaxing aboard a yacht in Monaco,  just a few miles along the coast from Cannes where Gibson has been promoting his new film The Beaver. Mel, 55, and … [Read the full story]

The Dandy Highwayman rides again

With his outlandish dress sense, striking make-up and eccentric music, Adam Ant became one of the greatest stars of the 80’s. But decades of mental health problems…being sectioned twice and battling depression…took their toll and he seemed to disappear into musical oblivion. Now, however, the singer say’s he put his demons behind him, and he’s … [Read the full story]

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