A Washington Times article from a couple of years' back noted that the Russian Institute of North Industrial Ecology Problems (INEP), had found that:
“From 1949-1997…. geomagnetic activity showed three seasonal peaks each of those years (March to May, in July, and in October). Every peak matched an increased incidence of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and suicide in the city Kirovsk.”
According to this article on disinfo.com: More on Solar Storms and Major Mental Illness
Many studies have theorized on the relationship between increased solar activity and it’s effect on melatonin production in the pineal gland of the brain. Melatonin is essential in maintaining circadian rhythm – the 24-hour sleep-wake cycle that is essential to our well-being.
Associate Professor Neil Cherry of Lincoln University, New Zealand linked a bump in suicide rates to solar activity, blaming the incidences on a disturbance in the Schumann Resonance Signal – the extremely low frequency portion of the Earth’s electromagnetic field spectrum.
In his study, Cherry theorizes:
“The Schumann Resonance signal provides a homeostatic control of brain activity. Therefore increased and decreased Schumann Resonance intensity, produced by increased and decreased solar activity, is shown to produce homeostatic relationships with cancer, cardiac, reproductive and neurological disease and mortality rates, including anxiety, depression and suicide.
This study has found significant homeostatic relationships between the monthly mean sunspot number and the suicide rates in Christchurch, New Zealand. An adaptive response appears from high, middle, low and very low solar activity over the 11-year sunspot cycle from 1988 to 1998.”
From March 8-10th 2012, solar storms dumped enough energy into Earth’s atmosphere to power New York City for two years. The storms were expected to cause severe infrastructure damage to our power grids and GPS systems but they turned out to be less severe than expected.
Coincidentally (or not) the storms coincided with a start of a Syrian uprising, escalation in violence in the Gaza-Israel conflict (l130 rockets are fired into Israel from Gaza), clashes in Somalia between Al-Shabaab and Ethiopian troops, a grenade attack in Nairobi, Kenya and in the USA, a crazed gunman opening fire at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
The Russian medical community has been far ahead of the West in exploring the more holistic side to human health. Heliobiology, the study of the sun's impact on human health, was begun in Russia more than a hundred years ago. The following excerpt comes from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979):
A branch of biophysics that studies the influence of changes in solar activity on terrestrial organisms. ...
The cyclic variations in solar radiation affect the life processes of terrestrial organisms. For example, changes in solar activity were found to affect the growth rings of trees, the yields of grain crops, the reproduction and migration of insects, fish, and other animals, and the genesis and exacerbation of a number of diseases in man and animals.
Soviet scientists have conducted extensive research in heliobiology. A. L. Chizhevskii found a relationship between changes in solar activity and the development of epidemics and epizootics, exacerbations of nervous and mental diseases, and some other biological phenomena.
The physician S. T. Vel’khover demonstrated changes in the sustainability and pathogenicity of certain microorganisms during solar flares. The entomologist N. S. Shcherbinovskii observed that the periodicity of locust onslaughts corresponds to the sun’s rhythm—that is, locusts return every 11 years.
The hematologistN. A. Shul’ts found that abrupt changes in solar activity affect the number of white blood cells in human blood and relative lymphocytosis.
The Italian physical chemist G. Piccardi discovered that various physical factors, particularly changes in solar activity, alter colloidal solutions. The Japanese hematologist M. Takata developed a test for the precipitation of blood proteins that was sensitive to changes in solar activity.
The French physician M. Faure showed that sudden deaths and exacerbations of chronic diseases increase as a result of increased solar activity. Faure organized the world’s first solar medical service.
(e) Geomagnetic storms and human health
A large, complex, and often controversial body of literature has linked elevated geomagnetic activity (GMA) with a range of human psychological, neurological, cardiovascular (CV), immunological and behavioural outcomes (see electronic supplementary material, table).
The roots of this literature  lies with Russian biological science, where studies revealed a number of health associations of GMS of various strength and reproducibility, with many of these associations since investigated in the Western literature . Owing to space constraints, selected evidence for the key findings is outlined below...
While early Western studies on the CV system were controversial with some notable negative results  and a retraction , later studies have revealed positive associations of GMS with myocardial infarction, stroke, blood pressure, capillary blood flow and an inverse correlation with heart rate variability (HRV) [18,19,23,24].
One study observed that in years of peak GMS activity, patients admitted for myocardial infarction increased 25 per cent ; other studies have reported a similar relationship, accounting for a 5 per cent increase in mortality in maximal solar years .
Moreover, these epidemiological studies are supported by evidence from both human [27,28] and animal [29,30] physiological studies that reveal changes to blood pressure and HRV in relation to geomagnetic disturbances.
With regard to the psychiatric literature, associations have been revealed between GMA and increased hospitalizations for depression  and ambulance callouts for mental disorders in general , with one well-cited study reporting an increase of 36 per cent in hospital admissions for males with a diagnosis of depression during periods of high GMA . However, such psychiatric findings have not always been repeated and remain somewhat contentious (see electronic supplementary material, table and [18,19] for discussion).
Associations have also been demonstrated across wider health studies, correlating GMA with the total number of deaths . Correlations have also been reported between solar cycles and longevity , although such findings remain equivocal .
A further series of studies have revealed associations between the solar cycle and flu pandemics , and a similar relationship was recently reported with papillomavirus infections . Relationships have also been observed between GMA and sudden infant death syndrome  and epilepsy .
One of the few large literature reviews on GMS made the definite conclusion that GMA has an effect on human CV health, and the less certain conclusion that there may be an association between GMA and admissions for mental illness .
A review of the vast Russian magnetobiology literature concluded that ‘the totality of the matter described here strongly supports the hypothesis that the GMF disturbances correlate with the general human condition’ .
There is already a huge body of research, most of which has been completely ignored by narrow-minded Western medicine, that shows that solar flares, solar storms, and the 11 year solar cycle have a massive impact on human health.
When there is a lot of solar activity, 5% more people die a year, 36% more people are admitted to hospital because of serious depression, there are more flu pandemics, more e-coli outbreaks, the number of people having heart-attacks go up (myocardial infarctions are another name for heart-attacks), the number of people having strokes go up, the number of people feeling completely and utterly stressed out of the skulls go up - and it's all linked to how we, as electric people, interact with the the increased solar energy being shot down at planet earth.
In turn, when people feel more stressed out / anxious / depressed / ill etc - they start thinking and acting in crazy ways. Wars start, arguments begin...
So now we're starting to figure out the connections a little more between solar / geomagnetic activity and human health and behaviour, what can we actually DO about it?
I hope to start answering that in the next posts.