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Junk Food Consumption Increases The Risk Of Depression, Study Finds

Multi-country study calls for GPs to give dietary advice as part of depression treatment An analysis of 41 multi-country studies has found that a diet high in junk food raises the risk of developing depression, reports The Guardian. The study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, took place in Britain, Spain, and Australia. Researchers examined […]

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Paralyzed patients take first steps after implant, intense rehab

May 22, 2018: Jeff Marquis of Louisville, Ky., is helped by his physical therapist.  (AP) Three people whose legs were paralyzed for years can stand and take steps again thanks to an electrical implant that zaps the injured spinal cord — along with months of intense rehab, researchers reported Monday. The milestone, reported by two […]

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Top athletes should sleep better—and they can

Top athletes are generally good sleepers. However, there is certainly still something to be gained in the field of so-called ‘sleep hygiene,’ and light therapy is a promising strategy for optimal sleep, concludes sleep expert Melanie Knufinke. She researched the sleep (habits) of top athletes in the Netherlands and is to be awarded her Ph.D. […]

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Pills for appendicitis? Surgery often not needed, study says

A new study says surgery isn’t always needed for appendicitis and that antibiotics instead can often do the trick. The results from Finland contradict decades of thinking about the best way to treat an inflamed appendix. The condition has long been thought to be a medical emergency because of the risk for a burst appendix, […]

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How poor technique contributes to majority of running injuries

Of Britain’s more than 2 million recreational runners, around 1 million are falling injured annually with 500,000 ‘off the road’ at any one time. A recent study from The University of Salford’s Running Performance Clinic has found that many running injuries may be influenced by simple technique errors. The study published in the American Journal […]

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Health Tip: Let Kids Play

— Regular exercise has plenty of benefits for kids, too, the American Heart Association says. Here’s the AHA’s list of how physical activity specifically helps children: It helps improve a child’s sleep patterns. It helps boost your child’s mood and energy. It helps the child unwind from the stresses of the day. It helps improve […]