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Mediterranean diet tied to lower risk of depression

The purpose of the study, which was led by University College London (UCL) in the United Kingdom, was to inform the development of recommendations for professionals giving advice to people with depression. Most people get sad and low at times, particularly in reaction to distressing events. Depression, however, goes beyond this; it is a psychiatric […]

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Britain’s record heatwave triggered surge in hospital admissions

Britain’s record heatwave triggered 4 TIMES as many hospital admissions for sunstroke and heat-related issues in July than expected as temperatures reached 95°F 259 hospital admissions in England in July were because of the heatwave In contrast, just 59 were recorded in the same month in 2017, figures show This summer was the UK’s longest […]

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Strategic plan to address tuberculosis research

Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading infectious cause of death worldwide, killing roughly 1.6 million people in 2017. In the past 200 years, TB claimed the lives of more than one billion people — more deaths than from malaria, influenza, smallpox, HIV/AIDS, cholera and plague combined. Recently, the global health community has strengthened its efforts and […]

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Just because you’re thin, it doesn’t mean you’re healthy

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 63% of Australian adults are overweight or obese. But it’s much harder to estimate how many are within a healthy weight range but have poor diets or sedentary lifestyles. These can cause significant health problems that will often be missed because the person appears to look […]

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Going to the same school as your BFF could make you smarter

Children who go to the same secondary school as their BFF ‘behave better and get higher grades’ Keeping the same best friend in the transition to secondary school is important Children who stick together get 13 per cent better grades, a study found  But only 27 per cent manage to keep their best friend during […]

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Brief Exercise Breaks During Class Help Bodies, Brains

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 — Two-minute exercise breaks in the classroom may help school children meet physical activity goals without disrupting learning, new research suggests. University of Michigan researchers say short bursts of in-classroom activity can trim childhood obesity rates while helping elementary schools provide 30 minutes of daily exercise for students. “What we’re showing […]