Kids Health

Nicole Kidman Talks Work, Kids & Tabloid Gossip

Actor Nicole Kidman and her husband (none other than country singer Keith Urban) share two daughters — Faith, 7, and Sunday, 10 — and Kidman hopes her work creating characters has a positive effect on them, especially since the family has to deal with ridiculous tabloid gossip all the time. Kidman and Urban are just […]

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Tai chi: an ancient art may work best to prevent falls in old age

(HealthDay)—The ancient practice of tai chi may beat strength training and aerobics for preventing falls among seniors, a new trial shows. A modified senior-centered tai chi program reduced falls nearly a third better in a head-to-head comparison with an exercise regimen that combined aerobics, strength training and balance drills, the researchers reported. “This tai chi […]

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Revealed: How blue pills can work better than red ones

Why blue pills can work better than red ones  How blue-coloured pills can work better than red ones – even if they are placebos Non-drug treatments such as yoga and herbs are often dismissed as no better than placebos by sceptics. But such methods have just acquired a heavyweight champion who claims in a new […]

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Stressed at Work? Open Office Plan Might Help

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 — Maybe it’s time to retire the office cubicle. A new study suggests that open workspaces without partitions between desks encourage employees to be more active and help curb stress. “We are becoming an increasingly sedentary workforce, and anything that we can do, even passively, to nudge physical activity up will […]

Personal Health

This Common Daily Habit Could Be Damaging Your Relationship

Switch on the out-of-office and step away from your inbox. A new study has found that responding to work emails out of hours can take a huge toll on your mental health and home life.   Researchers at Virginia Tech University surveyed 142 full-time workers and their S.O’s about their employers’ expectations and relationship satisfaction. […]

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Sugar improves memory in over-60s, helping them work smarter

Sugar improves memory in older adults – and makes them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full capacity – according to new research by the University of Warwick. Led by Ph.D. student Konstantinos Mantantzis, Professor Elizabeth Maylor and Dr. Friederike Schlaghecken in Warwick’s Department of Psychology, the study found that increasing blood sugar levels […]

Health Problems

Study reveals how shift work disrupts metabolism

Working night shifts or other nonstandard work schedules increases your risk of becoming obese and developing diabetes and other metabolic disorders, which ultimately also raises your risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer. Exactly why this happens has been unclear, but a new study conducted at Washington State University (WSU) has brought scientists closer to […]

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Job Strain Has Been Linked To Common Mental Illnesses

New research has found that high job strain is associated with an increased risk of developing common mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Published today in The Lancet Psychiatry and led by the Black Dog Institute, the study found that if workplaces were to reduce job strain, up to 14 per cent of new cases of […]