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Lose 5 times more weight by training your mind

Recently, Dr. Linda Solbrig and colleagues, from the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom, conducted a study. Its main objective was to find out which types of motivational intervention would be the most effective in aiding weight loss efforts. The scientists compared a fairly common talking therapy known as Motivational Interviewing (MI) with a […]

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Obesity and economic status—what we found in Kenya’s slums

Africa is experiencing a demographic and nutrition transition. More and more people are moving to urban areas. Slum communities currently constitute about 56% of the urban population in sub-Saharan Africa. That’s more than 200 million people, more than the entire population of Nigeria. Even as under-nutrition or not getting enough calories and nutrients – continues […]

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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 […]