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In matters of health, is a highly stressful job better than unemployment? We find out

In matters of health, is a highly stressful job better than unemployment? We find out

People employed in low paying or highly stressful jobs may not actually enjoy better health than those who remain unemployed, according to a recent study. There is also some evidence that job quality is important for health and well being, although some studies suggest people in poor quality jobs are still better off in terms [...]

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It’s okay to feel blue. Here’s why you should stop fighting your emotions

It’s okay to feel blue. Here’s why you should stop fighting your emotions

At times, many of us experience mood swings and feel depressed to an extent. Turns out, to feel the sunshine, it’s important to embrace the cloudiness of your darker moods. According to a recent study, feeling bad about feeling bad can make you feel worse. The research from the University of California, Berkeley found that the pressure to [...]

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Cancer patients who use only alternative therapy are at increased death risk

Cancer patients who use only alternative therapy are at increased death risk

Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases in the world. Various factors like taking contraceptive pills and working at a desk all day can put you at risk. New research has found that patients who choose to receive alternative therapy as treatment for curable cancers instead of conventional cancer treatment have a higher risk of death. There is increasing [...]

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11 Every Day Tips to Maintain Your Weight

11 Every Day Tips to Maintain Your Weight

Losing weight is a struggle but so is maintaining it. It’s terrible if you have done the hard work to lose those few inches only to have them back in a few months or perhaps weeks. Of course, the thumb rule to maintain your weight is consistency in following healthy lifestyle habits that actually helped [...]

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Edinburgh festival shows examine mental health – with sticky tape and silliness

Edinburgh festival shows examine mental health – with sticky tape and silliness

At the 2014 Edinburgh fringe, the trailblazing Every Brilliant Thing – written by Duncan Macmillan and performed by Jonny Donahoe – talked to us about depression in a refreshingly warm, open and honest way. A year later, Bryony Kimmings and Tim Grayburn’s Fake It ’Til You Make It tackled the taboo subject of male depression and was one of a [...]

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A danger to public health? Uproar as scientist urges us to eat more salt

A danger to public health? Uproar as scientist urges us to eat more salt

Public health experts in the UK have spoken out against a new book that claims many of us should be eating more salt, not less – claiming the advice could endanger people’s health. New York scientist James DiNicolantonio says in his book The Salt Fix that the World Health Organisation and the US and UK advisory bodies [...]

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Have you tried Face Yoga? Stretching face muscles prevents skin-ageing and sagginess

Have you tried Face Yoga? Stretching face muscles prevents skin-ageing and sagginess

Face Yoga has been making a name for itself as an alternative anti-ageing beauty treatmentfor some time now. The concept involves using exercises to tone, lift and sculpt muscles in the face and counteract sagginess and puffiness for a rejuvenated appearance. Back in 2015, a pop-up called SkinGym Face Fitness established itself in New York offering [...]

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Moms-to-be, take note: A chemical found in furniture may lower your child’s IQ

Moms-to-be, take note: A chemical found in furniture may lower your child’s IQ

Flame retardant chemicals — commonly used in furniture and household products — may damage your child’s intelligence and cause loss of IQ points. Researchers from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) in the US conducted the largest meta-analysis performed on flame retardants to date, and found strong evidence of polybrominated diphenyl ethers’ (PBDE) effect [...]

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Harry Potter series helps people cope with death, finds study

Harry Potter series helps people cope with death, finds study

J K Rowling’s popular Harry Potter series may have helped fans cope with death, according to a study which suggests that the people who dwell on the idea of dying are likely to read the books or watch the movies of the fantasy franchise multiple times. For some, it seems that anxiety about or obsession [...]

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Saliva test offers easier, cheaper diagnoses of liver disease

Saliva test offers easier, cheaper diagnoses of liver disease

A newly developed “oral fluid” test could offer an easier, less expensive alternative for diagnosing liver disease and may eventually help develop treatment, researchers say. Hepatitis E virus (HEV) causes liver disease that infects an estimated 20 million people worldwide each year and kills more than 56,000. Hepatitis E is not as well known as [...]

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Higher sun exposure may increase risk of eye freckles: Study

Higher sun exposure may increase risk of eye freckles: Study

A higher lifetime exposure to sunlight may increase the risk of developing eye freckles or dark spots on the coloured part of the eye called iris, a study has warned. While not malignant, eye freckles could indicate the presence or risk of sunlight-triggered eye diseases like cataract or macular degeneration, researchers said. Over 600 swimmers [...]

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Love packaged fruit juice? Such drinks with protein-rich meals may make you fat

Love packaged fruit juice? Such drinks with protein-rich meals may make you fat

Consuming a sugar-sweetened drink like fruit juices with a high-protein meal including lean meat, chicken, fish and dairy products may negatively affect energy balance, alter food preferences and cause the body to store more fat, according to a study. The findings showed that the inclusion of a sugar-sweetened drink decreased fat oxidation, which kick-starts the [...]

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