Tag: health

Mindfulness classes improve health of schoolchildren

May 3, 2021

Mindfulness is an ancient meditation technique that involves focusing awareness on the present moment, as a means of fostering calm, wellbeing and insight. New research conducted by the University of Derby and Derbyshire Educational Psychology Service, UK,  has found that mindfulness programmes delivered by school teachers can improve the mental health of school-age children and […]

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Exercise hormone injections boost mice fitness and overall health

January 26, 2021

It would be ideal if there was a way to beat the hassle of exercise, but still maintain health and fitness. Scientists at the University of Southern California (USC), US, might have found just that – an exercise hormone administered to mice appears to improve fitness and overall health, even in older mice. The hormone, […]

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WHO: health harms from prolonged sitting can be offset by exceeding weekly recommended physical activity levels

December 2, 2020

New research involving some 44,000 people across four countries highlights a grim reality: a high daily tally of sedentary time (10 or more hours) i.e. prolonged sitting is linked to a significantly heightened risk of premature death, particularly among people who are already unfit or physically inactive. However, according to guidelines set out in the […]

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Health development of young children significantly affected by poverty

October 12, 2020

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have found that disparities arising from poverty can affect the health of children from as young as 5 years old. The researchers used the Early Development Instrument (EDI), a measure of children’s physical, social, emotional and language development in 98 school districts across the US to […]

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Energy drinks risky to health in many ways

March 12, 2018

Research by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has found that consuming energy drinks endanger health: it can cause poor mental health, substance abuse, tooth decay, high blood pressure, kidney damage and diabetes. They say that the risks are especially concerning because these drinks are aggressively marketed to young people, are often mixed with alcoholic […]

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Improved sleep quality leads to better health, well-being

March 17, 2017

Improving sleep quality offers benefits to one’s physical health and psychological well-being that is comparable to the health and happiness brought on by winning a lottery, according to a research by the University of Warwick in the UK. Dr. Nicole Tang in the Department of Psychology has discovered that working on getting a better night’s sleep can […]

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Chronic diseases in adults may be health, stress impact of childhood bullying

March 13, 2017

People who experienced bullying during their childhood may also be at risk of the lifelong health effects related to chronic stress exposure including an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes in adulthood, according to a research review. Recent advances in understanding of the negative health effects of chronic stress highlight a pressing need to […]

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GSK tops other pharma companies in improving access for the poor –report

November 14, 2016

British pharmaceutical company Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) was ranked as the top drug maker for the fifth time to improve access to medicine in developing countries, according to the Access to Medicine Index report, which ranks 20 of the leading pharmaceutical companies very two years. GSK was followed by Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, and Merck KGaA. […]

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Stress and Your Adrenal Glands

November 14, 2016

By Ron Burg, CAM Formulas Introduction We live in a stress-filled world. Stress is all around us. For many people, the daily stresses of life are compounded by intense work pressures and the stress of an unproductive relationship. When you are under stress, you are attacking your adrenal glands. On top of this, many people […]

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Singapore’s minister for health to participate in WHA, Geneva

May 29, 2012

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong will attend the 65th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 20 to May 24, the ministry announced Saturday. The WHA is the decision-making body of the World Health Organisation and is attended by health ministers and delegations from 194 WHO members. It will […]

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