Mobile devices don’t reduce shared family time: New research shows that mobile device use is now embedded into family life

The first study of the impact of digital mobile devices on different aspects of family time in the UK has found that children are spending more time at home with their parents rather than less — but not in shared activities such as watching tv and eating. The increase is in what is called ‘alone-together’ time, when children are at […]

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How chronic stress boosts cancer cell growth

Chronic stress, which a person has consistently over a long period of time, affects mental and emotional well-being as well as physical health. Studies have tied chronic stress to accelerated cognitive impairment, a higher risk of heart problems, and problems with gut health. Previous research also suggests that exposure to stress could speed up the growth of cancer through its […]

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Neural processing with trauma and adversity interact to increase core symptom of PTSD

Lifetime adversity and increased neural processing during a traumatic event combine to increase the frequency of intrusive traumatic memories and the distress they cause, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. The increased neural processing was found in brain regions important for emotion and memory. The involuntary recollection of traumatic events is a core symptom […]

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New Study Says Taking A Girls Trip Is The Best Thing For Your Health

If you need another reason to grab your girlfriends, load up on Prosecco and book those flights courtesy of Jetstar’s ‘Return For Free’ sale, this is officially it. Science has confirmed that taking a vacay with your besties can benefit your mental and physical wellbeing. The reasoning? Friendships extend our life expectancy, cut down the risk of heart disease and […]

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Stress fracture? Your foot hitting pavement wasn’t the main problem

It starts as a persistent and irritating pain in the foot or lower leg, then it gets more intense, maybe with swelling, and soon a runner knows she’s being sidelined by one of the most common running injuries: a stress fracture. These tiny cracks in the bone can halt training for months or even end a sports season. A segment […]

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Health Tip: Reduce Childhood Stress

— Stress is a function of the demands placed on people and their ability to meet them, the Nemours Foundation says. Stress affects anyone who feels overwhelmed, including children. Signs of a stressed child include mood swings, acting out, changes in sleep patterns or bedwetting, the foundation says. Additional signs may be stomachache, headache, trouble concentrating or appearing withdrawn. Nemours […]

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Clean vessels. 10 life hacks for lowering your cholesterol

Excess cholesterol sticks together and forms a so-called “plaque”. These clusters tend to narrow the lumen of blood vessels and impede blood flow, increasing risks of blood clots, heart attacks and strokes. Talk about how you need to change the diet and lifestyle to lower cholesterol without drugs.1. Eat less TRANS fatAll fats – the same essential resource, as proteins […]

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From rye crackers and CHOCOLATE: 17 stress-relieving desk snacks

Beat stress at your desk with CHOCOLATE: Food author reveals her 17 anxiety-relieving snacks to eat at your desk Charlotte Watts, co-author of Good Mood Food, is a nutritionist in London She lists 17 foods that you can eat at your desk to relieve stress on Healthista  Dark chocolate and mango can fight afternoon sugar cravings healthily Stress relief from […]

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The 5 Different Types Of Stress You Need To Know About

Most people are aware that stress affects our health in a variety of ways, but what does it actually mean in our modern world? Today, anything that compromises our immune system and promotes chronic inflammation, the common denominator in all preventable degenerative diseases, can be considered a ‘stress’. None work in isolation, with each affecting the other. Identifying and minimising […]

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