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Unhealthy eating habits in childhood tied to alcohol use later on in life

The association with young teens’ drinking habits is stronger than with other factors, such as parents’ education and income. “We must make people more aware of the long-term effects of healthy food in early youth,” says Lauren Lissner, Professor of Epidemiology at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The research is based on data from […]

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#MentalHealthWeek: Simple and effective ways to cope with social anxiety

This would often result in repeated episodes of sudden panic attacks that reach its peak within minutes. One such example is social anxiety, which is characterised by experiencing anxiety whenever presented to act in a social setting such as talking to people. It’s also defined as the fear of being negatively evaluated and/or judged by […]

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Shocking: Ministry data reveals, rise in alcohol and drug addiction among women

Women are becoming more independent in their lifestyle choices, once upon a time you would not see a woman smoke a cigarette or drink alcohol. But these days, people wouldn’t be surprised if people saw a woman drink in a restaurant. With changing times, women are also becoming victims of drug addiction and substance abuse. […]

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Reducing alcohol use could help quit daily smoking habit, reveals US study

Reducing alcohol use could help quit daily smoking habit, reveals US study

Heavy drinkers’ nicotine metabolite ratio, a bio-marker that indicates how quickly a person’s body metabolizes nicotine, reduced as they cut back on their drinking. If quitting smoking is one of your New Year’s resolutions, you might want to consider cutting back on your drinking, too. Past research has suggested that people with higher nicotine metabolism […]

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WHO launches safer alcohol control plan to prevent and reduce alcohol-related deaths

The WHO-led initiative and action package aim to support global target of reducing harmful use of alcohol by 10% by 2025 SAFER is the newest WHO-led roadmap to support governments in taking practical steps to accelerate progress on health, beat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through addressing the harmful use of alcohol, and achieve development targets. “We […]

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Motorcycle passengers more prone to head injuries, reveals study

Motorcycle passengers more prone to head injuries, reveals study

Motorcycle passengers are less likely than drivers to wear helmets, and they are more likely to suffer traumatic brain injuries in crashes, a US study suggests. Researchers studied almost 80,000 motorcycle drivers and nearly 6,000 passengers who were involved in crashes between 2007 and 2010. Two-thirds of the drivers were wearing helmets, compared to only […]

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