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Quitting alcohol proven to significantly boost mental health in women

Many people drink socially at, for instance, work functions or family events. Some of us may also relish having a glass of wine or beer with our dinner at the end of a long and tiring day. Numerous people fall into the categories of ‘light’ or ‘moderate’ drinkers. But is this habit harmless, or would […]

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Exposure to green spaces in childhood may improve mental health of adults

Seeing greenery helps reduce unhealthy cravings for alcohol, cigarettes and junk food

The study, led by the University of Plymouth, is the first to demonstrate that passive exposure to nearby green space is linked to both lower frequencies and strengths of craving. It builds on previous research suggesting exercising in nature can reduce cravings, by demonstrating the same may be true irrespective of physical activity. Researchers say […]

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Eating chicken instead of red meat can help lower breast cancer risk

Red meat refers to the flesh obtained from cows, pigs and lambs, that is, beef, pork and lamb/mutton respectively. These contain more of the muscle protein called myoglobin which carries oxygen to the muscle tissue, similar to haemoglobin in the blood. The presence of myoglobin contributes to the red colour. Processed red meats also contain […]

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Even moderate drinking by parents might impact kids, states study

A ‘substantial proportion’ of UK children live with parents who aren’t dependent on alcohol but who still drink at moderate levels, the study authors say. “We needed to understand the effect this drinking could have on children,” co-author Lucy Bryant of the Institute of Alcohol Studies in London. Bryant’s team surveyed 997 adults and 997 […]

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In-flight health: Six foods to avoid while flying

Unfortunately, airport dining options – like a greasy fast food burger, oily pizza or a liquid lunch at the concourse bar – are rather limited. Still, if you’re disciplined, avoiding the gut-busting trifecta of grease, alcohol and carbonation can help contribute to a bloat-free flight. There are even a few surprisingly nutritious foods on our […]

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#WorldHeartDay: Stressed at work and trouble sleeping? You’re at a high risk for heart disease

Work stress and impaired sleep are linked to a threefold higher risk of cardiovascular death in employees with hypertension. That’s the finding of research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Study author Professor Karl-Heinz Ladwig, of the German Research Centre for Environmental Health […]

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Here’s why being drunk is no excuse for bad behaviour, according to science

Many of us know that feeling of waking up, headache in tow, struggling to remember what we said and did after that extra drink the night before. And then suddenly, the memories vividly resurface Alcohol disinhibits us, making us say and do things that we’d otherwise keep under wraps. People will often drink to gain […]

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Now a wearable ‘tattoo’ can help mute people speak again

Researchers from China developed a wearable artificial throat that mute people can use without an invasive surgery. The project, reported in the journal ACS Nano, shows that the device was able to transform throat movements into sounds. It works by simply attaching the wearable tech to the neck just like a temporary tattoo. People can […]

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