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Physical activity at any intensity can help lower risk of early death, finds study

The findings, published in The BMJ today, also show that being sedentary, for example sitting, for 9.5 hours or more a day (excluding sleeping time) is associated with an increased risk of death. The World Health Organization guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity each week for […]

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Diet rich in animal protein associated with a greater risk of death

Men who favoured animal protein over plant-based protein in their diet had a greater risk of death in a 20-year follow-up than men whose diet was more balanced in terms of their sources of protein. The findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Men whose primary sources of protein were animal-based had […]

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Taking a brisk short walk once-a-week can lower risk of death, suggests study

People who walked or gardened 10 minutes to an hour each week had an 18-per cent lower risk of death from any cause compared to full-on couch potatoes, researchers reported in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.  The findings stated that a brisk walk can lower risk of death. Two-and-a-half to five hours weekly of […]

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Working weekends tied to increased depression risk, finds study

Depressed women at increased risk of premature death, warns study

Depression is not only the most common women’s mental health problem but may be more persistent in women than men. More research is needed, states WHO. Depression is one of the most widespread mental disorders among adults in the United States. According to data provided by the National Institute of Mental Health, 6.7 per cent […]

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