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Shift work tied to poor mental health

  Researchers examined data from seven previously published studies of work schedules and mental health involving a total of 28,438 participants. Overall, shift workers were 28% more likely to experience mental health problems than people with consistent weekday work schedules. “We know that shift-work alters the circadian rhythm, that is our normal sleep-wake cycle which […]

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Owning a dog could help you have better cardiovascular health

The study examines the association of pet ownership, specifically dog ownership, with cardiovascular disease risk factors and cardiovascular health. The results are published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes. The study first established baseline health and socio-economic information on more than 2,000 subjects in the city of Brno, Czech Republic, from January 2013 […]

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World Autism Day: One in five young adults with autism suffers from depression

Depression affects almost 20 per cent of young adults with autism, new research shows, a rate that’s more than triple that seen in the general population. And young adults with autism who were relatively high-functioning – meaning they did not have intellectual disabilities – were actually at higher risk of depression than people with more […]

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Doing these six things can unknowingly raise your risk of having diabetes

Believe it or not, there could be other factors at play that can up your odds for type 2 diabetes. And some of them are pretty surprising. Here, six things to watch for. Going gluten-free when you don’t have to Here’s more proof that you shouldn’t ditch the wheat, barley, and rye unless it’s truly […]

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Living alone has an impact on your overall health, suggest Danish study

Danish researchers began studying 3,346 men, average age 63, in 1985, tracking their health for 32 years. Over the period, 89 percent of the men died, 39 percent from cardiovascular diseases. The analysis, in European Heart Journal Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes, controlled for a variety of health and behavioural characteristics, including body mass […]

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Being social isolated can make you prone to develop type 2 diabetes

People who are socially isolated are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, compared with people who have a larger social circle, according to a new study from the Netherlands. The authors of the paper suggest that promoting social integration may represent a new approach to preventing the development of diabetes. Corresponding author of the […]

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Loneliness a bigger killer than obesity, say researchers

Two new meta-analyses from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, reveal that loneliness and social isolation may increase the risk of premature death by up to 50 per cent. Study co-author Julianne Holt-Lunstad, PhD, a professor of psychology at BYU, and colleagues recently presented their findings at the 125th Annual Convention of the American […]

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