Being in a bad marriage can be as unhealthy as smoking, say researchers

Being in a bad marriage can be as unhealthy as smoking, say researchers

You often hear that it’s better to be single than in a bad relationship. Being independent is a lot more empowering than being in a relationship when it’s just not working. And now, research shows that being in a bad relationship can actually be detrimental to your health. In a marriage, having disagreements now and […]

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Seniors who feel their life has purpose may live longer, finds study

In a study that followed nearly 7,000 people over age 50 for more than a decade, researchers determined that people were more likely to die at a younger age if they felt their lives had little purpose, according to the report published in JAMA Network Open. “We found a strong association between life purpose and […]

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World Hearing Day: Know how your headphones could be severely damaging your ears

It should not be surprising that noise, when excessive, can have a damaging effect on our health. Moreover, you may be exposed to this form of ‘pollution’ even without realising it. The term noise pollution is typically associated with loud motor vehicles, construction work, airports, or children screaming. But the category also includes ‘leisure noise’ […]

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Women who work night shifts may go through the menopause at a younger age

Women who work night shifts may go through the menopause at a younger age

Even occasional night shift workers are nine per cent more likely to have an early menopause, a study has found. This matters because women who go through the menopause younger are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and may even suffer memory problems. Researchers tracked more than 80,000 nurses who worked night shifts over […]

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Here’s why it’s good to shed tears once in a while

Here’s why it’s good to shed tears once in a while

Crying is a natural response humans have to a range of emotions, including sadness, grief, joy, and frustration. But does crying have any health benefits? This article explores why people cry and what health benefits crying may have. Why do people cry? Humans produce three types of tears: Basal: The tear ducts constantly secrete basal tears, […]

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