Health and Wellness

Men twice as likely to experience work-related mental health issues, reports survey
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How often does one see a player with physical injuries resting on the sidelines in a football game? Quite often, right? And each time, the men can relate to the concept that an individual is not feeling physically well and is therefore not playing. On the other hand, if the same person is resting on […]

Anxiety can worsen menopause, says study
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Menopause – the time in a woman’s life when her ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone – often has unpleasant physical symptoms. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, these can include sleep difficulties, hot flashes and mood swings. Various studies have linked menopause with anxiety. According to a study published in the journal […]

Air pollution might cause mental disorders
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Smog. A term coined in London in the early 20th century to describe that city’s mix of fog and smoke, smog today refers to the results of sunlight reacting with volatile organic compounds (produced by burning fossil fuels in cars, factories and other sources) and nitrogen oxide. This reaction creates two things: the toxic gas […]

Exercise works as an antidepressant and brain booster
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Exercise is good for the mind, body and soul, and prevents cardiovascular disease such as myocardial infarctions and stroke. The American Heart Association recommends that individuals perform 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise a week. This amounts to roughly 30 minutes of exercise five days a week. Obesity […]

The mental and physical effects of sugar addiction
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Much of the world’s population is overweight and sugar intake is to blame. The World Health Organization (WHO) notes nearly 2 billion people on the planet are overweight, and over 600,000 are morbidly obese. Behavioral health researchers have made new advancements in analyzing the effects that sugar has on the body and brain, providing new […]

The latest discoveries in alcohol research
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When it comes to research trends, watercooler statistics and popular factoids are ever-changing. In an age where Google has been adopted as a verb, and arguments are settled over what Snopes says, it would help to know what the most up-to-date and factual information is concerning alcohol. Alcohol use trends According to the National Institute […]

Substance abuse: The hidden plight in aging populations
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Substance abuse affects every age, gender and ethnicity, but individuals may choose to use different substances depending on their age. For example, sniffing glue or paint is more common among high school-aged individuals, whereas illicit use of prescription painkillers, also known as narcotics, is common among the elderly. Another commonly abused substance among older-aged individuals […]

Socializing may be an important sleep aid
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Eat fiber. Cut down on salt. Stay active. Oh, and get plenty of sleep. Of all the things people are supposed to do as they age, that last item might be the most important. Sleep is important for everybody. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute says sleep affects mental, physical and emotional health, all […]

Can older adults drink safely?
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Older adults deserve to enjoy themselves. Many have worked hard for their whole lives, raised families, and have saved for retirement. A few drinks might help ease the tension in social settings and might help make new friendships. Some may even no longer drive or are wise enough not to drink and drive. So what […]

Yoga has a role in recovery, but more research needed
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Yoga, a form of mind and body exercise with roots in Indian philosophy, has been used for centuries for physical, mental and spiritual means. It’s also increasingly being used in addiction recovery. Why yoga and treatment? Firstly, yoga’s simply good exercise, which is a strong tool in recovery by itself. The American Osteopathic Association lists […]

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