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Frequent self-weighing can control weight but may hurt self-esteem

When we lose weight successfully, we tend to weigh ourselves a lot to monitor the weight. As a common strategy, self-weighing can help us correct...
How exercise is key to successfully quitting smoking

How exercise is key to successfully quitting smoking

New research has confirmed that exercise can help smokers finally kick the habit. Experts at St George’s, University of London, have examined the mechanism underlining...
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Why mindfulness-based yoga can reduce depression in women

Depression is a common mental health issue. It is estimated that about 25% of women and 12% of men are affected by the disorder...
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What we know about skin cancer

Although most skin cancers are not life-threatening, they do hurt our health. As the incidence rates continue to rise, skin cancer has become a...
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Happiness alone cannot make you live longer: a UK million women study

Many of us believe that being happy can make life longer. This may be because happiness makes the body stronger and healthier. On the...
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Popular smartphone apps for health and fitness

Currently, there are 165,000+ mobile health apps available. Among these apps, about 160 are FDA cleared. More than 500 million smartphone users worldwide currently...
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Living the outdoors: does the presence of animals influence our experience?

Some of the outdoor activities that many of us enjoy during our holidays and free time include animals. Does the presence of animals influence...
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Sexual dysfunction influences relationship: how women and men are different

Sex is an important part of a romantic relationship. The quality of sexual life can strongly influence our happiness in a relationship. Nevertheless, women and...
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Doing yoga makes you love your body

Body image is our attitude towards our body. It shows how we see ourselves, how we feel about the way we look, and how...
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Sleep quality can predict mental health in pregnant women

Sleep disturbance is common in women, in particular during pregnancy. European research shows that 75% of pregnant women have poor sleep and require a nap...

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These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...

Three common prescribed drugs may increase stroke risk by 60%

In a recent study, researchers from the University of Aberdeen found that drugs routinely prescribed for allergies, heart disease and Parkinson’s are linked to...