Five health benefits of being single

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Alcohol ‘more damaging to brain health than marijuana’

Medical News TodayFeb. 12, 2018
As a result of this changing legislation, researchers have been trying to find out more about how marijuana may benefit health, as well as the damage that it could cause. Last year, for example, Medical News Today reported on a study linking marijuana use to a greater risk of psychosis in teenagers, while …

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Five health benefits of being single

Medical News TodayFeb. 14, 2018
There is no doubt that coupling up is beneficial for physical and mental health, but do single people fare this well? Should you press the delete button on your online dating profiles for good? Medical News Today have rounded up some of the ways that staying footloose and fancy-free can positively benefit …

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Five hobbies that can improve your health

Medical News TodayJan. 25, 2018
Many pastimes — such as writing — have been shown to benefit health. Hobbies provide a fulfilling, productive use of our free time, and our core identities are often bound up in the interests we choose to pursue when we are not working, sleeping, or spending time with loved ones. Of course, most of us …

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Budget Undercuts Trump Focus on Mental Health, School Safety

U.S. News & World Report14 hours ago
Trump’s latest budget would slash the major source of public funds for mental healthtreatment, the Medicaid program serving more than 70 million low-income and disabled people. The budget also calls for a 36 percent cut to an Education Department grant program that supports safer schools, reducing it …

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Are fidget spinners a health hazard?

Medical News TodayFeb. 8, 2018
It is these batteries that present a risk to children’s health. The first of the papers — which was published recently in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition — was written by Dr. Racha Khalaf, of Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, and Dr. Yoseph Gurevich, of the Steven and Alexandra …

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Starting periods early linked to health risks later in life

Medical News TodayJan. 18, 2018
A range of reproductive factors are linked with health risks in a new study. As cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide, it is vital to understand what increases risk. Although many of the factors involved — such as obesity, hypertension, and smoking — are now …

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After Florida Shooting, Trump Focuses on Mental Health Over Guns

New York Times16 hours ago
WASHINGTON — President Trump announced on Thursday that he would visit Parkland, Fla., where a gunman killed 17 people this week in the deadliest school shooting in years, and would work with state and local leaders “to help secure our schools, and tackle the difficult issue of mental health.”.

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CDC: Flu Vaccine Only 36 Percent Effective This Year

U.S. News & World Report25 minutes ago
If a young child gets a flu shot, he or she is 59 percent less likely to get the virus and have to go to the doctor,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told CNN. “Getting the flu shot is the same kind of sensible precaution as buckling your seatbelt. If you got the flu shot but you end up catching the …

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Consensual sex is key to happiness and good health, science says

The Conversation USFeb. 12, 2018
It’s not just that sex is fun – it’s also good for your physical and mental health. Some of my research is focused on how men and women differ in the links between sexuality, mental and physical health, and relationship quality. In this article, I write from my findings and that of others on how sex is important to …

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A revolution in health care is coming

The EconomistFeb. 1, 2018
Akili Interactive, a startup, plans to seek regulatory approval for a video game designed to stimulate an area of the brain implicated in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (see article). Patients can also improve the efficiency of their care. Although health records are increasingly electronic, they are often …

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