It’s official: Pets benefit our mental health

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It’s official: Pets benefit our mental health

Medical News TodayFeb. 19, 2018
Dr. Brooks and her colleagues searched nine medical databases and screened more than 8,000 articles before narrowing down their review to 17 papers. The papers looked at the effect of having cats, dogs, hamsters, finches, and even goldfish on the mental well-being of people living with a mental illness …
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What are the health benefits of being creative?

Medical News TodayFeb. 16, 2018
In a comprehensive article on The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health, Heather L. Stuckey and Jeremy Nobel say that “[a]rt helps people express experiences that are too difficult to put into words, such as a diagnosis of cancer.” “[A]rtistic self-expression,” they continue, “might contribute to …
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Growing up in poverty weakens later health – even if you escape it

The Conversation UK22 hours ago
More than half of these children are in working households, and poverty is on the rise even for children whose parents work in government-funded jobs. According to new research from the University of Geneva, these children may be at risk of poorer health in adulthood – even if they escape poverty later in …
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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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Health benefits of bone broth

TheHealthSite6 hours ago
Bone broth has been used as a digestive tonic since traditional times. The reason it has been used as a healing ailment for the gut goes back to collagen. Collagen has the unique ability to seal and heal holes in the gut lining and reduce inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. In this way, it proves to be …
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WHO: Measles Rates Soared in Europe in 2017

U.S. News & World Report22 hours ago
Measles plagued Europe in 2017 with 21,173 cases and 35 deaths – quadruple the number of cases from the year before, according to the World Health Organization’s latest report. “Every new person affected by measles in Europe reminds us that unvaccinated children and adults, regardless of where …

Tricog Health clocks $4m investment

Global University Venturing1 hour ago
University of Tokyo Edge Capital (UTec), the institution’s VC arm, has taken part in a ¥440m ($4m) funding round for Singapore-based healthcare analytics company Tricog Health, Nikkei Asian Review reported yesterday. The identity of UTec’s co-investors has not been revealed. Tricog Health has …
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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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Just 30 minutes of light exercise each day can benefit health

Medical News TodayJan. 29, 2018
The United States Department of Health and Human Services explain that “for substantial health benefits,” adults should engage in at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, preferably spread through the week in bouts of at least 10 minutes at a time. They suggest “brisk walking …

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