Posts for health

Social deprivation linked to changes in eating styles in early childhood

Jonathan Oscar/Shutterstock Alice Kininmonth, University of Leeds; Andrea Smith, UCL, and Clare Llewellyn, UCL Childhood obesity rates are high in the UK, but not all children are affected equally – […]

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Sadfishing: frequently sharing deeply emotional posts online may be a sign of a deeper psychological issue

“Sadfishing” is when a person posts deeply emotional, personal content online in order to get attention or sympathy. Kostsov/Shutterstock Christopher Hand, Glasgow Caledonian University When Kendall Jenner recently shared a […]

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Deadly bugs found in nine out of ten makeup bags

Beauty blenders had the most germs. IVASHstudio/Shutterstock Amreen Bashir, Aston University We recently tested 467 makeup products, donated by people in the UK, for bacterial and fungal contamination and found […]

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Why it can be hard to stop eating even when you’re full: Some foods may be designed that way

Bet you can’t eat just one. tlindsayg/Shutterstock Tera Fazzino, University of Kansas and Kaitlyn Rohde, University of Kansas All foods are not created equal. Most are palatable, or tasty to […]

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Why ageing should be classified as a disease

Brilliant Eye/Shutterstock Richard Faragher, University of Brighton and Stuart Calimport, Imperial College London Since the time of the ancient Greeks, doctors and philosophers have argued whether ageing is a disease […]

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Anxiety: a playlist to calm the mind from a music therapist

Shutterstock/Stokkete Elizabeth Coombes, University of South Wales It may seem like we are living in an age of anxiety, where feeling worried, upset and stressed has become the norm. But […]

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Watch out for your pensions as 70 becomes the new 65

From the ONS: In the UK, 65 years of age has traditionally been taken as the marker for the start of older age, most likely because it was the official […]

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The Anniversary raises awareness of loneliness among older people

The distress of loneliness has been captured in a film entitled “The Anniversary” released by The Silver Line charity this week to highlight the nation’s loneliness epidemic amongst older people. […]

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Happy ever over?

The breakdown of a marriage might not be everyone’s dream of happily ever after, but new research shows going through a divorce helps people improve nearly all areas of their […]

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How to stay fit into your 60s and beyond

Info on keeping fit after 60 – though maybe being happy is key? See this article from Trinity College Dublin below:   Alex Brylov/Shutterstock Julie Broderick, Trinity College Dublin Ageing […]

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