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Pets are Helpful to Children

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How are pets helpful to children? Pet dogs have been linked with health benefits for adults, as promoted by the US Public Health Service (USPHS). Pets can stimulate conversation, creating an ice-breaking effect that alleviates social anxiety. Dogs also tend to follow human communicative cues, which could help in emotional development. Children aged 7-8 years…

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Optimal Sleep Temperature

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What is the optimal temperature for sleep? When you’re trying to sleep, your brain loves the cold. Wearing a cooling cap helped insomniacs snooze almost as well as people without sleep problems, found a study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and there’s also some evidence that yawning helps your brain offload heat…

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Exercise for Depression and Anxiety

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Exercise a first line treatment for anxiety and depression? Mental health providers swear by exercise as a primary form of treatment for depression, anxiety and other mood disorders. Research has shown again and again that patients who follow regular exercise regimens see improvement in their mood -- improvements comparable to that of those treated with…

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Media is Bad for Teens

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Just how bad is social media for teens? The pressure to be available 24/7 on social media may lead to poorer sleep quality as well as an increased risk of depression and anxiety in teens, according to a new study. In the study, researchers asked 467 teenagers ages 11 to 17 about their use of…

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The Link Between Inflammation and Cancer

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How potent is the link between inflammation and cancer? Factors such as diet, tobacco consumption, and high stress occupations may lead to cancer because these things are likely to initiate inflammation which drives tumor progression. Ever wondered why these things contribute to cancer? It’s because a lot of these things – if not all –…

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