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Depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide
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Depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide

Reuters - Mar 30, 2017

Depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, with more than 300 million people suffering.…

Are any fad diets good for heart health?
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Are any fad diets good for heart health?

Reuters - Mar 29, 2017

It may be tempting to latch on to the latest diet fad like juicing or going gluten-free to lose weight or achieve other health goals. But when…

Mexico impact investors set sights on social returns
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Mexico impact investors set sights on social returns

Reuters - Mar 27, 2017

After six weeks at the Aravind Eye Hospital in the Indian city of Madurai, talking to everyone from the janitors to the head of the low-cost eye-care…

Caregiver nuns model skillful ways to speak to infirm seniors
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Caregiver nuns model skillful ways to speak to infirm seniors

Reuters - Mar 25, 2017

The sisters caring for cognitively impaired elderly nuns in a Midwestern convent spoke to their care recipients in a way that sounded strikingly different to linguistic anthropologist…

Yoga pants are killing our oceans with microfibers
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Yoga pants are killing our oceans with microfibers

Associated Press - Mar 15, 2017

Comfortable clothes are emerging as a source of plastic that's increasingly ending up in the oceans and potentially contaminating seafood, according to Gulf Coast researchers launching a…

Life expectancy study shows many likely to live beyond 90 by 2030
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Life expectancy study shows many likely to live beyond 90 by 2030

Reuters - Feb 22, 2017

Average life expectancy will rise in many countries by 2030, breaking through 90 years in some places, and policymakers need to make more efforts to plan for…

‘Fasting-mimicking’ diet said to reduce risk factors for aging
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‘Fasting-mimicking’ diet said to reduce risk factors for aging

Reuters - Feb 20, 2017

Following a diet that mimics fasting may reduce risk factors for disease in generally healthy people, according to a small study. Dr. Min Wei of UCLA’s Longevity…

Mexico confirms first cast of Zika-related birth defect
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Mexico confirms first cast of Zika-related birth defect

Associated Press - Feb 03, 2017

Mexico's health ministry has confirmed the first case of a Zika-related severe birth defect known as microcephaly. The ministry said in a statement Friday that the child…

Brain games linked to delayed cognitive decline in elderly
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Brain games linked to delayed cognitive decline in elderly

Reuters - Feb 01, 2017

Older people who engage in mentally stimulating activities later in life may have a lower risk of developing mild cognitive impairment than their peers who don't challenge…

As more Latin Americans eat processed food, obesity rates surge
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As more Latin Americans eat processed food, obesity rates surge

Reuters - Jan 19, 2017

Latin America, once plagued by malnutrition, now faces a different type of public health crisis as processed food increasingly replaces traditionally prepared dishes, leading to a surge…

Smoking costs $1 trillion, soon to kill 8 million a year
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Smoking costs $1 trillion, soon to kill 8 million a year

Reuters - Jan 09, 2017

Smoking costs the global economy more than $1 trillion a year, and will kill one third more people by 2030 than it does now, according to a…

Violence spreads like a contagious infection among friends
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Violence spreads like a contagious infection among friends

Reuters - Jan 02, 2017

“Violent acts tend to cluster through social networks, and they spread like a contagious disease spreads from one person to another,” the study’s senior author Brad Bushman…