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Exercise May Reduce Anger InOverweight Children

June 30, 2013


There are many health benefits for children who exercise regularly, benefits such as better health and the prevention of obesity. It has also been associated with reducing aggression and anxiety. A study done  at the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine has shown that it reduces anger in overweight, but otherwise healthy children. For […]

Menopausal Transition-A Period Of Sleep Difficulty

January 12, 2011


Women without prior health problems may experience severe sleeping problems during menopausal transition.  According to a study, compared to pre-menopausal  women they are more likely to report sleep difficulty. Researchers analysed data on 962 women in the United Kingdom .  The relationship between  Menopausal transition status and self reported sleep difficulty was examined.  The relationship […]

What Science Is Discovering About Exercise and Depression – US News and World Report

July 20, 2010


 What Science Is Discovering About Exercise and Depression – US News and World Report. Physical activity has again been identified as a disease prevention lifestyle habit. According to this report depression is improved with regular activities such as aerobics.   This is good news for those in our patient health education program which emphazises physical activity as  […]

Watching TV Is Unhealthy For Toddlers

May 5, 2010


Toddlers who watch TV are unhealthier than those who do not,  according to a recent study. Researchers followed 1,314 children born in Quebec, Canada in 1997 and 1998. Parents reported on how much television the kids watched at 29 months and 53 months. Teachers evaluated them at age 10 for: Their academic ability Pyschosocial function Health […]

Excess Alcohol Related Deaths Have Tripled

October 29, 2009


According to scientists 1 person will die every hour as a result of excess alcohol. The number of alcohol related deaths has tripled in the last 25 years. They predict that by 2019 the number of deaths due to excessive drinking will be 90,800 people. Researchers explored the link between consumption of alcohol and alcohol […]

Clozapine Use Could Have Saved Lives

July 14, 2009


If clozapine was prescribed as an anti-phsychotic  treatment for schizophrenia, lives could have been saved; this is according to a research report. Clozapine was withdrawn as a safe drug because of the side effects, but a recent study of 67,000 schizophrenics found that these paitients have a 26%  lower chance of dying.  

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