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"Children with friends may be healthier later in life"


Time which is spent with friends during childhood has an association with physical health in adulthood. It has been observed that boys who spent a  greater amount of time with friends as kids generally have lower blood  pressure and lower BMI as men during their early 30s.>>>Read more from Association for Psychological Science>>>   

"Green spaces in the city may help beat depression!"


Researchers say that  greening vacant urban land significantly lowers feelings of depression and improves overall mental health for the residents in the surrounding area. And there has been growing evidence that revitalized spaces in deteriorated urban areas can help improve safety and health by decreasing crime, violence, and stress levels.>>>Read more from Penn Medicine News>>> 

"Well-being in dementia care is improved with social interaction"


A short period of social interaction daily improves wellbeing in dementia care according to researchers. An e-learning program which trains care home staff to engage in meaningful  social interaction for ten minutes a day with people who have dementia  improves wellbeing.>>>Read more from University of Exeter>>

"Fish is a good food for heart health!"


Research has upheld that eating fish at least twice a week is good for your cardiovascular health. Eating fish, particularly those which are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, lowers the risk of  heart failures, coronary heart disease, cardiac arrest, and ischemic stroke. So eating fish is a tasty way to nurture heart health. >>>Read more from the American Heart Association>>> 

"Eating fruit & vegetables may help prevent breast cancer!"


Researchers have reported that women who eat a high amount of fruits and vegetables daily may have a lower risk of breast cancer, particularly of aggressive tumors, than those who eat less fruits and vegetables. In these findings, cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, and yellow and orange vegetables, had a particularly significant association with less of a risk of breast cancer.>>>Read more from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health>>>

"Exercise to cut the risk of chronic diseases!"


Research has shown that people who take part in the highest levels of total physical activity are twice as likely to avoid being hit with chronic disease. The researchers say high levels of physical activity increase the likelihood of surviving an added 10 years free from chronic diseases, mental impairment and disability.>>>Read more from The Westmead Institute>>>  

"Eating dark chocolate improves memory, mood & immunity"


 The flavonoids which are found in cacao are very potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents which have beneficial effects on brain and cardiovascular health. Researchers have found  eating dark chocolate has positive effects on stress levels, mood, memory, inflammation and immunity.  >>>Read more from Loma Linda University>>> 

"Close relations with fathers help daughters beat loneliness"


A  study from The Ohio State University  has found that fathers can play  an important role in helping young daughters overcome loneliness.  Loneliness which young girls often experience as they are growing up was  found to decrease quicker in girls who had a closer relationship with  their fathers. Clearly the bond between fathers and daughters is very  important says co-author of the study Xin Feng.>>>Read more from The Ohio State University>>> 

"Aging is slowed down by regular exercise over a lifetime"


Researchers have found maintaining an active lifestyle keeps the body young and healthy.  This research offers strong evidence that encouraging people to commit themselves to regular exercise during their lives is a viable solution to the problem that people are living longer but they are often not healthier.>>>Read more from University of Birmingham>>> 

"Brain development may be better in kids raised in green neighborhoods"


Primary school kids who have been raised in homes which are surrounded by more greenspace generally have larger volumes of white and grey matter in certain areas of their brains. This is associated with positive effects on cognitive function.>>>Read more from UCLA Fielding School of Public Health>>> 

"Colon cancer survival may be helped by eating nuts"


According to a new study which has been done by researchers at Yale Cancer Center people who are suffering from stage lll colon cancer who regularly consume nuts are at significantly less risk of cancer recurrence and mortality than those who don’t.>>>Read more from Yale News>>> 

"Eating an egg a day may be good for your heart "


According to researchers in China people  who eat an egg a day could significantly decrease their risk of  cardiovascular diseases in comparison with not eating any eggs.  A study has found that there is an association between moderate level  of egg consumption and a decreased rate of cardiac events.>>>Read more from BMJ>>>