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Combination of Bad Habits Increases Death Risk

A recent article in the New Zealand Herald has reported that four common bad habits combined – smoking, drinking too much, inactivity and poor diet – can age you by 12 years, sobering new research suggests. The findings are from a study of nearly 5,000 British adults for 20 years, and they highlight yet another […]

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Sleep and Good Health

Historically, sleep was thought to be a passive state. However, sleep is now known to be a dynamic process, and our brains are active during sleep. Sleep affects our physical and mental health, and is essential for the normal functioning of all the systems of our body, including the immune system. The effect of sleep […]

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Let The Sun Shine In

Research has shown that a little more sunshine in our lives may make us live longer. Johan Moan, a researcher at the Institute for Cancer Research in Oslo, Norway, led a study which has concluded that the benefits from sun exposure outweigh the risks of skin cancer. “What we find is that modest sun exposure […]

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