Anxiety, depression in young people could be early symptoms of bipolar disorder

A study has recently found that early anxiety and disorders of attention or behaviour are two patterns of psychiatric symptoms that may help to identify young people at increased risk of developing bipolar disorder (BD). According to researchers, early signs of BD can fall into a relatively characteristic “homotypic” pattern, consisting mainly of symptoms or other features associated with mood disorders; or a “heterotypic” pattern of other symptoms including anxiety and disruptive behaviour. Environmental risk factors and exposures can also contribute to BD risk. The team analysed data from 39…

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Higher Education Bill Could Heat Up Competition for Adult Students

Jennifer Clay, a student at online school Western Governors University, takes a business course test under the view of a video camera at her apartment in Los Angeles. PHOTO: KATIE FALKENBERG/LA TIMES/GETTY IMAGES The Republican bid to overhaul higher education is likely to heat up competition in the fastest-growing segment of the college market: adults over the age of 24. When Congress passed the Higher Education Act in 1965, about one in four students were adults. Today, nearly 40% of college students are 25 or older. The bill proposed by Republicans earlier this month aims to better align…

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Not even a 3am doner kebab could tempt one chef

From brains to kebabs, top chefs have revealed the foods that they would never, ever eat. When we posed a handful of chefs the question “what food would you never, ever eat out?” some cited nightmarish childhood experiences as the reason why they won’t touch certain dishes, while others suggested that they would dodge some meals to avoid making friends with the toilet bowl. Some – being masters of the kitchen – just preferred homemade version of meals, because a roast dinner somehow just isn’t the same when it’s not cooked by…

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An Automated Cricket Farm Could Bring Bug-Based Food to the Masses

Cricket company Aspire has created a massive farm to raise crickets that will be used to make mainstream snacks. The hope is to provide a better source of protein, while also reducing the carbon and land footprint that stems from producing beef. A BETTER SOURCE OF PROTEIN Crickets are a good source of protein, provided you can work up the courage to eat one. In order to offset the harmful effects that come with relying on beef, however, we need to turn to another source, and our best option may come…

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Lifestyle changes could prevent a third of dementia cases, report suggests

More than a third of dementia cases might be avoided by tackling aspects of lifestyle including education, exercise, blood pressure and hearing, a new report suggests. Approximately 45 million people worldwide were thought to be living with dementia in 2015, at an estimated cost of $818bn. Drop in dementia rates suggests disease can be prevented, researchers say Read more And numbers are rising: in England and Wales it is estimated that 1.2 million people will be living with dementia by 2040 – a 57% increase from 2016 figures, largely driven by people…

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This quiet agricultural ‘moonshot’ could change the future of food

The global population is skyrocketing, the climate is changing, and diets are shifting. So how do you tackle the problem of feeding 9 billion people by 2050? Assemble an elite team of scientists for a year-long brainstorming session. The first meeting of “Science Breakthroughs 2030” just convened to discuss the key advances essential for revolutionizing food and agriculture in the next decade. The resounding theme: What’s needed is akin to a moonshot. Or as committee co-chair John D. Floros put it, a “green revolution 2.0.” “This is something we owe to…

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Trash Can Nachos: The Tastiest Nachos You Could Ever Dream Of

Nachos never go out of style, they keep popping up into the food arena. Every now and then, someone does some sort of experiment with these simple, crunchy Mexican corn chips. Baked Nachos were the most popular trend till this restaurant in Las Vegas took it a step forward. The trend this time is taking the Nachos to the extent of your very own trash can. Guy Fieri, the famous American restaurateur and Television personality, has created his very own version of Nachos, i.e “Trash Can Nachos”. His Mexican restaurant-cum-bar…

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘raw food’ diet could be deadly, geneticist says

  It is the food regime that has been hailed by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and other “clean eating” followers as a way to lead a healthy life. But following a raw food diet for more than six months would kill you, according to geneticist Professor Steve Jones. Prof Jones, a leading genetic expert, explained the reason behind this was humans have lost the ability to digest food unaided. Speaking at the Hay Festival, he said: “We are the only animal who has ever lived that would starve to death…

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20 Education Franchises That Could Be Smart Business Opportunities

If you’re an entrepreneur with a passion for education, you’re in luck. There are numerous franchise opportunities that you can use to help educate people of all ages and in a variety of different subjects. Here are 20 franchise opportunities within the education sector. Education Franchises to Consider Sylvan Learning A nationwide franchise business, Sylvan Learning currently has the highest market share of all paid tutoring brands. There’s an initial franchise fee of $24,000 and minimum net worth of $150,000 to get started. Mathnasium Learning Centers If you’d like to…

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DONALD TRUMP’S LIFESTYLE COULD COST TAXPAYERS NEARLY $1 BILLION

  President Donald Trump, son Barron and wife Melania stepped off Air Force One in Palm Beach on March 17, 2017. By Mandel Ngan/Getty Images. When Donald Trump won the election in November, there was an expectation that the 70-year-old billionaire would undergo a transformation. Gone would be the harsh campaign rhetoric and the unspecific policy plans. Gone, too, would be the comforts of his gaudy, flamboyant lifestyle. He would stop tweeting, stop self-promoting, and relinquish his businesses. The magnitude of his powerful new role and the sheer awe of…

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