Children who need help with mental health face postcode lottery – study

 The children’s commissioner for England study also finds that a third of areas have seen a real-terms fall in spending on service provision. Photograph: DWD-Comp/Alamy Stock Photo Children suffering anxiety, depression and other low-level mental health conditions face a postcode lottery when seeking treatment, research has shown. There are wide disparities in spending per child in different parts of England with more than a third of areas seeing a real-terms fall in spending on these services. This is despite soaring demand and increased government funding for children’s mental health nationally, the study…

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Operators should emphasize lifestyle in marketing efforts: study

Operators can make their communities more appealing to prospective residents by focusing on lifestyle and avoiding phrases such as “age-restricted” and “active adult” in their marketing materials, because they make prospective residents feel old, according to new research from Tempe, AZ-based research firm Zion & Zion. The national survey, conducted online earlier this year with 3,254 people who were aged 50 to their mid-80s, centered on active adult 55+ communities, but Zion & Zion CEO Aric Zion, one of the report’s authors, said operators of other senior living settings could…

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Fast foods less healthy now than 30 years ago: Study

Researchers found that the total number of starters, desserts and side dishes increased by 226 per cent, or 22.9 items per year. Fast foods less healthy now than 30 years ago: Study  |  Photo Credit: IANS New York: Despite the addition of healthy foods such as salads and sprouts to the menu, fast food is less healthy today than it was 30 years ago, and is increasingly contributing to obesity, say researchers. The study, led by Boston University, demonstrates that the calories, portion sizes, and sodium content overall have worsened (increased) over…

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Lifestyle study: 33 per cent young professionals feel technology hinders work and family commitments

Lifestyle study: 33 per cent young professionals feel technology hinders work and family commitments Around 33 per cent of young professionals in India feel technology is a major hindrance to work and family commitments, said a Monster.com survey, on Wednesday. Other hindrances were meetings, calls, and training after office hours (18 per cent) and negative attitude of supervisors towards work-life balance (11 per cent), the report said. “As opposed to the belief that technology is a facilitator, one-third of the young professionals find technology (laptops and mobile phones) a hindrance in…

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Omega-3 Fats In Fish Eight Times More Effective Than Flaxseed Oil, May Prevent Cancer: Study

HIGHLIGHTS Omega-3 fats present in fish should be chosen over flaxseed The study was conducted to compare the cancer fighting potency There are basically three types of omega-3 fatty acids If you haven’t added fish to your daily diet, it is time you do so. According to a study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, the omega-3 fats present in fish should be chosen over flaxseed and other oils for prevention of cancer. The researchers have discovered that marine based omega-3 fats are about eight times more effective at…

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High Cholesterol Diet May Increase The Risk Of Colon Cancer: Study

According to a study published in the journal Cell Stem Cell, people eating a high-cholesterol diet may be at an increased risk of colon cancer. Scientists discovered that diets high in cholesterol can ramp up the speed of cancer tumour growth by up to 100 times. It was discovered that boosting cholesterol levels of mice spurred intestinal stem cells to divide more quickly, enabling tumours to form 100 times faster. The study has identified a molecular pathway that could serve as a new drug target for colon cancer treatment. “We…

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2.5 Million Deaths In India From Lifestyle Diseases Linked To Pollution: Study

In 2015, 2.5 million of 10.3 million deaths in India due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are linked to pollution, according to a global study.   Pollution caused nine million deaths or 16% of global mortality–three times more deaths than from Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis, and malaria combined–in 2015, the study, Commission on pollution and health published in the Lancet, found.   Rising air pollution in a metropolis such as Delhi and smaller cities such as Ranchi are leading to rising incidences of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cancer, diabetes and other pollution-related ailments, the study…

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Healthy lifestyle and exercise key to staving off alzheimer’s, study finds

A healthy lifestyle and regular exercise are key elements to battling alzheimer’s And it is never too late to start, say researchers who found that physical activity helps stimulate blood circulation in areas at risk in the front of the brain. “We understand that living with dementia poses many challenges to individuals and their families and the idea of improving their physical fitness may seem like an unachievable target,” said lead researcher Alice Hollamby, of University College London. “However, we encourage increased physical fitness in any way – even what…

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Top affordable destinations you can choose to study abroad

Access to education is one of the basic rights of people across the world, and many are extremely lucky to have had the chance to complete at least high school. However, when it comes to pursuing higher education from reputed institutions, especially those that are based in an international destination, there are only few who can afford to study abroad in the destination of their choice. Although there are several student loans and scholarships made available for young scholars who demonstrate academic excellence, there are external factors like cost and…

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Study abroad in Hong Kong: Know available courses, eligibility, admission procedure

When pursuing higher education abroad, one need not look far to the west. Adding to the perk of it being a part of a neighbouring nation, Hong Kong even has seven out of 20 world-class institutions which have been ranked among QS University World Rankings 2018. The city is not only known for its high quality of education which follows a pattern similar to the UK’s English system, it is also the melting pot of Western and Asian cultures. Among the best taught subjects at Hong Kong universities are business and management…

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