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Air pollution affects happiness not just health, scientists find

Air pollution is not just bad for health also makes people unhappy, a new study has shown. Researchers at MIT and the University of Beijing discovered a direct link between the amount of particulates in the air and happiness. Research has previously shown that air pollution is damaging to health, cognitive performance, labor productivity, and educational outcomes. But air pollution ... Read More »

Facebook Says Not Moderating Content Based on ‘Inaccurate’ Information

Facebook has dismissed media reports claiming that thousands of its content moderators rely on inaccurate and disorganised information to determine what content to allow or remove from its platform. Reacting to a report in The New York Times that accused Facebook of being “ad hoc”, “disorganised”, “secretive”, and doing things “on the cheap”, the social media network on Saturday said ... Read More »

Not just antibiotic abuse, corruption, low health spend also fuel superbugs

Superbugs — disease-causing bacteria and micro-organisms resistant to conventional medicines — aren’t caused just by overuse of antibiotics but also by poor sanitation, unsafe water, higher income and education (because these improve access), corruption and low public health spending, even hotter weather, according to a new study. Overuse and misuse of antibiotics have long been believed to fuel antimicrobial resistance ... Read More »

Don’t skip the carbs, Paleo diets are not as healthy as you think

Middle-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with meat-heavy low-carb diets, researchers reported Friday. The findings, published in The Lancet medical journal, challenge a trend in Europe and North America toward so-called Paleo diets that shun carbohydrates in favour of animal protein and fat. Proponents of these ‘Stone ... Read More »

Why You May Continue Eating Lean Red Meat: It’s Not As Bad After All

These days, you never read social media posts or hear cocktail-party chatter in which people rave about their balanced, omnivorous diet. Instead, everyone seems to be following some sort of restrictive diet, whether low-carb, intermittent fasting or vegan/vegetarian. Red meat is about as popular as sugar. But that need not be the case, according to a recent, randomized, controlled trial. ... Read More »

Facebook Says Will Not Remove Fake News, Will Demote It Instead

Facebook has said that it will not remove fake news from its platform because it does not violate its community standards. Instead, it says posts that it deems to be fake news will be “demoted” in the news feed. The social network is currently running an advertising campaign in Britain that declares “fake news is not our friend”. But it said ... Read More »

Do Doctors Know Much About Food And Nutrition? Probably Not!

When Americans hear about a health craze, they may turn to their physician for advice: Will that superfood really boost brain function? Is that supplement okay for me to take? Or they may be interested in food choices because of obesity, malnutrition or the role of diet in chronic disease. But a doctor may not be a reliable source. Experts ... Read More »

You may be eating a lot of salt and not even know it, here’s why

Recent studies published by Brigham and Women’s Hospital say that higher salt intake through food can be a cause for death. The study suggested that an inaccurate way of estimating sodium intake may help account for the paradoxical findings of others. Nancy Cook, a researcher in this topic said that sodium is notoriously hard to measure. “Sodium is hidden — ... Read More »

This is the reason why you should not carry medicines when travelling

Turns out, carrying hard medicines while travelling makes people more prone to pop them, against doctor’s recommendations. According to a study conducted by the University of Helsinki, travellers carrying standby antibiotics take them more often than those travelling without such drugs. Having antibiotics packed in the bags allows their use – against recommendations – also for mild and moderate diarrhoea, ... Read More »

Report: Leighton Vander Esch among those not practicing at Wednesday’s OTAs

  Part of the reason the Cowboys drafted Leighton Vander Esch 19th overall was to hedge their bet at the linebacker spot. Sean Lee is fantastic, but his injury history speaks for itself. Jaylon Smith certainly has potential, but to ignore his past would be irresponsible. LVE should provide some stability and insurance. Unfortunately for Wednesday’s OTA, per ESPN’s Todd Archer, Vander Esch was absent due to a ... Read More »