Posts Tagged ‘ Mental Health ’

Longer Work Hours Increase Risk of Stroke

September 17, 2015
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A new study has found that working more than 55 hours a week “significantly increases your risk of having a stroke”. abc.net.au broke the story this week, citing a study conducted on over 600,000 people over the past 8 and a half years. Key findings of the study included: People working 55 hours a week had a…

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Insomnia and Depression

November 20, 2013
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Yet another study has highlighted the link between sleep and mental health. New research has shown that when “antidepressants and insomnia therapy are used together, recovery happens faster.” According to a report in The New York Times, “Curing insomnia in people with depression could double their chance of a full recovery”. To read the full report click…

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The Benefits of Coffee

June 12, 2013
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  I read an article in The New York Times (so highbrow) which outlined the findings of a number of recent studies on the benefits of coffee. You know, just in case you needed an excuse to have another… “In a study of over 400,000 people, men who reported drinking two or three cups of coffee a day…

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Exercise can provide a “Brain Boost”

May 10, 2013
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Scientists have discovered that exercise provides yet another benefit – exercise improves cognitive functions like memory. An article I read on the New York Times website has a great summary of the study: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/10/how-exercise-may-boost-the-brain/?ref=health

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Are bad sleeping habits driving us mad?

July 20, 2009
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If you’ve read more than one or two of my posts then you’ve probably noticed certain subjects seem to come up repeatedly, and the benefits of a good night’s sleep would be one of them. Kind of contradicts all the posts I do about having coffee now that I think about it…. This article looks…

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