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Being lonely or socially isolated may kill you

August 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

There are growing global health issues that may pose greater hazards to people than ever imagined, based on a presentation of the American Psychological Association in its recent 125th Annual Convention. Loneliness and social isolation were found to be alarmingly increasing and more threatening [Read more]

Illegal immigrants at risk for mental health distress

July 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

Constantly facing exclusion from societies and institutions, immigrants who arrived illegally in the United States as small children and who passed the requirements set by the Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAMers) Act are likely to experience mental health distress based on a [Read more]

The connection between light and sleep

June 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Excel Dyquiangco Why do we wake up in the middle of the night when lights are suddenly turned on? Or why is it that we have trouble sleeping when the room gets flooded with white light? These questions and more are the focal point of a study conducted by Professor of Biology David Prober who [Read more]

Self-medication misuse rampant in Middle East

June 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Excel Dyquiangco There is danger in self-medicating. In the Middle East especially, medicines can be bought without prescription, but those who pop a pill without proper medical advice can result in unnecessary risk and potential misuse, according to a new review published in Pharmacology [Read more]

Eggs can increase child growth

June 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Excel Dyquiangco Eating eggs can develop your child’s growth according to a new study at the Brown School of Washington University in St. Louis that discovered a direct correlation between height and that breakfast staple. “Eggs can be affordable and easily accessible,” study [Read more]

To protect your brain, play a musical instrument

June 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Excel Dyquiangco Music has always been an integral part of anyone’s life. But do you know that playing sounds and rhythms can help older people retain their listening and cognitive skills? In a recent study by Baycrest Health Sciences published in the Journal of Neurosciences, researchers [Read more]