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Singing in groups shown to promote recovery, improve mental health

Singing in groups could help improve patients’ mental health, promoting a feeling of...

Young show perfectionism more than past generations

Young people display greater perfectionist tendencies today than 30 years ago due to the...

Internet service boosts uptake of STI test for high-risk groups

Providing internet-based testing for sexually transmitted infections could increase the...

Depression linked to genes associated with mood, anxiety

People affected by depression may have genes associated with anxiety, worry and low mood, a...

Probiotics and xylitol gum can’t replace antibiotics

Using probiotics and xylitol chewing gum to alleviate sore throats as an alternative to...

Self-harm a sign of emotional pain rather than cry for help

Most people who self-harm do so as a way to deal with emotional distress rather than as a...

Young drinkers needing hospital much more prone to injury later

Young people who drink to the extent that they need to be admitted to hospital are at a much...

Eating during the night raises risk of heart disease, diabetes

Eating during the night raises the risk of heart disease and diabetes as it disrupts the...

People living close to a gym found to have smaller waists

People living close to gyms, swimming pools or playing fields and far from a fast-food...

Electronic cap prolongs survival from brain tumour

Applying electricity to the brain by wearing a special cap boosts survival rates for people...

Mindfulness training helps ease stress among university students

Training in mindfulness can help reduce stress for university students during exam time, a...

Older people with fewer teeth found more likely to be frail

Older people who lose the most teeth are at greatest risk of becoming frail because they can...

Shopping voucher incentive helps increase low rates of breastfeeding

Providing a financial incentive to mothers can significantly improve breastfeeding rates in...

Regular takeaways put children at risk of heart disease, diabetes

Children who eat takeaway meals regularly may be at greater risk of heart disease and...

Hip fractures among older women reduced by community screening

More than a quarter of hip fractures in older women could be prevented by community...

Just one workout protects heart from cardiovascular disease

A single physical workout can give the heart immediate protection lasting for several days...

Educational achievement helps brain to combat Alzheimer’s

Higher educational attainment is associated with a significantly lower chance of having...

Tapeworm medicine may hold clue to new treatments for Parkinson’s

New treatments for Parkinson’s disease could be developed from a molecule found in a...

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