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Volunteering Can Reduce Hypertension Risk in Older Adults
According to research published in the Psychology & Aging journal, older adults who spend their time volunteering at least 200 hours in a year are less likely to develop hypertension compared to...more



Mindfulness Meditation Could Cut Smoking Addiction
In a study published online in the Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers discovered that a form of mindfulness meditation called Integrative Body-Mind...more

Obesity and High Body Weight Among Children Associated with Hypertension
In a Kaiser Permanente Southern California study published in The Journal of Clinical Hypertension, children who are overweight and obese are at risk for hypertension. The findings indicate that...more

HIV/STI Prevention Program Helps Displaced Persons in Haiti
A new research shows that displaced women in Leogane, Haiti, can significantly impact mental and sexual health behaviours in their village through a HIV/STI prevention program. This prevention...more

3-D Printers Will Allow Babies to Breathe Again
A recent development in 3-D printing has enabled a 16-month old baby to breathe again. Garrett Peterson, born with a weak cartilage in his windpipe, was introduced to a 3-D-printed flexible splint...more

New Report Reveals Changes in Army Dining Facilities Spur Healthy Eating
According to a new report published by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, obesity is increasing among the military. As a solution to fight obesity, a team of researchers...more

Body Weight Affects Mental and Physical Quality of Life
Institute of Health Economics and Health Care Management (IGM) and Institute of Epidemiology II (EPI II) learned that body weight influences the quality of life, both physically and...more

Addressing Childhood Deprivation to Prevent Damaging Health Behaviors
Researchers from UCL (University College London) in a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health have found that childhood deprivation promotes damaging health behaviors in...more

Pregnancy Smoking Linked with Conduct Problems in Children
A research conducted by University of Leicester digs into relationship between maternal smoking during pregnancy conduct problems among children. The study appears in the JAMA Network publication,...more

5.6 Million American Children Will Prematurely Die Unless Current Smoking Rates Decline
According to a new Surgeon General's report, a total of 5.6 million children alive today in the U.S. under age 18 will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases unless current smoking rates...more






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Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Backs Social Saturday


Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Backs Social Saturday

UK will be celebrating its first national celebration of social enterprises dubbed as Social Saturday. World famous celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who founded the Fifteen restaurant chain.




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