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Men have greater cancer risk because of biology NOT because they drink and smoke more, study claims

Men drink and smoke more than women — but that is not the reason they have a higher cancer risk. A major study suggests biological differences are the real reason behind the disparity between sexes. Understanding these differences could help to improve prevention and treatment, researchers say. The study looked at 300,000 middle-aged and older …

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Mental health problems have grown, but especially among tween girls

Comment on this story Comment The American Academy of Pediatrics recently declared a national emergency in child and adolescent mental health, as rates of depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal thoughts skyrocketed during the pandemic. But youth mental health had been deteriorating for some time before the pandemic, as psychologists like me have been noticing for …

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Opinion | Exercise Was the Perfect Coping Mechanism, Until It Wasn’t

When I was a junior in college, I joined the rowing team. The unthinkably expensive boats gliding down the Charles River enchanted me. But I was also drawn to something else: I’d heard the crew was brutal. In the aftermath of a chaotic adolescence, I felt constantly on edge. What more wholesome way was there …

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The Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar Supplements, According To Pros

If you’re always scrolling TikTok for healthy morning routine inspo, then you’ve likely noticed that people are absolutely loving apple cider vinegar right now. The hashtag #applecidervinegar has over 255.8 million views, while #ACVgummies currently has 10 million, both of which feature videos dedicated to the benefits apple cider vinegar supplements claim to offer. Of …

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The drugs don’t work (and other mental health myths) | Mental health

There can be little doubt that public attitudes to mental health have already turned a corner. Just consider the sheer number of public figures – from Robbie Williams and Lady Gaga to Baroness Davidson – who have opened up about their struggles. According to an analysis of English newspapers, the number of articles stigmatizing mental …

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The hard truth about mentally ill offenders – New York Daily News

In recent years, mental health questions have become more central to the criminal justice reform debate. New York’s jails are estimated to host around 900 seriously mentally ill inmates. That number will have to be reduced for the plan to close Rikers Island to proceed. Each new in-custody suicide brings a federal takeover of the …

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Seven reasons Nordic walking is better for you than the normal kind

Have you ever noticed people out walking with poles even on flat surfaces and wondered why they are doing it? This is known as Nordic walking, which is a little bit like cross country skiing but without the snow. Walking with poles was first developed in Scandinavia and came to central Europe about 20 years …

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A Bay Area man’s monkeypox diagnosis was ‘painful and terrifying’

Two days after Kevin Kwong flew home to California from New York, his hands itched so badly, the pain jolted him from sleep. He thought the problem was eczema. «Everything started rapidly getting worse,» the Emeryville resident said. «I started to get more spots, on my face, more redness and they started leaking fluid. The …

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