June 2018

Early risers have lower risk of depression, study finds

Do sleep-wake preferences influence our risk of depression? A new study confirms that they do, and “morning people” are on the winning side. People’s chronotypes — that is, their sleep and waking preferences — could affect their well-being, studies have shown. Whether we are early birds (early sleepers and risers) or night owls (late sleepers and risers) may affect our chance of developing mental health issues such as depression. Researchers

gum-health

A healthy lifestyle is essential to a longer life, but have you considered the positive impact exceptional dental hygiene could have on your well-being? Whether you regularly visit your dentist every six months for a check-up, or you’re at the start of your dental care journey, dentist in Brentwood provides advice to prevent gum diseases for a healthy lifestyle. Symptoms of Gum Diseases The most common symptoms of gum disease

Unfit in middle age: Are you doomed?

Are you someone in middle age who keeps putting off that planned health kick for another day? If so, a couple of new studies may give you a sense of urgency. One paper found that elevated blood pressure in middle age increases the risk of dementia, while another says being frail at this time raises your chances of an early death. So how bad is a lack of fitness in

WHO launches Global Action Plan on Physical Activity

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is today joining Prime Minister António Costa of Portugal to launch the new “WHO Global action plan on physical activity and health 2018-2030: More active people for a healthier world.” “Being active is critical for health. But in our modern world, this is becoming more and more of a challenge, largely because our cities and communities aren’t designed in the right ways,” said Dr

PTSD

Suicide reports affect people everywhere and the impact is widespread. Following the deaths of designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain, suicide, suicide prevention and depression are now topics of public interest, prompting everyone to look around and see if someone they know is going through depression. The challenge is, nobody knows who can have depression. There is a genetic link to the illness – depression is known to run

Acupuncture's Ability to Reduce the Symptoms of Insomnia

Most people experience insomnia once in a while. But chronic symptoms put both your mental and physical health are at risk. Some of the symptoms of insomnia are easy to recognise, but others you may not realise come from lack of sleep. General symptoms include: trouble falling asleep waking tired in the morning despite spending plenty of time in bed waking several times during the night having excessive daytime sleepiness