An international study has found a link between the first Covid lockdown and worsening mental health for people with mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar.

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The study published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry questioned 997 people, with just over half of them (521) in New Zealand.

Other countries taking part were Australia, Scotland,

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Prostate cancer. High cholesterol. Blood pressure issues. Colon cancer. In the past these might have been considered concerns for the older male population alone. But new studies, and new screening techniques are highlighting the need for men to check in regularly with their physician to maintain good health.

“Previously, age 50 was sort of the magic number to come in

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Danielle Roubinov, PhD, a nationally recognized clinician-scientist, will lead the new Foundation of Hope Child and Adolescent Anxiety and Mood Disorders Program in the UNC Department of Psychiatry. She will begin work in her new role on Oct. 1. 


Danielle Roubinov, PhD, a nationally recognized clinician-scientist, will lead the new Foundation of Hope Child and Adolescent Anxiety

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QUEENSLAND, Australia — The age for knee replacement surgery is dropping due to the obesity crisis, a recent study reports. Those with the highest Body Mass Index were having surgery up to seven years earlier than those of a healthy weight, Australian scientists say.

In fact more, than half undergoing the procedure were obese, according to researchers from the University

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Dietary advice has evolved constantly throughout time. For example, particular foods, such as carbs, red meat, and full-fat dairy, were deemed as “bad” for years. Certain sayings, such as “only shop the perimeter of the grocery store” and “don’t eat ingredients you can’t pronounce,” have also circulated for decades and used to dictate how and what people ate. However, these

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