Katherine Woodgate

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Skin cancer: Painkillers linked to reduced risk

<b>Regularly taking aspirin and ibuprofen may help protect against some forms of skin cancer, research suggests.</b><p>An Australian analysis of all studies to date found that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) reduced the risk of squamous cell carcinoma by 18%.<p>The drugs have previously been …

Cancer

Shift workers 'sicker and fatter'

<b>Higher rates of obesity and ill-health have been found in shift workers than the general population.</b><p>Health Survey for England data showed they were in worse health despite often being young.<p>The lead researcher told the BBC that the rise of zero-hours contracts may be increasing the numbers doing …

Social Work

Yoga may guard against heart disease, study finds

<b>Doing yoga may be a good way to protect against heart disease, particularly if you cannot do more vigorous exercise, research suggests.</b><p>A review in the Netherlands of 37 studies involving nearly 3,000 people found yoga was independently linked to a lowering of heart risk factors such as high blood …

Yoga

NHS Devon smokers and obese surgery bar dropped

<b>Plans to place conditions on routine surgery for smokers and the morbidly obese in Devon have been dropped.</b><p>The Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (NEW Devon CCG) had proposed the plan to help cut a £14.5m deficit.<p>The Royal College of Surgeons, which was among the …

Physiology

Obese lose up to eight years of life

<b>Being severely obese can knock up to eight years off your life and cause decades of ill health, a report says.</b><p>The analysis showed being obese at a young age was more damaging to health and life expectancy.<p>The team, at McGill University in Canada, said heart problems and type 2 diabetes were major …

Diabetes

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day, and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per day (AAP 2001/13, CPS 2010). Children and youth use 4-5 times the …

Boston College

6 Causes Of Cancer That Can Be Prevented

One in 22 people is a cancer survivor in the U.S., according to a new report.<p>The report, released today (Sept. 16) by the American Association for Cancer Research, takes a look at the current state of cancer in our country, from available treatments, to the latest breakthroughs in research, to how …

Green light for new skin cancer drug

<b>A new drug to treat skin cancer should be made available on the NHS, a health body has recommended.</b><p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has given the green light to a drug that can help some patients with advanced melanoma.<p>Dabrafenib (Tafinlar) is one of a new generation of …

Cancer

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

What did you do today? Your brain 'remembers' it cell by cell

No one will forget the amnesiac Henry Molaison.<p>An epileptic who had his hippocampus removed in 1953, Molaison lost the ability to record episodic memory. He had no idea if he'd eaten lunch. He greeted acquaintances each time as if it were the first.<p>Largely because of Molaison, who died in 2008, …

How Trauma Affects The Brain Of A Learner

Our public media colleagues over at KPCC, Southern California Public Radio, have a fascinating two-part report on the efforts of schools in the Los Angeles area to address the effects of "toxic stress" on student learning.<p>"As researchers work to solve one of the most persistent problems in public …

5 Tools for Mastering Fear

Of the many unpleasant emotions we can experience, fear may just top the list.<p>But fear is more than just physically unpleasant. Fear can also keep us from pursuing the things in life that really matter -- like following our dreams, and developing and taking care of important relationships.<p>I have …

Mindfulness

Pickles: keep Britain a green and pleasant land

Former warehouses and factories will soon be converted into new homes under plans to be unveiled by Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary<p>Britain must remain a “green and pleasant land”, with new housing development instead concentrated on brownfield sites, a Cabinet minister says today.<p>Eric …