Chemicals banned in the EU were recently granted an exemption for limited use in the UK.
Jan. 21, 2021 • ~6 min
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They don't come as pills, but try these 6 underprescribed lifestyle medicines for a better, longer life
Lifestyle medicine targets the root of chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Experts explain why everyone should embrace these free prescriptions for good health.
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~10 min
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The mystery of how the brain creates consciousness still puzzles scientists, but the mechanics of waking up are starting to be understood.
Jan. 4, 2021 • ~6 min
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Keep calm and carry on – but how? A psychologist offers 10 tips to manage the uncertainty and stress of election aftermath
As uncertainty abounds and anxiety skyrockets, you've probably heard advice to be patient, stay calm and keep the faith. Here are 10 concrete tips to help you actually manage the stress.
Nov. 6, 2020 • ~8 min
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That extra hour of sleep you'll be getting comes with a price. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recently said the changes are bad for our sleep.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~6 min
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The design of a campus and its buildings and dorms can be crucial to a student's overall well-being.
Sept. 8, 2020 • ~9 min
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Couch potatoes are always looking for a way out.
Sept. 4, 2020 • ~7 min
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Families can support kids' mental health whether they're learning remotely or at school – here's how
Good mental health is the ability to adapt to changes and stress. Whatever school looks like, parents can help keep kids' social-emotional development on track in these four areas.
Aug. 19, 2020 • ~9 min
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The constraints of COVID-19 can act as a catalyst to eat more thoughtfully and, perhaps, eat better.
Aug. 7, 2020 • ~8 min
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Noise pollution can cause long-term stress and harm to wildlife.
June 25, 2020 • ~6 min
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