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SCIENTISTS SAY THEY’VE FOUND THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO SOOTHE A CRYING BABY

26 SEPT 2022 As any frustrated parent knows, there’s no magic way to get a crying baby to calm, let alone fall asleep. But a small new study has now highlighted a simple method that may be more effective than others. According to the research, if you want to soothe …

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ULTRA-PROCESSED FOOD IS EVERYWHERE. THE HEALTH RISKS GO DEEPER THAN WE REALIZED

25 SEPT 2022 In countries such as the UK, US and Canada, ultra-processed foods now account for 50 percent or more of calories consumed. This is concerning, given that these foods have been linked to a number of different health conditions, including a greater risk of obesity and various chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and dementia. …

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GETTING YOUR DAILY STEPS IS IMPORTANT, BUT IT’S NOT JUST THE AMOUNT THAT MATTERS

23 SEPT 2022 It’s not just the number of steps you take in a day that matter. It’s also the pace at which you take them, according to new research. In nearly 80,000 adults with wearable trackers – one of the largest analyses to date – researchers found those who …

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TWO TYPES OF OBESITY, AND ONE IS WORSE FOR OUR HEALTH

20 SEPT 2022 A new study splits obesity into two distinct subtypes, each with their own effects on our body’s functioning. Not only could the finding inform a more nuanced approach to diagnosing health conditions associated with weight, it could lead to more personalized ways of treating them. At the …

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THE SOUTHERN OCEAN ABSORBS MORE HEAT THAN ANY OTHER

19 SEPT 2022  Over the last 50 years, the oceans have been working in overdrive to slow global warming, absorbing about 40 percent of our carbon dioxide emissions and over 90 percent of the excess heat trapped in the atmosphere. But as our research published last week in Nature Communications has found, some oceans work harder than others. …

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DOES A BIG BREAKFAST ACTUALLY HELP WEIGHT LOSS? SURPRISE NEW FINDING

18 SEPT 2022 Some of the most popular diet advice in recent years has centered around the idea that the right timing for your meals can make a big difference in the amount of weight you lose. It was long said that if you wanted to lose weight it was …

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MONKEYPOX MAY CAUSE NEUROLOGICAL DAMAGE IN SMALL SUBSET OF PATIENTS, SCIENTISTS SAY

17 SEPT 2022 Monkeypox‘s effect on the skin – the disfiguring rashes – and the flu-like symptoms have been well described, but few have investigated the neurological and psychiatric problems the virus might cause. There are historic reports of neurological complications in people infected with the related smallpox virus and in people vaccinated against smallpox, …

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SEAFARERS’ EMERGENCY FUND SUPPORTS WIDOW FACING LOSS OF FAMILY HOME

14 SEPT 2022 When a seafarer or their family is involved in a sudden and unforeseen crisis, they may need urgent financial support. In cases where no other help is available, the Seafarers’ Emergency Fund (SEF), managed by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), can provide immediate, essential …

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‘DOOMSDAY GLACIER’ IN ANTARCTICA IS HOLDING ON ‘BY ITS FINGERNAILS’, SCIENTISTS WARN

16 SEPT 2022 An Antarctic body of ice nicknamed the ‘Doomsday Glacier’ could melt far faster than previously expected and is holding on “by its fingernails,” according to new scientific research. The melting of the Thwaites Glacier – which is around the size of Florida – could raise sea levels …

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HUMANS GENERATE AN ‘OXIDATION FIELD’, AND IT CHANGES THE AIR CHEMISTRY AROUND US

15 SEPT 2022 There are all kinds of pollutants in the air around us. Outdoors, these can be washed away through the falling rain, and the oxidation that happens after ultraviolet light from the Sun interacts with ozone and water vapor. So, what happens indoors? As a new study shows, there’s also …

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