Well-being

You’re not getting enough sleep because you can’t stop doing this

snoring / sleeping
17 May 2016
Social pressures are forcing people to cut back on their sleep, contributing to a “global sleep crisis,” according to a new study based on research collected through a smartphone app.   It enabled scientists from the...
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'My Right' campaign launched to end violence against women

Volunteers with "My Right" campaign
17 May 2016
The National Population Council has launched a new awareness campaign entitled, “My Right”,  to end violence against women in collaboration with the Egyptian Female Lawyers Initiative. The campaign targets reviving support...
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Can online and smartphone therapies help treat depression and anxiety?

Tablets / smartphones
16 May 2016
Two new studies released this week have found success with alternative therapies for anxiety and depression with an online cognitive behavioral therapy (CCBT), an internet support group and a smartphone app. In preliminary findings...
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Excess weight gain in pregnancy leads to excess weight gain in children: study

Pregnant women
15 May 2016
A new large-scale study published on Friday study has shown that excess weight gain or high blood sugar levels during pregnancy increases the child's risk of being overweight or obese, even in normal-weight babies.   Previous...
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Five things to consider when choosing tennis shoes

Five things to consider when choosing tennis shoes
15 May 2016
Ventilation Good air flow keeps feet healthy. Sweat evaporation is improved, keeping feet feeling comfortable and minimizing rubbing. For maximum on-court comfort, toenails should be cut short and shoes should be as breathable as possible...
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Why you should be wary of suicide prevention apps

07 May 2016
Smartphone apps designed to assist with suicide prevention may not necessarily get people in crisis the help they need or send the best messages about mental health, an Australian study suggests.   Rather than encourage users to...
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How to choose the perfect running gear

running
07 May 2016
If the warmer weather is inspiring you to get outside and pound the pavements, then it's a good idea to invest in the right running gear to get you started. We've spoken to ultra-marathon runner and founder of sportswear label Boom...
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How to choose the perfect running gear

running
07 May 2016
If the warmer weather is inspiring you to get outside and pound the pavements, then it's a good idea to invest in the right running gear to get you started. We've spoken to Ann Johansson, ultra-marathon runner and founder of...
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Yoga may help relieve asthma symptoms

A young girl practicing yoga on the beach.
03 May 2016
Yoga seems to provide small improvements in symptoms and quality of life in people with asthma, according to a new review.   The practice of yoga includes breathing exercises, postures (called asanas), and meditation. Yoga has been...
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Here’s how you can burn 400+ calories without even trying

Go get groceries yourself instead of having them delivered to keep moving. Photos: AFP/Shutterstock
 
03 May 2016
For those who have trouble finding time to play sports, there are plenty of ways to get some exercise without even realising. Getting moving with day-to-day activities like gardening, cleaning, dancing, grocery shopping and brisk walking...
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