17 May 2017

Want to protect your kids from obesity and allergies?

Want to protect your kids from obesity and allergies? Getting a family dog might just do the trick. Canadian scientists have found that babies in families with pets carried greater amounts of the kinds of beneficial bacteria which are linked to a lowered risk of both conditions in their digestive tracts. The researchers believe that by being exposed to a variety of bacteria early on in life, for instance those living in a dog’s fur, individuals may develop immunity that helps protect them against diseases as they grow up.


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Detecting depression: Phone apps could monitor teen angst

Studies have linked heavy smartphone use with worsening teen mental health. But as teens scroll through Instagram and Snapchat, tap out texts or watch YouTube videos, they also leave digital footprints that might offer clues to their psychological well-being.

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Lifestyle changes helped new dad shed more than 20kg

Erik Minaya started to put on the kilos during his first year year in college. By age 24, he tipped the scale at nearly 120kg. But then he cut out fast food, replacing it with lower-carb offerings that he prepared himself.