Health

Processed meat ranks alongside smoking as major cause of cancer …

Eating processed meat can increase your risk of getting colorectal cancer. The World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) says that each 50g portion of processed meat eaten daily (about two bacon rashers) increases bowel cancer risk by 18%. But before you give up processed meats forever, read on. There are three main cancer-causing agents in processed ...

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top-news:-People with autism make more logical decisions

Decisions are based on the way choices are framed. This is because people use emotion when making decisions, leading to some options feeling more desirable than others. For example, when given £50, we are more likely to gamble the money if we stand to lose £30 than if we are going to keep £20. Although both options are mathematically equivalent, ...

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TV ads blamed for overweight children top news

And some kids are genetically programmed to overeat when bombarded by the ads. The study of nine and ten-year-olds discovered the influence of ad breaks Researchers at Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Centre, and the C. Everett Koop Institute, United States, tested how a gene previously linked to obesity, played a role in overeating amongst children exposed to ‘food cues.’ In ...

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Why lack of sleep is bad for your health

The idea was that you became depressed – and that your sleep got messed up as a consequence. This might involve difficulty falling asleep, excessive time awake at night or waking up earlier than hoped. This may make sense to those who have experienced depression and found that thoughts of distressing events such as of a deceased loved one, or ...

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