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Does Social Media Push Teens to Depression? New Study Says No

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 — Time spent on Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook probably isn’t driving teenagers to depression, a new study contends. In fact, Canadian researchers found the relationship worked in the opposite direction — teenage girls who were already depressed tended to spend more time on social media, to try to feel better. These

Cardi B Says Postpartum Depression Came 'Out of Nowhere'

Cardi B is at the top of her game. The rapper is currently nominated for five Grammy Awards, she’s consistently broken records (even toppling Beyoncé for one), and she’s doing it all while parenting her daughter, Kulture. But not everything is rosy all of the time; Cardi B struggles with postpartum depression something fierce, she revealed

New food guide rightly eschews serving sizes, says expert

The evolution of Canada’s Food Guide to a plate full of three food categories – plus a glass of water – represents a positive step towards healthy, ‘flexetarian’ eating, says a leading Western expert on diet and nutrition. The new guide, released this week, shows vegetables and fruit occupying half a plate, with protein foods

Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak ‘appears to be over,’ CDC says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Wednesday that a multi-state outbreak of E. coli connected to romaine lettuce “appears to be over.” (iStock) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Wednesday that a multi-state outbreak of E. coli connected to romaine lettuce “appears to be over.” There were 62 reported

A Princess Kylie for Meghan & Harry? Prince Charles Says Maybe

Not surprisingly, Meghan (née Markle), the pregnant Duchess of Sussex, and her husband, Prince Harry, fielded endless baby name suggestions during their recent royal tour to Australia. “My son Harry tells me that during their recent tour of Australia he and his wife were offered… thoughtful suggestions for the naming of their baby,” Charles said.

EVE SIMMONS says we don’t need a meat tax

Save our bacon! EVE SIMMONS says we don’t need a meat tax as she exposes another diet myth Scientists at Oxford University say 6,000 Britons could be spared an early grave if red meat products including bacon, steak and sausages cost 70 per cent more.  Their analysis of evidence linking red meat to diabetes, cancer

More women in poor countries use contraception, says report

A new report says more women in the poorest countries are using modern contraception, signifying progress in efforts to involve women in family planning. But the report, launched Monday by the U.N.-backed advocacy group FP2020, says many others who want to delay or prevent pregnancy are unable to access contraception, often due to lack of

Madagascar says plague outbreak ‘under control’

Madagascar’s seasonal outbreak of plague, which has so far killed two people, is “under control”, Health Minister Yoel Rantomalala said Thursday. “We have recorded from August 1 to September 17, 13 suspected cases of plague, three of which are confirmed and caused two deaths,” Rantomalala said. The first fatality was recorded in Fiadanana, north of

UK regulator says ad for birth control app were misleading

Britain’s advertising regulator says a birth control app’s Facebook advertisement contained misleading claims that breached the country’s advertising code. The Advertising Standards Authority ruled Wednesday that the ad by Swedish startup Natural Cycles shouldn’t appear again because there wasn’t evidence to back up the app’s claims. The decision came after the agency received complaints about

High Blood Pressure Threatens Aging Brain, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 — Here’s yet another reason to get your blood pressure under control: High blood pressure later in life may contribute to blood vessel blockages and tangles linked to Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests. Tracking nearly 1,300 older people until they died, scientists found markedly higher risks of one or more brain

Indonesia faces a ‘double burden’ of diseases, study says

Indonesia has made advances in health since 1990, increasing life expectancy by eight years and decreasing rates of health burden from communicable diseases like diarrheal disease and tuberculosis. But the country is facing a growing and expensive wave of health threats from heart disease, diabetes, and other non-communicable diseases, according to a new study. “Indonesia

Separating children from parents can have significant health consequences, psychologist says

The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy has led to more than 2,300 children being separated from their parents. While the administration on Wednesday reversed course to allow migrant families to avoid separation by being detained together, the sad truth is that for some children damage has already been done, according to Michael A. Southam-Gerow,