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Health and Wealth: is there a connection?

There is in mental health, according to a study conducted by researchers at 20 centers in conjunction with the World Health Organization World Mental Health Survey Initiative

Depression rates are higher in richer countries than in low- or middle-income nations, according to researchers who compared socioeconomic conditions with depression.

About 121 million people worldwide have depression, which can harm people's quality of life by affecting their ability to work and form relationships. Severe depression can lead to suicide and causes 850,000 deaths every year.

Detailed interviews with more than 89,000 people in 18 nations revealed that 15 percent of people in high-income countries were likely to get depression during their lifetime, compared with 11 percent of those in low- or middle-income countries. About 5.5 percent of people in high-income countries had depression within the previous year.

High-income countries had higher rates of major depression (28 percent vs. 20 percent), and especially high rates (more than 30 percent) were found in the United States, France, the Netherlands and India. China had the lowest rate of major depression (12 percent).

The average age at onset of depression was nearly two years younger in low-income countries, the investigators found.

Women were twice as likely as men to suffer depression, and the major contributing factor was loss of a partner because of death, divorce or separation.



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Prepared parents…are you one of them?

Be ready with soothers by thinking ahead for some common un-fun health events

1. A broken bone
2. A from-the-vein blood draw
3. Filling a cavity
4. Getting stitches
5. Having a hospital procedure
6. Getting braces
7. Swallowing a pill

For details click here

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Eating out? Be smart about it

  1. Choose the right restaurants
  2. Avoid portion distortion
  3. Scan your menu for high-fat hints
  4. Think outside the veggie box
  5. Cut the fat
  6. E is for effort
  7. Get the most nutritious bang for your buck
  8. Dress down your salad.
  9. Save that sandwich
  10. Choose comfort foods occasionally
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Do you love lamb? Find out how it rates on Carbon Foot print scale


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Fact or Myth? Crunches Will Flatten Your Stomach

Answer: Myth
Crunches alone won't flatten your stomach, because there are no exercises to reduce fat in specific areas of your body.

If You Stop Working Out, Your Muscle Turns to Fat

Answer: Myth
Muscle turns into fat only in very rare circumstances, and it never occurs in healthy people.

Eating Protein After a Workout Will Build Muscle

Answer: Myth
"That's definitely a myth," said Elisabetta Politi, a nutrition director at the Duke University Diet and Fitness Center. "What you need after a workout are carbohydrates."


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Stuck in a rut?

Research has shown that most people are able to make a permanent change in their daily behavioral patterns when there is some abrupt change in their "life story" -- whether moving to a new home, changing jobs, changing relationships, etc. This turbulence, as it upsets the normal daily pattern, helps "reset" our minds and puts us in a good place to adopt new patterns!

To create a new environment and embrace health habits try one of these tips

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All about Omega 3

Office of Dietary supplements summarizes the benefits of Omega 3 Fatty acids on health and conditions like Cardiovascular disease,  heart function, asthma, cognitive function,  organ transplantation and  other conditions like joint tenderness and need for corticosteroid drugs in rheumatoid arthritis.

Studies show that Omega-3 fatty acids in general decrease triglyceride and very-low-density lipoprotein blood levels in hyperlipidemic individuals but may increase or have no effect on low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels.

Most American diets provide more than 10 times as much omega-6 than Omega-3 fatty acids. There is general agreement that individuals should consume more Omega-3 and less omega-6 fatty acids to promote good health. Good sources of ALA are leafy green vegetables, nuts, and vegetable oils such as canola, soy, and especially flaxseed. Good sources of EPA and DHA are fish and organ meats. LA is found in many foods, including meat, vegetable oils (e.g., safflower, sunflower, corn, soy), and processed foods made with these oils.

Adverse events related to consumption of fish-oil or ALA supplements are generally minor and typically gastrointestinal in nature (such as diarrhea). They can usually be eliminated by reducing the dose or discontinuing the supplement.

To read details on individual studies please  Click here

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Stay fit, Fit walking into your life


The goal of taking 10,000 steps in a day is a rough equivalent to the Surgeon General's recommendation to accumulate 30 minutes of activity most days of the week. It should be enough to reduce your risk for disease and help you lead a longer, healthier life.

First, invest in a pedometer.Keep it closed and attached to the front of your waist to the left or right of center. Wear it all day from the moment you wake up until going to bed, except when immersed in water. At night remove it, record the number of steps you've taken in the log, and note if you did any formal exercise (wear your pedometer then, too); for example, "20-minute treadmill walk."

Also note if anything caused more (museum tour) or fewer (all-day meeting) steps than usual in your day. Attach your pedometer to your shoe if you bicycle and the pedometer doesn't seem to count your pedaling.

If you want to know not just the number of steps you've taken, but the distance as well, you can calibrate a pedometer. The simplest way is to wear it while walking a known distance, such as once around a quarter-mile track, at your normal walking speed. Then multiply that number of steps by four, and you know your typical number of steps per mile.

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Probiotics: research shows high potential

Probiotics are live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that are similar to beneficial microorganisms found in the human gut. They are also called "friendly bacteria" or "good bacteria."  Probiotics are available to consumers mainly in the form of dietary supplements and foods.

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center investigated how Lactobacillus reuteri ATCC PTA 6475 might work to slow the growth of certain cancerous tumors. Their study documented the molecular mechanisms of the probiotic's effects in human myeloid leukemia-derived cells—i.e., how it regulates the proliferation of cancer cells and promotes cancer cell death. The researchers noted that a better understanding of these effects may lead to development of probiotic-based regimens for preventing colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.

In another study, researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Ohio State University looked at whether Lactobacillus acidophilus might enhance the immune-potentiating effects of an attenuated vaccine (a vaccine prepared from a weakened live virus) against human rotavirus infection—the most common cause of severe dehydrating diarrhea in infants and children worldwide. The investigators' tests on newborn pigs found that animals given both a vaccine and the probiotic had a better immune response than the animals given the vaccine alone. The researchers concluded that probiotics may offer a safe way to increase the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccine in humans.

In both studies, the investigators called for additional research into the mechanisms behind the health-related effects of probiotics.

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Darker side of Popcorn at the Movie Theaters

A large tub of popcorn at Regal Cinemas, for example, holds 20 cups of popcorn and has 1,200 calories, 980 milligrams of sodium and 60 grams of saturated fat. Adding just a tablespoon of butter adds 130 calories.

Not so hungry? The medium size popcorn, which comes in a bag, contains the same amount as the large. And even the small, at 11 cups, delivers 670 calories, 550 milligrams of sodium and 24 grams of saturated fat.

The findings may surprise those who choose popcorn at the concession stand because they believe it is a relatively healthy snack. In fact, plain air-popped popcorn is low in calories and free of saturated fat. Movie theater popcorn, however, is popped in oil — often coconut oil, which is 90 percent saturated fat. Add salt to the enormous portions, and your once-healthy snack turns into a health offender.


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