Health & Wellbeing

Eat fat, live longer?

September 17, 2017

As more people live into their 80s and 90s, researchers have delved into the issues of health and quality of life during aging. A recent mouse study at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine sheds light on those questions by demonstrating that a high fat, or ketogenic, diet not only increases longevity but also […]

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This is how belly fat could increase your cancer risk

September 11, 2017

It’s been well established that obesity is a contributor to cancer risk, but how it actually causes cancer is still a question that hasn’t been fully explained. A new Michigan State University study now offers new details showing that a certain protein released from fat in the body can cause a non-cancerous cell to turn […]

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Workplace support can positively influence parents’ well-being

September 11, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Employers who support working parents and their personal lives can positively influence the well-being of those employees and help them have more positive perceptions of their personal lives, according to a Penn State study. The findings suggest that workplace support can provide employees with resources that not only enhance their time […]

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Education, GDP and life expectancy slump sees Scottish well being fall

September 11, 2017

Falling education standards, poor economic performance and low life expectancy have seen Scotland slump to 20th place in a global table of wellbeing. The Index of Social and Economic Wellbeing ranked Switzerland, Norway and the USA as the top performing countries out of the 32 considered in the report. This fall was due to a […]

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Wellbeing: six words that help to understand what it means

September 11, 2017

Six indicators have been developed to make explicit what is important for students in their wellbeing and learning. JCT wellbeing team leader, Betty McLaughlin, a former president of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors, says the indicators provide a common language, essential to providing a shared vision of wellbeing. She says it will make it easier […]

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New wellbeing campaign to help our police

September 11, 2017

Police in Cornwall and Devon are raising awareness about personal wellbeing in a new campaign. The force’s Peer Support Network is delivering goodies such as fruit, cereal bars, water and sweets to 33 police stations across the region. It is to encourage frontline colleagues to take meal breaks and look after their wellbeing. The 24-hour […]

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Children’s mental health: it’s time to put wellbeing on the curriculum

September 11, 2017

It’s no secret that low-level disruption, burnout, anxiety, absence and mental health problems affecting staff and pupils alike are on the rise. A 2016 Education Support Partnership (ESP) survey suggested 84% of teachers have suffered from mental health problems at some point over the last two years. A 2017 report by the Children’s Commissioner for England also […]

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How walnuts can help control appetite

September 11, 2017

Consuming walnuts activates an area in the brain associated with regulating hunger and craving for food, says a new study. The findings, published online in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, shed light on how walnuts discourage overeating by promoting feelings of fullness. “We don’t often think about how what we eat impacts the activity […]

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