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( Are Body Temperature and Depression Linked?
Feb 6th 2024, 09:39

Source: ( Science Daily - Top HealthA massive new study has found that people with depression have higher body temperatures, raising the question whether there might be mental health benefits in lowering the temperature of those with the disorder. The study, published today in Scientific Reports, doesn't indicate whether depression raises body temperature or a high temperature causes depression, but it may relate to research showing that the use of hot tubs and saunas can reduce...


( CDC Restarts National Anti-Smoking Campaign, with Focus on Menthols
Feb 6th 2024, 09:39

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has resumed a national campaign that uses the stories of former smokers to warn about the dangers of tobacco. Known as the "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign, seven new people share their stories about how cigarette smoking damaged their health. One tactic is new, however: The ads take direct aim at the harm of menthol cigarettes, which have become popular in marginalized communities.


( Phone Calls Can Reduce Loneliness and Depression, Major Study Shows
Feb 5th 2024, 10:42

Source: ( Science Daily - Top HealthA major clinical trial carried out during the COVID pandemic showed rapid and enduring improvements in mental health and quality of life when older people received weekly phone calls over eight weeks from a coach who encouraged them to maintain social connections and remain active. The study, published in the journal The Lancet (Healthy Longevity), was based on data from 26 sites across the United Kingdom.


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