October 16, 2022

Doctors in Brussels Can Now Prescribe Museum Visits For Mental Health

Mental health issues are on the rise, and the impact of the pandemic hasn't helped to stem the tide. There are many ways to improve our mental well-being. Recent studies have shown that art and culture opportunities can boost our mental health—including lowering our anxiety and depression and even improving our critical thinking skills. Doctors in Brussels are taking this kind of research seriously and are putting academic papers into action.

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September 26, 2022

Study Finds Plant-Based Diets Protect Against Digestive Cancers

Diet is a critical factor to individual health. Along with determining your intake of vitamins and minerals, diet can be protective against certain serious health concerns which may develop over time. Among these concerns are cancers of the digestive system, such as colon cancer. A new meta-analysis paper published in Frontiers of Public Health demonstrates that a plant-based diet can be protective against a variety of cancers affecting the digestive system.

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June 30, 2022

Study Finds That Standing on One Leg Can Reveal the Risk of Death in Older People

Can you balance on once foot for 10 seconds? For adults over 50, the ability to do so may be indicative of their risk of death. A study recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that this simple test predicts survival in middle-aged and elderly individuals. The researchers behind the study are even suggesting this simple test be incorporated into routine checkups for older adults.

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