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Want to feel better? Write down your thoughts and then decide what to do with them.
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Want to feel better? Write down your thoughts and then decide what to do with them.

In experiments with students it has been found that writing down your thoughts, in your own handwriting, can help you feel more positive, provided you fling away your negative ruminations and keep your positive ones close. Professor Richard Petty of Ohio State University Psychology department collaborated with colleagues in Spain and tested 83 high school … Continue reading

Limited time to exercise? Weekend warriors still benefit
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Limited time to exercise? Weekend warriors still benefit

From BMJ 14th January 2017 Although guidelines recommend spreading exercise throughout the week, weekend warriors, who compress the recommended amount into the weekend, still experience substantial benefits. JAMA Internal Medicine reported that risk of death from all causes were 30% down, cardiovascular disease deaths were 40% down  and cancer deaths were 18% down, compared to … Continue reading

Jovina cooks Italian: Sea bass Genoa Style
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Jovina cooks Italian: Sea bass Genoa Style

Cooking the Italian Provinces – Genova | jovinacooksitalian   Sea Bass Genoa Style Ingredients 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick (omit if you are low carbing) 1 pound tomatoes, cut into large chunks 3/4 cup pitted green olives 1/4 cup torn basil leaves 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive … Continue reading

BMJ stands by Nina Teicholz despite demands for a retraction
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BMJ stands by Nina Teicholz despite demands for a retraction

Feature Nutrition The scientific report guiding the US dietary guidelines: is it scientific? BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4962 (Published 23 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4962 Response by Nina Teicholz I’m delighted that The BMJ has stood by this article and decided against retraction. Two outside reviewers judged that the criticisms of the piece … Continue reading

Primary Care Women’s Health Forum: Ten tips for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
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Primary Care Women’s Health Forum: Ten tips for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

The Primary Care Women’s Health Forum offer their best ten tips for helping women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Consider PCOS in women with no periods or a cycle length over 35 days whatever the woman’s BMI. Consider PCOS in adult onset acne. Ultrasound may not be required to make the diagnosis, but if you are … Continue reading