Older men’s health suffers with wealthier wives

September 24, 2017 2 comments

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Older men’s health suffers if they married a woman who earns more money than they do, a new study indicates. Researchers from Rutgers University in New Jersey found this was especially the case for men born between 1931 and 1941 who would now be in their 70s and 80s. They appeared to have poor overall…

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Domestic violence victims suffer long-term health problems

June 13, 2017 7 comments

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Victims of domestic violence develop long-term physical and mental health problems, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia, analysed data from 16,761 women who took part in a study called Women’s Health Australia over the course of 16 years. The participants were from three different age groups:…

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Marriage is ‘good for your heart’

June 7, 2017 0 comments

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Married people have healthier hearts, newly published research suggests. Speaking at the British Cardiovascular Society conference this week, a team from Aston Medical School presented the results of their study which surveyed nearly one million British adults. They found that people who have heart disease fare better if they are married than those who are…

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Acrimonious divorce affects children’s immune systems

June 6, 2017 0 comments

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Children whose parents divorce acrimoniously are more likely to catch colds in later life according to new research. A team from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh examined the susceptibility to infection of 201 adults by quarantining them, exposing them to a virus which causes the common cold, and then monitoring them for five days to…

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A badly handled divorce can impact child’s health

May 26, 2017 5 comments

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Children’s health can suffer if their parents do not handle divorce well, new research suggests. While previous studies have found a link between parental divorce and ill-health in children, Spanish academics claim it is not the divorce itself which is the real problem. When a couple bring their marriage to an end, “improper handling of…

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Keeping a diary after divorce ‘helps heart health’

May 10, 2017 0 comments

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Keeping a diary or journal after divorce may improve heart health according to new research. Researchers from the University of Arizona recruited a representative sample of 109 men and women who had separated from or divorced their spouses a few months beforehand. The study participants were assessed mentally and physically and then separated into three…

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Labour promises a billion for British children

May 9, 2017 2 comments

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The Labour Party has promised a substantial £1.25 billon in new funding for British children if it wins the general election next month. The funds would be used to help improve the wellbeing of every child in the country, it claims, via a new ‘index of child health’. This would measure four criteria against internatonal…

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Health care reform reduces US divorces?

February 19, 2017 0 comments

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One of President Obama’s signature pieces of legislation could be responsible for a drop in the number of divorces. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), dubbed ‘Obamacare’ by its detractors, has apparently contributed to a reduction in what is known as ‘medical divorce’. When someone in the United States develops a serious illness, treatment can be…

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Children’s health suffers in poor areas

January 26, 2017 0 comments

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The health of children in poor areas of the UK is significantly worse than that of their more affluent peers. The gulf was identified this week by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). The professional organisation has published a report which examined 25 different aspects of British children’s health. These included such…

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Divorce can cause eating disorders

January 17, 2017 0 comments

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Stressful experiences during childhood such as divorce may make women more likely to develop eating disorders later in the life, a new study suggests. In a survey of over 5,300 British women, more than 15 per cent of those between 40 and 50 claimed to have suffered from an eating disorder at some stage in…

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