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  People of working age who live alone increase their risk of depression by up to 80% compared with people living in families, says a Finnish study.It says the main factors are poor housing conditions...

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One in three adults aged over 65 in England have difficulty understanding basic health-related information, suggests a study in the BMJ.They are more than twice as likely to die within five years as adults...

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  Poor hospital care poses a risk to the lives of many patients in the developing world, say researchers. A study of 26 hospitals in eight countries in the Middle East and Africa found more than...

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Rucksacks loaded with school books have been linked to higher levels of back pain in a study of Spanish school children. The findings, reported in Archives of Disease in Childhood, said many pupils had...

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A diet high in red meat can shorten life expectancy, according to researchers at Harvard Medical School. The study of more than 120,000 people suggested red meat increased the risk of death from cancer...

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London: Ice cream buffs, beware! The mouth- watering treat could be as addictive as cocaine, according to researchers who claim to have revealed that the cravings for the two are quite similar. A team...

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  Children who snore, or who have other night-time breathing conditions, are at risk from behavioural problems, according to a study.Sleep apnoea and snoring made conditions such as hyperactivity...

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