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Around a third of mass shooters in US schools had been diagnosed with a mental disorder and were taking psychiatric drugs such as antidepressants, a new study has found.
Everyone knows all the healthy lifestyle choices we need to make if we're going to live longer. But adopting the five major ones at the same time—regular exercise, a healthy diet, moderate drinking, not getting overweight or obese and not smoking—has a massive cumulative effect and can extend your life by around 14 years.
Don't sweat the small stuff—but if you do, don't do it for more than a day. Stressing about minor problems for more than 24 hours affects your immune system, and makes you more susceptible to chronic diseases, a new study has found.
Drug companies would stop being profitable if their drugs actually cured people—because they would lose their market. In fact, curing people is "an unsustainable business model," says merchant bank Goldman Sachs.
Powerful anti-epilepsy drugs never seem to be out of the news—and now researchers have discovered they increase the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Regular WDDTY readers have probably got the message that doctors don't have all the answers, but you'd think they would have accurately mapped out the human body by now. Seemingly not, as researchers have just recently discovered another organ in our body, and an essential one that regulates most of the major diseases—and could even explain why acupuncture works.
The idea that our brain cells start dying off when we reach our twenties is an urban myth. In fact, our brains continue to grow and regenerate right up until we die, as scientists have emphasised yet again.
Can eating less food every day slow down the ageing process? Reducing your calorie intake by 30 per cent could keep your brain younger and even help you live longer—although so far these benefits have been seen only in animal studies.