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Social Media Break Improves Mental Health

Asking people to stop using social media for just one week could lead to significant improvements in their wellbeing, depression and anxiety and could, in the future, be recommended as a way to help people manage their mental health say the authors of a new study.

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Aging And Fake News: It’s Not The Story You Think It Is

Not being able to distinguish fake news from real news can have serious consequences for a person’s physical, emotional and financial well-being — especially for older adults, who in general have more financial assets and must make more high-stakes health decisions.

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Poor Vision Unfairly Mistaken For Brain Decline

Millions of older people with poor vision are at risk of being misdiagnosed with mild cognitive impairments, according to a new study.

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Too Much Or Too Little Sleep Is Bad For You

Seven hours is the ideal amount of sleep for people in their middle age and upwards, with too little or too much little sleep associated with poorer cognitive performance and mental health.

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Giving Social Support To Others May Boost Your Health

When it comes to your health, being willing to give social support to your spouse, friends and family may be just as important as receiving assistance, a new study suggests.

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Why We Wrongly Believe Our Friends Will Protect Us From COVID

People may feel less vulnerable and take fewer safety precautions about COVID-19 when they are with, or even just think about, their friends instead of acquaintances or strangers, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.  

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