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More evidence that pets benefit mental health – Medical News Today

New research examines how interacting with pets affects cortisol levels among college students. Petting a cat or a dog reduces the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Pet owners have long known — or rather, felt — that spending time with their beloved animal companion lowers stress and improves mood. An extensive review that Medical… Read More »

Keeping active or becoming more active in middle and older age linked to longer life

Keeping physically active or becoming more active during middle and older age is associated with a lower risk of death, regardless of past activity levels or existing health conditions, suggests a large UK study published by The BMJ today. At the population level, meeting and maintaining at least the minimum public health recommendations (150 minutes… Read More »

Two more hospital patients die in sandwich listeria outbreak

Two more hospital patient deaths have been linked to an outbreak of listeria in pre-packed sandwiches and salads. Friday’s announcement from Public Health England (PHE) takes the number of confirmed cases from six to nine and the deaths from three to five. Last week PHE confirmed two patients from Manchester Royal Infirmary and another patient… Read More »