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Mindfulness meditation: ten minutes a day improves cognitive function
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Mindfulness meditation: ten minutes a day improves cognitive function

Written by: Peter Malinowski, Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience, Liverpool John Moores University fizkes/Shutterstock.comPractising mindfulness meditation for ten minutes a day improves concentration and the ability to keep information active in one’s mind, a function known as “working memory”. The brain...

Plan Santé : les médecins, une ressource stratégique
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Plan Santé : les médecins, une ressource stratégique

Written by: Catherine Dos Santos, Professeur de Management Stratégique, Groupe ESC Clermont En analyse stratégique, le diagnostic est constitué de deux phases indissociables. La première, l’analyse externe, a pour objectif d’identifier les éléments de l’environnement qui ont une influence sur...

Why Canada needs a 'Children's Charter'
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Why Canada needs a ‘Children’s Charter’

Written by: Amy Metcalfe, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medicine, and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary It is estimated that 1.2 million children in Canada live in low income households and 10 per cent of families with children...

I can't sleep. What drugs can I (safely) take?
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I can’t sleep. What drugs can I (safely) take?

Written by: Ric Day, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, UNSW There are many pharmacological options available for insomnia. But they will mostly make you reliant upon them for sleep. from www.shutterstock.comIf you’re having trouble sleeping, medicines shouldn’t be your first option....

Plan Santé : les déserts médicaux, entre mirages et oasis
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Plan Santé : les déserts médicaux, entre mirages et oasis

Written by: Thomas Barnay, Professeur en sciences économiques, Directeur de l'Unité de Recherche ERUDITE, Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne (UPEC) Mardi 18 septembre 2018, le président de la République Emmanuel Macron a présenté les orientations de la stratégie de transformation...

Household cleaning products could be making children overweight
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Household cleaning products could be making children overweight

Written by: Rachael Rigby, Senior Lecturer in Gastro-Intestinal Health, Lancaster University Put down that bleach. Ruslana Lurchenko/ShutterstockKeeping household surfaces clean is a daily chore for most families, but there may be unseen consequences for children’s health. Overusing cleaning products can...

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