The Daily Populous

Saturday September 29th, 2018 evening edition

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There is an increasing need to prevent obesity because of the consequences for mental as well as physical health, new research by academics at the University of Bristol has found.

Previous studies have shown that individuals who are happier and more satisfied with their lives tend to have better physical health and live longer than those who have lower mental wellbeing.

Using a technique called Mendelian randomization, the researchers asked whether poorer physical health causes lower mental wellbeing, or whether individuals with lower mental wellbeing are more likely to go on to have later problems with their physical health.

This technique provides evidence of the direction of causation by using genetic variants that have been associated with physical health and mental wellbeing.

Unlike previous methods, this technique helps to rule out the influence of other factors that might be causing both physical health and mental wellbeing.

Results suggested a consistent causal effect of higher BMI on lower mental wellbeing.

There was little evidence that the other physical health traits were leading to less happiness and life satisfaction. »

New Draconian Policy Affects Books & Mail in PA Prisons

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Some staff members were administered naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, in the field after exposure, a medication which reverses opiate overdoses.

We can no more punish our way to drug-free prisons than we can imprison our way to a drugless nation.

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Mother files federal lawsuit after son doesn’t make varsity team

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ST. LOUIS, MO — The mother of a Ladue High School student took her case to the federal courthouse after her son, called John Doe in legal documents, did not make the varsity soccer team and was not allowed to play on the J.V. team.

Friday morning Ladue school officials said if a junior does not make the varsity team, the boy cannot play again on the junior varsity team.

She believes her son, who already played on the J.V soccer team, is good enough to play again on the same team. »

Shorter sleep duration and longer sleep onset latency are related to difficulty disengaging attention from negative emotional images in individuals...

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Repetitive negative thinking (RNT) is often associated with disruptions in sleep and circadian rhythms.

Disruptions in sleep and circadian rhythms may deal a "second hit" to attentional control deficits.

This study evaluated whether sleep and circadian rhythm disruptions are related to the top-down control of attention to negative stimuli in individuals with heightened repetitive negative thinking. »