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Mental wellbeing is not just beneficial for you – it can also lead to lower healthcare costs

There are many reasons why mental wellbeing is important. Not only is it protective against physical illnesses and linked to greater productivity, but the mental wellbeing of a population is essential for a country’s sustainability, long-term growth and development. But despite the clear benefits, governments tend to focus public spending on treating and preventing disease, […]

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Is Night Shift really helping you sleep better?

How often have you laid in bed scrolling through news stories, social media or responding to a text? After staring at the screen, have you ever found that it is harder to fall asleep? It’s widely believed that the emitted blue light from phones disrupts melatonin secretion and sleep cycles. To reduce this blue light […]

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Intellectual disability is rarely inherited—risk for younger siblings is low

The prevalence of intellectual disabilities, which means difficulties with learning and understanding new things, is roughly 1-2% in the population. People with a severe intellectual disability need help from others in daily activities throughout their lives. Such disabilities can be caused by genetic changes or external factors. According to estimates, roughly 2,500 genes underlie intellectual […]