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Does living alone increase mental health risk?

Studies have shown that loneliness is linked with depression and anxiety | TIM NEWMAN | A new study has concluded that living alone is linked to common mental disorders. The authors have also identified the main driver of this worrying relationship. Some common mental disorders (CMDs) include mood disorders, anxiety, …

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Cliff Kibuuka’s metropolis

Artist shows off his immense love for Kampala Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Cliff Kibuuka will talk about Kampala City anywhere, any time – but not anyhow. He loves the city and sees only good even in its bad side. He adores its bustle and multi-cultures. In his latest …

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These car repairs will cost you

But you can avoid them Owning a car also brings to responsibilities; maintaining it and repairing it. Maintenance is done when the car is not broken and repair follows when the car is broken. Generally, maintenance costs less than repair. That is why we bring you these tips about some …

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HEALTH: Recurrent miscarriages

Could your man’s damaged sperm have a significant role in them? | ADAM WATKINS | It’s an unfortunate fact that one in four pregnancies will end in a miscarriage, typically within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. In most cases, this will be a single, one-off event with the underlying …

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God can `save’ you – literally, scientists find

How religious experiences may benefit mental health | ANA SANDOIU | A survey of thousands of people suggests that mystical experiences positively affect a person’s mental health, regardless of whether they are naturally occurring or a result of psychedelic drugs. New research suggests that having deep religious experiences may significantly …

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HEALTH: Rice and obesity

Is there a link after controlling for a wide range of factors? | TIM NEWMAN | A study that used data from more than 130 countries concludes that eating more rice might protect against obesity. After controlling for a wide range of factors, the team found that the results remained …

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