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For the past few decades, the percentage of obese children in the US has been slowly creeping up and today nearly 20% of children between the ages 6-9 are obese. Unfortunately, the childhood obesity epidemic is not only an American phenomenon but it is also a global problem. Just like in adults, obesity is not a benign disorder in children. Obesity in childhood has both immediate and long term impact on social, physical and emotional health. Obese children are.

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According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report in 2015, Geriatric depression is the most prevalent form of mental illness in older adults. Geriatric depression is a collection of various depressive disorders, and it is the most common cause of disability in older adults.  Geriatric depression can often lead to severe consequences such as impaired cognition, chronically persistent illness, and disability.

Clinical Symptoms of Depression

Depression is represented by the symptoms of a loss of pleasure or interest, low appetite, inconsistent sleep patterns, guilty feelings,.

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Sleep has an essential role in our life for physical and mental health, yet many people struggle to get enough of it.   Insufficient sleep is a medical problem which is known as insomnia or sleeplessness.  According to the National Sleep Foundation, acute insomnia is brief and often happens because of life circumstances (like the night before you have a big test) whereas Chronic insomnia is disrupted sleep that occurs at least three nights per week and lasts at least three months.  .

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Even a busy job may not provide enough exercise to meet current activity recommendations for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, according to a study reported at the EuroPRevent congress in Lisbon.

Dr Eleanor McIntyre from the Galway University Hospital in Ireland said that the workplace -- where most adults spend around 60% of their waking hours -- "represents a significant domain where short bouts of physical activity can be accrued and counted towards the recommended guidelines" for CVD prevention. However, results from this small.
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