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Measuring greenhouse gas emissions from wildfires from space

Vast areas of the Northern Hemisphere in Siberia, Canada, and Alaska are covered in forest. Fires (wildfires) in this wilderness are quite common, with the forests being at risk twice a year, first in spring and then in late summer. Occasionally these wildfires reach populated places causing damage to homes and other city buildings. Furthermore, many experts believe that carbon […]

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Social media at night and students’ sleep health: What should we worry about?

University students and social media Social media is an important part of establishing and maintaining relationships for university students. It is used to interact, connect and socialise. So much so that social media is now becoming a part of the students’ sleep routine. In fact, the use of social media at night while in bed (and even when trying to […]

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Rehabilitation, health, and return to work

Ever since Aristotle’s time, the main determinants of health and sickness have been considered to be socioeconomic factors such as lifestyle, healthy behaviours, and a person’s social and physical environment, rather than biological status, or access to healthcare. A public health researcher perspective suggests that this is also true today1,2. Evidence supports the biopsychosocial model (BSP) as an interactive and […]

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Ohrid diamond – the dark horse of chestnuts?

Looking at the Ohrid diamond The need to study biologically active compounds in plants, such as phenolic compounds, flavonoids, carbohydrates, is growing in importance in scientific research. These active compounds can have a medical effect on consumer’s health. Despite the chemical composition of wild chestnut  being well-known, there is still insufficient data on the antioxidant and antimicrobial activity shown by […]

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Tracking activity with Moki bands at Mystiko Kleidi

Movement matters When children’s daily physical activity is reduced, their health is negatively impacted. Sedentary behaviour and physical activity are both important factors when examining the contribution of both behaviours to the health of children and adolescents. Children’s opportunity to be active is curtailed in a number of ways: i) commuting by car is generally favoured, ii) because of the […]

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Informed options trading prior to the FDA approval

FDA approval of new drugs, devices and vaccines New drugs, devices, and vaccines undergo rigorous testing before being made available to the public. Testing begins with pre-clinical tests on animals. Subsequently, a manufacturer can submit an investigational new drug application (IND) to the FDA. The IND will contain detailed information about the proposed drug and the proposed human clinical trials. […]

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Psychomotor Intervention Program for preschool children: A review

Children need movement When children – especially preschool children –  aren’t active every day, there can be negative consequences for their health and development. As preschool years are important for developing health-based activities, interventional programmes are particularly effective in helping develop or prevent children’s weaknesses at this age. Preschool children need daily movement and practice in learning to coordinate the […]

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Employees’ sensory processing sensitivity (SPS) and proactivity at work

What is SPS? Sensory processing sensitivity (SPS) is a personality trait whereby people exhibit high emotional reactivity and over-arousal, deep information processing, and an keen awareness to environmental subtleties. It is based on the view that individuals differ in their susceptibility to and processing of stimuli, regardless of whether the stimuli are positive or negative. SPS has attracted increasing societal […]

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Work and health: Making fit notes work for everyone

Fit notes in practice The fit note introduced optional advice that the general practitioner (GP) or hospital doctor could give to employers, stating that the individual ‘may be fit for work taking account of the following advice’, with check boxes for the doctor to use to suggest a phased return to work, amended duties, altered hours or workplace adaptations. The […]

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Educating students on lifestyle matters

Noncommunicable diseases and lifestyle choices Currently, when we talk about the main causes of morbidity and mortality in the world, we are referring to noncommunicable diseases. Among them, cardiovascular, respiratory, and metabolic diseases stand out, accounting for more than half of the deaths worldwide as reported by the World Health Organization (WHO, 2021). The prevention and treatment for these diseases, […]

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