Be aware - blue light causes your sleep to suffer - here is what you can do

Be aware - blue light causes your sleep to suffer - here is what you can do

Now, in much of the world, evenings are illuminated, and we take our easy access to all those lumens pretty much for granted. But we may be paying a price for basking in all that light. At night, light throws the body's biological clock—the circadian rhythm—out of whack. Sleep suffers. How?

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Insufficient sleep - the health hazards

Insufficient sleep - the health hazards

Skimping on sleep can raise the risk of many health problems and leave you prone to accidents.

Sleep experts say we should get at least seven hours of slumber each night. But as many as one in three of us routinely sleeps for less than six hours—a trend that can have serious health ramifications.

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The impact of exam pressure on students' wellbeing - Margareta James interview with the Cambridge News

Doing well at school is a worry all youngsters have to contend with – but are schoolchildren in Cambridge more stressed than we thought?

It could be so, after it emerged children as young as 6 are now being treated for stress by professionals, with the pressure of taking school tests cited as one of the most common denominators.

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The hazards of bad sleep — early predictors of alcohol and cannabis use

The hazards of bad sleep — early predictors of alcohol and cannabis use

Scientists have discovered a possible link between sleep habits and early substance abuse. Sleep duration and quality during late childhood seem to predict alcohol and cannabis use later.

“Treating problems with drugs and alcohol once they exist and preventing them can be challenging, and we are always looking for modifiable risk factors,” says..

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The difference between anxiety and panic attacks and how to spot it

The difference between anxiety and panic attacks and how to spot it

Anxiety should be given more attention in mental health research because it is more common than we think, says a global study of the disorder. Scientists from the University of Cambridge said young people under 35...

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Your wellbeing - is it all in your head?

Your wellbeing - is it all in your head?

It is well known that the brain is an electrochemical organ, and the electro-chemical activity is displayed in the form of brainwaves.

But what are these brainwaves and what do they do?

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3 steps to help if your child is mirror-writing.

3 steps to help if your child is mirror-writing.

I come across a lot of parents worried sick about this. The truth is, there is no need to worry. 
Everybody knows that to start with, young children are expected to write and read big letters, but after a few months they have to write and read smaller and smaller ones, which can be really difficult for them. 

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