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Mediterranean Diet Increases Psychological Well-Being

Being depressed can negatively affect your appetite and our latest study, a systematic review of the best available evidence, found a clear link between the quality of a person's diet and their risk of depression. And it goes beyond the effect of diet on body size or other aspects of health that can affect mental health.

Wearable defibrillator Cuts Mortality, Not Sudden Death After Heart Attack

An international clinical trial that studied wearable cardioverter defibrillators (WCDs) found that the devices did not significantly reduce sudden cardiac death the primary goal of the device among patients assigned to the device in the first 90 days after a heart attack, but did lower mortality among those who wore it as prescribed, according to a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.

The devices, which consist of highly sensitive tests that can deliver an electric shock when the heart beats out of rhythm, are designed to provide medical intervention around the clock for patients who have had a heart attack and are at further risk of death due to arrhythmia. The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

Aspirin Could Play Valuable Role As Additional Treatment For Cancer

Regular use of aspirin could help in the treatment of some cancers, finds a new review of 71 medical studies. The systematic review, which looked at the survival of 120,000 patients with cancer who took aspirin, compared with 400,000 patients who did not, showed that at any time following the diagnosis of some cancers the proportion of patients who were still alive was 20-30% greater in those taking the drug