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Depression tied to shorter lifespan: study

OTTAWA: People who suffer from depression may not live as long as individuals who don’t experience this mental health disorder, a Canadian study suggests. Researchers examined six decades of mental health and mortality data on 3,410…

Too little sleep tied to weight gain in kids

COPENHAGEN: Children who don’t get enough sleep may be more likely to become overweight or obese than kids who typically get enough rest, a Danish study suggests. The researchers focused on 368 normal weight children between 2 and 6…

Heartburn drugs tied to greater mortality

WASHINGTON: Widely used heartburn drugs are associated with increased risk of death, and the longer a person uses the drugs, the greater the risk, new research suggests. Proton pump inhibitors or PPIs, have been tied to a wide range of…