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‘Gambling was all I thought about all day’

Andy Margett, 39, on how he became addicted to gambling – and later turned his life aroundName Andy Margett Age 39 Income £21,000 Occupation Warehouse operativeI was 12 the first time I placed a bet, of about 50p on the Grand National, and I gambled a bit as a teenager. After I married Becki, I worked at Toyota and...

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New drug raises hopes of reversing memory loss in old age

Toronto researchers believe the drug can also help those with depression, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s An experimental drug that bolsters ailing brain cells has raised hopes of a treatment for memory loss, poor decision making and other mental impairments that often strike in old age.The drug could be taken as a daily...

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Early risers ‘less likely to develop mental health problems’

Research says ‘night owls’ may be at greater risk due to having to fight natural body clockPeople who are naturally early risers are less likely to develop mental health problems than “night owls”, according to scientists.A large-scale genetics study found being biologically programmed to wake up early is linked to...

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Seven ways to boost your self-esteem

Check negative self-talk, set manageable goals, take regular exercise – and try your hand at gardeningHow we value and perceive ourselves and our abilities is believed to be strongly tied to influences in childhood. A recent longitudinal study following nearly 9,000 participants in the US from birth to age 27 found that...