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John Stanmeyer for NPR

About 95% of 12-year-olds in the Philippines have tooth decay or cavities. And cavities affect 7 in 10 children in India, one-third of Tanzania teens and nearly 1 in every 3 Brazilians.

These and other startling oral health statistics are the focus of a two-part series published this week in The Lancet. In it, more than a dozen dentists and public health experts call for radical action to end neglected and widespread oral disease.

The culprit?

“Sugar is the causative agent for dental decay,” says Robert Weyant, one of the study authors and a dental public health expert at the University of Pittsburgh. “Basically, without sugar, you won’t develop

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A Gut Health Morning Routine Straight From RDs

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Folks in the wellness world are all about their morning routines. Lemon water, meditation, a.m. virtual workout classes…for many, optimizing your health and well-being starts as soon as you wake up.

The morning brings opportunities for a variety of fresh starts, from hitting your fitness goals to resetting your mood. But did you know that boosting your gut health should be an important factor in your morning routine, too? Starting the day with poor digestion or an unhealthy gut can make the day feel long and tiring, and if gut issues become chronic, you could notice such discomfort on a regular basis. That’s why improving gut health is key—and you can do so with a few handy morning habits that will start your day off right.

1. Drink a glass of water ASAP

Starting your day with enough fluids supports your overall daily needs and can help prevent constipation. “Aside

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Brittney Moses’ Journey Toward Breaking Mental Health Stigma and Humanizing the Study of Psychology

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NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / August 10, 2020 / Social media influencer Brittney Moses is on a mission to break mental health stigmas and humanize the highly academic study of psychology. Through her platform, she creates a space for people who need a refuge for the mental health challenges that they are going through.

Brittney is pursuing her journey toward a clinical psychology degree at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She also assists with research at CAPPS, a clinical research center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior at UCLA. Recently, she has been certified as a facilitator of Recovery Support Groups in her city with the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI).

After realizing her passion for mental health, the church, and breaking mental health stigmas, the rising YouTube vlogger and writer established a personal blog website that features thought-provoking wellness and lifestyle content. The

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Gyms are ‘part of the solution’ to pandemic

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Planet Fitness CEO Chris Rondeau proposed gyms as “part of the solution” to the coronavirus pandemic, with fitness and exercise helping to combat issues such as obesity and cardiovascular disease.

Rondeau told “Sqwak Alley” that fitness should be viewed as a sector of health care, given that exercising can help minimize or alleviate health conditions that have been linked to great health impacts when contracting the virus. He said he expects people to have a renewed interest in exercise after the pandemic, given its link to health.

“If you think about it, gyms are really a part of the health care delivery system, and to shut us down is conterproductive,” Rondeau said. “We really are part of the solution, not the problem.”

Gyms and fitness centers have been among businesses hard hit, as they have often been the last to reopen in local economies. Gold’s Gyms and 24 Hour Fitness

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