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Catch-Up with Sleep?

Did you stay up late to finish a project or binge-watch that trendy television show? If you figure you’ll “catch up” on sleep over the weekend, think again.

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To combat depression, don’t let how you’re feeling keep you from enjoying the same hobbies or interests that typically give you pleasure, encourages the American Psychological Association. Routine is essential for people with depression, so taking part in the activities you enjoy will help you feel better.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms include abdominal pain or discomfort, changes in how often you have bowel movements, and the look of your stools, advises the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. You may have IBS if you notice these symptoms at least three times a month for three months or if the symptoms started at least six months ago. Talk with your doctor if you think you may have IBS.

At least seven out of 10 people with mouth cancer are heavy drinkers, reports the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Your risk of developing other types of cancer, including colon or rectal cancer, increases if you have five or more drinks per day. The risk also rises significantly if you’re a smoker. Smoking and drinking together raises the intensity of the cancer-causing properties of each substance.