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Home Health HEALTH NOTES: Marriage joy 'only lasts three years' researchers have discovered

HEALTH NOTES: Marriage joy 'only lasts three years' researchers have discovered

Harry and Meghan have three years of happiness

Harry and Meghan have three years of happiness

Harry and Meghan have three years of happiness

Prince Harry and wife Meghan should make the most of her young love: the honeymoon phase of a relationship is often as good as it gets, according to scientists.

Happiness levels hit a high in the first year of marriage before dropping three years, according to research from Soochow University in Taiwan.

Divorce or death – plunges a person to a lower level of misery than if they had remained unattached.

And when it comes to separating, at unhappy wife is more likely to initiate divorce than a miserable husband. Marriage, 'wrote the researchers in the Journal of Happiness Studies.

Blood pressure taken by 'selfie'

Selfies are being used to measure patients' blood pressure, pulse rate and blood oxygen levels in NHS hospitals. In just 30 seconds, an image is taken by the patient.

Doctors at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, where the tool is being trialled, called the device – called LifeLight – can collect vital signs in a fraction of the time it takes with current techniques. As a result, issues such as dangerously high blood pressure can be detected more quickly.

Doctors at Portsmouth NHS trust are trialling a system of taking blood pressure by selfie using a special app (picture posed by models)

Doctors at Portsmouth NHS trust are trialling a system of taking blood pressure by selfie using a special app (picture posed by models)

Doctors at Portsmouth NHS trust are trialling a system of taking blood pressure by selfie using a special app (picture posed by models)

The iPads, fitted with revolutionary face-recognition software, are attached to the walls of several wards at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, and patients stand in front of them. An accurate reading of the vital signs is produced and fed back to medics via a digital app.

More than 2,000 patients have had readings taken this way.

Fathers-to-be who smoke before conception are putting their children at risk of serious behavioral disorders.

Scientists at Florida State University exposed a male mice to low-dose nicotine in their drinking water and bred them with female mice that had never been exposed to nicotine. While the fathers displayed no signs of hyperactivity disorder (also known as ADHD).

D2 genes, critical for brain development.

Lead researcher Pradeep Bhide said: 'Doctors may not smoke their tongue.

'I believe our study brings this to the fore.'

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