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Eating vegetables and fruits linked to lower risk of stress in women

Friday, March 17th, 2017

A new study gives one more reason to eat several servings of fruits and vegetables daily. According to the study, the risk of stress in middle-aged women eating moderate quantity of vegetables and fruits is lower than their counterparts who eat fewer servings of fruits and vegetables. Stress has become a universal phenomenon. It affects […]

Screen time in excess of 3 hours linked to increased risk of diabetes in kids

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Spending hours in front of a screen daily increases the risk of diabetes in kids, according to a new study. Researchers have found that staying glued to a screen for 3 hours or more is associated with diabetes risk factors for kids. Two most crucial diabetes risk factors to which increased screen time is linked […]

Marijuana Not Good For Cardiovascular Health, According to a New Study

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Some states in the U.S. have legalized marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes. Several others are contemplating to do the same. However, a recent study shows that marijuana use might have a negative effect on cardiovascular health. For this study, the researchers analyzed health records of more than 20 million people. They found that use […]

Too much or too less sleep increases risk of weight gain in certain people

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Certain genes can predispose people to weight gain, increasing their risk of becoming obese. Latest research states the risk of obesity is more severe for these people if their sleep pattern is abnormal. Experts recommend 7 to 9 hours sleep at night. People who are genetically inclined to obesity and sleep for longer or fewer […]

A New Non-Drug Treatment for Migraine is on the Horizon

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

There’s some good news for migraine sufferers. A new drug-free alternative might be available in future. A new study found that an electrical stimulation patch, which works by blocking pain signals, is equally effective as painkillers in reducing migraine pain. The electrical stimulation patch is known as Nerivio. In the study, scientists enrolled 71 migraine […]

Neurofeedback Is Not an Effective Insomnia Treatment Option, a New Study Claims

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Insomnia is a quite common condition, but it is not so easy to treat. In the past few years, neurofeedback has gained popularity as a potential cure. However, a new study, in which neurofeedback was pitted against placebo, questions its ability. Insomnia is widespread. It is believed that majority of people experience it at least […]

High Mercury Intake through Seafood Might Increase Risk of Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Friday, February 24th, 2017

According to a recent study, people who consume high levels of mercury through seafood might carry a greater risk of Lou Gehrig’s disease. Study authors believe more studies are required on this but they do state that it would be a good idea to limit intake of fish with higher mercury levels. Lou Gehrig’s disease […]

Carbs Aids Recovery Following a Heavy Workout

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Heavy exercise puts the immune system under considerable stress. As a matter of fact, research shows that for a short period of time immediately after completing an intense workout, we have a greater risk of infections. Latest research analyses the best ways to recover quickly after heavy exercise. The long-term benefits of regular physical exercise […]

Unsaturated Fatty Acids Might Help Reverse Certain Effects of Obesity

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

A diet rich in fat causes similar changes in the immune system as ageing. This is the conclusion of new research. This observation will help scientists better understand how obesity impacts the body’s capability to ward off infection. The researchers also noted that not all effects of obesity were irreversible. Certain effects can be reversed […]

Latest Evidence Shows Vitamin D Reduces Risk of Respiratory Infection

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

According to a large meta-analysis, vitamin D supplementation might help prevent acute respiratory infections. Acute respiratory infections cause a large number of deaths worldwide. In 2013, about 2.6 million people died from them. Many factors increase a person’s risk of developing a respiratory tract infection, like air pollution, tobacco smoke, second hand tobacco smoke, allergens, and […]

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