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Exercise boosts Mental Health But Not When You Overdo It

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

While growing up, you might have heard these words several times: too much of everything else is bad. New research confirms this is true even for exercise. Latest research confirms the findings of previous studies that exercise boosts mental health, but it also cautioned that too much of exercise can have a negative impact on […]

Risk of Developing Heart Problems Increase with Low Levels of Air Pollution

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Air pollution is a serious health hazard. Many studies have shown that high levels of air pollution increase the risk of several health diseases. Now a new study suggests that even low levels of air pollution can cause severe heart problems. A previous study, published a couple of years ago, had claimed that air pollution […]

Too Little and Too Much Sleep Bad For Health

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Sleeping more than recommended 7-8 hours at night increases your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, as does sleeping for fewer hours than recommended. However, sleeping more is linked with greater risk to cardiovascular disease than sleeping less. In other words, excess sleep is more harmful to health than insufficient sleep. These were the findings of […]

Using Sunglasses Can Keep Eye Disease at Bay

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Putting on a sunglass when you go outdoors can help reduce the risk of developing cataracts and other eye diseases. But experts suggest wearing sunglasses all round the year, not just in summer. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the risk of developing cataracts and other eye diseases like macular degeneration increases with sun […]

Fish Intake Linked to Increased Mortality

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

A large study with 16-year follow-up period has concluded that eating more fish helps us live longer. Fish is a great source of vitamins, healthful oils, and proteins. Oily fish is as good a source of omega-3s as any other food. Fish and fish oil have been a hot research topic for many years. Over […]

Any Distress Is Bad For Your Physical Well-Being

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Long-term severe depression, stress, and anxiety can have a significant negative effect on our physical health. However, what about low or medium levels of mental distress? Do they affect our physical health, too? New research states yes, they do. Over the years, many studies have studied—and established—a link between significant mental distress and development of […]

Common Altitude Sickness Drug Might Help Improve Brain Cancer Survival Rates

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Glioblastoma, also called giloblastoma multiforme, is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer. It is most commonly treated with temozolomide (TMZ for short), which is a chemotherapy drug. However, this drug doesn’t work for all of the patients. Is it possible to improve temozolomide’s efficacy by combining with a drug used for treating […]

Lithium Use in First Trimester Linked to Greater Risk of Birth Defects

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Lithium is used for treating bipolar disorder. Taking lithium in the first trimester increases the risk the infant’s risk of developing serious congenital malformations, like heart defects. However, stopping the medication in certain cases might also prove risky. Lithium use in the first trimester can mean greater risk of congenital malformations for the baby. However, […]

Heavy Coffee Consumption Just as Healthy as Moderate Coffee Intake, New Research Finds

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

More than one previous study has suggested that moderate coffee consumption is beneficial for us? But do the healthful benefits linked with moderate coffee consumption extend to heavy coffee drinkers? And what about those who have sensitivity to caffeine? Is coffee as healthy for them as for others? New research that looked into these questions […]

Natural Ways to Avoid Heartburn

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Heartburn is one issue which many of us experience every once in a while. However, if it is persistent, treatment should be sought. One common class of drugs used to treat heartburn is proton pump inhibitors (or PPIs for short). PPIs provide symptomatic relief and are largely safe for short-term use. But, if taken for […]

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