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Only one in five child abuse victims treated at major trauma centres: Study

Only one in five child abuse victims treated at major trauma centres: StudyLondon [UK], Apr 25 : According to a new study, only one in five victims with serious injuries caused by child abuse in England and Wales gets treated at a major trauma centre.

This happens despite the fact that such children are three times more likely to die of their injuries as compared to those who have been injured unintentionally.


Meditation, yoga work better for women: Study

Meditation, yoga work better for women: StudyLondon [UK], April 22 : A team of American researchers have found that practicing mindfulness - meditation and yoga - benefits women more than men.

According to Brown University researchers, mindfulness practice does not boost the mood of men because women have a higher tendency to spend time reflecting on things than men.


Why you should start putting salt in your cuppa coffee

Why you should start putting salt in your cuppa coffeeLondon[UK], Apr. 11 : As ridiculous as it may sound, coffee drinkers are now claiming that we should be adding salt - not sugar - to our cups of Joe, if we're not keen on the bitterness.

However alien it may sound, this latest trend is actually backed by science.

A study from the journal Nature showed that sodium ions suppress the bitterness in coffee and actually enhance its flavour.


Ever wondered why you crave junk when tired?

Ever wondered why you crave junk when tired?London [UK], Apr. 10 : Whenever we are tried, instead of opting for a healthier option such as a fruit, most of us prefer that favourite chocolate bar or packet of biscuits. Ever wondered why?


Take a deep breath to de-stress yourself

Take a deep breath to de-stress yourselfLondon [U.K.], Apr. 3 : Do you get stressed on receiving bad news or nervous before a job interview? Relax! Here is the solution - start doing deep-breathing to instantly help yourself, suggests a study.


People in Japan paying thousands to get Premium melons

London [UK], Mar.30 : What if you get to know about a melon that costs as much as a new car?

According to a report in The Independent, the people of Japan are buying melons that cost as much as a new car.

This specific variety of melon is called the Yubari King and is actually a cross between two types of cantaloupe.

The fruit, only produced in a certain region can be named 'Yubari'.

A pair of the premium cantaloupes has recently sold at auction for an astounding 21,500 GBP. That is over 10,000 GBP for one melon.


Non-monogamous relationships are just as successful as monogamous: Study

Non-monogamous relationships are just as successful as monogamous: StudyLondon [UK], Mar. 28 : From our very young age, we're told cheating is wrong and we should all be faithful to our partners.

We are brought up to believe relationships should be monogamous. But does monogamy really make sense? Or is it just something ingrained in us?

In fact, the concept of monogamy is such a deep-rooted in our minds that we unknowingly we have an unconscious biasness towards it.


That afternoon power nap can boost employees` creativity

That afternoon power nap can boost employees` creativityLondon [UK], Mar. 28 : Does your boss nag and expect a lot from you? Here's a solution to keep up to their expectations- take a power nap in the afternoon!

A new study says that 20 minutes nap in the afternoon can boost employees' creativity and problem-solving ability, reports Telegraph.co.uk.


Handful of nuts a day helps in weight loss, cuts risk of cancer

Handful of nuts a day helps in weight loss, cuts risk of cancerLondon [UK], Mar. 11 : Consuming 20 grams or a handful of hazelnuts and walnuts and peanuts a day can cut risk of heart disease, cancer and premature death.

Nuts are rich in heart-healthy polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats, which lower LDL or "bad" cholesterol; plus, they are a good source of phytosterols, compounds that help lower blood cholesterol, reports CNN.


You can create your own 'mind palace' like Sherlock Holmes!

You can create your own 'mind palace' like Sherlock Holmes!London [UK], Mar. 10 : Wish to remember hundreds of random words, numbers and images? Try to train your brain by picturing familiar places and filling them with imaginary objects, like a cow eating moss to represent the city of Moscow for six weeks.


Attention ladies! Mediterranean diet can reduce breast cancer risk

Attention ladies! Mediterranean diet can reduce breast cancer riskLondon [UK], Mar. 8 : A healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts can come as a lifesaver as it cuts the risk of life threatening breast cancer by almost half.

The findings revealed that eating Mediterranean diet could help reduce the risk of one of the most deadly forms of breast cancer by 40 percent, reports the Mirror.


These three skills can help women wave off 'gender pay gap' menace

These three skills can help women wave off 'gender pay gap' menaceLondon [UK], Mar. 8 : By upgrading your skills in digital fluency, choosing different career paths and increasing technological and digital skills, young women can definitely wave off the age old gender pay gap persisted for generations.

As per a report by CNN, combining these three strategies would narrow the worldwide pay gap by 35 percent by 2030.


This diet reduces risk of breast cancer by 40%

This diet reduces risk of breast cancer by 40%London [UK], Mar. 6 : A recent study has found that Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of developing one of the worst types of breast cancer by 40 percent.

The study has been published in the International Journal of Cancer.

Scientists monitored more than 62,000 women over a period of 20 years to see how their breast cancer risk was affected by what they ate.


Yo-Yo dieting might not be such a bad thing after all!

Yo-Yo dieting might not be such a bad thing after all!London [UK], Feb. 21 : Looks like Yo-Yo diet is not that bad!

According to a report in the Mirror, a leading researcher in the US has found evidence suggesting yo-yo dieting is better than not dieting at all.

On a related note, studies found that people, who go through an endless cycle of losing weight then piling it back on, could be harming their health.


Good news! This 'miracle' pill can cure high blood pressure

Good news! This 'miracle' pill can cure high blood pressureLondon [UK], Feb. 11 : Combining four blood pressure drugs into a single pill could be twice as effective as existing treatments, researchers have found.

The results of the small pilot trial, published in the Lancet medical journal, could offer a new approach for the hundreds of thousands in the UK who take daily tablets for their blood pressure.


Good news! Swapping white rice with brown speeds up weight loss

Good news! Swapping white rice with brown speeds up weight lossLondon [UK], Feb. 9 : Researchers have found swapping white rice for its brown alternative speeds up weight loss and is the equivalent of a 30-minute brisk walk.

Making the small daily change to include more fibre can help to cut 100 calories each day, a study found.

This difference is about the same amount that would be burnt off by a brisk half-an-hour walk, experts discovered.


Soak rice overnight to reduce risk of heart disease, cancer

Soak rice overnight to reduce risk of heart disease, cancerLondon [UK], Feb. 8 : Are your a rice lover? Then know the healthier method to cook it.

Before eating rice, soak them overnight to reduce the chances of increase in heart disease, diabetes and cancer, suggested a new study.


Weight loss surgery can alter your brain by reducing your obsessive urge to eat: Study

Weight loss surgery can alter your brain by reducing your obsessive urge to eat: StudyLondon [UK], Feb. 7 : A team of researchers has found that a weight loss surgery can not only make your stomach smaller but can also reduce your obsessive urge to eat.


Attention parents! Try to comfort your kid while dealing with gender identity issues

Attention parents! Try to comfort your kid while dealing with gender identity issuesLondon [UK], Jan. 31 : What if your child comes and says, "I don't want to be a boy any more. I'm a girl!" While it may be difficult for you to even comprehend the situation and choose the appropriate response, you surely do not need to do one thing - change the subject.

Try instead to comfort and support them for their physical and mental wellbeing in long run.


One in 10 women finds sex painful, says study

One in 10 women finds sex painful, says studyLondon [England], Jan. 26 : Is sex all about pleasure? A new study finds that almost one in ten women experience pain during sex.

The findings, published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology indicate that women between the ages of 55 and 64, followed by younger women between the ages of 16 and 24 were the most affected ones.


Good news! That cuppa coffee is key to your long life

Good news! That cuppa coffee is key to your long lifeLondon [UK], Jan. 17 : Why do coffee drinkers tend to have a longer life?

The finding that coffee drinkers tend to live longer than people who abstain has long puzzled scientists.

US scientists believe they've found the answer - and it's to do with caffeine. It helps to block chemicals in the blood that promote inflammation, they say.

The study was published in Nature Medicine.


Here's how you can stop your farts from smelling so bad

Here's how you can stop your farts from smelling so bad London [UK], Dec. 28 : Want to get rid of smelly farts? A team of researchers has found that food rich in starch - potatoes, bananas, legumes, cereals, artichokes - can act as a resistant to hydrogen sulphide gas by up to 75 percent.

The findings were presented at a Gastroenterological Society of Australia conference in Adelaide.


Stressful jobs can actually make you find ways to solve problems

Stressful jobs can actually make you find ways to solve problemsLondon [UK], Dec. 24 : Is stress at your workplace affecting your life? A new study finds that stressful jobs can make you find ways to solve problems and work through ways to get the work done, instead of making something debilitating, it can actually be something that is energising.


Even two drinks can raise risk of cancer

Even two drinks can raise risk of cancer London [UK], Dec. 23 : Busting the myth that only excessive drinkers put their lives in danger, a new study has revealed that two alcoholic drinks a day will also raise the risk of breast and bowel cancer.

According to researchers, alcohol is linked to cancer of the mouth, throat, oesophagus, larynx and liver.

Lead author professor Jennie Connor, said the breast cancer findings are worrying.


Young children can choke to death on whole grapes, doctors warn

Young children can choke to death on whole grapes, doctors warn London[UK], Dec. 21:Grapes, the third most common cause of food related choking after hot dogs and sweets, account for over half the episodes of fatal choking among infants. But public awareness of this potential hazard is not widespread, doctors write in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.


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