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Suffering from depression, chronic pain? Try acupuncture

Suffering from depression, chronic pain? Try acupunctureEngland [UK], Jan.31 : Have you ever tripped over and hurt your knee and the pain, even after the wound heals, makes a comeback despite taking pain-killers?

Then you are on the right page as a study has found that acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression.


Taking shower too often can affect your immune system

Taking shower too often can affect your immune systemLondon [UK], Jan. 27 : If you think that taking shower everyday can keep you healthy and hygienic then give it a second thought, as a study reveals that over-cleaning can damage the human microbiome, thereby affecting the immune system, digestion and even heart.

Not bathing for a few days can leave you a bit smelly, but showering too often can actually do more harm than good, reports the Independent.


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.


Planning late night? 'Stockpile' sleep a night before

Planning late night? 'Stockpile' sleep a night beforeLondon [UK], Jan. 22 : You can now plan for a late night without worrying about the after-effects of too little rest! How? By 'stockpiling' sleep!

A recent study, at the University of Calgary, claims it's possible to ' stockpile' sleep in advance to help you cope.

The study has been reported in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.


Careful! Diabetes can cut 10 years of your life

Careful! Diabetes can cut 10 years of your lifeLondon [UK], Jan. 18 : Diabetes in middle age could slash up to a decade off your life, new research shows.

A University of Oxford study of more than half a million Chinese people found those diagnosed with the condition before 50 lived an average of nine years less than those without the condition.

That figure rose to ten years for patients in rural areas.


Weight loss on mind? Say NO to food after 5pm

Weight loss on mind? Say NO to food after 5pmLondon [UK], Jan.18 : Here's a solution to shed those extra holiday kilos! Fasting for 15 hours overnight every night is key to losing weight and staying slim, says a study.

Moreover, a drastic diet to cut your daily calories by a fifth could ward off cancer and diabetes.


Hung-over? Top chefs tell you what to eat

Hung-over? Top chefs tell you what to eatLondon [UK], Jan. 8 : Hangovers are the worst. The headache, the exhaustion, the nausea; most of us have been there. Good news! We have a cure.

"What to cook? What will make me feel human again? What is an instant cure which will involve little movement?" are common questions that run through the hungover yet hungry mind as you stumble to the fridge bleary and bedraggled.


Always glued to your smartphone? Stop right away

Always glued to your smartphone? Stop right awayLondon [UK], Jan.8 : Even after knowing its harmful effects, one finds it extremely difficult to keep that cell phone aside. But a new study has found that our smartphones may be doing more damage than we'd previously suspected, specifically to our eyes.

The report published in BMC Opthalmology revealed that children who spend more time on their phones have more symptoms of dry-eye disease.


Want to calculate toxic compounds you're consuming?

Want to calculate toxic compounds you're consuming?London [UK], January 2 : It has already been a known fact that though seafood is considered as a healthy option for its high level of proteins and vitamins, it can also put human at risk of exposure to dangerous chemicals with rising pollution levels in the sea.


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.


Tax on soft drinks can cut childhood obesity: Study

Tax on soft drinks can cut childhood obesity: Study London [England], Dec. 18 : Imposing sugar tax on soft drinks and other sugary drinks can potentially improve health of thousands of adults and children by reducing rates of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay, reveals a study.


Suffering from mental illness? Adopt a pet

Suffering from mental illness? Adopt a petLondon, Dec 11 : For individuals suffering from various mental illness, pets can provide them with unconditional support as well as help manage stigma, a research suggests.

The study found that the consistent presence and close physical proximity of their pets can provide an immediate source of calm and therapeutic benefit for people with mental health conditions.


Eating food at desk during office hampers worker's productivity

Eating food at desk during office hampers worker's productivityLondon [England], Nov, 28 : According to a recent study, consuming smelly food at desk 'Al Desko' during office hampers the worker's productivity.

The practice has now become so prevalent that two thirds of people eat lunch at their desks most days of the week, reports Daily Mail.

And food with pungent smell like oily fish, cheese and egg sandwiches are having an adverse effect on working conditions and office culture.


Wheat protein can worsen chronic health conditions

Wheat protein can worsen chronic health conditions London, Oct 17 : A protein in wheat can lead to the development of inflammation in tissues beyond the gut, including the lymph nodes, kidneys, spleen and brain, scientists have warned.

The amylase-trypsin inhibitors (ATIs) protein can worsen the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, asthma, lupus and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease as well as inflammatory bowel disease.


'Diabetes - The Hidden Killer' to show threat on NHS for increasing diabetes patients

'Diabetes - The Hidden Killer' to show threat on NHS for increasing diabetes patients London [England], Oct. 3 : A recent study has threatened the National Health Service (NHS) as more and more people are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, which is costing them10.3 billion pounds each year, 10 percent of their budget.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, a record four million people are living with the condition, despite more than 500,000 not knowing they have it, figures show.


New drug can extends the life span of Melanoma patients

New drug can extends the life span of Melanoma patientsLondon [England], Oct. 1 : An advance drug that utilizes a human-made virus to treat later stage skin cancer, Melanoma has been approved for use.

The novel medicine, which doubles average survival time for people with inoperable melanoma, is to be provided to patients for whom other drugs do not work, after NHS (National Health Service) recommended it for immediate use, reports Daily Mail.


Want to get rid off kidney stones without medical procedures? Try roller coaster rides

Want to get rid off kidney stones without medical procedures? Try roller coaster rides London [England], Sept. 27 : A recent study claims that a roller coaster ride is a fail-safe way to shift kidney stones; however, it may require a few tries.

According to a team at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine roller coster ries nay prove very helpful to patients bearing a stone in kidney.


Your fitness tracker may not help you to lose weight

Your fitness tracker may not help you to lose weight London [England], Sept. 26 : A new study from the University of Pittsburgh suggests that fitness trackers are not as effective as some consumers think.

Instead of motivating users to do more exercise over the day, the two-year survey found the devices were actually less effective at encouraging people to lose weight than simply following a diet and exercise plan, reports the Guardian.


Enzymes used in household products are 'potent allergens': Study

Enzymes used in household products are 'potent allergens': Study London [England], Sept.23 : A recent research has found that genetically modified enzymes that are used in a wide range of household products are 'potent allergens'.

Researchers said the products should be assessed for their allergenicity, after they found that exposure to such enzymes can sensitize those, who encounter them in the workplace.


'Hangover-free alcohol' could take place of usual liquor by 2050

'Hangover-free alcohol' could take place of usual liquor by 2050 London , Sept. 23 : In a first of its kind, a new type of synthetic alcohol has been discovered which would allow people to booze and get tipsy without leaving any signs of hangover that usually follows.

According to its creator Professor David Nutt, the drink is known as 'alcosynth' and is designed to mimic the positive effects of alcohol but it doesn't cause a dry mouth, nausea and a throbbing head.


People with common cancer types 'can expect to live for 10 years' : Study

People with common cancer types 'can expect to live for 10 years' : StudyLondon [England], Sept. 17 : Statistics by the UK government says that the large majorities of people diagnosed with some of the most common cancers can now expect to live for at least 10 years.


Fight breast cancer with endosialin

Fight breast cancer with endosialinLondon [England], Sept. 16 : A recent study suggests that targeting a specific blood vessel molecule may help to prevent the deadly spread of breast cancer.

As per the study, the protein endosialin helps breast tumor cells to escape into the blood stream, reports Daily Mail.

Detecting endosialin may also provide a biomarker test for high-risk breast cancer.


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