Health

Episodes of dizziness, light-headedness in 40s linked to dementia

Episodes of dizziness, light-headedness in 40s linked to dementiaWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 11 : For all middle-aged people who experience temporary blood pressure drops - episodes of dizziness or light-headedness when standing up - may be at increased risk of developing cognitive decline and dementia 20 years later, warns a new study.


Need flu shot? Let your doctor make appointment for you

Need flu shot? Let your doctor make appointment for youWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 10 : If you need a flu shot, you may want to ask your doctor to make the appointment for you as according to a recent study, asking patients to schedule their own appointments doesn't work.

A Rutgers University study found that doctors, who take a proactive stance and schedule flu shots for patients, can dramatically up vaccination rates.


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.


Poor sleep may lead to attention, behavioural problems in children

Poor sleep may lead to attention, behavioural problems in childrenWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 10 : Attention parents! Let your kids take a sound sleep, as children who do not get enough sleep during preschool and early school-age years are more likely to have problems with attention, emotional control and peer relationships in age seven, warn a study.


Pregnant women should consume leafy greens to protect baby from high BP

Pregnant women should consume leafy greens to protect baby from high BPWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 10 : Here's another reason for would-be-mommies to eat plenty of leafy green vegetables during pregnancy as it can protect their newborn from high blood pressure, suggests a new research.


This summer, treat your kid with these healthy popsicles!

This summer, treat your kid with these healthy popsicles!New Delhi [India], Mar. 10 : The heat is steadily climbing the charts and if you're already in a soup about how to deal with it, why not experiment with some easy summer popsicle recipes.

They're tasty, healthy and also a great way to get the kids to help out in the kitchen.

Smriti Advani, a writer for UrbanClap brings forth a list of icy goodness that surely will excite your taste buds.


Heads up college students! Boozing, marijuana linked to poor grades

Heads up college students! Boozing, marijuana linked to poor gradesWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 9 : College students who are looking to score in top levels must restrain from smoking marijuana and consuming alcohol, as a study finds that medium-to-high consumption of both substances is linked to poor academic performance.


Newer and effective medications now ensure cure for Hepatitis C virus

Newer and effective medications now ensure cure for Hepatitis C virusWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 9 : A study reveals a dramatic transformation in the care of patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), as more effective and tolerable medications have become available.

An infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation


Starbucks goers rejoice! 'Whiskey' laced coffee set to rock your world

Starbucks goers rejoice! 'Whiskey' laced coffee set to rock your worldWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 9 : Here is another reason for you dear coffee lovers to rejoice at Starbucks, the American coffeehouse chain has come up with a special coffee made using whiskey barrel aged beans

According to CNN, the coffee giant announced that its Starbucks Reserve Whiskey Barrel Aged Sulawesi beans are aged in "freshly emptied" oak barrels from a local distiller in Washington.


People on diet tend to overeat in social settings

People on diet tend to overeat in social settingsWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 8 : A recent research suggests people trying to lose weight are tempted to overeat when eating in a social setting.

The research has been presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention / Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2017 Scientific Sessions.


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.


For older adults, shorter hospital stay can increase 'readmission' chances

For older adults, shorter hospital stay can increase 'readmission' chancesWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 8 : A study has discovered that shorter stay in the hospital of people of about 65-years-old and older, is linked to quicker readmission to hospital within seven to 30 days from post-acute care facilities.


Smartphone notifications driving you crazy? This might help

Smartphone notifications driving you crazy? This might helpWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 8 : Do random push alerts, social media messages and noisy notifications on smartphones annoy you?

Relax! Researchers from Rutgers University in US are trying to help your phone understand you better, suggesting that by incorporating personality traits, the notification management system, it can help to manage notifications about when to interrupt or leave you alone.


Old people should drink blueberry concentrate to improve brain function

Old people should drink blueberry concentrate to improve brain functionWashington D.C.[USA], Mar. 7 : A recent research conducted on healthy people, aged above 60, shows that drinking concentrated blueberry juice improves brain function and even enhances working memory.

The paper, "Enhanced task-related brain activation and resting perfusion in healthy older adults after chronic blueberry supplementation", is published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism.


OCD patients find it difficult to learn about safety of stimulus: Study

OCD patients find it difficult to learn about safety of stimulus: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 7 : According to a recent research, people suffering from Obsessive Complex Disorder (OCD) are poorer at learning about the safety of a stimulus, in turn contributing to their struggles to overcome compulsive behaviour.

The study has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Maternal mortality rates decline worldwide except US

Maternal mortality rates decline worldwide except USNew York [US], Mar. 7 : While the maternal mortality rates are declining worldwide, the situation for women in the United States is a glaring exception.

And in Texas, where clinics serving women have shuttered and their health interests have been battled all the way up to the US Supreme Court, the rate of pregnancy-related deaths more than doubled over the course of two years.


Researchers study perceptions of e-cigarettes

Researchers study perceptions of e-cigarettesWashington D.C.[USA], Mar. 6 : Daily users of e-cigarettes see them as about as satisfying or even more satisfying, and less harmful, than cigarettes, according to the results of a small study from the University at Buffalo.


New effective treatment for children with migraine

New effective treatment for children with migraineWashington D.C.[USA], Mar. 6 : An effective treatment for migraine headaches used for adults is also proving to be a safe and effective treatment for children and teenagers, and only takes minutes for a child to feel relief.

The research has been presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting.


Study finds common gene variants linked to gallbladder cancer

Study finds common gene variants linked to gallbladder cancerWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 6 : A recent study compared the genetic code of gallbladder cancer patients with those of healthy volunteers at about 700,000 different locations in the genome.

Researchers say they have found several gene variants which may predispose individuals to develop the disease.


Polluted environment kills 1.7 million children every year: WHO

Polluted environment kills 1.7 million children every year: WHONew York [US], Mar. 6 : A shocking report by World Health Organisation reveals that each year, environmental pollutants cost an estimated 1.7 million lives among children under five.

The causes include unsafe water, lack of sanitation, poor hygiene practices and indoor and outdoor pollution, as well as injuries.


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.


Here's why hand sanitiser is dangerous for your kid

Here's why hand sanitiser is dangerous for your kidWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 5 : While millions of parents think using hand sanitiser is keeping their kids germ free, a recent report has pointed out the potential dangers of the product.

There have been numerous cases of kids suffering eye irritation, vomiting, and abdominal pains after coming into contact with hand sanitiser, a study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found.


Math to explain our bodies better?

Math to explain our bodies better?Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 4 : Our body is one complex structure, which boggles the mind and drives the work of biomedical scientists around the world.

But a pair of mathematicians has introduced a new way of thinking about these concepts that may help to set the stage for better understanding of our bodies and other living things.


Doctors successfully remove 838 gallstones from patient's gallbladder

Doctors successfully remove 838 gallstones from patient's gallbladderNew Delhi [India], Mar. 4 : In a recent highly unusual and case, a patient, initially suspected with a cancerous tumour, was found with 838 stones in her gallbladder.

After a proper diagnosis by the doctors at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, the surgery was successfully conducted, ensuring patient's recovery.


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