Health

No difference between good or bad diet: Study

No difference between good or bad diet: StudyNew Delhi [India], Feb 20. : Ever faced a choice between Brown and white bread?

Well few would doubt that the latter was more likely to contribute to obesity.

But a new study suggests there is no such thing as 'good' or 'bad' bread when it comes to losing weight.

Instead the effect of diet on people's waistlines is much more dependant on an individual's unique response to different kinds of food, researchers believe.


Rejoice! Scientists may actually slow down ageing

Rejoice! Scientists may actually slow down ageingNew Delhi [India], Feb 19. : What if we tell you that scientists can actually slow down the process of ageing. Sounds too good to be true right?

A group of Russian and Swedish scientists published a breakthrough paper, reporting results of a joint study by Lomonosov Moscow State University and Stockholm University. The article was published in the US journal Aging.


Dads-to be face greater risk of depression

Dads-to be face greater risk of depressionNew Delhi [India], Feb 19. : Expecting a baby is always a joyous experience for both the mother and the father, however a latest study has found out that fathers-to-be can be at risk of depression symptoms if they feel stressed or are in poor health.

According to a study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, depression symptoms may even escalate after the baby is born.


Beware! Rice may be potential 'arsenic carrier' for kids

Beware! Rice may be potential 'arsenic carrier' for kidsNew Delhi [India], Feb 19. : What if we told you that rice has the potential of carrying arsenic and is more than hazardous to feed it to infants!

Arsenic, the 20th most common element in the Earth's crust, can be absorbed naturally by plants from the soil and the potentially deadly toxin is also found in fossil fuel emissions, which can contaminate crops, reports The Independent.


B-vitamin supplements may reduce schizophrenia symptoms

B-vitamin supplements may reduce schizophrenia symptomsWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 18 : A team on Briton researchers has found that while treating schizophrenia patients, add-on treatments with high-dose B-vitamins, including B6, B8 and B12, can considerably reduce symptoms of mental disorder.

Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder in which a person cannot understand the difference in real and imaginary and is affecting around one percent of the population.


Eating meat, chicken may double risk of diabetes: Study

Eating meat, chicken may double risk of diabetes: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 18 : A steady consumption of vegetables, olive oil and moderate amounts of protein will keep you healthy! As consuming animal products and animal meat may double their chance of developing Type-2 diabetes, warns a study.


Even a single meal of pizza, burgers ups chances of diabetes, liver disease: Study

Even a single meal of pizza, burgers ups chances of diabetes, liver disease: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 18 : Think wisely before you eat those unhealthy and fattening pizzas and burgers, as a study warns that even a single dose of high fat meal can increase your chances of diabetes and fatty liver disease.


Just 30 mins of walk can benefit cancer patients

Just 30 mins of walk can benefit cancer patientsWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 18 : Cancer patients can improve their quality of life with just 30 minutes of walking, suggests a study.

The study appeared in the BMJ Open journal. The findings indicated that walking provided an improved positive attitude towards their illness and spoke of the social benefits of participating in group walks.


Beware! Depression, anxiety ups complications after surgery

Beware! Depression, anxiety ups complications after surgeryWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 17 : Before undergoing hip replacements, knee replacements or hernia repairs, do not let depression or anxiety take a toll on your health, as a study finds, a patients' mental health may affect their risk of experiencing wound-related complications after surgery.


If you thought emotions are 'inborn'.you're wrong

If you thought emotions are 'inborn'.you're wrongWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 17 : We never decide first and then react in a situation, we react according to the present state of mind!

A study has found that emotions are not innately programmed in our brains, but, in fact, are cognitive states resulting from the gathering of information.

The research appeared in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Help your husband quit smoking with 'persuasive' messages

Help your husband quit smoking with 'persuasive' messagesWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 17 : Want to help your husband quit smoking? This might come in handy.

US researchers have suggested that rather than inciting fear, anti-smoking campaigns should tap into smokers' memories and tug at their heartstrings, as persuasive messages can influence their smoking attitudes.

The study appeared in Communication Research Reports.


Regular exercise can reduce weight, hot flashes in postmenopausal women

Regular exercise can reduce weight, hot flashes in postmenopausal womenWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 15 : Good news for women using hormones to manage their menopause symptoms, as a study shows that regular exercise can not only help in reducing weight but also control the bothersome symptoms such as hot flashes.


This is how the brain stores useful memories

This is how the brain stores useful memoriesWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 15 : Ever wondered, why we often struggle to remember the smaller details of past experiences? Here is the answer.

A study conducted on rats found that there are specific groups of neurons in the brain associated with long-term memory that develop codes to store relevant information about the world that can be adapted and applied to new experiences.


Get rid of those extra pounds on your thighs!

Get rid of those extra pounds on your thighs!New Delhi [India], Feb. 15 : Toned legs are like the double edged swords! They add to the appeal and the beauty quotient, while ensuring that the body is in the prime of health, able to endure more distance and hence get more things done.


Heading balls may put footballers at risk of dementia: Study

Heading balls may put footballers at risk of dementia: StudyWashington D.C. [U.S.A], Feb. 15 : A footballer's heading balls and colliding with other players is fascinating to watch, but that might damage their brains, putting payers at risk of developing dementia.

A study suggested that evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a potential cause of dementia, has been found in the brains of former association football (soccer) players.


Surprising link between athletics and addiction, study reveals

Surprising link between athletics and addiction, study revealsNew Delhi [India] Feb 14. : In a latest development, a study has revealed that work-hard, play-hard culture may put elite athletes at higher risk of substance abuse.

After all, sport and physical activity go hand in hand with good mental health--or so conventional wisdom would suggest.


Pregnant smokers can damage their child's hearing ability

Pregnant smokers can damage their child's hearing abilityWashington D.C. [USA], February 13 : Watch out preggers, specially the ones who smoke! If you are still on with this habit, then quit it as soon as possible.

A study says, nicotine exposure, before and after birth, can cause a child's hearing issues, due to abnormal development in the auditory brainstem.

This is according to a mouse model study, published in The Journal of Physiology.


Brain's unable to form new memories when you're sleep deprived

Brain's unable to form new memories when you're sleep deprivedWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 12 : Alert! Your memories are in danger of being lost if you are sleep derived, suggests a study.

Studying mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins have fortified evidence that a key purpose of sleep is to recalibrate the brain cells responsible for learning and memory so the animals can "solidify" lessons learned and use them when they awaken -- in the case of nocturnal mice, the next evening.


Alzheimer's associated with defective brain cells spreading disease: Study

Alzheimer's associated with defective brain cells spreading disease: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 12 : A recent study suggests neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's may be linked to defective brain cells disposing toxic proteins that make neighboring cells sick.


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.


A single dose of ketamine may prevent PTSD symptoms

A single dose of ketamine may prevent PTSD symptomsWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 10 : A study reveals that administering a single dose of ketamine - a drug commonly used as general anesthetic or a rapid-acting antidepressant - one week before a stressful event, can buffer against a heightened fear response and may also prevent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms.


Cardiac disorder increase in winter

Cardiac disorder increase in winterNew Delhi [India], Feb. 9 : It has been observed, there is a spike in the number of cases in heart attacks during winter season, particularly for those who are already suffering from a heart condition. The cold weather can lead to cardiac problems which could be deadly. The dip in the temperature restricts the arteries, which in turn leads to decreasing the blood flow and oxygen supply to the heart.


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.


One hour of swimming and 90 minutes of brisk walking keep office frustrations at bay

One hour of swimming and 90 minutes of brisk walking keep office frustrations at bayWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 8 : Is your boss stressed at the max and making things miserable for you?

Keep calm and go for an hour of swimming or a brisk walk for 90 minutes to prevent the irritation of bad day from spilling over into your home.

A study appeared in the journal of Applied Psychology.


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.


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