Study: Anxiety and stress may lead to dementia


People need to find ways to reduce chronic stress and anxiety in their lives or they may be at an increased risk for developing depression and even dementia, warns a review. There is an “extensive overlap” of the brain’s neural activity in anxiety, fear and stress which may explain the link between chronic stress and the development of neuropsychiatric disorders ...

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Exercise important for heart health and longevity


Regular physical activity reduces a person’s risk of death from cardiovascular disease — a disease of the heart or blood vessels, said a new study. Small amount of physical activities, including standing, are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, but more exercise leads to even greater reduction in risk of death from cardiovascular disease, the study revealed. “The ...

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Research: Weekend ‘catch-up’ sleep can cut diabetes risk

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Two consecutive nights of “catch up” sleep on the weekend may reverse the increased risk of diabetes associated with short-term sleep deficit during the work week, suggests new research. “It (the study) shows that young, healthy people who sporadically fail to get sufficient sleep during the work week can reduce their diabetes risk if they catch up on sleep during ...

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Study: Green vegetable intake can cut glaucoma risk


Greater intake of dietary nitrate and green leafy vegetables is associated with a 20-30 percent lower risk of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), according to a study. Jae H. Kang of Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, and colleagues evaluated the association between dietary nitrate intake, derived mainly from green leafy vegetables and POAG. They looked at a ...

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Study: Medical marijuana may treat migraines


Marijuana can be used to effectively treat people suffering from migraine headaches, new research has found. In the study, patients diagnosed with migraine headaches saw a significant drop in their frequency when treated with medical marijuana. The study, published in the journal Pharmacotherapy, examined patients diagnosed with migraines and treated with medical marijuana between 2010-2014. It found the frequency of ...

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Eating fish during pregnancy improves child’s brain


The co-relation between eating fish during pregnancy and the health of the baby’s brain has been established by researchers from Tohoku University in Japan. The study revealed that omega-6 and omega-3 balance is important for future brain function and reinforced earlier suggestions that maternal intake of fish during pregnancy boosts the health of the baby’s brain. “A balanced intake of ...

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Fibre-rich diet for better sleep

Fibre-rich foods. All these foods are high in insoluble fibre, the portion of plant foods that cannot be digested by the body. Insoluble fibre absorbs water, thereby helping the passage of other foods and waste products through the gut.

If you are suffering from sleep problems, a little change in diet can make a big difference. Researchers have found that a diet rich in fibre but low in saturated fat and sugar can help you get a good night’s sleep. Eating less fibre, more saturated fat and more sugar is associated with lighter, less restorative, and more disrupted sleep, ...

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Coffee can help stick to fitness regime


Struggling to stick to fitness regime? Have a cup of coffee! According to an interesting study, the use of caffeine could help people stick to their fitness plans. Researchers said that reducing perception of effort during exercise using caffeine (or other psychoactive drugs like methylphenidate and modafinil) could help people to stick to their fitness plans. “Perception of effort is ...

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New system can manipulate emotions to soothe her mood


If you don’t know how to make things work in your relationship, try this novel digital audio platform that can manipulate your emotions to makes them sound more happier and settle the mood disorder for once and all. Researchers from Lund University in Sweden and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) have created a digital audio platform that ...

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Study: Chromium diet pills may cause cancer

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Long term use of nutritional supplements containing chromium may increase the risk of contracting cancer, warns a new study. Supplements containing chromium – generally consumed for the treatment of metabolic disorders and Type-2 diabetes – are also commonly used for weight loss and body building with some containing up to 500 micrograms per tablet. The US National Academy of Sciences ...

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