Want to shed those extra pounds? You may be able to trick yourself to eating lesser by making yourself believe you had a lot during the previous meal. A new research shows that people who believe they have eaten more, feel less hungry hours after a meal.
A new study suggests that sitting up, either by themselves or with someone's help, is crucial for how babies learn as they grow up. The study by Rebecca J. Woods, assistant professor in the human development and family science department at North Dakota State University has revealed that sitting up, unsupported has a very significant positive effect on their learning abilities about objects around them.
The home is a child's first school and his mother, the first teacher. A large part of a child's personality is already shaped even before he starts going to school. Also, irrespective of how much time a child spends in his school or with his classmates, his/her behavior and choices are to a great extent influenced by family environment. A new research from North Carolina State University, Brigham Young University and the Pennsylvania State University suggests that parental involvement matters much more than the school environment when it comes to preventing or limiting alcohol and marijuana use by children, according to a report in Medical Xpress.
A new study suggests that people with obstructive sleep apnea have the same early cardiovascular damage as diabetics. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder and has been earlier associated with cardiovascular disease. People with OSA have increased risk of hypertension, arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, stroke, sudden cardiac death and heart failure, Medical Xpress reports.
A report released Tuesday revealed that children and young adults with disabilities are three times more likely to be abused and neglected by people around them, when compared to their peers without disabilities.
While many people believe that multitasking may be the sign of a healthy and sharp brain, a new study suggests that multitasking in terms of media usage may be a symptom of anxiety or depression. Researchers from the Michigan State University believe that using multiple forms of media at the same time - such as playing a computer game while watching TV - could be linked to mental disorders. Mark Becker, lead investigator of the study, expressed surprise over finding a clear link between media multitasking and mental health problems, but says that the reason behind the same still remains unknown.
A new study suggests that for a lot of people with anxiety disorders, anger is more than an emotion, and in fact something that worsens their symptoms. Researcher Sonya Deschênes, a Concordia graduate student, compiled and analyzed several previous studies before concluding that anger and anxiety were linked, and that this link was poorly understood, Medical Xpress reported. "This was surprising to me because irritability, which is part of the anger family, is a diagnostic feature of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)," she explains.
Acne is one of the most dreaded condition for teenagers, or anyone for that matter. A new study suggests that family history, BMI and diet, each of these factors could be behind the risk of moderate-to-severe acne in youngsters. Researchers Anna Di Landro, M.D., from the Centro Studi Gruppo Italiano Studi Epidemiologici in Dermatologia in Bergamo, Italy, and team evaluated the influence of family history, personal habits, dietary factors and menstrual history on individuals aged between 10 and 24 years, Medical Xpress reported.
A new study reveals that women who suffer from sleep apnea are at a higher risk of brain damage when compared to men who suffer from the same disorder. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition wherein the patients experience abnormal pauses in breathing or instances of abnormally low breathing during sleep. According to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, each pause in breathing, called an apnea, can typically last from a few seconds to minutes and can occur up to 30 times in an hour.
A new study reveals that given a choice between sex and chocolate, women would rather give up sex than letting go of that sweet bar of sin. It is a known fact that most women simply love chocolates. But a survey of 2,000 people revealed that of everything else, alcohol, chocolate and sex were the most difficult things to give up, followed by caffeine and swearing. When asked about giving up something for a month, while 22 percent men said that sex was the hardest to live without, only 9 percent women thought the same. On the other hand, while about 60 percent women said that they wouldn't mind abstaining from sex, only 5 per cent men thought they could.
Pretty lips or sharper brain? You may have to make a choice between the two by the time you finish reading this report. Experts warn that even low levels lead exposure could affect one's IQ, behavior and ability to learn, and after studying 22 lipstick brands, they have found that 55 percent contained trace amounts of the toxic element. A report by Underwriters Laboratories suggests that 12 of the lip products sampled and examined tested positive for lead content, with the highest content being 3.22 parts per million, the Daily Mail reported.
Christmas and New Year are just around the corner and everyone wants to get the perfect body and look their best for the festive season. Obviously, the number of people hitting the gym and women following crash diets has gone up, and dieters are filling their plates with fruits and vegetables at meal times to avoid gobbling down calorie-laden fare later in the day. However, a new study claims that filling one's stomach with veggies and fruits might not be the best solution for a long-term diet. Rather, one may want to try eating fresh and dried fruits before a meal, in order to ensure they feel full faster and eat lesser.
As children and even as young adults, most of us are confident or probably even overconfident of our aspirations. It's not until we reach our late twenties that we realize that the life we are living is very different from the one we had imagined to live or perhaps dreamed of living when we were younger. A new research reveals that as young adults, although events in life such as getting married and having children may have seemed mundane to us, as we grow up, even those simple aspirations do not come true for many people.
A new study reveals that commonly used drugs such as aspirin and other pain killers could keep liver cancer and other forms of hepatic diseases at bay. For the study, researchers observed and followed up people who consumed the tablets and found that those who took aspirin were 41 percent less likely to develop hepatocellular carcinoma and 45 percent less likely to die from chronic liver disease, according to a report in healthcareglobal.com.
A strong sense of smell is apparently the secret behind a happy and lasting relationship, scientists claim. While it is believed that for two people to be drawn towards each other and stay together, they need to look pleasing to each other, a new research says that it is also important that people smell good to each other and to themselves. According to the new study, the presence or absence of a good sense of smell can make or break relationships.