The recent surge in food allergies could be due to a byproduct of chemicals used to help purify water, a new study claims. The study found that people exposed to high levels of dichlorophenols are more likely to get food allergies. Dichlorophenols are produced when chlorine is added to water to make it clean and get rid of bugs.
The next time you want to sleep a little extra, don't feel guilty about it, just tell yourself that extra sleep is only going to help reduce your sensitivity to pain. At least that's what a new research claims. The new study, by researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, claims that sleeping for 10 hours at night instead of the recommended eight hours can help people reduce pain sensitivity, and is even more effective than strong painkillers like codeine. For the study, researchers observed 18 volunteers for four nights and found that those who slept for 10 hours could stand keeping their finger on a heat source for 25 seconds more than those who slept for 8 hours or less.
Most of us believe that we know some people so well, that by simply looking at their facial expressions, we can tell what they are going through. However, a new research suggests that it is not the facial expression of a person, but the body language that speaks volumes. The study, conducted by researchers from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at New York University and Princeton University, claims that body language provides a better understanding of a person's positive or negative experiences, Medical Xpress reports.
The neighborhood we live in certainly affects our physical and mental health in numerous ways. Our neighborhood influences the lifestyle choices we make to a certain extent, in turn affecting our health. Public health researchers in the last few years have continuously been looking to understand how neighborhood conditions affect one's health and a new study conducted by researchers from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania analyzed self-reported data of residents using in-depth interviews to examine how vacant land affects community, physical, and mental health, Medical Xpress reports.
A new research reveals that lung surgeries fall more expensive for obese patients. For the study, researchers analyzed data from more than 19,000 American patients who had a portion of lung surgically removed due to lung cancer between 2006 and 2010. The findings revealed that for every 10-unit increase in BMI, the doctors took 7.2 extra minutes for the surgery. This finding was not limited to new hospitals, but even for hospitals with years of experience in caring for obese patients.
Latest studies have tied vitamin D intake to the cognitive performance in women. Two new studies appearing in the Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences reveal that as women age, vitamin D may be an essential component for their cognitive health. According to a research conducted by a team led by Cedric Annweiler, MD, PhD, at the Angers University Hospital in France, women whose dietary intake of vitamin D is higher, lower their risk of contracting Alzheimer's disease, Medical Xpress reported.
There is no doubt about the fact that men and women are very different in their nature. Be it about taking care of a child or looking after the house, both sexes have their own ways. A new research suggests that the possible reason for the differences in them lies in the fact that they perceive the world differently.
Most of us know when to be scared and when to calm down. However, a new research shows that children who are diagnosed with autism find it difficult to let go of old, outdated fears.
Most college goers suffer from "Freshman 15," weight gain experienced by those living independently for the first time. This happens basically because they are unable to make right decisions about their diet and exercise, away from home.
There must hardly be anyone who does not get tempted by delicious images of tasty food shown on television. While this seems perfectly normal for everyone irrespective of their body mass, a new research suggests that obese children may be more vulnerable to such advertisements. Childhood obesity is a growing concern among doctors and researchers.
Here is good news for all those who want to gain benefits from exercise but are too lazy to move their bodies. A new study suggests that some low-intensity vibrations may be as beneficial as exercise for obese people.
A new study suggests that men find women who look like them more attractive. The study, conducted by a French team from the Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier (Isem, CNRS) focused on particular facial features such as eye and hair color, lip and eyebrow thickness and the presence or absence of a chin dimple, according to Medical Xpress.
Put on those running shoes and hit the road early in the morning, if not for a healthy body, then at least for a healthy brain. A new University of Queensland study suggests that physical exercise is just as important as cognitive exercise when it comes to maintaining a healthy brain, reports Medical Xpress.
It has long been believed that the human mind can cope with up to seven chunks of information before getting confused, thanks to a research published in 1956 by American psychologist George Miller. Miller called it the "magic" number. He argued in his paper published in the influential journal Psychological Review, that seven was the maximum number of chunks of information a human can store in his brain, before confusion sets in. However, a new study by a leading Australian psychiatrist challenges this long-held view, suggesting the number might actually be four, Medical Xpress reports.
It seems that after reports that adults have started drinking more responsibly, and that more and more youngsters have admitted to cannabis usage, governments should start Public Service Announcements against smoking and driving as well. A new study suggests that youngsters admit driving within an hour of using cannabis.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.