A new study suggests that experiences are more enjoyable when there is a little guilt involved. Researchers say that things are the most pleasurable when there is some kind of restriction or when we are otherwise trying to avoid doing it. For example, chocolate seems the tastiest when one is on a diet. According to researchers from Northwestern University in Illinois, there could be a scientific explanation for why people who are "primed with guilt" enjoy things more.
A growing number of people are opting for contact lenses rather than regular spectacles, and many of these are children in their teens. Although contact lenses are safe, they need to be taken care of properly, or they may lead to serious consequences like infections and ulcerations, according to an eye disease expert. "While contacts are generally very safe, wearers should know that poor contact care can lead to serious health issues," Dr. Sean Edelstein, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Saint Louis University Medical Center, said in a university news release.
So you are hardworking, responsible, organized, neat and systematic; or maybe you are moody, a worrier and nervous. But it is all okay and for the best, as a new research suggests that being both neurotic and conscientious may be good for your health. The conclusions come as a result of a study conducted by scientists from the University of Rochester Medical Center who investigated on how psychosocial factors such as personality traits affect health, Health Day reports.
A new study by researchers at the University of Calgary may hopefully be helpful in predicting which osteoporosis patients are more likely to fracture their bones. This information will help doctors decide which patients may need pharmaceutical or lifestyle interventions.
Scientists from the University of Warwick and consumer goods manufacturer Unilever are all set to conduct a combined research that would examine the effect of nutrients in everyday fruits and vegetables in improving the cardiovascular health in people and also against protection from Type-2 diabetes.
A latest method of minimizing the missed cases developed by researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, gives hope to further making the diagnosis more reliable and cutting down the deaths caused by cervical cancer even more.
A new research suggests that children who exercise before going to school have better concentration in the classroom, when compared to those who don't exercise. Exercises such as cycling or simply walking to school can increase a child's attentiveness, the Danish study says.
In the words of an expert, there may be a potential catastrophe in the nation's healthcare system as the number of children and teens with type 1 and type 2 diabetes is expected to rise dramatically in the next 40 years. While the rate of type 2 diabetes is expected to rise by 4 times, that of type 1 diabetes is expected to rise by three times, according to a new CDC report says.
A new study suggests that women who are diagnosed with advanced breast cancer should not delay treatment, as those who wait even 60 days before beginning treatment face significantly higher risks of dying than women who start the therapy soon after diagnosis. The research has been conducted by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James).
Scientists from the University of Warwick and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) claim that they may have discovered a new way to prevent strokes in patients at high risk. The research was led by professor Donald Singer, Professor of Therapeutics, and professor Chris Imray from UHCW.
A new study suggests that it is the physical activity, rather than the diet, which makes a huge difference in determining the weight of children. The study results are an analysis of the new data from the Lifestyle of our Kids (LOOK) longitudinal study. According to lead researcher Professor Richard Telford from the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment and the Clinical Trials Unit at The Canberra Hospital, the new study provides one of the strongest evidences so far in the debate on how to tackle childhood obesity.
The 4-D scans of 15 healthy fetuses by Durham and Lancaster Universities has put an end to the debate among researchers about fetuses being able to open their mouth inside the womb. The study findings, where ultrasound scans have shown fetuses yawning in the womb, also suggest that yawning is a developmental process, and this could potentially give doctors another index of a fetus' health. The findings distinguish 'yawning' from 'non-yawn mouth opening' based on the duration of mouth opening with the help of 4-D video footage which closely examines all events where a mouth stretch occurred in the fetus, Medical Xpress reported.
The Chinese health minister has announced that within the next two years, China will no longer rely on executed prisoners as a source of transplant organs, the state media reported Thursday. The country, with a population of 1.3 billion, with its high demand for organs and facing a chronic shortage of donations, relied on inmates on death row for organs. Although this has been practiced for years together, sparking heated debates and controversies, the Chinese government has never admitted to the same.
A new study suggests that there is a decline in the number of teen smokers across the U.S. and that now, the overall percentage of youth smoking is under 9 percent nationwide, with Wyoming leading with the highest rate of smokers and Utah having the lowest. According to a new federal government report, there has been a significant decline in cigarette smoking among children aged 12 to 17 in the U.S., between 2002 and 2010 in 41 states.
Health officials warn parents against using bolsters, used to keep sleeping babies on their backs, as they say that the pillows pose a threat of suffocation in infants. The warning comes after the number of deaths caused by the 'sleep positioners' rose to at least 13 U.S. infants recently. Bolsters are long narrow pillows or cushions filled with cotton, down, or fibre and are used as bumpers in cribs.