Research has given multiple evidence as to why pregnant women shouldn't smoke. Here is yet another research finding which adds to the ill effects of smoking during pregnancy. According to research by scientists from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in California, smoking during pregnancy is not only harmful to the child, but the negative impacts are carried on to the next generation as well. The research suggests that when a woman smokes during pregnancy, her children's children are also at risk of suffering from asthma.
Scientists warn that according to a new study, the supplement may not give the same health benefits of the drink and may not protect middle-aged women against a range of life-threatening conditions.
Patients on antidepressant medication can now rely on their natural sleep cycle and not worry about sleepiness or insomnia due to the side effects of these antidepressant drugs. A recent study from the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences revealed patients who underwent treatment for depression with the Neuronetics Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy were less likely to suffer insomnia, sleepiness or anxiety. Approximately 50-90 percent patients under medication complain about insomnia while others complain about over sleepiness.
A new study suggests that obese children eat more food because their taste buds aren't sharp enough, and to get the same taste hit, they end up eating more. Scientists from the Charité University Hospital in Berlin compared obese children to those of normal weight and found that the taste buds of obese children were less sensitive, which blunted their ability to distinguish all five tastes of bitter, sweet, salty, sour and umami - savoury. Hence, it is to compensate for the lack of taste sensation that they end up gorging on more food, Mail Online reported.
A study published in the latest article of The Journal of Sexual Medicine reveals that the prevalence and risk factors associated with Sexual Dysfunction (SD) vary with different age groups among the Iraq/Afghanistan veterans.
Exercising on a regular basis has various benefits to our body and mind, and research has proved it time and again. Recent researches have suggested that from reducing the desire for materialistic things in life to increasing life satisfaction, exercising has a great impact on the mental health of the people.
Smoking is never recommended. But people who have survived a stroke should stay even farther away from smoke, as a new study suggests that stroke survivors who smoke put themselves at high risks of additional strokes, heart attack or even death, when compared to those who never smoked. According to the research, people who quit smoking before a stroke are also at a lesser risk when compared to those who continue after an attack.
The next time you feel that laziness is creeping in at a time you are supposed to hit the gym, tell yourself that you are doing it more than just for a body that you can flaunt. Researchers say, exercise not only keeps your body healthy, but also brings in peace of mind by increasing overall life satisfaction. Researchers from Penn State have found through a new study that people reported being more satisfied with life on days they exercised more than usual, Medical Xpress reported.
A new study suggests that if hormone therapy (HT) is given to women within five years of menopause, it could reduce the risk of them contracting Alzheimer's disease (AD). Researcher Huibo Shao from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City and colleagues investigated if the timing or type of hormone therapy impacts its association with Alzheimer's disease. The findings of the study add to the evidence suggested by earlier studies that hormone treatments taken around menopause may be more beneficial than just helping women cope with hot flashes and night sweats.
Quite a few studies conducted before have shown that elderly people who are lonely, are more prone to developing health problems. However, a new study from Concordia University has shown that older adults who approach life with a positive outlook can reverse the negative health issues associated with a lonely life. The study has been conducted by researcher Carsten Wrosch, a professor at Concordia's Department of Psychology and member of the Center for Research in Human Development.
The Biggest Loser, a reality show that started in the U.S. in 2004, may have inspired many nations around the world to start their own variations of the show due to its high TV ratings, but the extreme depiction of exercise in the show is turning people away from exercising and staying fit, rather than inspiring them. According to a new research from the University of Alberta, watching episodes of the show, where people are not just screaming and struggling, but also where participants are exercising in a do-or-die situation, is turning people away from exercising. Understandably, for someone who does not exercise regularly and is perhaps contemplating the same may get scared rather than getting motivated by the show.
A new study suggests that infants are more likely to understand and respond to words spoken in a local dialect than those used by their parents or spoken at home. Through a study at Plymouth University, psychologists reveal that toddlers are more receptive to accents spoken regionally, like the ones spoken in nurseries and playgroups, even if it is very different from the accents in which family members communicate at home. While the researchers said that these results were expected, it is a good sign as far as preservation of linguistic diversity in the future generations is concerned.
A research conducted by them on animals shows that the longer mice remained overweight, the more "irreversible" obesity became. Long periods of remaining overweight earlier in life caused the body of the mice to reset its "normal" weight to become permanently elevated, thus remaining overweight. While the dieting works initially to lose pounds, the body soon tries to reach the usual weight, which is already set to being overweight.
As if the mood swings, irritability, tearfulness, anxiety, and feelings of despair in the years leading up to menopause are not bad enough, women also have to deal with a layer of fat around their waists, adding to the misery of what can be called as one of the worst phases of mid-life. However, researchers from Monash University in Australia may have good news for all the ladies struggling through this tough period in their lives. A new study by them claims that the increase in total body fat and abdominal fat seen at menopause is due to the hormonal changes taking place, and can be improved by estrogen treatment.
A new study suggests that as people grow older, their ability to rightly estimate the weight of the objects they lift keeps diminishing. The study, by Jessica Holmin and Farley Norman from North Dakota State University and Western Kentucky University respectively, suggests that older citizens cannot understand much difference between the weights of the different objects they lift.