Recently, a 25-year-old pregnant woman replied to her husband's text message about an appointment with the obstetrician saying "every where thinging days nighing." On receiving the text that did not make any sense to him, her husband was alarmed about something being wrong (especially because her phone's autocorrect was off). And apparently, it turned out that he guessed it right. His wife had suffered a stroke.
A new study suggests that children who make efforts to be kind to others are happier and get more acceptance from their peers. The study by researchers from University of British Columbia and the University of California, Riverside, was published in the journal PLOS ONE and aimed at examining how happiness can be boosted in children between the ages of 9 and 11.
A recent survey of adolescents in weight-loss programs has revealed that many overweight teenagers get teased or bullied. Of the participants, apparently 64 percent were bullied or teased and while most of the bullying came from peers, some of them even reported bullying from parents, teachers and coaches.
A new study suggests that solo artists who are famous are twice as likely to die young compared to artists in a band. The study by researchers from the University of Liverpool, published by online journal BMJ Open, suggests that while the chances of dying a premature death of a European solo performer is one in 10, for American soloists, the chance is one in five.
While children belonging to minority and lower economic classes are known to be the most likely to be obese, new data suggests that things may have taken a turn for the good, with data showing a slight decrease in the rate of obesity among such children. It was earlier reported that the rate of extreme obesity kept rising among in preschoolers from the years 1998 to 2003. However, now it seems that the situation is under control and the data indicates decreased rate of obesity in 2010.
While many scientists argue that calculation of a person's Body mass Index is not the right way to determine if they are overweight or not, a new study suggests that BMI works just as good as any other body measurement and in fact is also useful in predicting certain health problems in people. BMI involves the calculation of the ratio of height to weight in a person. However, the calculation does not involve body shape, fat mass and lean mass.
A new study suggests that smoking cannabis along with tobacco increases nicotine dependence in smokers, making it more difficult for them to quit tobacco. It is a common practice among cannabis smokers to smoke it with tobacco. However, that practice can make them more nicotine-dependent, the study from the Northern NSW Health District suggests. A study by the health promotion research and evaluation team of the Northern NSW Health District has shown that high number of tobacco smokers in the North Coast may be related to use of cannabis.
Holidays are here and in the festive season, it is almost next to impossible to be able to stop one- self from gorging on the delicacies. It is the season of joy and eating and drinking are an obvious part of celebrations. However, experts say that if you are unaware of the fact that may be you have type 2 diabetes, the lovely doses of drinks and food may be risky for you. "As tempting and tasty as it might be, eating high-fat foods with excess calories, carbohydrates and salt will put people who don't know they have the disease at great risk," Dr. Dale Hamilton, an endocrinologist and diabetes specialist with the Methodist Hospital in Houston, said in a hospital news release.
A new survey suggests that women are losing their virginity at a younger age than before. According to the report, while on average women lost their virginity at age 19.5 years, in 2007, 5 years later, it has now fallen to 18.6 years old. The study has been conducted by Shanghai's hotline for women with unexpected pregnancies with the help of data of callers, most of whom are students. The data also reveals that the number of women risking pregnancy has gone up, consecutively increasing the number of abortions.
A new study suggests that Cannabis help some people deal with pain because it makes pain more bearable, rather than actually reducing it. In the new Oxford study which used brain imaging to conclude the findings the researchers claim that they have found psychoactive ingredient in cannabis which reduces activity in a part of the brain linked to emotional aspects of pain.
After a recent report by researchers from Belgium about the usefulness of trained dogs in helping people with excessive daytime sleepiness, there is more evidence to the fact that a dog is a man's best friend. According to a report in Mail Online, Paul McKenzie, 47, who recently slipped into diabetic coma, was saved- thanks to his dog Millie, who was trained to press the panic button. Although Millie was trained to press the panic button only when McKenzie shouted out "alarm," while slipping to coma, he was in no condition to do so.
A new research suggests that using social networking sites such as Facebook, could make you fat. No, it is not because being glued to networking sites makes you less active (although that reason can't be underestimated either). Scientists claim that people who socialize regularly on Facebook and other networking suites may have higher levels of self-esteem but they lack self-control. This implies that they are more likely to snack on unhealthy food soon after logging off, especially if they had been chatting with people close to them.
A new study suggests that people who count calories while picking up their food are more likely to get help from menus that say how far you have to walk to burn off your favorite foods. According to the study, people are more likely to choose a healthier food items if the menu states how much it is going to take them to burn the calories contained in that particular food, instead of the label having only details on calorie intake or no nutritional information.
A new study suggests that about one-third of children who have food allergies suffer bullying at school. So apart from constantly watching out for allergens, parents of children suffering from food allergy also need to be highly vigilant about their children's day-to-day encounters and make sure that their child is not the favorite target of a bully in class.
All the ladies who are seeking for a man to start a family, here is a piece of information you could use. A new study suggests that men, who have many brothers, are more likely to be fertile. According to the study, the more the number of male siblings a man has, the brighter are the chances of the man being fertile. The findings of the study also substantiate the theory couples with genes for good male fertility are more likely to have boys.
For all intents and purposes, the "War on Drugs" ended when nearly every state passed a law for recreational or medical marijuana use. The truth is, however, that law enforcement officers everywhere still actively pursue drug arrests. If you've been arrested for illicit drug use, you need to take the charges seriously. While there may be a valid defense or a program that can get you out of trouble for a first offense, the stigma can haunt you for a lifetime.