Children are more inclined towards junk food and it is difficult to assure they are reaching The World Health Organization recommended five portions intake of fruits and vegetables every day. A new research suggests that parents may want to consider regular family meals round a table in order to boosts fruit and vegetable intake in children. It is known that regular intake of fruits and vegetables promotes good health and staves off serious disease and obesity in later life.
Memories of adolescence don't fade away. Even incidents and events we encounter during our teenage impact our personality and define who we turn into as adults. But then it seems it is not just the events we encounter, but even the beverages we take during adolescence that stay with us for a lifetime. According to a new study, misusing and over-indulgence in alcohol in young people causes significant changes in their brain function and structure.
Everyone is trying hard to be in their best shape during this festive season. People are cutting down on fatty food, going for a jog and trying out crash diets. However, have you tried staying away from your car to lose those extra pounds? It may sound weird, but it is apparently true. A new study by researchers from University of Illinois suggests that automobile travel and calorie intake per day on a daily basis, both are related to body weight. And a reduction in one, even by a small amount, can bring down people's BMI.
A new study suggests that emotional memories like witnessing a car wreck or encountering a poisonous snake get imprinted in our memories. However, how exactly our brain processes these situations and what part of it gets stored in our memory and what doesn't is apparently determined by our sleeping brain.
Bullying by childhood peers leaves a trace that can change the expression of a gene linked to mood. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention defines bullying among children as repeated, negative acts committed by one or more children against another. Bullying could be verbal or physical, and these days, there are an increasing number of reports of cyber bullying as well. This negative act is not only limited to children; a good number of adults experience bullying at the workplace too. Various studies have been conducted around the world to understand the impact of bullying on victims and its long-term effects.
A new Danish study suggests that among HIV patients who are receiving well-organized care with free access to antiretroviral therapy, patients who smoke are at an earlier risk of death from smoking-related health issues than to HIV. The findings of the study emphasize the importance of kicking the butt among HIV infected patients in long-term.
A new study suggests that more and more medicines are being sold illegally as a rising number of people are going online to buy medicines, perhaps to avoid embarrassment. According to the study, the unlawful purchases could be on a rise due to the fact that patients want quicker access, self medication and to avoid embarrassment which happens in case of one-on-one interaction with a pharmacist. The study that involved a survey with pharmacists revealed that about half of them reported a customer admitting purchase of prescription medicine this way.
We all have a million reasons why we can't manage to work out or go for a little run. While in reality, mostly the reason is nothing but laziness, a new study suggests that for African-American women, the reason for not hitting the gym or working out their bodies is hair care and maintenance issues. It may sound a little difficult to relate, but apparently, in spite of obesity being a major health concern among African-American women, it is hair care that prevents a lot of women from exercising. According to reports from The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health, about four out of five African-American women are overweight or obese.
A new study has linked pain while travelling over speed bumps to increased likelihood of acute appendicitis, among patients coming into hospital with abdominal pain. Even though acute appendicitis is one of the most common surgeries conducted, its clinical diagnosis can be difficult, with no specific clinical diagnostic test available for appendicitis. Even though doctors during consultation do ask routinely about pain while travelling over speed bumps, this co-relation had no evidence.
While many of us can simply relax and handle situations one at a time with hassles and worries, many others know exactly what it feels like when one just can't stop worrying about things in life. A lot of people, of course not voluntarily, but by nature, simply can't stop worrying constantly, and a new study suggests that such people are at an increased risk for post-traumatic stress disorder, when compared to people who are more relaxed.
Are you one of those parents who are tired of trying to persuade their child into healthy eating habits? Researchers might have the answer to your problem. A combo-snack of cheese and vegetables could help cut calorie intake in your children, a new Cornell study has found. The combo-snack meal may contain combined snacks of various varieties of vegetables and cheese and during the experiment, researchers found that this combination led children to eat 72 percent fewer calories while being just as satisfied as those who were served only potato chips.
A new study has found that eating a lot of snack foods raises the risk of cancer in people who have an inborn susceptibility to colorectal and other cancers. According to the study, these people with a risk of Lynch Syndrome may lower their risk by eating fewer snacks. People who inherit Lynch syndrome have high risks of developing colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer, and other cancers at an early age.
After a recent study which suggested that women who have high levels of carotenoids in their blood are at low risks of contracting breast cancer, a new study by researchers from Singapore claims that carotenoids could help reduce hip fracture risk in lean men. Researchers from the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Ministry of Health announced the study on elderly lean Chinese men that links carotenoids to decreased hip fracture risk in them.
Energy drinks are often endorsed with the mention of ingredients they contain such as guarana and ginseng, known to boost the mind and body. However, a new study suggests that beverages such as Redbull have only one useful ingredient, which is caffeine.
Start flexing your muscles right away if you want to live longer, for a new research suggests that flexible people live longer. According to the new study, people who have difficulty getting up from the floor without using both hands are more likely to live shorter than their flexible counterparts who need no hands at all to sit down and get up from the floor. Scientists through this new study are suggesting that people who have to get up on their knees or use two hands may be six times more likely to have a premature death.