Exercising is not only the best way to have a fabulous body, but also adds extra years to life, says a new study. The study suggests that adults who include at least 150 minutes of physical activity in their routines every week live longer than others. Janssen, Ph.D., of Queen's University in Ontario, Canada and fellow researchers, for the study, compared the life expectancy of adults who were inactive, moderately active and highly active.
So you may be telling yourself that not completely quitting on smoking and cutting down to one cigarette a day won't do much harm. But researchers say that even women who smoke as little as one cigarette a day are at high risks of dying suddenly from heart attack and other heart problems. According to Canadian researchers, the risk for these women double when compared to women who don't smoke at all and the risk is particularly high for long-term smokers. However, the threat can be reversed in five years if women quit smoking completely.
We all know that feeling of wanting to do something even more, when we know we are forbidden from doing it. A new study by Australian researchers suggests that the same feeling may be working behind women who are dissuaded from over-indulging in chocolate, making them want to consume it more. The study, by researchers from the University of Western Australia and University of Strathclyde, has found that warnings intended to discourage women from over-indulging in chocolate can actually result in more consumption.
If you are a man, you should be more careful on the roads, as a new research says male pedestrians struck by vehicles are more than twice as likely to die as their female counterparts. In the United States, pedestrians make up 12 percent of deaths from traffic collisions, according to Medical Xpress. The research was conducted by lead author of the study Motao Zhu, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor at the West Virginia University School of Public Health and Injury Control Research Center and a group of scientists analyzing the U.S. travel and traffic data from the years 2008 and 2009. Previously conducted studies have shown a higher number of pedestrian fatalities among men, but no study before had considered other associated factors.
In a new study, researchers with the help of brain-monitoring technology have found that the brains of infants respond to faces in a very similar way as adult brains do, even while the rest of their visual system lags behind. Parents often feel that their child stares at their faces. While many may regard it as wishful thinking, studies do show that even babies, less than an hour old, tend to stare at face-like images longer than at any other pattern, Medical Xpress reported.
Psychological therapies may be beneficial for children suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that occurs as a result of traumatic events in life including child abuse, a new study suggests. In their study, the researchers found that children and teenagers with PTSD showed improvement with up to three months of treatment. The current study paves the way for more research into the long-term benefits of the treatment.
Afraid to commit yourself to a relationship? Blame it on your parents, says a new study from Tel Aviv University.
In a new study aimed at examining the association between overeating, binge eating and adverse outcomes such as overweight/obesity, depression, frequent binge drinking, marijuana use and other drug use, researchers have found that youngsters who overeat or binge eat, may be at increased risk of initiating use of marijuana and other drugs.
Children's obesity is a concern for many parents these days, leaving them clueless as to how to strike a perfect balance feeding their child a healthy food, and not overfeeding them either.
So what if they say this is a man's world? Women live here longer! At least that's what has been revealed by a latest Census Bureau report. The report, released Monday, suggests that there are many more women making it to a hundred years on the planet than men.
A new study links feelings of loneliness to an increased risk of developing dementia in later life. The authors of the research say that many factors like impaired cognition, old age, depression etc., have been linked to the development of Alzheimer's disease; the potential impacts of loneliness and social isolation have not been explored to a great extent.
Beware men, as you may be judged by your face. A new study suggests that even though ancient insight tells us not to judge a book by its cover, sometimes it may be right to do so. According to the study, many a times, women can rightly tell if a man is a cheater by merely looking at his face. However, men are apparently not capable of such a judgment about women.
There is no need to follow any diet or stay hungry for days together or work out day and night at the gym. Keep it simple, and cut down on fat to lose those extra pounds on your body that bother you, say scientists. Cutting down on fatty food such as butter and cheese, snacking on biscuits, cakes and crisps and swapping to low-fat milk and yoghurt could help you lose three and a half pounds, says a new study from the University of East Anglia (UEA)
A new study suggests that women who have high levels of carotenoids in their blood are at a lowered risk of contacting breast cancer. Carotenoids are organic pigments that are found in the chloroplasts and chromoplasts of plants and other photosynthetic organisms like algae, some bacteria, and some fungi. According to the website World's Healthiest Foods, high-carotenoid foods are a source of vitamin A, they protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals, are high in antioxidants, enhance immune system functioning and also contribute to a healthy functioning of the reproductive system.
Contrary to earlier reports that "sex addiction" would be considered for an inclusion in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the American Psychiatric Association reports that the condition does not make the cut as an official psychiatric disorder. The APA approved the latest version of its mental health handbook known as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) Dec. 1, and the new manual includes many new disorders such as hoarding and binge eating, reports The Huffington Post.
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.