A new study suggests that children who learn to swim at a young age are smarter and more skilled than others. A research by scientists from the Griffith Institute for Educational Research, which surveyed parents of 7000 children from Australia, New Zealand and the US revealed the findings. The children in the study were all below five years of age and the study lasted for a span of three years.
Researchers at the University of Chicago claim that moving from adverse living conditions to a slightly better environment may have long-term physical and mental benefits in low-income adults. The move may also make them happy though their economic status will not improve. Researchers found that moving from a high poverty area to a low poverty one, without any increase in the income of the families impacted their happiness equivalent to an increase of $13000 in the annual family income.
We are all aware that sitting at our work places for hours together, glued to our computer screens are doing more harm to us than any good.... A new study suggests that people who spend a lot of time sitting are at increased risk for kidney disease.
A new study by researchers from Imperial College London has associated free bus passes to healthier living.
Having problems falling asleep or experiencing disturbed sleep at night? You might want to kick the butt for a peaceful sleep. A new study has revealed that smokers have a higher rate of insomnia or disturbed sleep at night as compared to non-smokers. A study done by researchers from Germany shows an increased rate in smokers who got less than six hours of sleep, including sleep disturbance, than those who did not smoke.
A new study by an international team of scientists headed from the University of Santiago de Compostela claims that people who read labels on food products stay thinner.
It is well known that the benefits of exercising are not limited to attaining a good body shape, but vital for a smooth and healthy functioning of organs. It is as important for elderly people, as it is for youngsters. A new study by Dr. Louis Bherer, PhD (Psychology), Laboratory Director and Researcher at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (IUGM) claims that there is no age limit at which one should start or stop exercising.
While new technologies make our life simple, they are also bringing in complexities to our health. A new study by researchers at the Milken Institute in California, an independent economic think tank, shows how the increasing amount of time that we spend using computers, playing video games and watching TV contributes to obesity worldwide. The researchers have found a direct link between the rise in adoption of new information and communications technology and the tremendous rise in obesity in 27 countries between 1988 and 2009. "Technological innovations, more processed foods, a greater amount of 'screen time,' less exercise, and higher consumption of snack foods have all played a role," report co-author and economist Anusuya Chatterjee said in an institute news release. "These are all the adverse effects of a knowledge-based society."
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.