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Pillars of Islam

Five Pillars of Islam:

1. Declaration of faith: There is no deity (divine being) except Allah, and Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah

2. Salat: Five daily ritual prayers

3. Zakat: Charity

4. Sawm: Fasting during Ramadan

5. Hajj: Pilgrima... Read more

TECHNIQUES FOR GENERATING IDEAS

In general, entrepreneurs identify more ideas than opportunities because many ideas are typically generated to find the best way to capitalize on an opportunity. Several techniques can be used to stimulate and facilitate the generation of new ideas f... Read more

The 3 sources of business ideas

1. Observing Trends

The first approach to identifying opportunities is to observe trends and study how they create opportunities for entrepreneurs to pursue. The most important trends to follow are economic trends, social trends, technological adv... Read more

The 3 sources of business ideas
Success depends on Well Concentrated Efforts

The Successful Lives Are the Concentrated Lives.  

Concentration means success, because you are better able to govern yourself and centralize your mind; you become more in earnest in what you do and this almost invariably improves your chances f... Read more

Scientists Reveal Two Simple Words That Can Improve Your Relationship

The research found that greater levels of perceived gratitude protect couples from common stressors such as ineffective arguing and financial problems and promote relationship stability.

• The power of “thank you” – Feeling appreciated by ... Read more

Scientists Reveal Two Simple Words That Can Improve Your Relationship
Study: People With Depression Are Less Likely To Have Children

Depression is a mental health condition characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and lack of interest or pleasure in activities. It can also cause physical symptoms such as fatigue, changes in appetite and sleep patterns, and di... Read more

Study: People With Depression Are Less Likely To Have Children
Writing a thank-you note is more powerful than you think

Writing thank-you notes is not just good manners. It can have a strong psychological effect for both the sender and receiver, suggests research published in the September 2018 issue of Psychological Science.

While most people consider showing an ... Read more

Writing a thank-you note is more powerful than you think
Giving thanks can make you happier

Each holiday season comes with high expectations for a cozy and festive time of year. However, for many this time of year is tinged with sadness, anxiety, or depression. Certainly, major depression or a severe anxiety disorder benefits most from prof... Read more

Eating Ultra-Processed “Ready-To-Eat-or-Heat” Foods Linked to Premature Death

A new study found that increased consumption of ultra-processed foods was associated with more than 10% of all-cause premature, preventable deaths in Brazil in 2019. This is especially alarming, because Brazilians consume far less of these products t... Read more

Eating Ultra-Processed “Ready-To-Eat-or-Heat” Foods Linked to Premature Death
Study shows the power of 'thank you' for couples

Gratitude has been a trendy sentiment in recent years – sparking an industry of journals, knickknacks and T-shirts touting thankfulness as a positive force in individuals’ lives.

New research suggests that gratitude from one’s partner may be... Read more

Mini relaxation technique to overcome grief

Dealing with grief and loss is extremely stressful. During this time it may help to take mini-relaxation breaks. If you have three minutes, try this: While seated, take a break to check your body for tension. Relax your facial muscles and allow your ... Read more

Mini relaxation technique to overcome grief
Scientists: Put Down Your Devices and Let Your Mind Wander

Taking some time to just sit and think might be far more enjoyable than you expect.

People don’t realize how enjoyable it is to sit and think.

According to research from the American Psychological Association, people often underestimate how m... Read more

Scientists: Put Down Your Devices and Let Your Mind Wander
Using digital media to relax is related to lower-quality parenting

Caregivers who consume digital media for relaxation are more likely to engage in negative parenting practices, according to a new multinational study.

The new study led by the University of Waterloo aimed to investigate the relationship between ... Read more

Using digital media to relax is related to lower-quality parenting
Vitamin B6 supplements could reduce anxiety and depression

Taking high-dose Vitamin B6 tablets has been shown to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression by new research.

Scientists at the University of Reading measured the impact of high doses of Vitamin B6 on young adults and found that they reported ... Read more

Cyberbullying puts targeted adolescents at risk for suicide, study suggests

Beyond the many stressors that young adolescents face, being a target of cyberbullying is an independent risk factor for suicide -- above and beyond traditional offline bullying, according to a study released Monday.

That's the finding of a new st... Read more

How to Lose Weight When You're Over 40

  2 weeks ago (Fri, Jan 13, 2023 at 05:08 PM)

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

Fill
half your plate with them at every meal. Produce tends to have more nutrients and less fat and calories than meat, dairy products, or grains. And it may help you feel satisfied, even if you eat less. Fresh fruits, like apples and berries, are also great in place of high-fat or high-sugar snacks.

• Don’t Skip Breakfast

Experts recommend a healthy morning meal like oatmeal or whole wheat toast with fruit. It can help curb that mid-morning hunger that leads you to grab something unhealthy on-the-go or overeat at lunch. Small meals or snacks every ...     Learn More ››








Reducing Aspirin’s Negative Effects: New Study Offers a Simple Solution

  3 weeks ago (Sun, Jan 08, 2023 at 09:52 AM)

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Aspirin is a commonly used over-the-counter medication that is used to reduce pain, inflammation, and fever. It is also known as acetylsalicylic acid and belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Aspirin works by blocking the production of certain chemicals in the body that contribute to inflammation, pain, and fever.

According to a new study published in The Lancet, a short course of antibiotics may help to reduce the risk of stomach bleeding associated with long-term use of aspirin.

The .HEAT (Helicobacter pylori Eradication Aspirin) trial, was l...     Learn More ››








Top 7 Benefits of Milk Thistle – Backed by Science

  3 weeks ago (Tue, Jan 03, 2023 at 12:13 PM)

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Milk thistle is an ancient plant with a pinkish purple flower that was used historically as medicine. Today, it’s a popular supplement for supporting liver health. The high levels of antioxidants, including the flavonoid silymarin responsible for many of milk thistle’s disease-preventing benefits. You can take milk thistle as a capsule or herbal extract, though you can also brew milk thistle tea. Here are five health benefits of milk thistle proven by research:

1. Supports Liver Health

As detoxifier of your blood, the liver is constantly processing toxins. These toxins can damage the...     Learn More ››








New Research: Bad Sleep, Snoring, and Sleepiness During the Day Could All Increase Your Risk of Permanent Sight Loss

  4 weeks ago (Fri, Dec 30, 2022 at 10:36 AM)

 BMJ
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that can damage the optic nerve, which carries visual information from the eye to the brain. It is typically caused by increased pressure in the eye, which can damage the optic nerve over time. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, especially among older adults.

New findings highlight the importance of sleep therapy for those at risk and eye exams for poor sleepers.

A recent UK Biobank study published in the journal BMJ Open suggests that poor sleep quality, including too much or too little sleep, daytime sleepiness, and snoring, may be associate...     Learn More ››








Cardiovascular Deaths Spike During Extremely Hot and Cold Weather

  4 weeks ago (Fri, Dec 30, 2022 at 10:30 AM)

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A recent study that analyzed over 32 million cardiovascular deaths over the course of four decades has found a correlation between extreme temperatures and an increase in deaths. The research revealed that on days with extremely hot or cold weather, there were more cardiovascular deaths compared to days with more moderate temperatures.

More heart failure deaths were linked with extreme temperatures than other heart conditions, from an international study in the journal Circulation.

• According to a multinational analysis of more than 32 million cardiovascular deaths over four decades, ...     Learn More ››








6 Impressive Health Benefits of Rhodiola Rosea (Golden Root)

  4 weeks ago (Tue, Dec 27, 2022 at 08:30 PM)

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Rhodiola, also known as Rhodiola rosea, is a medicinal plant that’s been used for hundreds of years to treat various ailments and promote general well-being. You can find rhodiola root tea, as well as rhodiola powder and rhodiola capsules. Modern research points to rhodiola being an effective natural remedy for depression comparable to pharmaceutical drugs. It may help counter stress, fatigue, and anxiety disorders while providing protective health benefits.

1. Helps Fight Stress and Fatigue

For occasional stress and fatigue, rhodiola may help. Rhodiola is an adaptogen, which is a type...     Learn More ››








8 Ways to Improve Your Gut Health

  1 month ago (Sun, Dec 25, 2022 at 10:00 AM)

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Gut health is an essential aspect of overall wellness. The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is home to trillions of microbes that play a major role in our overall health. These microbes are known as gut microbiota or “gut flora,” and they help digest food, synthesize vitamins and even regulate metabolism and immunity. But what does good gut health look like? And how can you improve your gut health?

There are several ways to improve your gut health:

1. Eat foods rich in fiber

Eating fiber-rich foods is a great way to improve your gut health. Fiber helps regulate bowel movements by absor...     Learn More ››








Twin study confirms childhood leukemia starts in the womb and could help guide screening when only one twin is affected

  1 month ago (Wed, Dec 21, 2022 at 01:00 PM)

By studying rare cases of identical twins with leukemia, scientists have shed new light on the origins of the most common type of childhood cancer—confirming it originates in the womb but that events after birth determine whether or not clinical leukemia develops.

Findings from researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, will help clinicians advise parents of twin children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), offering guidance on risk level and screening.

The first-of-its-kind study, which was published in the journal Leukemia, involved seven pairs of twins with "...     Learn More ››








Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat: Science Reveals Which Diet Is Better for Weight Loss and Diabetes Control

  1 month ago (Mon, Dec 19, 2022 at 11:14 AM)

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Low-carb diet may help patients with diabetes achieve better weight loss and glucose control compared to a low-fat diet.

Patients achieved better weight loss and glucose control over a 6-month intervention with a low-carbohydrate, high-fat, calorie unrestricted diet compared to a high-carb, low-fat diet. This is according to a randomized controlled trial of more than 100 people with type 2 diabetes. The changes were not sustained 3 months after the intervention, suggesting a need for long-term dietary changes to maintain meaningful health benefits. The findings were published in the Annals ...     Learn More ››








Healthy New Brain Food for Stressed University Students

  1 month ago (Mon, Dec 19, 2022 at 11:02 AM)

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According to a new research study, eating two ounces of walnuts a day for 16 weeks improved self-reported mental health indicators in undergraduate university students. It was also protective against the negative effects of academic stress and improved long-term sleep quality.

University life can be incredibly stressful, with 8 out of 10 students reporting regular bouts of stress and 61% seeking counseling for anxiety, depression, or other issues.

A new research study found that eating two ounces of walnuts a day for 16 weeks in undergraduate university students improved self-reported me...     Learn More ››








Women who take more steps per day may have a lower risk of diabetes

  1 month ago (Thu, Dec 15, 2022 at 10:26 AM)

A new study leverages Fitbit data to show the benefits of an active lifestyle on diabetes risk

Wearable fitness devices offer new insights into the relationship between physical activity and type 2 diabetes, according to a new analysis of the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program data published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease, affecting 90% to 95% of people with diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, the body is resistant to the action of insulin, meaning it cannot use in...     Learn More ››








5 Ways To Regulate Your Circadian Rhythm

  1 month ago (Thu, Dec 15, 2022 at 09:21 AM)

The circadian rhythm, or circadian cycle, is a natural, internal sleep-wake cycle dictated by a roughly 24-hour biological clock.

The importance of getting enough shut-eye is stressed time and time again as one cornerstone of good health. Adequate sleep has been linked to improved mood, metabolism, concentration, and immunity, among other health benefits. Yet a good night of sleep can feel elusive in our fast-paced, productivity-obsessed culture.

The human sleep-wake cycle is dictated by a roughly 24-hour biological clock called the circadian rhythm. In addition to making us sleepy at ni...     Learn More ››








Scientists Reveal 3 Keys to Keeping Your Brain Healthy

  1 month ago (Thu, Dec 15, 2022 at 09:14 AM)

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The three factors provide some of the secrets to maintaining a high quality of life and, ideally, aging healthily.

No surprises, but confirmation that what we think we should do actually does make a difference.
Your brain is really rather amazing. Around 100 billion nerve cells collaborate to keep you nimble and quick-thinking.

However, like with the rest of the body, as you age your brain may not be nearly as sharp. You may need to write things down, miss appointments, or have trouble watching TV without straining to understand the dialogue or action.

Fortunately, you can also exerc...     Learn More ››








How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain – 9 Tips To Help You Stay in Shape This Christmas Season

  1 month ago (Tue, Dec 13, 2022 at 08:51 AM)

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The Christmas holiday season is a time for joy, celebration, and, of course, food. With so many temptations around every corner, it’s also the time when your healthy lifestyle can go out the window. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for you to stay in shape while still enjoying all your favorite foods. Here are some tips to help you enjoy this festive season to the fullest without putting on weight.

1. Be well-prepared.

Planning your meals ahead of time makes it much easier to keep your eating habit in check. As the holidays approach, make a list of every party and gathering yo...     Learn More ››








8 Ways to Beat Eyestrain and Revitalize Dry Eyes

  1 month ago (Tue, Dec 13, 2022 at 08:30 AM)

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If you use a computer for hours a day, there’s a good chance you know what it’s like to have eyestrain or dry eyes. Maybe you experience tension headaches behind your eyes or even get blurred vision. With some tweaks to your routine and simple habits, you can counteract eyestrain and keep your eyes going all day long.

Dry Eye Causes

• Not blinking enough, which we often do when looking at screens
• Your eyelids not fully closing when you sleep
• Side effect of certain medications

Eye Strain Causes

• Brightness of the blue light in screens causes squinting
• Squinti...     Learn More ››








Best Foods to Eat Before Sex

  2 months ago (Mon, Dec 05, 2022 at 11:26 AM)

Oysters

These
are loaded with zinc, which helps your body make testosterone. That's a hormone that plays a big role in your mood and sex drive. Zinc may also help men make more sperm. It might also help those sperm move better. Not a fan of shellfish? Load up on other foods high in zinc, like beef, pork, fortified cereal, pumpkin seeds, cashews, and yogurt.

• Pomegranates

Throughout history, this fruit has been known as a symbol of fertility and a sex enhancer. Turns out that there’s some truth to these tales. Experts say that drinking pomegranate juice can boost your mood, im...     Learn More ››








11 Ways Alcohol Ages You Faster Than Normal

  2 months ago (Mon, Dec 05, 2022 at 11:16 AM)

A Bad Mix

Alcohol
is linked to age in lots of ways. You have to be old enough to drink it legally, and once you are, it can age you faster than normal. Heavy drinking can have a direct effect on certain parts of your body and on your mental health as you get older. And it can have some unhealthy indirect effects, as well.

• It Can Dehydrate You

As you get older, you have less water in your body and -- for reasons that aren’t quite clear --you also feel thirsty less often. That makes seniors more likely to be dehydrated. Drinking alcohol can pull more water out of your body and...     Learn More ››








Walking backwards has a surprising number of health benefits

  2 months ago (Fri, Dec 02, 2022 at 04:23 PM)

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Walking doesn't require any special equipment or gym memberships, and best of all, it's completely free. For most of us, walking is something we do automatically. It doesn't require conscious effort, so many of us fail to remember the benefits of walking for health. But what happens if we stop walking on auto-pilot and start challenging our brains and bodies by walking backwards? Not only does this change of direction demand more of our attention, but it may also bring additional health benefits.

Physical activity doesn't need to be complicated. Whether you're regularly active or not, even ...     Learn More ››








Higher vitamin K intake linked to lower bone fracture risk late in life

  2 months ago (Wed, Nov 30, 2022 at 09:05 PM)

Research has revealed vitamin K1 can help reduce the risk of fractures in older populations -- especially hip fractures.

Breaking bones can be life-changing events -- especially as we age, when hip fractures can become particularly damaging and result in disability, compromised independence and a higher mortality risk.

But research from Edith Cowan University's Nutrition and Health Innovation Research Institute has revealed there may be something you can do to help reduce your risk of fractures later in life.

In collaboration with the University of Western Australia, the study looked ...     Learn More ››








At Risk for Diabetes? Scientists Recommend Doing This

  2 months ago (Wed, Nov 30, 2022 at 08:03 PM)

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The findings indicate that a low carbohydrate diet could potentially be a useful approach in treating and preventing diabetes.

• A new study recommends cutting carbs.

Although low-carb diets are often recommended for individuals who are being treated for diabetes, there is little proof that cutting down on carbohydrates has any effect on blood sugar levels in those with diabetes or prediabetes who aren’t receiving medication.

Now, a new study from Tulane University suggests that a low-carb diet may help those with unmedicated diabetes, as well as those who are at risk for develop...     Learn More ››








Can Stress Influence Your Appetite? A Johns Hopkins Study Reveals That It’s All in Your Head

  2 months ago (Wed, Nov 23, 2022 at 09:30 PM)

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New research reveals the relationship between stress, obesity, and appetite.

Researchers
from Johns Hopkins Medicine investigated whether stress may increase appetite in obese and lean adults in a series of experiments using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), a technique for monitoring brain activity across networks in the brain. The results showed that stress affects how the brain responds to food and that both lean and obese people respond to food cues in reward- and cognitive-control-related brain regions.

Data from 29 adults—16 women and 13 men—were evaluated for the s...     Learn More ››








Heart Disease: “Good” Cholesterol May Not Be Good for Everyone

  2 months ago (Wed, Nov 23, 2022 at 08:53 PM)

According to a new study, which was supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), “good cholesterol” may not be as effective as scientists once believed in uniformly predicting cardiovascular disease risk among adults of different racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Study challenges “good” cholesterol’s role in universally predicting heart disease risk.

Lower levels of HDL cholesterol were associated with increased risks for heart attacks in white but not black adults, and higher levels were not protective for either group.

A study found that high-density lipoprotein (HDL...     Learn More ››








COVID-19 vaccine gives substantial protection against reinfection, study finds

  2 months ago (Wed, Nov 23, 2022 at 08:25 PM)

 PLOS
Individuals previously infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, still benefit from vaccination, gaining 60% to 94% protection against reinfection, depending on the variant. A new study led by Katrine Finderup Nielsen at Statens Serum Institut, Denmark, reports these findings November 22 in the open access journal PLOS Medicine.

During the recent pandemic, vaccination has been one of the best tools available for curbing the spread of COVID-19. People infected with the virus are known to develop long-lasting natural immunity, but Finderup Nielsen and her team wanted to know w...     Learn More ››








Scientists Discover New Consequences of Drinking as a Teen – And They Can Last Decades

  2 months ago (Mon, Nov 21, 2022 at 02:58 PM)

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Alcohol misuse in adolescence is associated with poor health and unhappiness in adulthood.

According to Rutgers and Virginia Commonwealth University-led research, teenagers who abuse alcohol may have more difficulties with drinking issues in their 20s and 30s, have worse health, and feel less satisfied with their lives.

Researchers categorized teenage alcohol abuse based on replies concerning the frequency of intoxication, frequency of alcohol use, and frequency of alcohol issues at ages 16, 17, and 18.8. Their findings were recently published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Expe...     Learn More ››








A Potential Cure for Obesity – New Particles Stop the Absorption of Fat and Carbs

  2 months ago (Mon, Nov 21, 2022 at 02:36 PM)

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Sand presents a possible cure for obesity.

Engineered
sand particles might be the next anti-obesity treatment, according to a new study from the University of South Australia, which reveals that porous silica can prevent fats and carbohydrates from being absorbed in the body.

The engineered silica particles are created from purified sand and have a high surface area, allowing them to absorb enormous quantities of digestive enzymes, fats, and sugars in the gastrointestinal tract.

The research, which was supported by the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation, is the first to confir...     Learn More ››








No, Depressed People Aren’t Just More Realistic

  2 months ago (Fri, Nov 18, 2022 at 03:17 PM)

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The study undermines the theory that depressed people are more realistic.

The study found that the theory of “depressive realism” is not replicable.

Are unhappy individuals just more realistic in their assessments of how much control they really have over their life, whilst others see the world through rose-colored lenses and falsely believe they have more control than they actually do?

That is the general idea of the “depressive realism” theory, which has been prevalent in science and popular culture for more than forty years.

The issue is that it’s just untrue, accord...     Learn More ››








84% More Successful – Scientists Reveal the Most Effective Treatment for Back Pain

  2 months ago (Fri, Nov 18, 2022 at 03:09 PM)

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A Goethe University Frankfurt study found that a combined approach works best.

Back pain is a common condition with numerous causes, including poor posture, overexertion, constant stress at work or at home, lack of exercise, and poor posture. For a considerable number of patients, the symptoms are chronic, meaning they last a long period or reoccur repeatedly. However, port and exercise therapy, when done properly, can provide alleviation.

Physiotherapy, as well as strength and stability exercises, are common treatment options. But how can the treatment be as effective as possible? Whic...     Learn More ››








Tiny molecules in breast milk may protect infants from developing allergies

  2 months ago (Wed, Nov 16, 2022 at 09:20 PM)

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A new study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers found that small molecules found in most humans’ breast milk may reduce the likelihood of infants developing allergic conditions like atopic dermatitis and food allergies.

Breastfed babies are believed to suffer fewer allergic conditions, like eczema and food allergies, than formula-fed babies; yet the reason has not been well understood. Now, a new study by Penn State College of Medicine finds that small molecules found in most humans’ breast milk may reduce the likelihood of infants developing allergic conditions like atopic de...     Learn More ››








Promise of better treatment for diabetes in Greenland after discovery of widespread genetic variant

  2 months ago (Wed, Nov 16, 2022 at 08:31 PM)

An international team of researchers have discovered a new genetic variant that is responsible for close to 7% of all cases of diabetes in Greenland. People with this form of diabetes, caused by the high-impact genetic variant, may require special treatment, which will be possible through improved genetic screening of patients.

Not all diabetes is the same, and it goes well beyond the two main classifications, type 1 and type 2. Monogenic diabetes refers to forms of diabetes caused by single genetic variations. Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) is the most common clinical subdivis...     Learn More ››








Researchers Find High-Fat Diet Can Provoke Pain Sensitivity

  2 months ago (Tue, Nov 15, 2022 at 06:15 PM)

A new study in mice from researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas suggests that a short-term exposure to a high-fat diet may be linked to pain sensations even in the absence of a prior injury or a preexisting condition like obesity or diabetes.

The study, published Sept. 1 in the journal Scientific Reports, compared the effects of eight weeks of different diets on two cohorts of mice. One group received normal chow, while the other was fed a high-fat diet in a way that did not precipitate the development of obesity or high blood sugar, both of which are conditions that can result in...     Learn More ››








Your feet should feel as young as you do

  2 months ago (Mon, Nov 14, 2022 at 05:06 PM)

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The feet are often overlooked when it comes to health and fitness. But once they start to hurt, they will quickly remind you of your neglect. Foot fitness can help you avoid disability. It’s never too late to start taking care of your feet. These five strategies will get you off on the right foot.

1. Stretching your feet and ankles regularly may help reduce the incidence of injury as you age. Your footwear should provide appropriate support in the form of comfortable shoes that fit well but aren’t too constrictive.

2. You may want to add over-the-counter cushioning shoe inserts to yo...     Learn More ››








Study hints at why older people are more susceptible to the flu

  2 months ago (Sat, Nov 12, 2022 at 05:44 PM)

Though the COVID-19 pandemic provided a brief respite, influenza virus is back in circulation and, as usual, poses a special danger to people over the age of 65. But why are older people more susceptible to the flu? Research from the University of Michigan Medical School, published in Nature Communications, offers clues.

The study, led by first author Judy Chen, a Ph.D. candidate, senior author Daniel Goldstein, M.D., the Eliza Maria Mosher Collegiate Professor in Internal Medicine and professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and their team investigates why cells called alveolar macrophage...     Learn More ››








Mini relaxation technique to overcome grief

  3 months ago (Wed, Nov 09, 2022 at 02:57 PM)

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Dealing with grief and loss is extremely stressful. During this time it may help to take mini-relaxation breaks. If you have three minutes, try this: While seated, take a break to check your body for tension. Relax your facial muscles and allow your jaw to fall open slightly. Let your shoulders drop. Let your arms fall to your sides. Allow your hands to loosen so that there are spaces between your fingers. Uncross your legs or ankles. Feel your thighs sink into your chair, letting your legs fall comfortably apart. Feel your shins and calves become heavier and your feet grow roots into the floo...     Learn More ››








How Does Anesthesia Work?

  3 months ago (Sun, Nov 06, 2022 at 10:07 PM)

Anesthesia is a modern miracle with a very long history. Aside from the convenience of not having to feel pain, it allows doctors to perform life-saving surgeries. If you’ve ever had surgery, you may recall being asked to count down from 10 and not being able to get past five or six. That unique mix of drugs administered by a doctor was anesthesia. It not only induces unconsciousness but also prevents movement. Imagine a heart surgeon trying to tinker with your arteries while you were twitching. It’s a recipe for disaster. But how exactly does this medicine work? It’s time to talk about ...     Learn More ››








How to end COVID-19 as a public health threat

  3 months ago (Fri, Nov 04, 2022 at 04:35 PM)

A new global COVID-19 study provides actionable recommendations to end the public health threat without exacerbating socio-economic burdens or putting the most vulnerable at greater risk.

As of October 2022, more than 630 million COVID-19 cases and over 6.5 million deaths were reported (although the real death toll has been estimated to be upwards of 20 million). In addition, millions of patients with cancer and chronic disease have experienced dangerous healthcare delays, and Long COVID continues to elude definitive treatment, posing an ongoing threat to survivors. In addition, the virus a...     Learn More ››








The weighty issue of weight loss

  3 months ago (Thu, Nov 03, 2022 at 11:00 AM)

Nearly three in four adults are considered overweight or obese. How can you lose weight and keep it off as you age?

We are quite a large nation — not only in square footage, but in girth. Results from the 2017–2018 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that about 73% of American adults are classified as overweight or obese.

Excess weight increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some types of cancer. But it also affects your daily life. "When you carry around extra pounds, you can have trouble staying active, low energy, and difficulty sleeping," ...     Learn More ››








Why Are Women More Susceptible to Alzheimer’s? Scientists May Finally Have an Answer

  3 months ago (Mon, Oct 31, 2022 at 02:57 PM)

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Women are about twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as men.

Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered a brain tissue mechanism that might account for the disparity between men and women.

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University have discovered a mechanism in brain tissue that may explain why women are more susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease. They believe that this discovery may help develop new treatments for the disease.

Specifically, they discovered that the female brain displays higher production of a certain enzy...     Learn More ››








Reasons for Memory Loss

  3 months ago (Mon, Oct 31, 2022 at 11:28 AM)

Lack of Sleep

First,
it’s harder to recall things when you haven’t slept. Second, sleep strengthens the bonds between brain cells that help you remember for the long term. Third, it’s harder to form memories in the first place when your mind is wandering because of a lack of sleep. Good “sleep hygiene” can help: Shoot for 8 hours a night, exercise daily, stick to a regular sleep schedule, and avoid alcohol and caffeine late in the day.

• Medication

Drugs that sedate you, like sleep aids and tranquilizers, can weaken your memory, as you might imagine. But so can less o...     Learn More ››








7 Ways to Look (and Feel) Younger

  3 months ago (Mon, Oct 31, 2022 at 11:20 AM)

You can't avoid getting older, but you can do a few things to help keep yourself youthful. Try these simple tips to help you outsmart Father Time.

• Spend Time With Friends

Friends are good for the soul. The time you spend doing things with other people may have a bigger effect on your life span than where you live, where you work, and whether you have a partner.

• Do Something Creative

Get a little artsy and you’ll be happier, think more clearly, and have a better quality of life. If you need an idea, consider acting. People who were asked to pick a new creative outlet said...     Learn More ››








Digital and group-based lifestyle counselling to prevent type 2 diabetes shows real-world effectiveness in Finnish health care

  3 months ago (Mon, Oct 31, 2022 at 10:34 AM)

People’s diet quality improved and their abdominal obesity and insulin resistance decreased in a one-year lifestyle intervention, new findings from the Finnish StopDia study show. Looking at 2,907 Finnish adults with an elevated risk for type 2 diabetes, the study is the first to examine the effects of a group-based lifestyle intervention implemented in primary health care on risk factors for type 2 diabetes. The lifestyle intervention made use of a digital app and multiple behaviour change theories. The findings were published in The Lancet Regional Health – Europe.

The StopDia approac...     Learn More ››








Battery-free, light-powered pacemaker may improve quality of life for heart disease patients

  3 months ago (Mon, Oct 31, 2022 at 09:30 AM)

University of Arizona engineers lead a research team that is developing a new kind of pacemaker, which envelops the heart and uses precise targeting capabilities to bypass pain receptors and reduce patient discomfort.

Atrial fibrillation – a form of irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia – leads to more than 454,000 hospitalizations and nearly 160,000 deaths in the United States each year. Globally, it is estimated that approximately 60 million people are affected by the condition.

Pacemakers are lifesaving devices that regulate the heartbeats of people with chronic heart diseases like a...     Learn More ››








Taking Aspirin Could Be Doing More Harm Than Good

  3 months ago (Sat, Oct 29, 2022 at 02:36 PM)

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According to recent research, stopping the use of aspirin while taking a blood thinner reduces the risk of bleeding.

Recent research indicates that you might not need to take a second blood thinner if you already take one.

In fact, a Michigan Medicine study reveals that patients’ risk of bleeding complications significantly decreases when they stop taking aspirin while using a commonly prescribed blood thinner.

Over 6,700 patients who were being treated for blood clots (venous thromboembolism) and atrial fibrillation (abnormal heart rhythm that can lead to stroke) at anticoagulation...     Learn More ››








Research Shows E-Cigarettes Cause Cardiac Arrhythmias – Can Be “Worse Than Conventional Cigarettes”

  3 months ago (Sat, Oct 29, 2022 at 02:30 PM)

Some cardiac effects of e-cigarette ingredients are similar to or worse than conventional cigarettes.

Exposure to e-cigarette aerosols can cause heart arrhythmias in animal models — both in the form of premature and skipped heart beats. These are the findings of a new study from University of Louisville (UofL) researchers in the Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute. Published on October 25 in Nature Communications, the research suggests that exposure to specific chemicals within e-cigarette liquids (e-liquids) promote arrhythmias and cardiac electrical dysfunction.

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Improve your balance by walking

  3 months ago (Wed, Oct 26, 2022 at 02:38 PM)

The sense of balance typically worsens with age. It can be further compromised by certain medical conditions and medications, uncorrected vision problems, or a lack of flexibility. Poor balance often leads to falls, which can cause head injuries and other disabling injuries. Hip fractures, in particular, can lead to serious health complications and threaten independence. A combination of activities such as walking, strength training, and specific workouts can improve balance and prevent falls, especially in older adults.

Walking helps build lower-body strength, an important element of good ...     Learn More ››








The Truth Behind Sleep: Why Sleep Deficiency May Do You More Harm Than You Realize

  3 months ago (Mon, Oct 24, 2022 at 04:59 PM)

We all struggle to get enough sleep sometimes. Whether it’s through work, stress, worry, or just one of those nights, sleepless nights are a part of life. While an occasional bad night will not cause you any harm, regularly missing out on between 5 and 9 hours a night can lead to problems. So, what should you look out for if you fall into this category?

Obesity

While it may seem that being awake longer would result in more physical activity and more weight loss, the opposite is actually true. Research has found that people with sleep deprivation actually do less because of fatigue. On ...     Learn More ››








Reduce Your Risk of Cancer, Dementia, Heart Disease, and Death – Scientists Recommend Doing This Activity Everyday

  3 months ago (Wed, Oct 19, 2022 at 09:58 AM)

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The study also found that how fast you walk is as important as how much you walk.

Walking 9800 steps every day was linked to a 50% lower dementia risk.
The research tracked 78,500 participants using wearable trackers, making them the largest study to systematically track step count in connection to health outcomes. The studies were published in the journals JAMA Internal Medicine and JAMA Neurology.

Researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia and the University of Southern Denmark discovered that walking 10,000 steps per day reduces the risk of dementia, heart disease, cance...     Learn More ››








Elevated Levels of a Certain Protein Increase Risk of Diabetes and Cancer Death

  3 months ago (Wed, Oct 19, 2022 at 09:50 AM)

A Swedish investigation of nearly 4,000 individuals over 22 years found that those with prostasin blood levels in the top quartile were 76% more likely to acquire diabetes and 43% more likely to die from cancer.

According to recent research, those who have elevated levels of the protein prostasin—which is primarily found in the epithelial cells that line the body’s surfaces and organs—may be more likely to develop diabetes. This research was recently published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).

Importantly, the results also su...     Learn More ››








Harvard Scientists Find That Weight Loss Isn’t Always Good

  3 months ago (Mon, Oct 17, 2022 at 03:06 PM)

 PLOS
Weight loss is beneficial for obese individuals but not for lean people.

According to a study of over 200,000 people, intentionally losing weight can bring long-term health benefits for individuals with obesity regardless of the approach or strategy used. Those who dropped more than 4.5kg (10 pounds) gained less weight long-term and had a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes than those who did not lose weight. However, lean people did not benefit, with weight loss attempts linked to longer-term weight gain and greater risks of type 2 diabetes. The study was recently published in the journal PLOS...     Learn More ››








Food Insecurity Has Long-Term Effects on the Brain and Behavior

  3 months ago (Fri, Oct 14, 2022 at 04:50 PM)

The findings imply that young individuals may suffer long-term consequences, particularly in terms of cognitive flexibility.

Few studies have examined the impact that feast or famine has on the developing brain in isolation from other variables that contribute to adversity, despite the fact that food insecurity is an issue for a rising proportion of the American population, made much worse by the coronavirus pandemic.

University of California, Berkeley researchers have simulated the impacts of food insecurity on young mice and discovered long-lasting changes later in life.

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Four Destructive Habits That Are Slowly Killing You

  4 months ago (Tue, Oct 11, 2022 at 05:10 PM)

Habits are a double-edged sword. Healthy habits can change your body, mind, and general life trajectory for the better. They’re profoundly beneficial and transformative. Unfortunately, unhealthy habits can ruin your health and overall longevity. Worse still, you might be engaging in these habits daily without realizing just how dangerous they are. Here’s a list of four everyday habits that can turn deadly if left unchecked.

• Poor Sleep

Poor sleep quality and chronic sleep deprivation can disastrously affect your physical and neurological well-being. Several studies have shown that...     Learn More ››








Dinner at 5 p.m.? New research suggests eating early and within a 10-hour window is healthier

  4 months ago (Tue, Oct 11, 2022 at 04:46 PM)

Researchers have provided more evidence that eating earlier in the day might be good for you—and eating all of your meals within a 10-hour window could be healthier, too.

The takeaway from this latest wave of research on eating? Eat breakfast and try to confine your meals closer to a 10-hour window.

A reason to eat earlier in the day? Participants who ate meals four hours later in the day were more hungry, burned calories at a slower rate and had body changes that promoted fat growth, according to a study from researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital. The research was published this...     Learn More ››








World Mental Health Day 2022

  4 months ago (Mon, Oct 10, 2022 at 03:18 PM)

Make mental health & well-being for all a global priority

Whilst
the pandemic has, and continues to, take its toll on our mental health, the ability to reconnect through World Mental Health Day 2022 will provide us with an opportunity to re-kindle our efforts to protect and improve mental health.

Many aspects of mental health have been challenged; and already before the pandemic in 2019 an estimated one in eight people globally were living with a mental disorder. At the same time, the services, skills and funding available for mental health remain in short supply, and fall far below ...     Learn More ››








At-home Yoga can help give you a new lease on life

  4 months ago (Sun, Oct 09, 2022 at 07:21 AM)

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Ease pain... lower blood pressure... boost immunity... reduce anxiety... protect you against stress... and so much more!

Looking for safe and natural solutions to stay fit and healthy well into your 50s, 60s, and beyond? Think Yoga!

Yoga is a powerful 2000-year old practice you can use to ease pain, lower blood pressure, boost immunity, reduce anxiety, and protect against the stresses of life.

Yoga is good for your heart!

The benefits of Yoga continue to impress the scientific community!

Numerous studies support Yoga’s health benefits. A meta-analysis of 37 randomized controll...     Learn More ››








Shield yourself from stress with Harvard’s newest online course

  4 months ago (Sun, Oct 09, 2022 at 07:10 AM)

You’ll pinpoint your sources of stress and master smart and simple steps that will bring you calm and peace of mind.

“Not again!” Traffic is snarled. Your computer freezes. The cable bill’s just gone up. The boss would like to see you. The doctor has asked you to come back. You and your spouse have argued. Oh, and you were just turned away because you forgot your mask.

You want to scream. Maybe you do. Your blood pressure rises. Your body tenses. Your heart races. You’re stressed — again.

Chronic stress can exact a toll upon you — physically, emotionally, and psychologic...     Learn More ››








Schizophrenia may increase dementia risk by 2.5 times

  4 months ago (Fri, Oct 07, 2022 at 03:35 PM)

People with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are 2.5 times more likely than those without a psychotic disorder to eventually develop dementia, according to a review of evidence led by UCL researchers.

The new systematic review and meta-analysis, published in Psychological Medicine, found that psychotic disorders may have a stronger link with dementia than other mental health disorders like depression or anxiety.

Senior author Dr Jean Stafford (MRC Unit for Lifelong Health & Ageing at UCL) said: “We found that having a diagnosis of a psychotic disorder is linked to a much h...     Learn More ››








12 ways to keep your brain young

  4 months ago (Thu, Oct 06, 2022 at 03:32 PM)

Every brain changes with age, and mental function changes along with it. Mental decline is common, and it's one of the most feared consequences of aging. But cognitive impairment is not inevitable. Here are 12 ways you can help maintain brain function.

1. Get mental stimulation

Through research with mice and humans, scientists have found that brainy activities stimulate new connections between nerve cells and may even help the brain generate new cells, developing neurological "plasticity" and building up a functional reserve that provides a hedge against future cell loss.

An...     Learn More ››








Children and young adults with Down Syndrome four times more likely to have diabetes

  4 months ago (Wed, Oct 05, 2022 at 02:53 PM)

Children and young adults* with Down Syndrome are four times more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London and King’s College London.

The study, published in Diabetes Care, examined just under 10,000 people with Down Syndrome and nearly 40,000 without. The population-based study was created using data across three decades (from 1990 to 2020) from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink – one of the most populated databases.

It is the first time that the researchers have looked at the incidence of diabetes and obesity in...     Learn More ››








Taking a Dip in Cold Water May Cut “Bad” Body Fat

  4 months ago (Tue, Oct 04, 2022 at 03:35 PM)

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A major scientific suggests that taking a dip in cold water may cut ‘bad’ body fat in men and reduce the risk of disorders such as diabetes.

Review of current science indicates that an icy swim may cut ‘bad’ body fat, but further health benefits unclear.

Taking a dip in cold water may cut ‘bad’ body fat in men and decrease the risk of disorders such as diabetes. These are the findings suggested by a major scientific review published on September 22 in International Journal of Circumpolar Health, a peer-reviewed journal.

According to the authors, many of the 104 studies the...     Learn More ››








Bad Dental Health Linked to a Greater Risk of Dementia

  4 months ago (Mon, Oct 03, 2022 at 02:01 PM)

New research indicates tooth loss and poor periodontal health could raise the risk of both cognitive decline and dementia.
According to a review of all relevant studies in the medical literature, having poor periodontal health and losing teeth may raise your chance of developing dementia and cognitive decline.

47 studies were included in the analysis, which was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. A 23% greater likelihood of cognitive decline and a 21% higher risk of dementia was linked to poor periodontal health (indicated by periodontitis, tooth loss, deep periodo...     Learn More ››








Do people who undergo bariatric surgery have a higher risk of epilepsy?

  4 months ago (Sun, Oct 02, 2022 at 11:25 AM)

People who have had bariatric surgery may have an increased risk of developing epilepsy, according to a study published in the September 28, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

“Bariatric surgery, which involves altering your digestive system, has become a more common treatment for weight loss,” said study author Jorge G. Burneo, MD, MSPH, of Western University in London, Canada, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. “While bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for obesity and obesity-related chronic condition...     Learn More ››








Metabolism linked to brain health say UniSA researchers

  4 months ago (Sun, Oct 02, 2022 at 10:55 AM)

Every three seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with dementia. And while there is no known cure, changes in the brain can occur years before a dementia diagnosis.

Now, a world-first study from the University of South Australia’s Australian Centre for Precision Health has found a link between metabolism and dementia-related brain measures, providing valuable insights about the disease.

Analysing data from 26,239 people in the UK Biobank, researchers found that those with obesity related to liver stress, or to inflammation and kidney stress, had the most adverse brain findings.

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Is sex exercise? And is it hard on the heart?

  4 months ago (Fri, Sep 30, 2022 at 10:50 AM)

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At some time in his life, nearly every man gets exercised about sex. And as many men get older, they wonder if sex is a good form of exercise or if it's too strenuous for the heart. These questions may sound like locker room banter, but they are actually quite important — and they now have solid scientific answers.

Treadmill vs. mattress

To evaluate the cardiovascular effects of sexual activity, researchers monitored volunteers while they walked on a treadmill in the lab and during private sexual activity at home. In addition to 13 women, the volunteers included 19 men with an average ...     Learn More ››








5 Ways To Improve Your Brain Health

  4 months ago (Thu, Sep 29, 2022 at 02:58 PM)

Early studies of the brain determined that there wasn’t much you could do as an adult to improve brain health and cognitive function. Most believed that brain development took place in early childhood and that once you reached a certain age, you just worked with what you had.

We now know that this isn’t true. While the early years are when the brain is at its most plastic and ripe for learning and growing, the brain never stops working to create new pathways, connections, and new brain cells.

Five Ways You Can Improve Your Brain Health Starting Today

1. Feed Your Brain The Right F...     Learn More ››








Sleep is good for your heart

  4 months ago (Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 05:01 PM)

Sleep isn't just a way to pass the time. It's essential to health, right through to your heart.

This June, the American Heart Association (AHA) added sleep to its heart health checklist, now an 8-item list created to help people reflect on and improve lifestyle habits.

"Sleep is taking its rightful place as a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease," says behavioral scientist Brooke Aggarwal, EdD, who has been studying heart health and sleep for six years in the Department of Medicine (in Cardiology) at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. ...     Learn More ››








Anxiety during pregnancy can lead to earlier births, study finds

  4 months ago (Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 02:44 PM)

Women who experience anxiety about their pregnancies give birth earlier on average than those who don’t, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. The study, which examined the relationship between pregnancy length and different measures of anxiety, could help doctors understand when and how best to screen for anxiety during pregnancy to help prevent preterm birth.

“Anxiety about a current pregnancy is a potent psychosocial state that may affect birth outcomes,” said lead study author Christine Dunkel Schetter, PhD, of the University of California Los ...     Learn More ››








Study confirms that mRNA vaccines protect against serious COVID-19 during pregnancy

  4 months ago (Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 11:50 AM)

The first large, real-world study of the effectiveness of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy found these vaccines, especially two initial doses followed by a booster, are effective in protecting against serious disease in expectant mothers whether the shots are administered before or during pregnancy.

Pregnant women were excluded from COVID-19 mRNA vaccine clinical trials, so this new study fills a significant knowledge gap, providing strong evidence that vaccinating women who are or might become pregnant protects against hospitalization for the disease during pregnancy.

“That t...     Learn More ››








Coffee drinking is associated with increased longevity

  4 months ago (Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 11:14 AM)

Drinking two to three cups of coffee a day is linked with a longer lifespan and lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared with avoiding coffee, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the ESC.1 The findings applied to ground, instant and decaffeinated varieties.

“In this large, observational study, ground, instant and decaffeinated coffee were associated with equivalent reductions in the incidence of cardiovascular disease and death from cardiovascular disease or any cause,” said study author Professor Peter Kistler of the...     Learn More ››








7 Tips to Improve Your Sleep Quality

  4 months ago (Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 04:47 PM)

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Life can move fast. It can be overwhelming, with stressors, distractions, and deadlines. There is one thing everyone can agree on: managing your sleep schedule is fundamental when it comes to physical and mental health alike. Check out seven tips to create a bedtime routine below.

Creating a Bedtime Routine

We’ve all been there. Tossing and turning, the crinkle of sheets deafeningly loud — sleep being the elusive creature it is. It doesn’t need to be this way. By following simple steps and creating a routine, you can master sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to go the ne...     Learn More ››








How sleep deprivation can cause inflammation

  4 months ago (Fri, Sep 23, 2022 at 04:03 PM)

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Inflammation is the body’s natural response to disease and injury. When you come down with a respiratory infection or cut yourself, your immune system acti­vates white blood cells, which in turn release cyto­kines and other inflammatory molecules that attack invaders and protect the body’s tissues. When this response is temporary, it serves as an effective defense mechanism. But when inflammation doesn’t let up, it can contribute to the development of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Sleep deprivation is associated with markers of inflammation, suc...     Learn More ››








Johns Hopkins Scientists Have Developed a Nanobody That May Treat Parkinson’s Disease

  4 months ago (Fri, Sep 23, 2022 at 02:57 PM)

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Parkinson’s disease is a brain condition that causes uncontrollable or unintended movements.

The nanobody can also punch through tough brain cells.

The immune system uses proteins referred to as antibodies to detect and attack invading pathogens. Mini versions of antibodies, called nanobodies — natural compounds in the blood of animals such as llamas and sharks — are being researched to treat autoimmune diseases and cancer. Now, scientists from Johns Hopkins Medicine have helped create a nanobody that can penetrate the tough outer layer of brain cells and disentangle misshapen prot...     Learn More ››








Nightmares in middle age linked to dementia risk

  4 months ago (Thu, Sep 22, 2022 at 02:16 PM)

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People who experience frequent bad dreams in middle age are more likely to be diagnosed with dementia later in life, according to new research.

A new study, published in The Lancet journal, eClinicalMedicine by researchers at the University of Birmingham, suggests nightmares may become prevalent several years or even decades before the characteristic memory and thinking problems of dementia set in.

Dr Abidemi Otaiku, of the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Human Brain Health, said: “We’ve demonstrated for the first time that distressing dreams, or nightmares, can be linked to ...     Learn More ››








A Consistent Lack of Sleep Negatively Impacts Immune Stem Cells, Increasing Risk of Inflammatory Disorders and Heart Disease

  4 months ago (Thu, Sep 22, 2022 at 02:11 PM)

Mount Sinai study also shows catching up on sleep doesn’t reverse possible negative effects on cellular level.

Chronic, insufficient sleep can negatively affect immune cells, which may lead to inflammatory disorders and cardiovascular disease, according to a new study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. More specifically, consistently losing an hour and a half of sleep a night potentially increases the risk.
The research, published September 21 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, is the first to show that sleep alters the structure of DNA inside the immune stem cells t...     Learn More ››








Researchers Identify Potential Biomarker to Distinguish Two Aggressive Types of Brain Tumors in Children

  4 months ago (Thu, Sep 22, 2022 at 02:07 PM)

It may soon be possible to identify Group 4 medulloblastomas — the most common malignant brain tumor in children--from more aggressive Group 3 tumors. Research based on a little-explored part of RNA, which creates proteins, could lead to the development of better-targeted cancer treating drugs, according to investigators at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Four groups of medulloblastomas have been identified, with Group 3 being the most aggressive — survival at 5 years is a 45% to 60% rate. Group 4 is the most common form of medulloblastoma, accounting for 35-40% of all cases.

...     Learn More ››








Guide to Uterine Cancer

  4 months ago (Wed, Sep 21, 2022 at 12:45 PM)

1. What Is It?

It’s
a cancerous tumor in your uterus, the pear-shaped organ also known as your womb. Most cases happen in the lining of the uterus (endometrium), but you can get tumors in the muscles there, too. Over 60,000 women in the U.S. get this type of cancer each year. If you’re past menopause, your chances are higher.

2. Your Genes

These can play a role in how likely you are to have uterine cancer. For example, Lynch syndrome is a genetic disorder that makes you more likely to get certain cancers. Women with it have much higher odds of getting uterine cancer. But having a ...     Learn More ››








Adding This Grain to Your Diet Can Help Prevent Diabetes

  4 months ago (Wed, Sep 21, 2022 at 12:05 PM)

Replacing cereals with quinoa reduces blood glucose spikes after meals.

Eating
quinoa regularly can help to prevent type 2 diabetes. This is the main conclusion of a study directed by Diana Daz Rizzolo, a researcher at the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) and a member of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). The study’s findings were recently published in the journal Nutrients.

Quinoa is a pseudocereal that originates from the Andes that has a very high nutritional value. It is exceptionally rich in minerals such as calcium,...     Learn More ››








Shockingly Simple: Drink More Tea To Reduce the Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

  4 months ago (Wed, Sep 21, 2022 at 11:52 AM)

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Drinking plenty of tea may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, finds a study on over a million adults.

Four or more cups of black, green, or oolong tea every day is linked to a 17% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Moderate consumption of black, green, or Oolong tea is linked to a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis of 19 cohort studies involving more than 1 million adults from eight countries.

The findings suggest that drinking at least four cups of tea a day is associated with a 17% lowe...     Learn More ››








5 Lesser-Known Symptoms of Diabetes You Probably Don’t Know About

  4 months ago (Wed, Sep 21, 2022 at 11:44 AM)

Diagnosing diabetes early is important since it can negatively affect every organ in your body from your kidneys to your heart. One in two people with diabetes dies of cardiovascular disease, showing the impact diabetes has on heart health.

You might be familiar with some of the most common symptoms of diabetes, like increased thirst, urinating more often, increased appetite, and weight changes. However, some signs of diabetes are more subtle, and you might easily miss them. Here are some less obvious signs of diabetes you should know about.

Slow Healing Wounds and Skin Changes

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Stopping aspirin when on a blood thinner lowers risk of bleeding, study finds

  4 months ago (Tue, Sep 20, 2022 at 03:21 PM)

If you’re already taking one blood thinner, mounting research suggests you might not need to take a second one.

In fact, when patients who are on a commonly prescribed blood thinner stop taking aspirin, their risk of bleeding complications drops significantly, a Michigan Medicine study finds.

Researchers analyzed over 6,700 people treated at anticoagulation clinics across Michigan for venous thromboembolism, or blood clots, as well as atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm that can cause stroke. Patients were treated with the common blood thinner warfarin but also took aspirin ...     Learn More ››








Why are young people so miserable?

  4 months ago (Mon, Sep 19, 2022 at 03:28 PM)

Twenty years ago, life satisfaction surveys of those 18 and older showed the highest readings among America's younger and older adults, with those in between struggling with jobs, families, and other cares of middle life. Now, a Harvard-led study examining a dozen measures of well-being show younger adults tallying the lowest scores of any age group.

Tyler VanderWeele, director of the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science and senior author of the study published in JAMA Psychiatry, said the results reflect not just a longer-standing mental health c...     Learn More ››








Risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease increases by 50-80% in older adults who have had COVID-19

  4 months ago (Mon, Sep 19, 2022 at 02:58 PM)

Older people who were infected with COVID-19 show a substantially higher risk—as much as 50% to 80% higher than a control group—of developing Alzheimer's disease within a year, according to a study of more than 6 million patients 65 and older.

In a study published today in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, researchers report that people 65 and older who contracted COVID-19 were more prone to developing Alzheimer's disease in the year following their COVID diagnosis. And the highest risk was observed in women at least 85 years old.

The findings showed that the risk for developing Al...     Learn More ››








The impact of stress on your gut

  4 months ago (Mon, Sep 19, 2022 at 08:44 AM)

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Given how closely the gut and brain interact, it might seem obvious that the pair often influence each other. Some people feel nauseated before giving a presentation; others feel intestinal pain during times of stress. In any case, emotional and psychosocial factors play a role in functional gastrointestinal disorders.

Treating the whole body

Stress-related symptoms felt in the gastrointestinal tract vary greatly from one person to the next, and treatment can vary as well. For example, one person with gastroesophageal reflux disease might have an occasional, mild burning sensation in the...     Learn More ››








New study: Risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease increases by 50-80% in older adults who caught COVID-19

  4 months ago (Thu, Sep 15, 2022 at 10:32 AM)

Older people who were infected with COVID-19 show a substantially higher risk—as much as 50% to 80% higher than a control group—of developing Alzheimer’s disease within a year, according to a study of more than 6 million patients 65 and older.

In a study published today in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers report that people 65 and older who contracted COVID-19 were more prone to developing Alzheimer’s disease in the year following their COVID diagnosis. And the highest risk was observed in women at least 85 years old.

The findings showed that the risk for develop...     Learn More ››








COVID was deadlier for those with intellectual disabilities, according to new research

  4 months ago (Thu, Sep 15, 2022 at 10:26 AM)

Authors of a new peer-reviewed paper have discovered that COVID was the leading cause of death for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in 2020.

The study, “COVID-19 Mortality Burden and Comorbidity Patterns Among Decedents with and without Intellectual and Developmental Disability in the US”, looked at 2020 death certificate data to examine death patterns for people with or without IDD. They found that those without an IDD, COVID was the third leading cause of death, following heart disease and cancer. But for those with IDD, COVID was the number one cause of d...     Learn More ››








SEVEN HEALTHY LIFESTYLE HABITS MAY REDUCE DEMENTIA RISK FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES

  4 months ago (Thu, Sep 15, 2022 at 10:21 AM)

A Good Night’s Sleep, Social Contact and Exercise Among Healthy Habits.

A combination of seven healthy lifestyle habits including sleeping seven to nine hours daily, exercising regularly and having frequent social contact was associated with a lower risk of dementia in people with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the September 14, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

“Type 2 diabetes is a worldwide epidemic that affects one in 10 adults, and having diabetes is known to increase a person’s risk of developing d...     Learn More ››








Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Tuberculosis Treatments

  4 months ago (Thu, Sep 15, 2022 at 10:09 AM)

Imagine you have 20 new compounds that have shown some effectiveness in treating a disease like tuberculosis (TB), which affects 10 million people worldwide and kills 1.5 million each year. For effective treatment, patients will need to take a combination of three or four drugs for months or even years because the TB bacteria behave differently in different environments in cells—and in some cases evolve to become drug-resistant. Twenty compounds in three- and four-drug combinations offer nearly 6,000 possible combinations. How do you decide which drugs to test together?

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More than half of ICU survivors not fully recovered at one year

  4 months ago (Tue, Sep 13, 2022 at 03:13 PM)

More than half of survivors of critical illness treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) do not make a full recovery at one year, according to a study published online Sept. 7 in PLOS ONE.

Lise F. E. Beumeler, from University of Groningen in the Netherlands, and colleagues evaluated changes in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in the first year after ICU admission. The analysis included 81 adult patients with ICU stays of at least 48 hours.

The researchers found that 55 percent of patients did not make a full recovery. Patients in the nonrecovery group received home care more often ...     Learn More ››








Recommended blood sugar levels to avoid diabetes-related damage

  4 months ago (Tue, Sep 13, 2022 at 02:24 PM)

The levels of long-term blood sugar can be used to accurately determine the risk of a person with type 1 diabetes developing eye- and kidney complications. This level should be lower than 53 mmol/mol (7%), according to a study that has followed individuals for more than 30 years after the onset of type 1 diabetes.

People with diabetes may experience damage to the small blood vessels in various organs. The reasons for this are unclear, but it has been known since the 1990s that good control of blood sugar levels reduces the risk of complications. It has, however, not been clear what level of...     Learn More ››








Reduce Your Risk of Death by Up to 31%: New Study Examines the Impact of Exercise

  4 months ago (Mon, Sep 12, 2022 at 05:17 PM)

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A study finds that adults who exercised 150-600 minutes each week had the lowest risk of death.

According to a recent study published in the American Heart Association’s flagship peer-reviewed journal Circulation, individuals who exercise two to four times the currently recommended level of moderate or vigorous physical activity each week had a much lower risk of death. The research analyzed more than 100,000 individuals over a 30-year follow-up period. People who participated in two to four times the recommended amount of vigorous physical activity each week had a decrease of 21-23%, wh...     Learn More ››








Improving body positivity during and after pregnancy could lead to healthier mothers and children

  5 months ago (Sat, Sep 10, 2022 at 05:08 PM)

Pregnancy is often thought of as a time of excitement and anticipation.

But for some pregnant and postpartum individuals, the normal physical changes that occur with pregnancy can increase the risk of body dissatisfaction.

Defined as a negative subjective view of one's body size or shape, body dissatisfaction can increase the risk of postpartum depression and eating disorders, both of which can have long term health consequences for mother and child.

A research team led by Rachel Vanderkruik, Ph.D., MSc, recently conducted a survey to learn more about the prevalence of body dissatisfa...     Learn More ››








Pregnant women of lower socioeconomic status more likely to not receive COVID-19 vaccine

  5 months ago (Sat, Sep 10, 2022 at 05:02 PM)

A longitudinal study of 1,899 pregnant women nationwide representing all 50 states reveals that during the COVID-19 pandemic if a pregnant woman had lower socioeconomic status and/or were African American, she was less likely to have the intention of getting a COVID-19 vaccine and of actually receiving it. The study, led by Heidi Preis, MSW, Ph.D., of Stony Brook University, is published in Health Psychology.

Pregnant women are a vulnerable population for COVID-19 due to their risk for severe symptoms and adverse pregnancy outcomes. This study included women 18 and older who enrolled in the...     Learn More ››








Pregnant women with obesity and diabetes may be more likely to have a child with ADHD

  5 months ago (Fri, Sep 09, 2022 at 02:40 PM)

Study only finds this association in women with excessive weight gain during pregnancy

Children of women with gestational diabetes and obesity may be twice as likely to develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) compared to those whose mothers did not have obesity, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

The estimated number of children aged 3–17 years ever diagnosed with ADHD is 6 million, according to data from 2016-2019. A major risk factor for ADHD in children is maternal obesity. Roughly 30% ...     Learn More ››








Boosting physical activity and curbing sitting time are highly likely to lower breast cancer risk

  5 months ago (Wed, Sep 07, 2022 at 05:35 PM)

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Boosting physical activity levels and curbing sitting time are highly likely to lower breast cancer risk, finds research designed to strengthen proof of causation and published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

The findings were generally consistent across all types and stages of the disease, reveals the Mendelian randomization study, prompting the researchers to recommend a stronger focus on exercise as a way of warding off breast cancer.

Mendelian randomization is a technique that uses genetic variants as proxies for a particular risk factor—in this case lifelong phys...     Learn More ››








Cancers in adults under 50 are on the rise globally

  5 months ago (Wed, Sep 07, 2022 at 05:11 PM)

Over recent decades, more and more adults under the age of 50 are developing cancer. A study conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital reveals that the incidence of early onset cancers (those diagnosed before age 50), including cancers of the breast, colon, esophagus, kidney, liver, and pancreas among others, has dramatically increased around the world, with this drastic rise beginning around 1990. In an effort to understand why many more younger individuals are being diagnosed with cancer, scientists conducted extensive analyses of available data in the literature and online,...     Learn More ››








Pollution exposure in infancy alters gut microorganisms, may boost disease risk

  5 months ago (Wed, Sep 07, 2022 at 03:09 PM)

Exposure to air pollution in the first six months of life impacts a child’s inner world of gut bacteria, or microbiome, in ways that could increase risk of allergies, obesity and diabetes, and even influence brain development, suggests new CU Boulder research.

The study is the first to show a link between inhaled pollutants—such as those from traffic, wildfires and industry—and changes in infant microbial health during this critical window of development.

Previous research by the same group found similar results in young adults.

“This study adds to the growing body of literatu...     Learn More ››








Too often, diabetes and hearing loss go together

  5 months ago (Tue, Sep 06, 2022 at 06:04 PM)

Though it's not clear how diabetes may be related to hearing loss, many people experience both conditions simultaneously.

About 37 million Americans have diabetes, estimates the American Diabetes Association. Meanwhile, about 34.5 million of them also have some type of hearing loss.

Experiencing hearing loss is twice as common in people with diabetes as it is in those who don't have the condition, according to a recent study. Even for the 133 million people with prediabetes, the rate of hearing loss is 30% higher than in those with normal blood sugar.

The reason may be that high blood...     Learn More ››








China approves world's first inhalable COVID-19 vaccine

  5 months ago (Tue, Sep 06, 2022 at 03:08 PM)

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Chinese drug regulators have approved the world's first inhalable COVID-19 vaccine, made by Tianjin-based manufacturer CanSino Biologics, boosting the company's share price by seven percent on Monday.

The National Medical Products Administration gave the go-ahead for the vaccine for emergency use as a booster, the company said in a statement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Sunday.

Following the announcement, company shares surged 14 percent on Monday morning before closing 7.1 percent higher than their opening value.

The needle-free vaccine—which can be stored and administered mo...     Learn More ››








Menstrual cups: Why the recent increase in popularity?

  5 months ago (Mon, Sep 05, 2022 at 04:25 PM)

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Not quite sure what a menstrual cup is or how it works? You're not alone. Menstrual cups have been around since the early 1930s, but use has only recently gained popularity.

The flexible cup is made of silicone, natural rubber, latex or thermoplastic elastomers. The menstrual cup is inserted into your vagina during your period to catch and collect menstrual flow.

How often you empty the menstrual cup depends on the size of the cup and your menstrual flow. The cup can hold up to three times as much fluid as a regular tampon.

With the increased popularity of the menstrual cup, more opti...     Learn More ››








Low testosterone may increase risk of COVID-19 hospitalization for men

  5 months ago (Mon, Sep 05, 2022 at 04:06 PM)

Boosting testosterone in men with low levels may reduce serious illness.

Men with low testosterone who develop COVID-19 are at elevated risk of becoming seriously ill and ending up in the hospital, according to a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

Among men diagnosed with COVID-19, those with low testosterone levels are more likely to become seriously ill and end up in the hospital than men with normal levels of the hormone, according to a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medi...     Learn More ››








5 commonly held myths about end-of-life issues

  5 months ago (Mon, Sep 05, 2022 at 04:00 PM)

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Some people don't have a health care power of attorney or living will because they don't realize how important these documents are. Others worry that such documents mean they are signing their lives away. Not so.

These powerful documents make sure that you get the treatment you would want for yourself if you couldn't communicate your wishes. Here are a few myths that shouldn't get in the way of creating a health care power of attorney or living will:

1. Myth: More care is always better.

I.Truth: Not necessarily. Sometimes more care prolongs the dying process without respect for qualit...     Learn More ››








Study finds yoga helps men's mental health

  5 months ago (Sat, Sep 03, 2022 at 10:26 AM)

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A new study by Deakin University has found significant mental and physical health benefits for men who practice yoga, but the biggest hurdle for many is having the courage to join a class.

Associate Professor Melissa O'Shea from Deakin's School of Psychology said yoga studios were often seen as women's spaces and some men found that intimidating and were embarrassed to exercise with women.

"Yoga combines breathing exercises, physical postures and meditation and has been shown to help with depression and anxiety but men represent less than 20 percent of participants in Australian yog...     Learn More ››
















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