Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce health risks from air pollution

In a study from Harvard Medical School, researchers exposed test mice to fine particulate matter before putting some on a special diet enriched with omega-3 fatty acids. They found that mice taking the supplement could prevent and reduce inflammation from the toxin

Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce health risks from air pollutionAs air pollution continues to rise around the world, number of illnesses associated with low air quality, such as dementia, diabetes and kidney, lung and heart disease, could also rise. However, new research from Harvard Medical School found that omega-3 fatty acids can actually prevent and treat negative effects from air pollution. Every day, we’re […]

Exercise following a learning session improves memory in young women, says study

Whether you are cramming for an exam or simply want to give your memory a boost, doing some physical exercise straight after a learning session may be of great help - if you are a woman

Exercise following a learning session improves memory in young women, says studyA new study published in the journal Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications shows that just 5 minutes of light physical exercise following a learning session improves memory in young women. The study’s first author is Dr. Steven Most, of the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He and his team conducted four […]

Unstable childhood linked to adult obesity

A stressful childhood lined with destabilizing experiences - such as having divorced parents, being exposed to crime, or moving house frequently - leads to habits that could predict adult obesity, a new study finds

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity is a serious issue in the United States, impacting over one third of the adult population. Previous research has convincingly linked adult obesity with low socioeconomic status both in childhood and later in life. Now, a recent study from Florida State University in Tallahassee, in collaboration with the Kellogg School […]

Can’t fall asleep? Making a to-do list before bedtime can help, says study

Researchers found that the participants who wrote to-do lists fell asleep an average of 9 minutes faster than those who wrote about already-accomplished tasks. The theory behind this is the mentally ‘offloading’ responsibilities before bedtime, which in turn frees the mind

Can’t fall asleep? Making a to-do list before bedtime can help, says studyIt sounds simple, but there’s evidence that it just might work. According to a small study published in the January issue of Journal of Experimental Psychology, participants who took 5 minutes to write out a to-do list before bed fell asleep more quickly than participants who wrote about tasks they had already completed. The key, […]

9 things you need to know before you get the allergy shots

Allergy shots may require a lot of time and effort, but the benefits of allergy shots can be life-changing and long-lasting for people of all ages. Their effectiveness for children and young adults is well known, and a 2016 study also found that they can be effective for older adults as well

Do allergy shots really work? Allergies—whether they’re seasonal or year-round—can put a serious damper on quality of life; in some cases, they can even be deadly. But for certain types of allergies, allergen immunotherapy (commonly known as allergy shots) can be a big help. They may require a lot of time and effort, but the […]

Vitamin D can protect against heart failure after a heart attack

Heart failure is a life-threatening condition affecting an estimated 23 million people worldwide. New research has shown how vitamin D may help protect heart tissue and prevent heart failure after a heart attack, potentially offering a low-cost addition to existing treatments for heart failure

The team at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research found that vitamin D prevents excessive scarring and thickening of heart tissue following a heart attack, which may help reduce the risk of heart failure. Researchers used mouse models to investigate the impact of 1,25D, a form of vitamin D that interacts with hormones, on the […]

Skipping breakfast harmful for heart health, says study

Skipping breakfast may have negative effects on appetite-regulating hormones, blood sugar and insulin (a hormone that regulates blood sugar). Prior studies have shown that breakfast fans are less likely to be obese or have diabetes or heart disease

Skipping breakfast harmful for heart health, says studyMiddle-aged adults who routinely skip breakfast are more likely to have clogged heart arteries than those who enjoy a big morning meal, a new study finds. The findings are the latest to link breakfast to better heart health. They suggest that people who eat breakfast, especially a hearty one, are less likely to harbour plaques […]

Turmeric as effective as painkillers in reducing pain

Researchers have found turmeric to be just as effective as drugs at treating injured sportsmen. A study of 50 top rugby players in Milan with bone or muscle pain found it matched relievers like paracetamol or ibuprofen

Turmeric as effective as painkillers in reducing painA new study now suggests that turmeric is more effective than popular painkillers at easing the agony of sports injuries. The study found that after less than three weeks, taking a key component of the Indian staple spice, known as curcumin, eases injured rugby players’ discomfort just as much paracetamol or ibuprofen, but without their […]

Lack of sleep makes it harder for the body to lose weight

Sleep deprivation has long been linked to an increased risk of becoming overweight or obese, and inadequate sleep has been linked to difficulties with weight loss

Lack of sleep makes it harder for the body to lose weightEven when cutting calories helps people lose weight, they may have a harder time getting rid of excess body fat if they don’t get enough sleep, a small experiment suggests. Over eight weeks, researchers asked 15 overweight and obese adults to focus only on cutting calories and another 21 participants to both cut calories and […]

Vitamin C increases efficiency of TB drugs

Tuberculosis is a major worldwide public health problem, infecting the lungs and other organ systems. In 2016, the disease sickened more than 10 million people worldwide, and killed 1.7 million

A new study claims that tuberculosis patients would experience potentially less negative impacts if they include green vegetables, bell pepper, berries and oranges in their daily diet. Studies in mice and in tissue cultures revealed that providing Vitamin C, along with tuberculosis drugs, would benefit the patient in the long run by removing the disease’s […]
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