Health, Fitness & Food

Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 5] Findings presented at the American Heart Association’s 2018 Scientific Session in Chicago, USA, show how a smartphone app can rapidly detect a fatal heart attack. Heart disease is the leading cause of death around the world. The term refers to a number of conditions that occur when the
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study investigated the relationship between cold dark climates and levels of alcohol consumption and liver disease. For many years, there has been a belief that people who live in colder climates with fewer hours of sunshine tend to drink greater amounts of alcohol. However, this widely
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers in Denmark investigated the effects of a high-fiber, low-gluten diet on healthy adults. Gluten is a protein found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye. In people who have celiac disease, the body’s immune system over-reacts to gluten causing an inflammatory reaction in the gut. This
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 3.7] A recent study reviewed the effects of physical inactivity on the risk of cardiovascular disease and the environmental factors influencing a heart-healthy lifestyle among patients. Physical activity is associated with many health benefits including a decrease in the risk of mortality, greater cardiovascular health, lower occurrence of illness,
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] A recent study examined hydration in short sleepers and how dehydration, not just poor sleep, causes individuals to feel extremely tired. Sleep duration has been linked to a number of health outcomes, including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease. However, how sleep affects hydration status in
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Our Reader Score [Total: 4 Average: 4] In a recent study conducted in Japan, researchers sought to investigate whether the calming effects of the lavender smell can be confirmed with scientific evidence. Anxiety disorders are the most common class of mental disorders. Around 18.2% of adults in the U.S have had at least one anxiety
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 2] Physical exercise is known to be beneficial to the general control of asthma. However, the benefits specifically on asthma at night has not been well studied. Asthma is a chronic disorder of the lungs that affects millions of people of all ages. Asthma is characterized by inflammation that
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 3.7] A recent analysis of college students showed that individuals tend to underestimate the value of expressing gratitude and appreciation towards others. “We are guided by an accurate assessment of the expected value of an action.” – Kumar and Epley, 2018. It is easy to underestimate the effect that
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] Researchers attempted to discern the benefits of drinking coffee and its role in reducing the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The benefits of drinking coffee include more than keeping you awake. Previous studies have found an association between coffee consumption and a reduced risk of developing
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