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Academic Stress Can Trigger ADHD in Kids

A new study suggests that the increasing academic stress on younger children is likely to be the reason behind the high prevalence of attention-deficit disorder. Researchers from the University of Miami in the US hypothesized that increased academic standards since the 1970s have contributed to the rise in …

White Bread, Corn Flakes Intake Push Up Lung Cancer Risk

Consuming foods and beverages with a high glycemic index, such as white bread or bagels, corn flakes and puffed rice, is linked with an increased risk of developing lung cancer, says a study. Glycemic index (GI) is a measure of the quality of dietarycarbohydrates, defined by how quickly …

Common Migraine Medication During Pregnancy Can Affect Baby

Certain medications and treatments long considered safe to treat pregnant women withmigraines may have adverse effects on the babies, suggests new research. The researchers pointed out that acetaminophen, used by over 65 percent of pregnant women in the US, has been linked to pediatric development of attention deficit …

Diabetes Can Be Prevented, Delayed: Health Officials

Occurrence of up to 80 per cent of diabetes can be prevented or delayed through population-based interventions such as regular physical activity and maintaining a normal body weight, health officials said today. “Simple lifestyle measures have been shown to be effective in preventing or delaying the onset of …

Yoga for Headache: Its Time to Roll Out Your Mat

Want to learn how to do yoga for headache? “Stretch, bend, breathe, relax”, and scroll down for more.  “Headaches are characterised by a feeling of tenseness in the neck, shoulder and scalp whereas migraines are basically pulsating headaches, often on one side of the head. Symptoms actually vary …

Eat Walnuts to Keep Age-Related Health Issues at Bay

Daily consumption of walnuts can help in healthy ageing, while also improving the bloodcholesterol levels and maintaining good gut health, finds a new study. The findings showed that intake of walnuts, especially by the elderly, can boost the good fats and other nutrients as well as lower obesity …

Are We All Getting Fatter?

While Body Mass Index (BMI) is found to be rising across both sexes and within all social groups, there has been a significantly larger increase in those who already have the highest BMIs, reveals a new study. The BMI average was found to be at a higher level …

Binge Drinking May Increase the Risk of Hypertension in Youth

Young adults in their twenties who regularly “binge” drink have higher blood pressurewhich may increase the risk of developing hypertension, says a new study. Binge drinking was defined in the study as consuming five or more alcoholic beverages in less than two hours. “We found that the blood …