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Parents, Do Not Worry! Obese Kids Are As Smart As Their Leaner Peers; Study

Obese kids, or those with lesser aerobic fitness, are as smart as their leaner peers, finds a study, that analysed associations of fitness, motor competence and adiposity with cognition.  The study, led by researchers from the University of Eastern Finland, showed that children with different levels of aerobic fitness or body …

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Women, Dancing Can Improve Your Daily Functioning At Old Age: Here’s How

While dancing is touted as a whole-body workout for the youth, it can also reduce the risk of disability in older women, according to a new study. The study showed that dancing was associated with a 73 per cent significantly lower risk of developing disability in walking, eating, bathing, dressing …

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New ML models to predict cancer symptoms and severity, says study

Two machine learning models that are able to predict cancer symptoms, as well as their severity, could give doctors a head start in treating the second leading cause of death globally, suggests a study. The models Support Vector Regression (SVR) and Non-linear Canonical Correlation Analysis by Neural Networks (n-CCA) are both able to accurately …

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5-10 servings of fruits, veggies daily may cut diabetes risk, says report

Want to restore the level of antioxidants — the key to ward off heart disease and Type-2 diabetes — that you lost due to high consumption of fat rich-food in the holiday season? Eating five to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables as well as nuts, seeds, and legumes daily may help. A diet …

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Mediterranean diet judged as the best diet of 2019

Mediterranean diet has added one more feather to its cap. From helping ward off diabetes and high blood pressure to accelerating weight loss and beating depression, many know about the incredible health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Now a study by US News and World Report has adjudged the diet …

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New device to treat urinary incontinence

Researchers have developed a tiny, implantable device that may one day help people, who suffer from urinary incontinence, bypass the need for medication or electronic stimulators. The device, developed by Washington University in St. Louis, US, can detect overactivity in the bladder and then use light from tiny, biointegrated LEDs to …

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Older people with hearing loss more likely to have depression

Older adults with age-related hearing loss are more likely to have greater risk of depressive symptoms, finds a study. The researchers, from the Columbia University in the US, found that older adults with mild hearing loss were almost twice as likely to have clinically significant symptoms of depression than those with normal hearing. …

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Swine flu claims 2 in Rajasthan

Two people died of swine flu on Thursday in Rajasthan while a total of 44 new cases tested positive in the state, health officials said here. According to Health Department officials, of the 44 cases, 17 patients are from Jodhpur, nine from Jaipur, three each from Sikar and Barmer, two each from Kota, …

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Parents’ job stress linked to kid’s health

Besides economic resources, parents’ autonomy in the workplace can help boost the health of their children, suggests a research. While it was long known that sick children can affect a company’s bottom line, less is known about the impact a parent’s work life has on their children’s health. The researchers, from …

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Those with dark-coloured eyes at higher risk of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Feeling blue in winter? It may be due to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Do you have dark coloured eyes? You are at a greater risk of suffering from SAD. A new research published in Open Access Journal of Behavioural Science & Psychology has shown how people who have dark/brown eyes ‘demonstrate higher levels of SAD‘ when compared with …