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Singing may reduce stress, improve mood for people with Parkinson’s disease

Singing may reduce stress and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, say scientists who found that the benefits of musical therapy were similar to taking medication. Researchers from Iowa State University in the US measured heart rate, blood pressure and cortisol levels for 17 participants in a therapeutic singing group. Participants also reported …

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How eating veggies, fish can keep your heart healthy, lower heart disease risk

If you are suffering from high blood pressure, consuming fish, seafood and a primarily vegetarian diet may help reduce hypertension-related heart disease symptoms, a study suggests. Intake of fish, seafood and vegetarian food increases levels of a compound called trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), known to boost heart health, said researchers from the Medical University …

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Cold brew coffee or hot coffee: Which is better?

If you are one of those who loves having a cold brew every day to get your daily fix of caffeine and think that you are getting all the benefits of coffee, you have got to read this.  A new research has claimed that hot brew coffee has higher levels of antioxidants …

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Scientists have discovered biomarker for the most common type of heart failure

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) affects many people each year. And now, thanks to the discovery of the first-ever biomarker for HFpEF, a simple blood test can reveal whether a patient’s heart is not making enough of an important protein. If the protein levels are decreased, the biomarker …

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A low-fat diet can help increase cancer survival rate, says study

According to recent studies, one in three children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemiawere overweight or obese during their diagnosis. This tends to take a toll on the health of the children. Their quality of life will deteriorate and they will experience immense pain. Reportedly, the research in the University of California, Los …

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Sleep apnea may predict mortality rate, finds study

A new study found that the duration of abnormal breathing events may be a better predictor of mortality risk in both women and men. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the temporary cessation of breathing during sleep. The study’s lead author, Dr. Matthew P. Butler reportedly said this result seems counter-intuitive because you might expect …

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Cardiorespiratory fitness leads to better longevity, claims study

A recent study has found that better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to better longevity, regardless of age, with no limit on the positive effects of aerobic fitness. The research has been done at the Cleveland Clinic in the US. Cardiorespiratory fitness is the ability of the circulatory and respiratory systems to …

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Inflammatory bowel disease ups death risk, says study

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the ongoing inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract. The findings of the study suggested that it is important that patients who are diagnosed with IBD are carefully monitored. “Individuals who are diagnosed in childhood need to be monitored carefully,” said Ola Olén, lead …

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Smoking during pregnancy linked to early puberty in kids, says study

Here’s another reason to stop smoking when pregnant! The Aarhus University study has been published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. “We found that children of mothers who had smoked more than ten cigarettes a day during pregnancy, on average entered puberty three to six months earlier than the children of non-smokers,” …

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Want to keep cancer at bay? Eat organic food

Organic foods have a host of health benefits and it can help you to keep may health ailments away. Now, the findings of this new study will shock you! Read this carefully to know more about the study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine journal. Reportedly, according to experts …