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Anxiety linked to kicking, yelling during sleep, says study

REM sleep is the dream state of sleep. A person may act out violent by yelling, flailing their arms, punching or kicking, to the point of harming themselves or a sleep partner. During normal REM sleep, your brain sends signals to prevent your muscles from moving. However, for people with REM …

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Father’s post-natal depression linked to emotional stress in teen girls, finds study

Post-natal depression in fathers, in addition to mothers, bring emotional problemsfor their teenage daughters, finds a new study. The study found that almost one in 20 new fathers suffered depression in the weeks after their child was born. However, this association of increased risk applied only to teenage daughters. Sons remained unaffected. The reason for this …

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How 2018 ruled health and wellness

Due to the rise of conscious consumption, more and more health enthusiasts changed their perception, especially this year, regarding food, the way it’s cooked, consumed, and produced. As the year progressed, a myriad variety of diets and health trends made their way into our lifestyle. Now, as we are ready …

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Food labels promote healthier choices

Labels on packaged foods such as nutrition facts, “low-sodium” or “fat-free” as well as calorie counts on restaurant menus, have to some extent encouraged healthier eating choices, say researchers. The research, led by Tufts University researchers, found that labelling reduced consumers’ intake of calories by 6.6%, total fat by 10.6% …

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When it’s okay to take a break from exercise

Most people who don’t exercise blame it on lack of time, tiredness or air pollution, little realising that physical activity boosts energy levels, improves sleep and lowers chronic tiredness even if the air is far from clean. The many benefits of moderately-intense physical activity are clinically proven. Walking at least …

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Breastfeeding for more than 6 months leads to smaller waist circumference

Turns out, breastfeeding for more than six months is independently associated with smaller waist circumference in the decade after delivery among women. Pregnancy contributes to an accumulation of abdominal adiposity, which is an indicator of cardiometabolic dysfunction in later life. The findings of the study are published in the Journal …

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Hospital deliveries, sick units can stop 71% newborn deaths in India

India can avert 71% of an estimated 6 lakh neonatal deaths each year if all mothers deliver at a healthcare facility, have access to caesarean section services, safe blood and if special care for sick newborns are available, according to United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef) ‘Survive and Thrive’ …

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British cafe provides a lifeline for LGBT+ dementia sufferers

Imagine living through the gay rights revolution that has transformed the lives of LGBT+ people in many parts of the world – and then, in old age, forgetting it. That is one of the many challenges facing gay people with dementia, who can find themselves plunged into a more hostile …

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Your eyes may signal your mental stress level

With demands of work productivity shooting up stress levels, researchers have discovered that a person’s eyes may offer a solution. The study showed that the pupil dilation – widening of the pupils of the eyes – could be used to indicate levels of stress of a person in a multitasking …

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Inflammatory bowel disease ups prostate cancer risk: Study

Men with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are four to five times at higher risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to researchers including one of Indian-origin. IBD is inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract and is a common chronic condition that includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative …