Health, Fitness & Food

Researchers evaluated the effects of working night shifts on pregnant mothers and the outcome of their pregnancies. Many jobs today require people to work night shifts. This usually deprives them of sleep, and compels the body and the brain to alter the natural patterns of sleep, which may lead to sleep disorders. This shift-work sleep
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In a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers studied the connection between vitamins, carotenoids, and cataracts. Age-related cataracts have been contributing to 35% of all blindness throughout the world. Many have opted to have cataract extraction surgery to restore their vision, but it will cost upwards of $5.7 billion dollars
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A study explored the efficacy of aerobic exercise compared to a less intense stretching program to help adolescents recover from concussions related to sports injuries. Concussions related to sports injuries are a significant public health problem without effective treatment. Up to 30% of children and adolescents have symptoms such as confusion, amnesia, dizziness, ringing in
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New research published in the International Journal of Environmental Health Research determined whether visiting urban parks can influence emotional well-being. In today’s rapidly developing world, there is increasingly less green space as more buildings are being built and ecosystems are being destroyed. Parks are a great way to preserve plant and animal life in urban
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Researchers investigated whether evening exercise actually has a negative impact on sleep and appetite.  Specifically, the researchers studied the effect of evening high-intensity interval exercise (HIIE) on these bodily functions. It is a common belief that exercising before bedtime disrupts one’s sleep and should be avoided.  Disrupted sleep also affects one’s appetite and caloric intake. 
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Scientists discovered a novel mechanism as to why there is a temporary numbness in the ears due to noise-induced hearing loss. Noise-induced hearing loss is caused by sudden single exposure to loud sound or continuous noise exposure for a prolonged time period. Apart from being uncomfortable, it damages the delicate structures
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers in Ireland recently studied whether a heart-healthy diet affects thinking and memory skills in mid-life. In 2017, almost 44 million people worldwide suffered from Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Thirty per cent of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s have heart disease, and 29% have diabetes. It is known that a heart-healthy
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Reading Time: 3 minutes Antibiotic resistance is one of the causes of the increased rates of death and disease from bacterial infections across the globe. Researchers conducted an analysis of the bacterial diversity and antibiotic resistance patterns of ecosystems in different indoor environments. Antibiotic resistance is the ability of bacteria to survive when exposed to
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