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Negative Health Effects of Severe Obesity

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The negative health effects of severe obesity are very well known and have been thoroughly documented; yet obesity levels in the United States continue to remain stubbornly high. Many of these repercussions are life threatening and include heart attack, stroke, and a greatly increased chance of developing cancer. Because of this, doctors recommend that obese individuals pursue a healthy weight as the best means of avoiding these deadly conditions. Unfortunately, ...

Guilt Inbuilt Workers Make Good Leaders but Not Partners

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The concern about letting others down drives them to complete at least their fair share of the work-if not more makes highly guilt-prone people valuable work partners. In fact, they often outwork their less guilt-prone colleagues, demonstrate effective leadership and contribute more to the success of teams. In studies where Wiltermuth asked participants with whom they would like to partner to complete a task, given information about their potential partners' ...

Apps to Help Autistic Kids Learn Social Skills

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New Google Glass apps can help autistic kids learn social and communication skills, while also providing caregivers with feedback. The apps and hardware add-ons are being developed by Brain Power, The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup. The startup was founded by neuroscientist Ned T Sahin, who did his graduate training at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since the autism disorder spectrum is so wide, the ...

Sleep, Anxiety and Addiction to be Treated by 'Clock Proteins'

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Findings about "clock proteins" offer the potential to manage circadian rhythm and treat problems like sleep, anxiety disorders. Thomas Burris, PhD, chair of pharmacological and physiological science at Saint Louis University, and his colleagues examined compounds that target a protein called REV-ERB. It is a core component of our clock, which appears to play a key role in regulating mammals' internal clocks. The team examined effects of the REV-ERB drug ...

Health Benefits of Tea - Slide Show

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Tea has been considered a wonder drink since ancient times. It is the world's most popular drink after water.

Quiz on Brain Tumor

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Brain tumor is a group of cells with abnormal growth in the brain. A primary brain tumor indicates that the tumor that starts in the brain. A secondary tumor originates elsewhere in the body and then spreads to the brain.

Health is a Major Priority Than Peer Pressure for Obese Teens to Lose Weight

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Recent study has reported that overweight or obese teens decided to lose weight and be healthy rather due to peer pressure. The dietary and physical activity behaviors of children and adolescents are influenced by many sectors of society, including families, communities, schools, media and entertainment industries. Chad Jensen, a psychologist at Brigham Young University and his students at BYU looked in-depth at the success stories of 40 formerly obese ...

Karnataka Government Suggests Kanakapura for AIIMS-like Institute

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Karnataka government is keen that an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) be set up in Kanakapura taluk. Following an announcement on sanctioning an AIIMS-like institute to the state by Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda recently, the Department of Medical Education proposed names of three places. Sources in the Department said, "We have proposed three places - Vijayapura, Dharwad and Kanakapura. Of them, ...

Natural Home Remedies to Avoid Snoring

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Snoring is a nasal sound generated in sleep due to an obstructed upper airway of the nasal passage. Snoring may be caused by obesity, pregnancy, alcohol consumption, smoking, and age, among others.

Jaundice in Odisha on the High: Rs 100 Crore Measure by Patnaik

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The Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik has taken measures for replacing and overhauling the water supply system following jaundice outbreak. Apparently, since May, 17 people have died and 1,547 found infected. Poor drainage system and damaged water pipelines are major reasons behind the outbreak. With nearly over two-lakh population, the town is suffering with bad sewerage systems. The water pipelines were rusty and leaking due to which the drain water seeped ...

Sikh Community Creates Christmas Food Bank At Scotland For Less Privileged

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Scotland's Aberdeen city witnessed north-east Sikh community members joining hands with the local gas and oil workers towards providing food to the less privileged. Aberdeen's Seaton Community Education Centre had a packed Christmas food bank organized by Mandeep Singh Khalsa. The organized said that the Sikh community came closed to establish a "langar" - which meant a common kitchen and canteen for all residents in the expanse. h4Wood Group:/h4 John ...

Infertile Couples may Have Kids from IVF

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A new research has demonstrated that infertile couples who cannot produce their own sex cells may finally be able to have children through IVF after scientists achieved a key breakthrough in making sperm and eggs from skin cells. Researchers have converted human skin cells in a laboratory into the "primordial germ cells" normally found within the testes and ovaries, which develop into mature sperm and eggs, the Independent reported. Professor Azim Surani ...

Ban on Alcohol Firms from Sponsoring Sports Events, Warn Doctors

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Doctors have urged ministers to put a ban on alcohol firms from sponsoring sports clubs and events, as they fear that the "outrageous" practice is fuelling underage drinking by children. Leaders of Britain's nurses and A and E specialists said that deals like Everton and Celtic's beer and cider tie-ups not only fuel underage drinking because alcohol sponsorship of sport has become "as commonplace as advertising for cereal or soap powder". The leaders ...

Worried About the Christmas Bulge? Then Try the BLD Pants!

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A supermarket's fashion label has come up with BLD i.e. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner pants which helps one to hide their bulges. Fashion label George is Asda's solution to look best in said party outfit during the period of excess, the Daily Express reported. The budget supermarket claims that the super smalls allow wearers to achieve that perfectly smooth silhouette regardless of how much indulgence takes place over the Christmas period. Asda ...

Mussel Populations Being Wiped Out by 'Acidic' Oceans

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Climate change is threatening the world's mussels and the seafood is getting brittle due to the increased acidity of the oceans, reveal scientists. A study from Glasgow University suggests that the world's oceans are becoming more acidic because they absorb some of the atmospheric carbon dioxide that contributes to climate change, the Daily Express reported. Rising acidity reduces the number of bicarbonate ions in the sea, which are vital for the creation ...

Arctic and Antarctic Ice Not Melting: Scientists

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A global warming expert claims that the north and south poles are "not melting", as he revealed the shocking news. The scientist revealed that the poles are "much more stable" than climate scientists once predicted and could even be much thicker than previously thought, the Daily Express reported. Ted Maksym, an oceanographer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, conducted a study in which he sent an underwater robot into the ...

Healthier Lifestyle Could Have Prevented Over Half a Million Cancer Cases: Report

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A new report has revealed that healthy living could have prevented almost 600,000 cases of cancer in the UK over the last five years. According to the report from Cancer Research UK, four out of 10 cases could have been avoided if people had made lifestyle changes, the Independent reported. The report found that quitting smoking would have had the biggest impact on reducing cancer - leading to more than 314,000 fewer cases since 2009, while 145,000 cases ...

Average American Eats More Than 7,000 Calories on Christmas: Study

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A new research has demonstrated that the average American eats more than 7,000 calories on Christmas. Mary Hartley, the registered dietician in residence at Dietsinreview.com, told ABC News that a hearty family breakfast consisting of two pancakes with butter, syrup and sausage links kicks the day off with a total of 600 calories and Hartley noted mapping out a reasonable holiday meal. Hartley said that while most people will skip lunch in favor of ...

Amanda Bynes 'Stable' and Off Meds Post Bipolarity, Schizophrenia Diagnosis

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Amanda Bynes, who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolarity, is reportedly well now and is acting "normal". According to the sources, the 28-year-old actress is off all her meds, including Adderall, which caused her to get a DUI, TMZ.com reported. Sources continued that the American actress is completely lucid and stabilized and her parents have given her limited access again to bank accounts. The sources spilled the beans that ...

Avian Flu Scare in North India: Chandigarh Meat Sellers Serve Free Eggs and Fried Chicken

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The market in Sector 21, Chandigarh was witness to a different kind of 'langar' on Wednesday. Meat sellers in the area were seen serving boiled eggs and fried chicken to hundreds of people, who were jostling to grab as much as they could. The residents have reportedly started avoiding poultry, especially chicken, amid reports of Avian flu scare in Chandigarh and the discovery of dead ducks and geese at the city's famous Sukhna Lake. ...