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Insufficient Sleep in Young Adults may Lead to Alcohol and Drug Problems

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Adolescents who had sleep difficulties and insufficient sleep can develop problems like binge drinking, driving under the influence of alcohol, and risky sexual behavior, finds a new study. Maria M. Wong, professor and director of experimental training in the department of psychology at Idaho State University, said that national polls indicate that 27 percent of school-aged children and 45 percent of adolescents do not sleep enough. Other studies have shown that ...

Manicured Lawns Contribute to Global Warming

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Manicured lawns are major source of greenhouse gases, which contribute to global warming, reveals a new study. The study confirmed what some environmentalists have long suspected: that the lawn has a bigger problem than rampaging legionaries, the Independent reported. But the scientists behind the study believe it would still be possible to create a magnificent expanse of green sward if a number of simple steps are taken to reduce its impact on the ...

Enact Important Lifestyle Changes to Determine Success After Weight Loss Surgery

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Recently, a new study has revealed that weight loss surgery will only be successful in full extent if people resolve to enact some important lifestyle changes. With many people staring down New Year's resolutions related to losing weight, some may be wondering if surgical weight loss is right for them. Dr. Ann Rogers, director of Penn State Hershey Surgical Weight Loss, says surgery was only a long-term solution for patients who also resolve to enact some important ...

8 Pc Indians and Other South Asians Carry Heart Failure Causing Mutated Gene

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Up to 8 percent of Indians and other South Asians carry gene mutation that causes heart failure and potentially fatal heart attacks, according to scientists at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Researchers demonstrated that the mutation causes hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the most common form of inherited cardiac disease and the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young people. Carriers of this mutated gene have about a 80 percent chance of developing ...

Bitcoin CEO, Mark Karpeles, Denies Masterminding Billion Dollar Illegal Drug Operation Silk Road

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Ross Ulbricht is on trial for allegedly being the mastermind behind illegal drug operation Silk Road. He is facing multiple serious charges in connection to Silk Road that could result in possible life imprisonment. Defense of Ross Ulbricht has pointed out to Mark Karpeles, CEO of now-defunct Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox as the person responsible for the billion-dollar operation of the online marketplace for illegal drugs while Karpeles immediately issued a denial. ...

104,000 New HIV/AIDS Cases Diagnosed in China in 2014

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104,000 new cases of HIV/AIDS have been diagnosed in China in 2014. This figure is a 14 percent increase on the number of new cases diagnosed in 2013. Chinese health officials have said that growth rates are particularly high among gay men and male sex workers, who are marginalized and stigmatized by mainstream society. Last year, China's National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention estimated that as many as 810,000 people are living with HIV/AIDS in the country, ...

Red Cross Nurse Working in Sierra Leone Dies of Ebola

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A Red Cross nurse working in Sierra Leone has died of Ebola in the eastern district of Kenema. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said in a statement, "The man, who was working at the IFRC Ebola treatment center in Kenema, passed away on 13 January 2015 and was confirmed positive for Ebola virus disease later that day." The Red Cross said that it was carrying out an investigation to determine how and where the deceased became ...

Focus Should be on Treating Human Beings as Humans

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Shaheena Attarwala, the person who bought a drink for the destitute child, who was thrown out of a McDonalds restaurant in Pune for being underprivileged, termed the incident as unfortunate. She also added that the focus should be on treating human beings as humans. "We had gone to Mc Donalds with my friends to attend the Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad. When we left, a kid outside said he also want to have a drink and as it is not that expensive, I took him ...

Every Child Has Right to Take Advantage of All Facilities

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Child rights activist Archana Sahay condemned the incident of an underprivileged child being thrown out of a McDonalds restaurant in Pune, saying every child had the right to access all amenities. "Every child has the right to take advantage of every facility and such kids for whom McDonalds is like a dream, so people should rather encourage it," Sahay told to ANI. "I condemn what the McDonalds staff has done," she added. Sahay also applauded ...

Jet Lag Cure Comes Closer to Reality

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The new therapeutic avenues for improving the synchronization of the body's different biological clocks make jet lags a history, reveals a new research. Physiological changes over the course of a day are regulated by a circadian system comprised of a central clock located deep within the centre of the brain and multiple clocks located in different parts of the body. Since humans are fundamentally diurnal creatures, staying awake at night can significantly ...

Less Salt Consumption Reduces Stomach Cancer Risk

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Excessive salt consumption, which is well known for causing high blood pressure and heart disease, can also increase the risk of stomach cancer, reveals a new study. The most well-established stomach cancer risk factor is infection with a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), which causes inflammation within the stomach that can progress to stomach cancer, the Daily Express reported. Researcher John Atherton of United European Gastroenterology ...

Hormones can Trick Brain to Burn More Fat

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The action of two naturally occurring hormones can trick brain into telling body to burn more fat, reveals a new research. Monash University researchers unravelled a molecular mechanism that depends on the combined action of two hormones - leptin, an appetite suppressant generated in fat cells, and insulin, produced in the pancreas in response to rising levels of glucose in the blood. The research shows that the two hormones act in concert on a group ...

Our Mobile Phones are Teeming With Disgusting Bacteria

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A new study has provided a deeper insight into how filthy mobile phones are that people use in their daily life. Students from the University of Surrey revealed just how much bacteria is on the phone and it's pretty gross, News.com.au reported. Bacteria use all sorts of things as vectors in order to transmit - insects, water, food, coughs and sneezes, or sexual contact. Many of the phones showed the biggest and clearest blotch of bacteria ...

Century-Old Drug may Help Reverse Autism Symptoms

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A century-old drug corrects genetic autism symptoms in laboratory mice, which might suggest a pathway for treatment in humans, reveals a new study. Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine previously reported that a drug used for almost a century to treat trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, reversed environmental autism-like symptoms in mice. The new study suggests that a genetic form of autism-like symptoms in mice is also corrected with suramin, ...

Two Die of Bird Flu in China's Eastern Province

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In China's eastern province of Fujian, two people have died of the H7N9 strain of avian flu, state media said Saturday, quoting local health officials. Fujian has confirmed 15 cases since the start of 2015, Xinhua news agency reported. It did not say when the two patients died. Another human infection was reported in the adjacent province of Jiangxi on Friday, Xinhua said, while both the municipality of Shanghai and neighbouring Zhejiang province have ...

Innocent People can be 'Convinced' They Committed Crime

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People can be easily convinced that they committed a crime that never happened, reveals a new study. Evidence from some wrongful-conviction cases suggests that suspects can be questioned in ways that lead them to falsely believe in and confess to committing crimes they didn't actually commit. Research at the University of Bedfordshire provides lab-based evidence for this phenomenon, showing that innocent adult participants can be convinced, over the ...

Social Media may Help 'Stressed Out' Women Cope

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Women who use a lot of Facebook and Twitter are less stressed out, reveals a new study. Lee Rainie, the research group's director, said that when they headed into the study, they thought it would prove that bit of conventional wisdom that high social media use leads to higher stress levels overall, but instead, it pushes against it, the Washington Post reported. Lead author Keith N. Hampton of Rutgers University said that social media provides "supportive ...

Blame Your Colleagues for Making It Hard to Stick to Your Diet

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Recently, a new study has revealed that sometimes people fail to stick to their dreaded diet because their work mates persuade them to eat unhealthily. New research from Upbeat stated that 95 percent of those surveyed cite colleagues as the biggest negative influence on our food choices, admitting to giving into peer pressure to have a slice of birthday cake, the Daily Star reported. One in two Brits made the decision to eat healthier in 2015 but despite ...