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Walnuts, Mediterranean Diet Reduce Weight in Women, Says New Study

In a toast to Mediterranean diet, a study by researchers of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine proves that weight loss programs that provide healthy fats, such as olive oil in the Arab diet, or a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet have similar impacts on pound-shedding. To be precise, the researchers hit upon a meal plan rich in walnuts, ...

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Too Much Exercise Affects Sleep, Says Study on Cyclists

Too much of exercise may affect sleep patterns and also makes you moody and reluctant to exercise in future, says a new study on 13 cyclists conducted by researchers of Loughborough University in the UK. After monitoring the athletes’ moods, sleep patterns and performance before, during and after exercise, researchers discovered that even 9 days of rigorous exercise can cause ...

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3-year Old Diagnosed With Type-2 Diabetes in US, Youngest Ever

In a rare case, a three-and-a-half-year-old girl has been diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, making her one of the youngest people ever detected with the disease. Type 2 diabetes is linked to poor diet and obesity. It is most common among the middle-aged and elderly people, but in the last few years type 2 diabetes have taken lives of poor children. ...

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Top 6 Mantras to Keep Diabetes Far Away From You

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Are you sure that your blood sugar is in control? There are about 8.1 million diabetes cases which go undiagnosed every year. Joy Bauer, a nutrition expert, has suggested to start with incorporating some of the simple lifestyle changes, like monitoring blood glucose levels, taking medication as directed by doctors, maintaining a healthy weight, aiming for at least 30 minutes ...

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Try These Steps to Have the Perfect Sound Sleep

Career expectations, work stress, late night parties. In short, the modern lifestyle that has a direct impact on your sleep pattern often leaves you insomniac or close to it, these days. Lack of sleep not only affects your biological clock, but also puts you at higher risk of obesity, diabetes and heart problems. Additionally, it caters to the disability to ...

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Guide to Fight Jet Lag, What to Do And What Not

Travelling is an exciting hobby and invokes a refreshing feeling.  Visiting to different places and exploring their cultures is a fascinating venture to dive into. Nevertheless, the journey quite often takes a toll on the traveller(s). This “toll” is none other than jet lag. Jet lag which in medical terms is known as “desynchronosis” is a situation when an individual ...

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Adults Need 7 Hours of Sleep Daily: Study

Adults need a minimum of seven hours of sleep each night, preferably more, says a new Stanford study, setting aside the debate that varied on this issue. In their paper published in the journal SLEEP, 15 sleep experts reached a consensus as per the requirements of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society. One of the panelists, ...

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Sound Good-Night Sleep Saves You From Cancer; How?

German scientists have come out with a new research that sheds light on the sleeping pattern in the night and the resultant cancer causing elements in the body before advising people to strive for sound sleep at night. As we age, the decline in tissue function and the onset of cancer occur with the loss of stem cells, mainly driven ...

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Your Toddler Still Taking Nap? It’s Bad, Says New Study

Unlike the popular belief in letting toddlers sleep for longer hours during the day time, a new research by Australian researches shows that an afternoon nap may actually affect your toddler’s overall sleep quality. Children who have daytime naps after reaching 2 years or more will turn out to be poorer sleepers at night, said Prof. Karen Thorpe from Queensland ...

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Teens getting increasingly sleep deprived: Study

In a worrying trend, teenagers in the US are increasingly getting less number of sleeping hours than they ideally should, finds a new study. The study by researchers at Columbia found that female students, racial/ethnic minorities and students of lower socio-economic status are particularly affected. “Declines in self-reported adolescent sleep across the last 20 years are concerning and suggest that ...

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Less sleep prompts you eat more and gain weight: Study

One nigh of total sleep deprivation is enough for a brain region known as the “salience network” to send signals to us to eat more fat and eventually gain more weight, says new research. “Although this study examined the effects of acute total sleep deprivation, similar changes may occur in response to the chronic partial sleep restriction that is so ...

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Invest in Sleep When Young, Reap Memory Benefit When Old: Study

Reverse the age-old saying that too much sleep by teenagers or youth is not good. Parents should now relax to see that a latest study has shown that sleeping more when young helps retain memory during the old age. In the middle age, more sleep during the day including afternoon naps helps the memory and protects against its decline as ...

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Did you sleep well? Japanese firm Nintendo device will show

Japanese video game company Nintendo Thursday announced it will develop a device to track and improve the quality of sleep, the latest venture of the company to get into the “eHealth” business. The new device will be developed in collaboration with American firm ResMed which specialises in technology to treat sleep disorders, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata said in a press ...

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Bedtime gadgets leave Britons sleep-deprived

London, April 4 : Is your grown-up child complaining of inadequate sleep and hit the sack during the day? Watch out for his/her late night smart phone or tablet use. According to a survey, six in 10 British adults are not getting enough sleep and electronic gadgets are to be blamed for this. Today, 59 percent British adults sleep for ...

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Sleep quality does affect decision-making ability

New York, April 1 : Fragmented or lower sleep efficiency may affect executive function as it is linked to decline in cognitive abilities of older people over a period of three to four years, a study has found. Poor sleep quality is associated with a 40 to 50 percent increase in the odds of clinically significant decline in executive function, ...

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