Lack of Sleep May Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

Given our busy and chaotic lives, as many as one in three people have trouble sleeping – either they are not getting enough sleep, or suffer disturbed sleep or in some cases, it’s a combination of both. Whatever be the situation or the reason, lack of sleep can play havoc with your physical as well as mental health. It can make you forgetful, tempt you to overeat, cause lethargy and raise your blood pressure. A new study, published in the journal Neurology, shows that poor sleep may also have some serious consequences…

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Frequent Infections During Infancy May Lead to Gluten Allergy

  is a serious condition that affects many due to consuming wheat or wheat-based products. This form of allergy could result in serious health consequences if proper care is not taken. So what really is the cause of the disease, know as Celiac disease? Research points to genes, but according to a new study done by Institute for Diabetes Research at Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen in Germany, infections during early life could also be associated with increased risk of gluten intolerance or celiac disease later in life. The study, published in…

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Do Not Let Your Blood Pressure Go Unchecked, It May Lead to Stroke

One of the biggest challenges in curbing the increasing rate of high blood pressure cases is the inability to spot its occurrence and not taking enough preventive measure to keep the condition at bay. In most cases, hypertension is the product of a sedentary lifestyle coupled with unhealthy eating habits, poor sleep pattern, alcohol or tobacco abuse and high levels of stress and anxiety. Some symptoms for early detection include headache, chest discomfort, palpitations, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, nosebleeds and feeling numb or weak. Eating a well-balanced diet, sleeping…

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Active or Passive Smoking May Lead to Cancer of the Voice Box

                    Smoking kills. Period. This habit is one of the major causes of death worldwide, and the numbers are only increasing day by day. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) tobacco use nearly kills six million people worldwide each year. A severe consequence of smoking is cancer, which can be of different types such as lung, esophagus, larynx, mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, liver, pancreas and stomach. Laryngeal cancer is the cancer arising in the larynx, or the “voice box”, the…

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How A Betsy DeVos Department Of Education Could Lead To A Massive Transfer Of Public Funds Into The Private Sector

On Monday, January 30, 2017, hundreds of patient protectors braved the bitter New York City cold to stand firmly in defiance against the impending appointment of billionaire school-choice crusader Betsy DeVos, 58, for Secretary of Education. The brazen assembly, short on time yet not lacking hope, was among one of many gatherings crisscrossing the nation. Since DeVos’s name first surfaced as President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, a stubborn, nation-wide procession of feet has emerged in stride to protest what many fear is the beginning of the end of…

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‘Sedentary lifestyle may lead to lower grades in boys’

Parents, take note! A sedentary lifestyle may impair your child’s reading skills and academic performance, a new study has warned. In the study, a sedentary lifestyle was linked to poorer reading skills in the first three school years in six to eight year old boys. The study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland investigated the longitudinal associations of physical activity and sedentary time with reading and arithmetic skills in 153 children aged six to eight years old in Grades 1-3 of the primary school. Physical activity and sedentary time…

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Brexit will lead to cheaper food if right policies adopted, says OBR official

British households are on course to enjoy cheaper food after Brexit if the UK returns to the system of farming subsidies adopted before joining the European Union, a top official from the Office for Budget Responsibility has claimed. Sir Stephen Nickell said breaking away from the EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP) and returning to subsidies where the UK “traded at world market prices in agricultural products” and compensated farmers to ensure they didn’t “all go bankrupt” could also reduce Britain’s borrowing bill. Asked to describe the possible “positive” aspects of…

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It’s Not Necessarily a Bad Idea to Have a Health Expert Lead HUD, Though

Donald Trump’s choice to have his one-time rival Ben Carson head the Department of Housing and Urban Development has triggered a lot of head-scratching. Carson’s ongoing dilly-dallying on whether to accept the job has perhaps driven many into full excoriation disorder, wondering why a retired neurosurgeon with no housing policy experience is even being considered. CityLab’s Kriston Capps assembled a comprehensive set of opinions from housing experts on why having Carson lead HUD would be a huge mistake—not least of which is the doctor’s allergy to fair housing principles. But…

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Salt and protein in food lead to post-meal sleepiness

Higher protein and salt content in our food, as well as the volume consumed, can lead to longer naps, suggests new research. Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute in the US created a system that can measure both the sleep and feeding behaviours of individual fruit flies and discovered that, in much the same way as humans, the insects sleep for longer periods following larger meals. Further studies also revealed that certain types of food can promote post-meal sleep. To better understand this relationship, William Ja and his team created…

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Changing lifestyle can lead to childhood obesity

India may be in the green as far as childhood obesity goes but changing lifestyle habits of school-going wards in Hyderabad and elsewhere, captured in numerous studies and by treating physicians, lays bare the need for immediate course correction. “Identifying obesity or overweight in a child is crucial and can be done with a growth chart. However, even if these conditions are identified, it is not a red flag for parents who associate higher weight with better health in children,” said Dr. T. Karthik, senior paediatrician with Yashoda Hospitals. A…

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