Tobacco Use In Movies Jumps By 80 Percent, May Affect Teen Smoking

A report released by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that the number of Hollywood movies that feature tobacco has dropped. Tobacco In Hollywood Movies The number of movie scenes that did show use of tobacco, however, increased by about 80 percent for the period between 2015 and 2016. Forty-one percent of the top-grossing films in the U.S in 2016 also showed people using tobacco. Researchers used data from the Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down! project of the Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails, which advocates for…

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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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Soon, a Pain-Free Patch May Replace Flu Shots

Flu attacks are common and they take a toll on your immunity. It allows the virus to invade your body and damage the healthy cells. The treatment mostly depends on how well your body is able to fight back. Health experts often suggest that you must get yourself injected with Influenza vaccines, more commonly known as flu shots or jabs, that provide protection against the influenza viruses. These vaccines help your body develop antibodies about two weeks after vaccination that protect you against infection with the viruses. A group of researchers from the Georgia…

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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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Amazon’s Whole Foods deal may accelerate the fresh food takeover, hurting General Mills

Jeff Bezos just drove a tank into the middle of the food fight going on between Wal-Mart and the packaged goods industry. Amazon’s $13.7 billion deal to purchase Whole Foods is expected to be disruptive for grocers and other retailers, but it couldn’t come at a worse time for big brand food companies, already hurt by the heavy hand of Wal-Mart’s discount pricing and the expansion of online shopping. Now with Amazon jumping into the grocery business with a more than 400-location retailer, the price slashing — and competition from…

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Children of Obese Mothers May Have Higher Risk of Fatty Liver During Teens

Maternal obesity does not only increase the risk of several pregnancy complications like gestational diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure or sleep apnea but it can also put the health of the child at risk. Obesity in pregnancy can have a negative impact on health later in life for the mother and the child. Children have a risk of future obesity and heart disease. According to a new study, published in the journal of Hepatology, children born to obese mothers are  twice as likely to develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as adolescents….

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LG V30 May Feature a Slide-Out Secondary Display, Leaked Mockups Indicate

HIGHLIGHTS The mockups have been described as “old-ish” by Blass The leaked mockups show the phone in different use-case scenarios The secondary screen slides beneath the primary display Unlike most other smartphones that are due to come out this year, there isn’t much information available about LG’s upcoming flagship V30. Till now, we only know that It’s set to get Google Daydream support, and a previous report suggested it would come with an OLED display. Now, newly leaked mockups have suggested that the LG V30 might bring some surprising new…

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Parents, Take Note: Your Smartphone Obsession May Harm Your Kids

It’s true that smartphones have made our lives easier. We are much more connected with each other these day but such convenience has come at the cost of our health. In today’s digital world, we are constantly plugged to our smartphones, tablets, laptops or other devices and find ourselves to have less time for real human conversations. A lot of health experts believe that digital devices, especially smartphones that are used the most throughout the day, can play havoc with our brain and even ruin our sleep. A new study, published…

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Kids from Economically Weak Backgrounds May Hit Puberty Early. Here’s Why

Puberty refers to a time and age in life when a girl or boy becomes sexually mature and they may also undergo other physical and hormonal changes. The first sign of puberty in girls is usually breast development and in young boys is when their voice deepens and facial hair appears. In general, the process usually occurs between the age of 10 to 14 in girls and 12 to 16 in boys but a new study has discovered that kids who belong to weak economic backgrounds may experience puberty much…

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iPhone 8 May Indeed Sport Bezel-Less Display With Touch ID Embedded, Patent Tips

Even amidst several reports of a delay in the iPhone 8, new developments about its features continue to leak online. Now, Apple has been found to have recently been granted some major patents, indicating the arrival of at least two big features on the iPhone 8 – an edge-to-edge display and Touch ID embedded into the screen. Patently Apple reports that USPTO has granted as many as 56 new patents to Apple ranging to different use-cases on the upcoming iPhone. The report specifically highlights three major patents – one which…

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