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Teens are just as sedentary as 60-year-olds, finds new research

Teens are just as sedentary as 60-year-olds, finds new research

A new research suggests kids and some adults are increasingly less physically active. Scientists from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore came to their conclusion from looking at data included in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2003-2004 and 2005-2006. Over 12,000 participants were monitored via tracking devices for seven days in a row, ... Read More »

French Fries can double the risk of premature death, says new research

French Fries can double the risk of premature death, says new study

French fries are incredibly delicious, but they might also be shortening our lifespans — at least according to a study published in June in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The research was performed over an eight-year period. More than 4,000 people, aged 45 to 79, participated in the study, which was centered on osteoarthritis. Participants were divided into groups ... Read More »

This essential heart-surgery device poses deadly risk, a new study reveals

This essential heart-surgery device poses deadly risk, a new study reveals

A new research presented this week at a global conference in Portland, Oregon revealed that a significant number of heater-cooler units tested positive for bacteria associated with fatal infections in open-heart surgery patients. Heater-cooler units (HCUs) control the temperature of a patient’s blood and organs during heart bypass surgery. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for ... Read More »

Drones ‘could deliver help to heart patients’, research suggests

Drones 'could deliver help to heart patients', research suggests

New study from the Centre for Resuscitation Science at Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm South General (Söder) Hospital in Sweden shows that a specially constructed drone equipped with a defibrillator can be dispatched by alarm and delivered automatically to the site of a cardiac arrest long before an ambulance arrives. A new study published this week in JAMA shows that a ... Read More »

New research says babies should sleep in their own room

New research says babies should sleep in their own room

A new research is changing recommendations about where babies under the age of one should sleep. The American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending that babies older than 4-months-old be put to sleep in their own rooms. AAP guidelines suggest allowing infants to sleep in their parents’ room (but not their bed) for at least six months and “ideally for ... Read More »

An egg a day helps baby stay healthy, finds new research

An egg a day helps baby stay healthy, finds new research

Parents, take note! Eating an egg daily may significantly increase growth and reduce stunting in children, a new research claims. Scientists gave eggs to 80 infants between six and nine months of age for one year. Another 84 weren’t given eggs and served as a control grup. Compared to these controls, the egg-eating youngsters had a 47 percent lower prevalence ... Read More »

31-year-old man dies after ignoring new tattoos warnings

31-year-old man dies after ignoring new tattoos warnings

​A 31-year-old man died after swimming with a fresh tattoo and developing sepsis. The unidentified Hispanic man reportedly ignored the advice of people who told him to wait two weeks before going into pools or bodies of water. After being exposed to subsequent amounts of seawater, the man’s tattoo became contaminated and he developed a fever, chills and a rash. ... Read More »

Mom “horrified” after child consumes vapour fluid found on school grounds

Mom "horrified" after child consumes vapour fluid found on school grounds

A New Brunswick mother says her nine-year-old daughter was hospitalized after consuming e-cigarette fluids from a brightly labelled “Unicorn Milk” bottle. Lea L’Hoir told the CBC that on Monday, her daughter found the bottle of “Unicorn Milk” on the playground at school. Because of the fanciful labeling and the strawberry scent, her daughter and friends ingested a few drops of ... Read More »

Hackers publish naked photos from cosmetic surgery clinic, Report

Hackers publish naked photos from cosmetic surgery clinic

Hackers have published naked photos of thousands of plastic surgery patients who had work done at a Lithuanian clinic, it has been reported. Local authorities said more than 25,000 private photos and pieces of personal information from the Kaunas-based Grozio Chirurgija clinics were published on the internet One of the victims is reportedly the woman with the biggest breasts in ... Read More »

Researchers Say That Chocolate is Great For Your Heart! (Study)

Researchers Say That Chocolate is Great For Your Heart!

A new study, published in the journal Heart, has found that people who eat chocolate regularly may actually have a lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation – a condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate. The research, led by epidemiologists from Harvard University, looked at the relationship between chocolate consumption and the occurrence of an often-fatal ... Read More »