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Texting while walking dangerous : study confirms

Texting while walking dangerous

Texting can make you drive like a drunk. Now a new study shows that texting can also make you walk like a robot. Researchers found that healthy people who read or send texts while hoofing it show subtle but potentially hazardous changes to their gait. As pedestrians busily tap and flick, they swerve more, walk more slowly and move their ... Read More »

University to review sperm bank mix-up : Report

University to review sperm bank mix-up

The University of Utah now admits it bears more responsibility than previously thought in a sperm switch case that rocked a family from Texas. The family discovered that a convicted felon, working in the lab that handled sperm samples, actually fathered their daughter. University of Utah Healthcare says it takes full responsibility for a sperm sample switch that resulted in ... Read More »

Sunlight May Help Lower Blood Pressure : British study

Sunlight May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Any fair-skinned person hears it all the time from their dermatologist and family physician: too much sunlight can cause skin cancer. But now British dermatologists say that while that’s true, too little sunlight isn’t good either. In fact, exposing the skin to sunlight may help to reduce blood pressure and thus cut the risk of heart attack and stroke, according ... Read More »

Too much sitting linked to earlier death in older women

Too much sitting linked to earlier death in older women

Older women who spend a lot of time sitting die earlier than their most active peers, new research shows. A new study of about 93,000 postmenopausal women shows those with the highest amounts of sedentary time—defined as sitting and resting but not sleeping—have increased premature mortality rates. “If you’re in an office, get up and move around frequently. If you’re ... Read More »

FDA Approves Genetic Tests To Determine Symptoms Of Intellectual Disabilities In Kids

FDA Approves Genetic Tests To Determine Symptoms Of Intellectual Disabilities In Kids

A first-of-its-kind blood test that could help predict intellectual disabilities in infants has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. The test, CytoScan Dx Assay, analyzes the infant’s genetic code and detects variations in chromosomes that are linked to developmental disorders like Down syndrome and DiGeorge syndrome, among others. According to the National Institutes of Health, around two to ... Read More »

Fitbit Force wristbands giving some users rash : Reports

Fitbit Force wristbands giving some users rash

Many owners of the popular Fitbit Force wrist-worn activity tracker have reported severe skin irritations after wearing the device. Those who purchased the $130 motion-tracking device took to social media with their complaints, saying they were seeking medical care for the rashes. Users said they experienced similar problems: burns on the top of their wrists, redness and several rashes. Read More »

Monster Drinks Lawsuit Says Caffeine Dangerous If Energy Drinks Marketed To Children

monster drink lawsuit

San Francisco’s city attorney and New York’s attorney general are joining forces to investigate allegations that Monster Beverage is marketing its highly caffeinated drinks to children. The recently revealed alliance was formed last month, around the same time a federal judge tossed out a lawsuit Monster filed seeking to stop San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s investigation of the energy ... Read More »

LONDON : Comedians have psychotic personality traits, study finds

Comedians have psychotic personality traits, study finds

Comedy might be considered as a simple genre but it is not easy to perform comic acts. This might be the reason that it is considered that comedians might be having some unique traits to entertain people. Recently, a research has been carried out by a group of researchers from Oxford University. The researchers have unveiled that comedians have some ... Read More »