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Youngsters using smartphones lose out on sleep, Says New Study

Youngsters using smartphones lose out on sleep, Says New Study

Researchers have warned that children’s increasing use of mobile electronic devices is leaving them at risk of permanent damage. New study in the UK has found that the use of smartphones and tablets is causing significant sleep problems among babies and toddlers. Tim Smith, who lead a team at Birkbeck University in London, quizzed 750 parents about their kids’ touchscreen ... Read More »

Running can increase your lifespan, says new research

Running can increase your lifespan, says new research

A new study shows running could help people live longer. After collecting data from 55,000 adults, the Iowa State University study found one hour of running can add seven hours to a person’s life. This is more than any other form of exercise. The findings, which used data from studies of men and women aged 18 to 100 over 15 ... Read More »

Women addicted to their phones at risk of depression, says new study

Women addicted to their phones at risk of depression, says new study

Women are more hooked on smartphones than men… making them vulnerable to problems at home, work and with friends, according to new research from Binghamton University- State University of New York.. “Our smartphones have turned into a tool that provides short, quick, immediate satisfaction, which is very triggering,” said Isaac Vaghefi, assistant professor of management information systems at Binghamton University-State ... Read More »

‘Super’ bedbugs are becoming resistant to treatment, says new research

'Super' bedbugs are becoming resistant to treatment, says new research

Bed bugs are developing a resistance to common insecticides and it’s making them much harder to kill, a new study says. According to scientists at Purdue University, bed bugs have already shown resistance to several other insecticides, including the commonly-used deltamethrin. However, bifenthrin and chlorfenapyr can now be added onto that growing list. In a study to be published next ... Read More »

Benefits Of Exercising On An Empty Stomach, Says New Study

Benefits Of Exercising On An Empty Stomach, Says New Study

Exercise enthusiasts often wonder whether it’s better to eat or fast before a workout. A new study is the first of its kind to show the effects of eating versus fasting on gene expression in adipose (fat) tissue in response to exercise. This study highlights the different roles fat plays in powering and responding to exercise. The study is published ... Read More »

Rare Parasitic Worm Cases Spike in Maui, Report

Rare Parasitic Worm Cases Spike in Maui, Report

A sharp rise in infections stemming from a parasitic worm that invades the human brain has health officials in the Hawaiian island of Maui worried. “It’s like having a slow-moving bullet go through your brain,” state epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park says, explaining the effects of rat lungworm disease. According to ABC News, the worm lives in the lungs of rats, ... Read More »

‘Good’ Fats May Not Benefit Kids Who Weigh More, Says New Study

'Good' Fats May Not Benefit Kids Who Weigh More, A New Study Reveals

Body weight plays a significant role in how much benefit children may get from consuming “good” fats, new study suggests. The scientists compared fatty acid uptake after kids took a supplement to both overall body weight and body-mass index. The more a child weighed, the smaller the measurement was of two key omega-3 fatty acids in their bloodstream. And the ... Read More »

Pet germs can keep your baby healthy, Says New Study

Pet germs can keep your baby healthy, Says New Study

In addition to keeping the house clean of fallen Cheerios, the family dog may also be a boon to babies’ health. Man’s best friend can help protect kids from allergies and obesity later in life, a new study suggests. Research conducted at the University of Alberta showed that infants from families with pets, especially dogs, had higher levels of two ... Read More »

Young girl with alopecia dazzles on school’s ‘Crazy Hair Day’ (Photo)

Young girl with alopecia dazzles on school's 'Crazy Hair Day' (Photo)

A 7-year-old girl who lost her hair from Alopecia celebrated “Crazy Hair Day” at school– with bling! The little girl has alopecia, an auto-immune disease that causes her hair to fall out. According to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, the disease affects nearly 6.6 million people in the United States alone. Currently, there is no cure. Gianessa Wride was diagnosed ... Read More »

Antibiotics overuse could cause bowel cancer, A New Study Reveals

Antibiotics overuse could cause bowel cancer, A New Study Reveals

According to a recent study published in the journal Gut, long-term use of antibiotics during adulthood increases the likelihood of developing precursors to bowel cancer. The research, once again, underlines the vital role of gut bacteria. The findings add to evidence that the type and diversity of bacteria in the gut, referred to as the ‘microbiome,’ may have a key ... Read More »