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Here's why coffee is good for your skin
A new study now reveals that drinking four cups of coffee every day could dexrease a person's risk of rosacea. The team, led by Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, believes the lowered risk is because coffee has anti-inflammatory properties and narrows blood vessels, which reduces redness. Past research has long linked coffee with combating heart disease, cancer, dementia, diabetes and depression and the authors hope their findings offer further reassurance of java's protective effects.
Walnuts a boon for reigning lifestyle ailments, says study
Walnuts can help in keeping many lifestyle diseases at bay, including obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular problems which are on the rise in India, according to studies. According to a research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, one ounce of walnuts provides four grams of protein and two grams of fibre. Several studies have also found that regular consumption of walnuts has helped improve male fertility and helped in reducing risk of breast, colon and prostate cancer.
Regular exercise should be part of cancer care for all patients, researchers say
According to a study, every cancer patient should keep regular exercise as part of their routine. The researchers stated it can significantly improve symptom management, quality of life and fitness during and after treatment. Even among patients at highest risk of poor quality of life, exercise can make a difference. Patients are often fatigued and have started to lose muscle before they are diagnosed with cancer, so it is essential to start exercise as soon as possible after the first consultation.
Parents' education impacts their children's health
Turns out, parents' education matters more than their income when it comes to their child's health. Lead researchers, Alan Monheit and Irina Grafova, found that parental education beyond 12 years is associated with increases in family health care spending and decreases in specific health conditions and poor health status, including hypertension, diabetes, and asthma.
Using light to destroy metastatic breast cancer
Dr Nalinikanth Kotagiri of the Cincinnati Cancer Center in Ohio has just received the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Breakthrough Award to study the use of light to target cancer cells in late-stage breast cancer. A new form of light therapy could drastically improve the outlook for people with an advanced form of breast cancer.
Cancer: Even healthy tissue is 'riddled with mutations'
Until now, little has been known about how mutations build up in healthy tissue over time. By middle age, more than half of the cells in a healthy esophagus might carry mutations in cancer genes. After studying the genetics, we were shocked to see that the healthy esophagus was riddled with mutations. In fact, NOTCH1 mutations were more prevalent in healthy tissue than in esophageal cancer.
E-cigarettes negatively impact wound healing
According to a new study, e-cigarette vaping negatively affects skin wound healing, causing damage similar to that of traditional cigarette smoking. A recent research, led by a team from Boston Medical Center (BMC), found that exposure to both e-cigarette vaping and traditional cigarettes in experimental models resulted in increased tissue death, which delays wound healing. The adverse effects of traditional cigarette smoking on wound healing has been well established in the surgical field.
Not exercising worse for your health than smoking: Study
A new study goes one step further, finding that a sedentary lifestyle is worse for health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease. Researchers and author of the study published in the journal JAMA Network Open called the results as extremely surprising. Researchers retrospectively studied 122,007 patients who underwent exercise treadmill testing to measure all-cause mortality relating to the benefits of exercise and fitness.
IVF kids may suffer from high BP
Turns out, kids born through in vitro fertilization may be more likely to develop high blood pressure. For the study, researchers compared 54 teens conceived through IVF with 43 of their friends who had been conceived naturally. Eight of the IVF teens were diagnosed with hypertension, compared to one in the control group. Teens born through IVF were more likely to have blood pressures high enough to be diagnosed with hypertension.
Meditation can help lower eye pressure in glaucoma patients: AIIMS study
Meditation can help lower eye pressure in patients suffering from glaucoma, according to a recent study by doctors at the premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here. Lowering of intraocular pressure (IOP) is the only proven therapy for glaucoma and this is currently achieved with eye drops, laser therapy or surgery. As a part of the study, which has been published in Journal of Glaucoma , 90 glaucoma patients were selected and randomly divided into two groups.
Study finds elite female athletes not at higher risk of birth complications
Elite female athletes have no greater risk of childbirth complications than women who don't exercise, a small study suggests. Some previous small studies of elite athletes who have not given birth found they had thicker and stronger pelvic floor muscles than women who didn't exercise. The authors of those studies hypothesized that this might make birth more difficult for athletes, Sigurdardottir said by email. They also found no difference between athletes and non-athletes in the risk of extensive tearing during delivery.
Sleep apnea may predict mortality risk: Study
Turns out, the duration of abnormal breathing events may be a better predictor of mortality risk in both women and men. Previous studies have shown that the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), the most widely used measure of sleep apnea severity, is linked to mortality and heart disease. According to the recent research, AHI remains a coarse measure of sleep apnea severity and is not a good risk predictor for women.
People with good spatial memory are good at identifying smells
According to a recent study, people who have better spatial memory are also better at identifying odours. They also discovered that the medial orbitofrontal cortex (mOFC), which is known to be involved in olfaction, is also critical to spatial memory. To test the correlation between spatial memory and the sense of smell, 57 participants were asked to do a couple of different tasks relating to spatial memory.
Experts say memes may contribute to teenage obesity
The meme world seems to be in danger as many countries are now trying to curb the free flow of memes. In September, the European Parliament passed a copyright law that some consider meme ban. Following the lead, academics have now told British lawmakers that internet memes may be contributing to the obesity crisis in the United Kingdom. A substantial number of individuals on Twitter share health-related Internet memes, with both positive and negative messages and many even contain inappropriate material, the letter read.
Men's nicotine exposure can also harm their unborn child
According to a recent research, men's exposure to nicotine can also cause problems in future generations of their children. The Florida State University College of Medicine study in mice produced results that suggest nicotine exposure in men could lead to cognitive deficits in their children and grandchildren. The study found that changes in the father's sperm attributed to nicotine exposure led to problems in genes that play a role in memory and learning.
Cycling, walking in nature may improve your mental health
Walking or cycling - through natural environments are more likely to develop better mental health than those who commute less, according to a new study. Mental health and physical inactivity are two of the main public health problems associated with life in urban environments. One way of doing so would be investing in natural commuting routes for cycling and walking, said Mark Nieuwenhuijsen from the University of Barcelona.
Genes may partly decide which university you attend: Study
Scientists have for the first time shown that DNA plays a significant role in whether young adults choose to go to university, which varsity they choose to attend and how well they do. Differences in the quality of university young people chose were strongly influenced by genetics even after accounting for. A-level achievement, suggesting factors other than ability play an important role in university choice. The results were based on studying 3,000 pairs of twins from the UK as well as 3,000 genotyped individuals.
Regular yoga practice can improve sperm DNA quality, reduce recurrent spontaneous abortion: Study
Regular practice of Yoga by men can reduce the incidence of recurrent spontaneous abortion as it improves the quality of sperm DNA, according to a study conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. These had seminal oxidative stress and sperm DNA damage which impairs normal embryonic development post fertilisation and thus results in abortion, Dada said. Sperm DNA integrity is vital for the birth of healthy offspring and impacts its lifelong health.
Mother-daughter conflict ups suicide risk in abused teen girls: Study
Teenage girls who were maltreated during their childhood are more likely to entertain suicidal thoughts if the relationship with their mother is poor and the degree of conflict between the two is high. For the study, published in the journal Suicide and Life-Threatening Behaviour, researchers from the varsity included 164 socio-economically disadvantaged, depressed, adolescent girls and their mothers. The team examined mother-daughter relationship quality, mother-daughter conflict, and adolescent depressive symptoms.

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