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Teens may be made to give up junk food because of their rebellious streak | health

Teenagers’ natural desire to rebel against authority could be tapped to drive them to replace junk food with healthier choices, a study has found. Food marketing, designed to foster strong positive associations with junk food in kids’ minds and to drive overeating, is one of the biggest obstacles in the ...

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Senior’s weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia | health

Senior’s weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia | health

Does an older friend or relative have a hard time hanging up on telemarketers? Or get excited about a “You’ve won a prize” voicemail? New research suggests seniors who aren’t on guard against scams also might be at risk for eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease. Elder fraud is a huge problem, ...

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Alcoholism, substance abuse leads college students to a life of distress: Study | health

A new study has claimed that college students, if subjected to even one among negative habits such as heavy drinking or substance abuse, can end up living a life of mental distress, lack of sleep, low grades and poor lifestyle choices. “We used a robust data-mining technique to identify associations ...

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Roll over, quinoa. New, healthier rice is here | health

Rice isn’t nice for diabetics, but four low glycaemic index (GI) varieties developed by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) could make the cereal not just less damaging but also help achieve better diabetes control, scientists have said. In a country on course to becoming the world’s diabetes capital ...

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World Autism Month: Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disability without physical traits | health

How much do you know about developmental disorders? Do you know that many of these disorders are not associated with any physical traits or visible characteristics? Like mental health issues, many developmental disorders are not visible in the same way that physical disabilities are (with the exception of Down syndrome ...

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Genetic metabolic disorder linked with DNA mutation, claims study | health

Genetic metabolic disorder linked with DNA mutation, claims study | health

Researchers have identified that genetic metabolic disorder is linked with DNA mutation. According to the research published in New England Journal of Medicine, inherited metabolic disorders- in which the body can’t break down specific nutrients from food leading to a range of serious health problems- are often caused by a ...

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For its health and yours, keep the cat indoors

There are some 90 million pet cats in the United States, and an estimated 500 million worldwide. (Photo by iStock / Getty Images Plus) At least one running argument among cat lovers is now over: Whiskers, Lucy and Tigger are definitely better off staying indoors, scientists reported Wednesday. Pet cats ...

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Heavy pot smokers may need higher dosage for sedation | health

Heavy pot smokers may need higher dosage for sedation | health

People who regularly use cannabis may require more than two times the usual level of sedation when undergoing medical procedures, warns a new study. “Some of the sedative medications have dose-dependent side effects, meaning the higher the dose, the greater likelihood for problems,” said lead researcher Mark Twardowski from Western ...

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World Haemophilia day 2019: 80 percent haemophilia cases undiagnosed in India according to doctors | health

Despite improvement in the medical technologies for the treatment of haemophilia, health experts believe that nearly 80 per cent of Indians with the serious blood disorder are not diagnosed due to the absence of proper diagnostic facilities in the remote areas. India with nearly two lakh cases is estimated to ...

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World Haemophilia Day 2019: 10 signs and how to deal with it | health

World Haemophilia Day 2019: 10 signs and how to deal with it | health

Haemophilia is a rare genetic bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot properly. As a result, the inherent of Haemophilia suffers from spontaneous and bleed for a longer time after sustaining an injury. This occurs due to the absence of a certain protein called clotting factors required for ...

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