Shorter sleep at night linked to stressful events next day

Shorter sleep at night linked to stressful events next day

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Toronto – People who sleep late at night, kindly take note. Researchers have found that after a night of shorter sleep, people react more emotionally to stressful events the next day — and they don’t find as much joy in the good things. For the study, published in the journal Health Psychology, the research team looked at how sleep affects …

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Faulty glass tables can cause life-threatening injuries

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New York – Researchers have revealed that faulty glass in tables can cause life-threatening injuries and provides evidence that stricter federal regulations are needed to protect consumers. The study, published in the American Journal of Surgery, reviewed 3,241 cases in the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System database and 24 cases from a level one trauma centre. They found most of …

Loneliness has doubled among older adults amid pandemic

Loneliness has doubled among older adults amid pandemic: Study

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New York – Staying close to home and avoiding crowded places can help older adults reduce the risk of contracting Covid-19 but a new study suggests that the pandemic has doubled loneliness among older adults. According to a new survey from the University of Michigan in the US, in June of this year, 56 per cent of people over the …

Mediterranean diet may protect against rheumatoid arthritis

Mediterranean diet may protect against rheumatoid arthritis: Study

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London – The Mediterranean diet which is high in vegetables, whole grains, fish and olive oil not only helps you live longer but may also help prevent rheumatoid arthritis in individuals who smoke or used to smoke, say researchers. Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term autoimmune disorder that primarily affects joints. It typically results in warm, swollen, and painful joints. Previous …

People with thyroid problems at greater risk of

People with thyroid problems at greater risk of anxiety

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London – People with autoimmune inflammation of their thyroid may be at a higher risk of developing anxiety, says a new study. Anxiety can have a severe impact on people’s quality of life and ability to work and socialise, and anti-anxiety medication does not always have a lasting effect. Current examinations for anxiety disorders usually focus on dysfunction of the …

Replace screen time with green time for kids mental well being

Replace screen time with green time for kids’ mental well being

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Sydney – Less screen time and more green time have once again linked with better psychological outcomes among children and adolescents, according to a study. Technological developments in recent decades have increased young people’s engagement with screen-based technologies (screen time), and a reduction in young people’s contact with nature (green time) has been observed concurrently. In general, high levels of …

Avoiding red hot meat may help

Want to live longer? Avoiding red hot meat may help

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Sydney – If you’re consuming too much and processed meat, kindly take note. Researchers have found that consuming red and processed meat increased a protein compound that may increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and complications in diabetes. The study, published in the journal Nutrients, suggests high-heat caramelisation of red meat — a process used extensively in cooking for …

Most people struggled to manage weight during lockdown

Most people struggled to manage weight during lockdown: Survey

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London – Increased snacking and not exercising as much as usual made it tough for most people to manage weight during Covid-19 lockdown, says a survey involving over 800 adults in Britain. Most of the respondents said their difficulties also stemmed from increased anxiety or stress, and not being able to get hold of healthier food, according to the results …

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Study shows clear link between obesity, Covid-19 severity

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London – New research adds to the growing body of evidence that patients with obesity are facing more serious Covid-19 disease and higher mortality risk than patients without obesity. At the beginning of April, both general and intensive care admissions for Covid-19 began to rise sharply in Lille University Hospital (LUH), and across France and other European countries. “Our data …

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‘BMI more powerful risk factor for diabetes than genetics’

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London – Body mass index (BMI) is a more powerful risk factor for diabetes than genetics, said researchers, adding that losing weight could prevent or even reverse diabetes. Obesity is the main modifiable cause of type 2 diabetes, while genetic make-up may also identify individuals with a greater likelihood of developing the condition, the study presented at the ‘ESC Congress …