New Chlamydia Test Provides Diagnosis Within 30 Minutes

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Experts say patients can get results before they leave the doctor’s office, allowing them to start treatments earlier. A test for the common sexually transmitted disease chlamydia reportedly delivers quick and accurate results — fast enough that someone can be told whether they have the disease while still in the doctor’s office…. Read more »

Are ADHD and Autism Inherited? Research on Younger Siblings Indicates They Might Be

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Study reveals that younger siblings of children with ADHD and autism are far more likely to develop one of those conditions. Younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at greater risk of developing those conditions. A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics found… Read more »

How Quickly You Climb Stairs Can Indicate How Long You’ll Live

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You should be able go up four flights in under a minute. Here’s what you should do if you fail the test. Wondering if you’re at risk of heart disease or cancer? Your answer could be on a set of stairs. A new study presented at the European Society of Cardiology says… Read more »

Why Chicken Noodle Soup Often Isn’t as Healthy as You May Think

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Misleading labels, high amounts of sodium, and unnecessary ingredients are just a few reasons to be choosier about which soup you eat. Maybe your mom always gave you chicken noodle soup when you were sick or to warm you up on a cold winter’s night. And maybe you do the… Read more »

Can soduko slow down cognitive decline in old age?

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<img src="https://st1.thehealthsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Cognitive-decline-in-old-age-655×353.jpg" alt="Cognitive decline in old age” /> There are tons of research claiming that activities such as problem-solving,intellectually stimulating games like Sudoku or crosswords help to keep your brain sharp and improve your cognitive ability. However, a recent study conducted by Dr Roger Staff, Head of Medical Physics at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, suggests that such intellectual engagements… Read more »

Food labels can influence your calorie intake, finds study

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Food labels are working in favour of the consumers as they are found to be affecting their consumption of nutrients, calories, and fats. It has been found by recent research that consumers are making healthier food choices, after reading food labels. The study conducted by a research team from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy… Read more »

Ceramics wares in house ups cancer risk

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Love to decorate your homes with ceramics wares and glass painting? Beware, they may contain high levels of cadmium that can raise the risk of cancer, warns researchers. Cadmium is commonly used to give products a bright red, orange or yellow pigment, but over time the decoration on glass can start… Read more »

Researchers genetically modify common indoor plant to beat indoor air pollution

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Researchers have genetically modified a common indoor plant — pothos ivy — to remove pollutants inside the house including chloroform and benzene that have been linked to cancer, according to a new study. The modified plants express a protein, called P450 2E1 or 2E1, that transforms these compounds into molecules… Read more »

Comforting hot drink recipes for winter

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In winter, we look for warmth by buying woollen clothes, setting up bonfires and turning on the heaters. But if there is one thing that will actually give you warmth from within your body, it is what you eat. This is why in winter, we eat a lot of ‘hot’… Read more »

For excellent cognitive skills in old age, eat this nutrient

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There is always the fear of loss or reduced cognitive skills in old age which could lead to diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia. There are several factors that determine how your brain health will be as you age. For instance, several research studies have shown bad lifestyle habits including smoking, excessive junk… Read more »