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Parents, beware. 3 hours of TV daily may up risk of diabetes in your kids

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Parents, take note! Being glued to television or video games for more than three hours a day may put your children at increased risk of developing diabetes, a study warns. Researchers found that both adiposity, which describes total body fat, and insulin resistance, which occurs when cells fail to respond… Read more »

Study shows breastfeeding may reduce the risk of Multiple Sclerosis in women

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Mothers who breastfeed for at least 15 months over one or more pregnancies may be 53 per cent less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) compared with those who do not breastfeed at all or do so for up to four months, a study has claimed. MS is a disease… Read more »

Artificial sweeteners may not be risk free

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People hoping to lose a few pounds by substituting artificial sweeteners for regular sugar may end up disappointed, suggests a fresh look at past research. The review of 37 studies suggests the use of so-called non-nutritive sweeteners could be linked to weight gain and other undesirable outcomes like high blood pressure and type 2… Read more »

Long Work Hours May Pose Heart Risk, Here Are 6 Foods Which Can Help Cut Down Stress

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A recent study published in the European Heart Journal, comes as a wake-up call to all those who have been working extra hours at their workplace. As per the British study, spending long hours at work may increase the risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm — known as atrial… Read more »

Do you spend a lot of hours in office? It may increase irregular heart rhythm risk

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Working long hours affects your health in many ways. It affects your eyes, and can even lead to cancer . Now, a new research has shown that it may increase the risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm – known as atrial fibrillation – as well as contribute to the development of stroke… Read more »

Restless legs syndrome ups risk of sleep disturbances in pregnancy

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According to a new study, pregnant women who have restless legs syndrome (RLS) are twice as likely to experience poor sleep quality, poor daytime function and excessive daytime sleepiness. RLS is an irresistible urge to move your legs typically in the evenings. The results showed that 36% of women in… Read more »

Fermented red clover taken during menopause cuts risk of mood swings, bone loss

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Here’s some good news for women undergoing menopause. A study has found that fermented-red clover extract can effectively reduce the number and severity of hot flushes, hormonal swings and bone loss experienced during menopause. The study also found that the extract prevents the normally accelerated menopausal bone loss, which affects… Read more »

Ditch the artificial sweetener. It may increase risk of obesity and heart disease

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Artificial sweeteners are substitutes for sugar that provides a sweet taste like that of sugar while containing significantly less food energy. Previous research has found that consuming artificial sweeteners may up diabetes risk. Many believe that it helps you minimise your calorie intake, but it has also been proven that instead… Read more »

Your speech may hold clues as to whether you are at risk for Alzheimer’s disease

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Your speech may, um, help reveal if you’re uh … developing thinking problems. More pauses, filler words and other verbal changes might be an early sign of mental decline, which can lead to Alzheimer’s disease, a study suggests. Researchers had people describe a picture they were shown in taped sessions… Read more »

Sugar intake in pregnancy ups allergy, asthma risk in baby

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High intake of sugar during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and asthma in the baby, a study has found. While some research has reported an association between a high consumption of sugar-containing beverages and asthma in children, the relation between maternal sugar intake during pregnancy and allergy and asthma… Read more »