Category Archives: Health

Day Dreaming makes you more attentive and focused, then engaged in other activities

Besieged at every turn by distractions, we spend a lot of time struggling to pay attention, concentrate, and focus on the task in front of us. Written By Annie Murphy Paul What we don’t do, according to University of Southern California professor … Continue reading

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On Facebook – Negative vs Positive

When his father died, Doug Anter of Royal Oak, Mich., called key family members, then put the news on Facebook.  By Christina Valhouli LIKE many women these days, Aran Hissam, 35, of Melbourne, Fla., posted the news that she was pregnant … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Early Cognitive Problems Identified

Written by Joseph Nordqvist Early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease have been discovered and published in the latest issue of American Journal of Psychiatry. The findings reveal that people who are beginning to develop the disease often show problems with processing semantic … Continue reading

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Spectroscopy make Breast Cancer Diagnosis easy

Written by Catharine Paddock PhD The analysis of small deposits of calcium in breast tissue can help differentiate cancerous and benign tumors, but it is sometimes not easy to make such a diagnosis. Now a team of researchers in the … Continue reading

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Beating Your Kids Increases Their Risk of Mental Illness – Study

Children who are pushed, grabbed, shoved, slapped or hit are more likely to be diagnosed with mental illness. Just one more reason to embrace alternative forms of discipline. By Bonnie Rochman What if we, as a society, could cut down on … Continue reading

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People Who Lack Control Are More Likely To Be Superstitious – Study

During the 2010 soccer World Cup, Paul the Octopus became a worldwide superstar for correctly “predicting” the winner of all games in the competition. By Petra Rattue Queensland University researchers have found that people who felt a lack of control … Continue reading

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Why Do Cancer Rates Increase As We Age?

As we age, our risk of developing cancer increases, because our tissue landscape changes as we age. By Grace Rattue   The study is published in the journalOncogene. James DeGregori, Ph.D., researcher at the University of Colorado Cancer Center and professor … Continue reading

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Women have more Anxiety related Issues then Man – Study

Women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with anxiety disorders, the reasons range from hormonal fluctuations to brain chemistry to upbringing to empathy. By Melinda Beck Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, chair of the department of psychology at Yale, says … Continue reading

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Chronic Pain Predicted By Brain’s Emotional Response

Chronic back pain, appear to show a different pattern in the region that handles emotional responses. Written by Catharine Paddock For the first time scientists have followed a group of people with the same new back injury over time and … Continue reading

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Is Feeling Bad a Luxury Problem? or something else…

Health experts call these “first-world problems,” meaning the accumulated stresses of daily life and the negative emotions they arouse ByWray Herbert In Judith Viorst’s classic children’s book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Alexander wakes up with … Continue reading

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Exclusive: How To Give Up Smoking?? – Study

“It’s easy to quit smoking; I’ve done it hundreds of times.” — Mark Twain By Catharine Paddock  There are many different ways to quit smoking. Some experts advocate using pharmacological products to help wean you off nicotine, others say all you … Continue reading

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Umbilical Cord Antiseptic Care Can Save Newborn Lives

Opportunity to reduce Pakistan’s high newborn death rate Cleansing a newborn’s umbilical cord with an antiseptic can reduce the risk of infection and death said a study carried out by the Aga Khan University’s Division of Women and Child Health. The … Continue reading

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Malaria Kills 1.2 Million Annually, Double Previous Estimates

Approximately 1.2 million humans die each year from malaria, a much higher figure than the previously estimated 600,000 By Christian Nordqvist  The number of people who died annually from malaria between 1980 and 2010 rose from 1 million to 1.8 million … Continue reading

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Healthy Lifestyle Reduces Cancer Risk

  Cancer is responsible for approximately 70 per cent of the deaths in low and middle-income countries such as Pakistan. “Together it is possible,” this year’s theme for World Cancer Day, highlights the importance of raising awareness and education about … Continue reading

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Drinking Coffee can reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes

  Why do heavy coffee drinkers have a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a disease on the increase around the world that can lead to serious health problems? Scientists are offering a new solution to that long-standing mystery … Continue reading

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‘Baby brain’ is real… and it do makes you a better mom

Pregnant women DO suffer short-term memory loss …but that’s so because your brain keep focusing on the needs of your baby – New Research claims. By Sophie Borland Pregnant women have long complained that their condition makes them forgetful. Now a … Continue reading

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Rheumatoid Arthritis – A Joint Disease which can be helped by Exercises – study

“Mindfulness” exercises, irrespective of how difficult they are, it can help to limit the stress and fatigue linked to painful rheumatoid joint disease. by Petra Rattue   A small study published online in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases reveals that “Mindfulness” exercises, irrespective of how difficult they … Continue reading

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