Lifestyle

Academic Stress Can Trigger ADHD in Kids

A new study suggests that the increasing academic stress on younger children is likely to be the reason behind the high prevalence of attention-deficit disorder. Researchers from the University of Miami in the US hypothesized that increased academic standards since the 1970s have contributed to the rise in diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). From time spent studying to enrollment ... Read More »

White Bread, Corn Flakes Intake Push Up Lung Cancer Risk

Consuming foods and beverages with a high glycemic index, such as white bread or bagels, corn flakes and puffed rice, is linked with an increased risk of developing lung cancer, says a study. Glycemic index (GI) is a measure of the quality of dietary carbohydrates, defined by how quickly blood sugar levels are raised following a meal. The link between ... Read More »

Why Female Heart Reacts More Sensitively to Stress

While the number of men dying from heart attack has been constantly decreasing during the past twenty years, the fatal risk particularly in young women has increased significantly, finds a study. The study showed that stress in the daily routine has particularly adverse effects on the feminine hearts. Multiple stress factors trigger stress symptoms, which may manifest organically in the ... Read More »

Antibiotic Resistance Is Worrisome, but Not Hopeless

Image via iStock A century ago, the top three causes of death were infectious diseases. More than half of all people dying in the United States died because of germs. Today, they account for a few percent of deaths at most. We owe much of that, of course, to antibiotics, which came into use around the middle of the previous ... Read More »

Grammys 2016: Lady Gaga Sings For David Bowie. We Die

Lady Gaga at the Grammys 2016 in Los Angeles. Image courtesy: AP Dressed in a flaming orange wig, lighting creating the Ziggy Stardust lightning effect across her face, Gaga began with Space Oddity. She segued seamlessly into some of Bowie’s greatest hits – Ziggy Stardust, Under Pressure, Rebel Rebel, Fashion, Fame, Changes, Suffragette City, Let’s Dance and Heroes The night, ... Read More »

Harper Beckham, The 4-Year-Old Street-Style Star

Victoria and David Beckham with daughter Harper and their three sons, and Anna Wintour, right, during a Burberry event at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, April 16, 2015. The newest street-style fashion star has been photographed dining at Balthazar and Nobu, shopping at Barneys, vacationing in Marrakesh and the Napa Valley and going to the ballet in London. She ... Read More »

Oscars 2016: How to Design a Red Carpet Gown a Star Might Pay For

Bryce wore a dress from Neiman Marcus’ 2016 pre-spring collection at the Golden Globes. (Image courtesy: AFP) The actress Bryce Dallas Howard announced on the Golden Globes red carpet that she’d actually purchased her navy lace Jenny Packham dress, from Neiman Marcus. Unlike the Hollywood stars who take loaners from design houses, Howard had gone to the mall in preparation ... Read More »

It Can be Healthy to Let Your Kids Put up a Wall

Image credit: Istock I am 10 years old and sitting in the storage space under my platform bed. It’s a good-sized structure, taking up about a quarter of the living room. It’s dark under there except for the nightlight that I have plugged into the wall, a green Christmas bulb screwed into its top. I can hear my parents talking ... Read More »

It’s Clear – We All Need to Take Salt Off the Table

Image credit: Istock After all this time, why don’t we know for sure whether eating too much [FILL IN THE BLANK] is bad for us? You can fill in that blank with saturated fat, with meat, with cholesterol, and the answer’s the same, because the kind of research that would definitively answer that question is impossible to do. We can’t ... Read More »

Everyday Mindfulness May Help Keep Glucose Levels Healthy

Those who score high on mindfulness – the ability of being aware of one’s present thoughts and feelings – are significantly more likely than people with low scores to have healthy glucose levels, suggests new research. We all know that elevated glucose levels may increase risk of Type-2 diabetes. The researchers also sought to identify factors that might explain the ... Read More »