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A simple physical performance test can prevent falls in older patients

In elderly hospitalised people, the risk of sustaining a fall can be predicted through an easy physical performance test, suggests a research. A study of 807 older individuals admitted to hospital found that those who had poorer physical function at the time of admission were more likely to fall during their hospital stay; 329 falls occurred in 189 patients, including ... Read More »

It’s a goal! Ball games can boost bone health in school children

Want your child to have stronger bones? Encourage them for ball games or circuit strength training as it may help them to develop stronger bones, a new study has claimed. According to the researchers, eight to ten-year-old school children develop stronger bones, increased muscular strength and improved balance when ball games or circuit training are on the timetable. “Our research ... Read More »

Smokers, beware: One cigarette a day can do great damage to your heart

For people who think that smoking only one or two cigarettes a day carries little cardiovascular risk, a new study maintains the only way to reduce risk is to quit. Smoking just one cigarette daily is associated with a “much greater than expected” increase in risk for coronary heart disease, researchers conclude in the latest study by British medical journal. ... Read More »

Developers Can Now Access Full Twitter Archive – for a Fee

Twitter has launched “premium full-archive search endpoint”, a premium product for developers that will provide them access to the full Twitter archive, including the first tweet from its CEO Jack Dorsey in 2016. Starting Friday, the full archive search endpoint is available in beta for the developers’ community. This is the first time that this data is available outside of Twitter’s enterprise application ... Read More »

Trying for IVF? Follow a diet rich in fresh fruits, veggies, fish and olive oil

If you are trying for an in in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), a new study results suggests you would help your chances more if you follow a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, and olive oil. A study of 244 women enrolled for IVF in Athens, Greece, showed that those younger than 35 who followed a so-called “Mediterranean” diet for ... Read More »

Here’s why sharing a drink with your teenager won’t protect them from heavy drinking

If you think that sharing a peg with your teenaged son or daughter may teach them how to deal with alcohol responsibly and protect them from engaging in heavy drinking, you may be wrong. Instead, the practice may lead them to addiction, researchers have warned. Adolescents’ alcohol consumption, which is the leading factor for death and disability in teenagers globally, ... Read More »

Amazing Mishri or Rock Sugar Benefits: It Is More Than Just A Mouth Freshener

It is a pleasure to binge on some extra saunf (fennel seeds) and mishri (rock sugar) after having an elaborate meal at a restaurant while paying your bill. The two delights come as excellent mouth fresheners as well as amazing digestives. While fennel seeds may have gotten their share of limelight, it is the mishri or rock sugar that also deserves our attention. It may be tiny ... Read More »

Drinking tea every day could be linked to a lower risk of glaucoma, study shows

Scientific research has previously shown tea to have a whole host of health benefits – from boosting gut health to improving brain function – and now a new study suggests that it may benefit eyesight. US researchers have found that regularly drinking a hot cup of tea could substantially reduce a person’s likelihood of developing glaucoma – a fairly common eye condition that can result in ... Read More »

This mutant strain of flu could lead to a more effective vaccine

Experiments on lab animals have shown signs of success for a newly engineered flu virus that may lead to a more effective vaccine, researchers said on Thursday. Trials on humans are still a long way off, but the report in the US journal Science earned praise from experts who described it as a promising step toward better prevention of flu. ... Read More »

Is Air-Frying A Healthy Option?

Nowadays, more and more people are trying to eat and live healthy; thanks to the increasing awareness amongst millennials. Out of the many diets and safe eating habits, what made us curious was the invention of air-fryers. Wonder what they are? Air-fryers involve cooking any ‘junk’ food using minimal amount of oil or even no oil. That’s right. This technology ... Read More »