Tag Archives: Affect

How Does Advertising Affect Culture?

In Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985), Neil Postman examines how television has informed public discourse, labelling the medium of television as Americans’ “vast descent into triviality.” It is no surprise that the 1980s gave birth to the popular Canadian board game, Trivial Pursuit, where “intelligence” was measured on the ability to correctly answer questions pertaining to six different categories of general knowledge, much of which ... Read More »

Smoking Can Adversely Affect Breastfeeding Habits, Here’s How

Women, please take note. New mothers exposed to cigarette smoke in their homes may stop breastfeeding sooner as compared to those who are not exposed to second-hand smoke, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine, found that exposure to household smokers had a substantial negative effect on breastfeeding practices. “Our study showed that just being ... Read More »

Smoking cigarettes can affect your bone health, delay healing after injury

Smoking is linked to delayed shinbone healing, finds a study. “We are all familiar with some of the more well-known negative health effects of smoking, but the influence on bone healing is less widely known outside the medical community,” said Hannah Dailey of Lehigh University. “Our study recommended that all fracture patients should be provided with support for smoking cessation ... Read More »

This is how sleep quantity can affect patients with chronic kidney disease

While sleep duration matters a lot, it is specifically vital for kidney disease patients. According to a study conducted by the American Society of Nephrology, sleep duration may influence the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) experienced by individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD). In patients with CKD, fatigue, lack of energy, and drowsiness are the most common symptoms that result ... Read More »

Childhood abuse may affect social relationships as adults

Children who experience abuse and neglect early in life are more likely to have problems in social relationships and academics as adults, a study has found. Maltreatment experienced before age five can have negative effects that continue to be seen nearly three decades later, researchers said. “It is not a controversial statement to say abuse and neglect can have harmful ... Read More »

How Does Fever And Cold Affect Your Taste Buds?

In this chilly weather you might not want to get out of your warm blanket let alone go out with friends or even to work. Winter is the season of snuggling up in bed with a hot chocolate and a bowl of warm soup. It’s also the season to wear big overcoats and wrap yourself up in layers of clothing. If you don’t ... Read More »

National Ayurveda Day: Can the Taste of a Food Item Affect Your Health?

Ayurveda is a goldmine of remedies and health-benefiting concoctions that are not only easy to arrive at but also inexpensive. The term Ayurveda stands for ‘science of life’ stemming from the words ‘Ayur’ meaning life and ‘Veda’ which means science. Ayurveda meticulously lays down guidelines on how one must chart out his/her daily routine starting from the regular diet. What we eat ... Read More »

Destiny 2 Microtransactions Can Get You Items That May Affect Gameplay: Reports

HIGHLIGHTS Destiny 2 was launched on Wednesday Eververse lets you buy Bright Engrams for Silver Engrams can be decoded for items that may affect gameplay Destiny 2 was launched on Wednesday for the PS4 and Xbox One. The sequel to 2014’s original online-only sci-fi shooter game brings back some of the characters including Tess Everis and her Eververse Trading Company. ... Read More »

Mums’ diet and lifestyle can affect child obesity

Lead author Karen Lillycrop said the study results could help develop strategies to prevent obesity as a child grows up. Stock picture A child’s risk of obesity as they grow up can be influenced by modifications to their DNA while in the womb caused by their mother’s “health, diet and lifestyle”, according to new research. Scientists at the University of ... Read More »

Alcohol use by parents may affect children’s behaviour

  Children whose parents misuse alcohol or use, produce or distribute drugs face an increased risk of medical and behavioural problems, says a study. “Parents’ or caregivers’ substance use may affect their ability to consistently prioritise their children’s basic physical and emotional needs and provide a safe, nurturing environment,” said study co-author Vincent Smith, Neonatologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical ... Read More »