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New UK fathers granted extra ‘daddy leave’

New UK fathers granted extra ‘daddy leave’

Nov 29, – London: Men are too often mocked in the work place for wanting to go part time or leaving early to pick up their children, the Liberal Democrat equalities minister has said, as she announced detailed plans for new mothers and fathers to share a year of parental leave after the birth of […]

November 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Football fans warned of increased risk of Dengue Fever in Brazil

Football fans warned of increased risk of Dengue Fever in Brazil

Nov 28, – Football fans going to the World Cup in Brazil should be aware of the risk of dengue fever, a UK expert warns. The tropical disease, spread by mosquito bites, could be a problem in three of the 12 host cities next summer, says Prof Simon Hay, of Oxford University. There are no […]

November 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Small brain part crucial in decision-making: Study

Small brain part crucial in decision-making: Study

Nov 27, – In a finding that could be important for treatment of depression, scientists have found that one of the smallest parts of the brain may be the key to decision making skills, says a study. A University of British Columbia study published in Nature Neuroscience says the lateral habenula, a region of the […]

November 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Never too late to get fit, says study into ageing

Never too late to get fit, says study into ageing

Nov 26, – People who start exercise even late in life can reap the benefit in good health, a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine said on Monday. Researchers tracked the health of nearly 3,500 Britons whose average age was 64, for more than eight years. People who had a record of […]

November 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Watching sport can make you fitter: Study

Watching sport can make you fitter: Study

Nov 24, – The study, published in the international journal Frontiers in Autonomic Neuroscience, showed that when watching a first person video of someone else running, heart rate, respiration, skin blood flow and sweat release all increased. They returned to normal at the conclusion of the “jog”. Researchers said that importantly, for the first time, […]

November 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Health and Human Rights: Children are more prone to Tonsillitis

Health and Human Rights: Children are more prone to Tonsillitis

Nov 23, – A large majority of children are prone to sore throat and enlarged tonsils, especially with the changes in weather and climate. Human body has its own defence and repair mechanism, which protect it from various diseases and attacks from viruses. Tonsils are one of these complicated self-protective systems of human body. These […]

November 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Parents Clueless About Dangers of iPods, Other Noise Hazards: Study

Parents Clueless About Dangers of iPods, Other Noise Hazards: Study

Nov 22, – One in six teens has some degree of preventable hearing loss, but few parents warn their kids to turn down their iPods or avoid other sources of excessive noise, new research finds. “High-frequency hearing loss, which is typically noise related, has increased among U.S. adolescents,” said study researcher Dr. Deepa Sekhar, assistant […]

November 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Eat Nuts, Live Longer?

Eat Nuts, Live Longer?

Nov 21, – If you like nuts — and it doesn’t seem to matter what kind is your personal favorite — you might be cutting your risk of early death by eating a handful of them every day. New research found that people who ate a 1-ounce serving of nuts each day showed a 20 […]

November 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Drinking Milk as Teens Might Not Protect Men’s Bones, Study Suggests

Drinking Milk as Teens Might Not Protect Men’s Bones, Study Suggests

Nov 19, – Boys who drink more milk during their teenage years might not see any drop in their risk for hip fractures as adults, new research suggests. Just the opposite: Their risk actually might rise. The finding, which was not observed among women, is based on the fracture history of nearly 100,000 white men […]

November 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Some Doctors Challenge New Statin Guidelines

Some Doctors Challenge New Statin Guidelines

Nov 19, – A new online cholesterol risk calculator produced by two leading U.S. heart organizations is flawed and overstates a person’s risk of heart disease, a pair of Harvard Medical School professors say. The professors contend that this flaw could lead the calculator to mistakenly suggest that millions of people should be taking cholesterol-lowering […]

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