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‘Hands-Free is not risk-free’ Devices Unsafe While Driving

‘Hands-Free is not risk-free’ Devices Unsafe While Driving

June 13, AP – Instead, devices such as speech-based technologies in cars can overload drivers, taking their attention from the road and making an accident more likely, experts say. Drivers who think hands-free devices for talking or texting are safer than handheld cellphones are mistaken, a new report suggests. “Hands-free is not risk-free, even though […]

June 12, 2013 | By More
News study: Mammography Doesn’t Reduce Breast Cancer Death Rates

News study: Mammography Doesn’t Reduce Breast Cancer Death Rates

“We find no effect of mammographic screening on population-based breast cancer mortality rates,” said study author Toqir Mukhtar, a researcher at the University of Oxford. While the number of women dying from breast cancer is decreasing, mammography screening can’t take the credit, according to a new study from England that looked at 40 years of […]

June 12, 2013 | By More
Doctors Known little How Primary Care Can Prevent Child Abuse

Doctors Known little How Primary Care Can Prevent Child Abuse

June 12, – A lack of research makes it impossible to recommend how primary care doctors can prevent abuse and neglect of children who show no signs or symptoms of maltreatment, according to a new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force statement. “We know there are children suffering abuse who don’t show obvious signs of mistreatment, […]

June 11, 2013 | By More
Sunscreen doesn’t blocks vitamin D

Sunscreen doesn’t blocks vitamin D

June 10, – But are these creams depriving us of vitamin D? A new study indicates that the use of sunscreens affects vitamin D levels depending on the way they are applied. Irrespective of the season, we are told to slather on creams with sun protection factor. Sunscreen prevents the skin from burning and lowers […]

June 10, 2013 | By More
Study finds: Yoga helps in concentration and active attention

Study finds: Yoga helps in concentration and active attention

June 10, – Practising yoga not only can improve physical stamina, but also plays an important role in improving people’s concentration and accuracy. Researchers in the US discovered that a single session of Hatha yoga significantly improved a person’s speed and accuracy when tested on their working memory and concentration, reports dailymail.co.uk. ”Yoga is an […]

June 10, 2013 | By More
Study: Small changes in lifestyle lower risk of strokes

Study: Small changes in lifestyle lower risk of strokes

Jun 9, – A recent study has shown that making small changes in lifestyle could reduce risk of strokes. The finding of the study was based on an assessment using the American Heart Association’s health factors: be active, control cholesterol, eat a healthy diet, manage blood pressure, maintain a healthy weight, control blood sugar and […]

June 9, 2013 | By More
New research: Near-daily sunscreen use slows ageing of your skin

New research: Near-daily sunscreen use slows ageing of your skin

June 9, – If a person is middle-aged, it’s not too late to start rubbing on some cream New research from sunny Australia provides some of the strongest evidence to date that near-daily sunscreen use can slow the aging of skin. Ultraviolet rays that spur wrinkles and other signs of aging can quietly build up […]

June 8, 2013 | By More
Drowning Prevention Measures to Keep Kids Safe in Water

Drowning Prevention Measures to Keep Kids Safe in Water

June 8, – However, with proper training and supervision, drownings and other injuries are avoidable, said David Schwebel, director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Youth Safety Lab. Every day in the United States, three children drown. Although many people expect a drowning child to splash and yell for help, these accidents often happen […]

June 8, 2013 | By More
Study Finds: Poor Sleep May Worsen Heart Woes in Women

Study Finds: Poor Sleep May Worsen Heart Woes in Women

June 8, AP – “Inflammation is a well-known predictor of cardiovascular health,” lead author Aric Prather, a clinical health psychologist and assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, said in a university news release. Poor sleep appears to contribute to the progression of heart disease in women by raising their inflammation […]

June 8, 2013 | By More
Your Stroke Risk Can Shrink With 7 Lifestyle Changes

Your Stroke Risk Can Shrink With 7 Lifestyle Changes

June 7, AP – Certain lifestyle changes could greatly reduce your stroke risk, according to a new study. Researchers calculated stroke risk among nearly 23,000 black and white Americans aged 45 and older. Their risk was assessed using the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 health factors: be active, control cholesterol, eat a healthy diet, […]

June 7, 2013 | By More