Tag Archives: health

The Question of Cellphone Radiation and Human Health Remains to be Answered

Does cellphone radiation cause cancer or other unwanted health effects? Two studies, carried out over a period of 10 years and costing $25 million, attempted to find out the answer to this long debated question. But their results do not give a definite explanation. Researchers at the National Toxicology Program (NTP) in US studied how exposure to cellphone radiation impacted ... Read More »

National survey to explore effects of loneliness on human health

There has been an increased awareness of the effects of loneliness on human health and wellness in recent years / Shutterstock The British public is being invited to take part in a national loneliness survey, launched in partnership between three universities, BBC Radio 4 and the Wellcome Collection. Called The Loneliness Experiment, the online survey will explore the nation’s attitudes and ... Read More »

Drugs and plastics threatening ocean and human health

Human activities are flushing a toxic soup of pharamaceuticals and microplastics into the oceans. JOHN HOLCROFT / GETTY IMAGES In a series of presentations at the recent 2018 Ocean Science Meeting organised by the American Geophysical Union in Portland, Oregon, US scientists report that everything from Prozac to plastic microbeads and antibiotics are finding their way into the ocean at levels sufficient ... Read More »

Moto Mods’ Latest Additions Are Vital Health Checkup and a Full-Sized QWERTY Keyboard

Lenovo brand Moto on Tuesday at CES 2018 announced the launch of two new products in its Moto Mod product lineup – the Lenovo Vital Moto Mod and the Livermorium Slider Keyboard Moto Mod. Both these Moto Mods were developed with a combination of crowdfunding campaigns on Indiegogo, Moto’s Accelerator Program, and Moto Mod Development Kit distribution to developers. As before the Moto Mods will work ... Read More »

Health Ministers Pledge To Set Up National Food Testing System

The ministers assured to work towards creating a culture of self-compliance among food businesses. New Delhi: Health ministers of all states today pledged to set up a robust national food testing system by ensuring adequate number of laboratories and focus on nutrition by promoting healthy dietary habits and addressing rising incidences of obesity and noncommunicable diseases. It was part of a ... Read More »

Your Neighborhood, Education and Income Could Be Tied To Your Heart Health: Study

Your heart health may be contingent upon the place you inhabit claims a new study. The new study published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes studies the risk of neighborhood and socioeconomic status like education and income on heart in detail.For the study the team compared the census tract data on socioeconomic deprivation – a clustering of neighborhood-level ... Read More »

Mothers’ gut bacteria could impact future health of children: new findings

THE bacteria in a mother’s gut before and during pregnancy can influence the future health of the offspring. These findings pave the way for women in the future to have their gut microbes tested upon pregnancy confirmation, to determine the prescriptive diet or supplements she needs to obtain a healthy microbiome for her and her infant. BACTERIA HOPE FOR BLOOD ... Read More »

Is contact with parents always best? Child mental health study challenges convention

Children brought up by extended family members should not always have contact with their parents as it could harm their mental health, according to new research. Interviews carried out for the charity Grandparents Plus examined the effects of parental contact on the increasing number of children being cared for by relatives other than their parents . It is estimated that more than 180,000 ... Read More »

Is being a chef bad for your mental health?

In October last year Andrew Clarke, head chef of the much-admired Brunswick House restaurant in Vauxhall, London, posted a picture of himself to Instagram. It’s in black and white. He is sitting at a table against a wall of distressed plaster, his straggly hair unsuccessfully tucked away beneath a ragged beanie hat, tattooed arms on show. In his hand is a ... Read More »

Is Sleeping With Your Dog In the Bed Bad For Your Health?

Every night, a 45-pound, 3-year-old Dalmatian/Heeler mix shares my bed. We’ve had the same bedtime ritual for years: I give her a treat, she “gives me five” (with one paw), then “gives me ten” (with two paws), and then the lights go out. Recently, however, my dog did something that made me wonder if sharing my bed with her was ... Read More »