Health

Smokers better off quitting, even with the risk of weight gain

If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you’re still better off in the long run. Compared with smokers, even the quitters who gained the most weight had at least a 50% lower risk of dying prematurely from heart disease and other ... Read More »

Heart health can be monitored by wearable soft electronic mesh

Scientists have developed a soft mesh that can record signals from the heart and muscles, paving the way for a new generation of flexible wearable health monitoring devices. The implantable device provides information on muscle and cardiac dysfunctions, and thus could be implemented for pain relief, rehabilitation and prosthetic motor control. It is the first soft implant that can record the cardiac activity ... Read More »

Early speech development, talking with children can strengthen their language skills

Talking with children from an early age can help them develop brain regions critical for language and promote their ability to quickly learn new words, a study has found. The study, published in the journal JNeurosci, showed that young children who are regularly engaged in conversation by adults had improved language skills regardless of their socioeconomic status. Researchers including those ... Read More »

Vaping is more harmful than you think, damages vital immune system cells

Vaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests. Researchers found that e-cigarette vapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted inflammation, the BBC reported. A small experimental study, led by Professor David Thickett, at the University of Birmingham, showed that in only over 48 hours the vapour from e-cigarette caused inflammation and ... Read More »

Heart health can be monitored by wearable soft electronic mesh

Scientists have developed a soft mesh that can record signals from the heart and muscles, paving the way for a new generation of flexible wearable health monitoring devices. The implantable device provides information on muscle and cardiac dysfunctions, and thus could be implemented for pain relief, rehabilitation and prosthetic motor control. It is the first soft implant that can record the cardiac activity ... Read More »

Early speech development, talking with children can strengthen their language skills

Talking with children from an early age can help them develop brain regions critical for language and promote their ability to quickly learn new words, a study has found. The study, published in the journal JNeurosci, showed that young children who are regularly engaged in conversation by adults had improved language skills regardless of their socioeconomic status. Researchers including those ... Read More »

Vaping is more harmful than you think, damages vital immune system cells

Vaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests. Researchers found that e-cigarette vapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted inflammation, the BBC reported. A small experimental study, led by Professor David Thickett, at the University of Birmingham, showed that in only over 48 hours the vapour from e-cigarette caused inflammation and ... Read More »

Coconut water is good for your overall health, 5 benefits you need to know about

Coconut wateris not just a great refresher, it is also loaded with many vital nutrients. It has become the go-to energy drinkfor fitness lovers as well as it is believed to help in weight loss. Apart from that, it also has several benefits for your kidneys, metabolic functioning, and are also a low-sugar drink. Here are some of the benefits of drinking coconut water: * Coconut water ... Read More »

Multivitamins and aspirin can make you antibiotic resistant, lead to incorrect lab results

Do you have the habit of popping over-the-counter (OTC) drugs such as multivitamins, multiminerals, and aspirin? Besides making you antibiotic resistant and causing other health issues, it may also affect lab test results, leading to possibly incorrect diagnoses, researchers have warned. The study showed that dietary supplements and OTC drugs were more frequently used by middle-aged patients, especially women. These compounds, if consumed shortly before blood ... Read More »

Teenagers with substance abuse likely to die prematurely than peers

Adolescents with serious conduct and substance use problems are five times more likely to die prematurely than their peers, a recent study has found. The study also suggests that while drug and alcohol use among adolescents draws more attention, antisocial behaviour, including rule-breaking tendencies, may be a more powerful predictor of early mortality. Lead author Richard Border said, “This research ... Read More »