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Sleeping like a Victorian Could Improve Sleep Quality: Dr. Michael Mosley

Sleeping like a Victorian Could Improve Sleep Quality: Dr. Michael Mosley

A recently published report by Dr. Michael Mosley on Daily Mail suggests that Victorian sleep technique could help in getting the required amount of sound sleep. However, it could be a difficult schedule to follow, especially in the current situation where everyone is consuming lot of media on TV and handheld devices.

Fasting Diet Improves Cardiovascular Health: University of Surrey Research

Fasting Diet Improves Cardiovascular Health: University of Surrey Research

Fasting diet can improve heart health over long term and also keeps blood pressure under check, as per a new study conducted in the United Kingdom by University of Surrey research team. The intermittent energy restriction diet plan also termed as 5:2 diet can be effective way of clearing out fat from the body. The research team noticed that people following 5:2 diet were able to achieve 5 percent of their long term weight loss goal within two months. The diet became popular in the United Kingdom in 2012 and has steadily gained followers as the results were positive.

Muscle Loss during Old Age Linked to Changes in Nervous System

Muscle Loss during Old Age Linked to Changes in Nervous System

Muscle loss during old age is mainly caused by loss of nerve signals. Researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Waterloo, Ontario, and the University of Manchester noticed 30 percent decline in nerves controlling leg muscles as individuals cross age of 75. The study team checked nerve signals among 168 study subjects and compared the results to individuals with more physical activity or athletic background. With aging, the leg muscles become weaker and they also shrink.

Vitamin D Supplements Can Help in dealing with IBS: Study

Vitamin D Supplements Can Help in dealing with IBS: Study

Vitamin D supplements have been found effective in dealing with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) as per a new study conducted by a research team at the University of Sheffield. The study team found Vitamin D deficiency in majority of individuals suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The team also noticed that Vitamin D supplements can ease abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation among individuals suffering from IBS.

Nearly 60% of People trying Cigarette for First Time turn into Regular Smokers

Nearly 60% of People trying Cigarette for First Time turn into Regular Smokers

Many people try cigarettes during teenage just as an experiment but a new study suggests that nearly 60 percent of those turn into regular smokers. Survey results were analyzed by a team of researchers from Queen Mary University of London. The study team noticed that 61 percent of first time smokers turn into regular smokers. The study team checked results of a survey involving 215,000 participants. Results of the study have been published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research.

Supersized Chocolate Bars Banned in UK Hospitals

Supersized Chocolate Bars Banned in UK Hospitals

NHS CEO has asked hospitals shops to not stock chocolate bars or other confectionary items offering more than 250 calories. The order also puts ban on drinks having more than 5 grams of sugar per 100 ml.

Rising obesity level has prompted medical experts. NHS currently employs 1.3 million people across the United Kingdom. Latest estimates suggest that 700,000 NHS workers are overweight or obese. NHS offers services to nearly one million patients everyday.

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Researchers develop camera capable of seeing through human body

Researchers develop camera capable of seeing through human body

A team of experts from Proteus EPSRC interdisciplinary research collaboration claimed to have developed a prototype camera capable of seeing through the human body. The camera that can see through the human body using light has been designed to help physicians track medical tools called endoscopes, which are commonly used to examine patients’ internal conditions.

Previously, it was not possible for doctors to track where an endoscope is located in the patient’s body. Sometimes they need to know such tools’ location to guide it to the right place.

Slow walkers are twice at risk of heart-related death: Study

Slow walkers are twice at risk of heart-related death: Study

Middle-aged healthy slow walkers face a significantly higher risk of dying due to heart disease than those who walk at a brisk pace, a new study revealed.

A team of researchers at the University of Leicester followed more than 420,000 individuals over a period of 6 years to assess death rates. They were surprised to find that slow walkers were 1.8 to 2.4 times more prone to die of heart disease.

Professor Tom Yates, who led the study, said that people’s walking pace could be a strong indicator of overall health and fitness.

Carbs, not fats, are bad for your health: Research

Carbs, not fats, are bad for your health: Research

A large study could prompt nutritionists to rethink and alter their views on current nutritional standards as it suggests that carbs, not fats, are bad for health.

A team of researchers led by Mahshid Dehghan of the McMaster University’s Population Health Research Institute found that it is not the fat in your diet that increases the risk of premature death; rather too many carbohydrates, particularly the refined, processed type of carbs, might be the real killer.

Lack of sleep tied to higher risk of diabetes in kids

Lack of sleep tied to higher risk of diabetes in kids

Children who do not get enough sleep face a higher risk of type 2 diabetes than other kids who usually get enough shuteye, a new study by a team of British researchers has revealed.

Obesity and high blood sugar levels are already known risk factors for type 2 diabetes, which occurs when the body fails to properly use or produce adequate of the hormone insulin to alter blood sugar into energy.

Now, the new study revealed a strong link between lack of sleep and a higher risk of type 2 diabetes among children.

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