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Three Lifestyle Changes Can Delay Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease

Three Lifestyle Changes Can Delay Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease

Medical experts have limited knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia but a new research has indicated three lifestyle changes that can delay the onset of dementia. As there isn’t any treatment for the cognitive decline yet, researchers are also working on finding the reasons behind cognitive decline during old age. The new research has suggested that regular exercise, control over blood pressure and regular engagement of brain in some positive activity can delay onset of cognitive decline.

American Heart Association terms Coconut Oil as unhealthy as butter or beef fats

American Heart Association terms Coconut Oil as unhealthy as butter or beef fats

Advising against the use of coconut oil, the American Heart Association (AHA) has cautioned that it is as unhealthy as butter and beef dripping.

The Dietary Fats & Cardiovascular Disease advisory of the AHA made a review of existing data on saturated fat, which revealed that use of coconut oil increase level of LDL or "bad" cholesterol in the blood.

The researchers found that use of coconut oil increased "bad" cholesterol in participants in 7 out of 7 controlled trials.

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Lead detected in 20% of baby food samples

Lead detected in 20% of baby food samples

A newly-published report from the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has revealed that nearly 20 per cent of baby food samples tested over a decade had detectable levels of lead.

The EDF evaluated data gathered by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) from 2003 to 2013. Of the total 2,164 baby food samples, 86 per cent of sweet potatoes samples, 89 per cent of grape juice samples, and 47 per cent of teething biscuits samples had lead.

None of the food samples exceeded the FDA’s allowable levels of lead but pediatricians say there is no safe level of it.

All stars are born in pairs: Research

All stars are born in pairs: Research

Our sun had a twin, though not an identical twin, when it was born nearly 4.5 billion years ago, a team of researchers from UC Berkeley and the Harvard University’s Smithsonian Astrophysical has suggested.

A new analysis of available data by theoretical physicist Steven Stahler of UC Berkeley and astronomer Sarah Sadavoy from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory suggested that all stars are born in pairs.

Fever during pregnancy increases autism risk among kids: Study

Fever during pregnancy increases autism risk among kids: Study

A new study has suggested that when a pregnant woman suffers from any type of fever during pregnancy, the child has higher odds of developing an autism spectrum disorder.

A team of researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health also found in the study that pregnant women who suffer fever particularly in the second trimester are more likely to have a baby with autism.

Fathers Care More for Daughters Compared to Sons: Study

Fathers Care More for Daughters Compared to Sons: Study

Fathers pay more attention to needs of toddler daughters compared to sons, as per a new study published in the American Psychological Association journal. The study team noticed that fathers of young daughters make use of analytical language compared to men caring for a son. For boys, fathers use more of achievement-related language. The study team added that a father’s brain surely responds differently to a daughter as compared to a son.

Beekeepers struggle as 21% of honeybee colonies suffer last winter: Report

Beekeepers struggle as 21% of honeybee colonies suffer last winter: Report

Beekeepers in the United States and other parts of the world are facing tough times keeping their colonies alive. For almost a decade, the massive rate of decline of bee colonies has become a major issue for beekeepers. During the last winter season, beekeepers registered 21% decline in bee colonies. The rate was the lowest decline registered over the last decade in the United States. During 2015 Winter season, the loss was 27 percent.

Babies younger than One year shouldn’t be given fruit juice: AAP

Babies younger than One year shouldn’t be given fruit juice: AAP

Fresh fruit juice can be a healthy part of a well-balanced diet but babies younger than 1 year old shouldn’t be given any fruit juice, according to a recommendation from a new study.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) previously recommended that kids younger than 6 months old shouldn’t be given any fruit juice. Now, it has expanded that recommendation to all kids younger than one year.

According to the researchers, fruit juices don’t offer any nutritional benefits for young kids. Instead, juices load young kids with more-than-required sugar and calories.

‘Kissing bug’ disease more lethal than previously thought

‘Kissing bug’ disease more lethal than previously thought

A new study has warned that the so-called Kissing Bugs, the insects that spread Chagas disease, are far more dangerous than previously estimated.

Kissing Bugs bite humans close around their lips and faces as they sleep, and then defecate into the wound with their feces, allowing the wound to harbor an infectious parasite, dubbed Trypanasoma cruzi.

The dangerous parasite then enters the victim’s bloodstream, causing Chagas disease that is also called trypanosomiasis.

Eastern U.S. trees moving to North, West regions due to Climate Change

Eastern U.S. trees moving to North, West regions due to Climate Change

Tree populations in the eastern parts of the United States are shifting north and even west due to man-made climate change, according to a new study.

Man-made climate change has been resulting in warmer temperatures and drastic deviations in patterns of rainfall, which is making eastern U.S. tree populations to shift north and west.

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