Women who perform domestic chores have better bone health

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New York – Women who do a lot of domestic work such as growing fruits and vegetables, churning butter, beating rugs, washing windows and caring for children have better bone density. Their overall bone health is better than those women who lead sedentary lifestyles, new study finds. “We wondered why there was so little research on pre-menopausal women, since presumably their …

Smartphones can now diagnose stroke with a new tool

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New York – Researchers have created a new tool created to diagnose a stroke based on abnormalities in a patient’s speech and facial muscular movements, with accuracy — all within minutes after interacting with a smartphone. Researchers have developed a machine learning model to aid in, and potentially speed up, the diagnostic process by physicians in a clinical setting. “Currently, …

PTSD common among health workers after a year of pandemic

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London – About 23.4% of health-care workers experienced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms during the most acute phase of the previous pandemic outbreaks — with 11.9 per cent of front-line workers experiencing symptoms almost a year on, new research has shown. Mental health problems such as PTSD, anxiety and depression are common among healthcare staff during and immediately after pandemics, according …

This hand-held device can read cancer biomarker like blood sugar

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Toronto – A team of Canadian researchers has created a prototype for a hand-held device to measure a biomarker for cancer like a blood sugar monitor, paving the way for home-based cancer monitoring and improving access to diagnostic testing. The device could be used in a medical clinic or at home, all without lab work, greatly simplifying the process for testing …

Brain, not willpower, decides if you will lose weight or not

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Jerusalem – Are you trying to lose those extra kilos around your waist by dieting? Listen to your brain first as weight loss is not merely a matter of willpower but is actually connected to much more basic visual and olfactory cues, researchers have found. The team from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) discovered a neural sub-network of connected …

Have nutritional beverage with exercise for fit body, sharp mind

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New York – Daily exercise, along with nutrient-enriched beverages, can do wonder with improving both physical and cognitive health, researchers have discovered. While exercise alone improved strength and endurance, mobility and stability, those who also consumed the nutritional supplement as part of the study saw all of these improvements and more. “For example, they were better able to retain new …

Study reveals empathy prevents Covid-19 spread

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London – Empathy for vulnerable people in risk groups motivates others to use face masks and keep distance, which can help prevent the spread of Covid-19, say researchers. “We saw that empathy for the most vulnerable is an important factor, and that it can be used actively to combat the pandemic,” said study author Stefan Pfattheicher from Aarhus University in the …

Eating disorders may lead to body dysmorphia

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London – Researchers have found that people with eating disorders are 12 times more likely to be preoccupied with perceived flaws in their physical appearance than those without. According to the researchers, body dysmorphia can result in anxiety, stress and reduced quality of life. “While sufferers of eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia nervosa, share similar traits to those with …

Regular exercise in morning may cut cancer risk

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London – If you want to live longer, read on. Researchers have found that that when physical activity is done in the morning throughout lifetime can reduce cancer risk. One potential cause of cancer is circadian disruption, the misalignment of environmental cues (light, food intake, etc.) and our endogenous circadian rhythms. Most studies on circadian disruption and cancer risk focused …

Telemedicine saves chronic pain patients time, money

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New York – Patients who saw a pain medicine specialist via telemedicine saved time and money and were highly satisfied with their experience, even before the Covid-19 pandemic, say researchers. The study, presented at the recent ANESTHESIOLOGY 2020 annual meeting, verified that many chronic pain patients are confident they will receive good care via telemedicine while avoiding lengthy commutes and time …