Oct 202015
 
High-stress jobs may have an increased risk of stroke: Study

People who have high-stress jobs may have an increased risk of stroke. The researchers found that people who had high-stress jobs were 22 percent more likely to experience a stroke than those who had low-stress jobs. Moreover, those with high-stress jobs were 58 percent more likely to have an ischemic stroke, which is the most common type of stroke, caused by a blockage of blood flow in the brain, compared to people with low-stress jobs. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Feb 242015
 
Feeling really angry or anxious can greatly increase your risk of having a heart attack: Study

Feeling really angry or anxious can greatly increase your risk of having a heart attack, especially if you feel so tense that you clench your fists, a new study reports. People’s risk of having a heart attack is 8.5 times higher during the two hours following an episode of intense anger, compared with when people feel less angry. Anxiety is even more threatening, the researchers found. People’s heart attack risk is 9.5 times higher during the two hours following elevated levels of anxiety (higher than […]

Fatty foods harm men more than women: Study

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Oct 202014
 
Fatty foods harm men more than women: Study

Men who munch on fatty foods are at increased health risks in comparison to women who consume high-fat meals, a new study has found, reports PTI. Researchers have found that male and female brains respond in remarkably different ways to high-fat meals. The findings may help to explain observed differences in obesity outcomes between women and men and suggest that dietary advice should be made more sex-specific, researchers said. “Our findings, for the first time, suggest that males and females respond to high-fat diets differently,” […]

Sense of invalidation can increase suicide risk in teens: Study

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Oct 062014
 
Sense of invalidation can increase suicide risk in teens: Study

Teenagers are a difficult lot to understand and handle but making them feel unwanted or invalidating their choices can push them towards suicidal tendencies. Suicide risk found that a high perception of family invalidation – or lack of acceptance – predicted future suicide events among boys, and peer invalidation predicted future self harm, such as cutting, among the teens in general. Among the negative feelings that can plague a teen’s psyche is a perception of “invalidation,” or a lack of acceptance. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Artificial Sweeteners may alter metabolism and increase blood-sugar levels: Study

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Sep 182014
 
Artificial Sweeteners may alter metabolism and increase blood-sugar levels: Study

People might consume artificial sweeteners because they think it will help them curb real-sugar consumption and prevent weight gain, but the chemicals may actually have an opposite effect. A new study has found that zero-calorie sweeteners may alter metabolism and increase blood-sugar levels, at least in mice and some people. The negative effects of artificial sweeteners on metabolism seen in the study may have to do with how the sweeteners interact with the bacteria living the gut, the researchers said. However, the study does suggest […]

Sunny days may mean higher suicide rates: New Study

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Sep 122014
 
Sunny days may mean higher suicide rates: New Study

The fact that suicide rates tend to peak in springtime has long puzzled scientists. But now, a new study shows that in any season, a couple of sunny days may mean higher suicide rates. The curious link between seasons and suicide rates dates back more than a century. Studies have consistently found a higher suicide rate during spring and a lower rate during winter. It is possible the weather and sunshine are driving the trend, but there are also other seasonal factors that could affect […]

Woman’s low birth weight may be at increased risk for fertility problems as adult: New Study

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Mar 182014
 
Woman's low birth weight may be at increased risk for fertility problems as adult: New Study

Girls born with a low birth weight may be at increased risk for fertility problems as adults, a new study. Women who were seeking fertility treatment— whether it was because they were infertile or their partner was — and found women who were infertile themselves were about twice as likely to have been born with a low birth weight (less than 5.5 pounds) compared with those who were seeking fertility treatment because their husband/partner was infertile, or because the couple’s infertility was unexplained. About 3 […]

Death of Spouse increases risk for heart attack, stroke: New Study

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Feb 262014
 

Widows and widowers are at increased risk for heart attack or stroke in the month following their spouse’s death. According to the recent study, Older adults who had lost their partner were about twice as likely to experience a heart attack or stroke in the 30 days following their partner’s death compared with people who had not lost their partner during the same time period. This elevated risk declined after one month. And after more than three months, people who had lost their partner were […]

Cases of pickpocketing seems to be on the rise in Delhi Metro trains

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Feb 222014
 
Cases of pickpocketing seems to be on the rise in Delhi Metro trains

More than 450 per cent has been registered in cases of pickpocketing in Delhi Metro trains in 2013 as compared to previous years. According to the report, 653 cases of pickpocketing were reported in Delhi Metro in 2013 as against 141 and 133 cases in 2012 and 2011, respectively. The alarming trend seems to be continuing in 2014, as many as 101 such cases have been reported this year in January alone. Police managed to work out only 11 cases so far in which 12 […]

How to Improve Your Vocabulary

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Aug 262013
 

Do you want to improve your vocabulary? Do you find yourself using the word awesome to describe everything good? Do you dream of being an author but feel your vocabulary is not strong enough? If for any of these reasons or any other reason, you want to learn vocabulary then you need to know the right way to do it. Memorizing words from a list is the most common and the most stupid way of going about learning vocabulary. We learn words in context of […]