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Living in mountains limits bone growth

Living in mountains limits bone growth

LONDON: Living in high altitude regions can limit bone growth, causing people have shorter limbs, say scientists who conducted a study in Himalayan populations. High altitude is a particularly challenging environment – the terrain is physically challenging and the land has a relatively poor crop yield, so food can be sparse.Most importantly, oxygen levels are

Can grandparents' exposure to plastic chemical cause Autism in kids?

Can grandparents’ exposure to plastic chemical cause Autism in kids?

NEW YORK: Your exposure to a plastic chemical can affect the communications skills of your grandchildren, says a study over mice that found a link between early exposure to the chemical and the risk of autism. Bisphenol A is an endocrine disrupting chemical used in consumer products such as water bottles, dental composites among others and

Tricity gears up for International Yoga Day

Chandigarh – Thousands of people are expected to participate in yoga events, which is to be organised at various places on the eve of 4th International Yoga Day across Chandigarh on Thursday. A large amount of people from Tricity are going to participate in the events and initiatives organised by the government, various NGO’s, schools, educational

Why eating whole grains may be much healthier

Why eating whole grains may be much healthier

LONDON: Regularly consuming whole grain foods such as barley, brown rice, millet, oatmeal and rye may help lose weight as well as decrease the risk of heart disease and diabetes, a study has claimed. The findings showed that study participants who ate whole grains had less inflammation, particularly in overweight people, which increases the risk

Why we can't stop eating junk food decoded

Why we can’t stop eating junk food decoded

BERLIN: Foods that are rich in both fats and carbohydrates have a particularly strong influence on our brain’s reward system, say scientists who explain why we cannot keep our hands off unhealthy junk foods like french fries and candy bars. Both fatty and carbohydrate-rich foods activate the reward system in the brain, albeit via different signalling

Childhood stress makes your brain mature faster

Childhood stress makes your brain mature faster

LONDON: Stress in early childhood due to negative experiences such as illness or divorce of parents may lead to faster maturation of certain brain regions, during adolescence, a new study suggests. The study found that these experiences cause faster maturation of the prefrontal cortex and amygdala that also play a role in the control of

High Vitamin D levels associated with low colon cancer risk

High Vitamin D levels associated with low colon cancer risk

NEW YORK: Consuming a Vitamin D rich diet is not only beneficial for your bones but can also keep colorectal or colon cancer at bay, a new study shows. Compared to participants with circulating vitamin D concentrations considered sufficient for bone health, people with deficient concentrations of the vitamin had a 31 per cent higher

Sitting too long without movement may kill you fast

Sitting too long without movement may kill you fast

NEW YORK: Does your job force you to sit for one to two hours at a stretch without moving? Beware, it may raise the risk of dying early than people who sit cumulatively for the same time, but in shorter bouts, a study has warned. The findings showed that people with the greatest amount of sedentary

Here's how insufficient sleep could cost billions

Here’s how insufficient sleep could cost billions

SYDNEY: With the problem of inadequate sleep affecting more and more people around the world, researchers have found that the financial and non-financial costs associated with it could cost a country billions of dollars. For the study, David Hillman of the University of Western Australia and his colleagues attempted to measure the economic consequences of limited

Light exposure during sleep may harm metabolism

Light exposure during sleep may harm metabolism

WASHINGTON: Light exposure at night may not only disrupt sleep but also adversely impact metabolic function, according to a study. “Our preliminary findings show that a single night of light exposure during sleep acutely impacts measures of insulin resistance,” said Ivy Cheung Mason, a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in the

Lonely teenagers more likely to sleep poorly

Lonely teenagers more likely to sleep poorly

LONDON: Is your teenaged daughter or son having trouble falling asleep or sleeping less? It may be because of the feeling of loneliness, researchers say. Loneliness is defined by researchers as a feeling of distress that people experience when they perceive their social relationships to be inadequate.The findings showed that the young adults, who are