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Move closer to God for better sleep quality

Move closer to God for better sleep quality

New York: Finding it hard to get a proper night sleep? A higher religious involvement can reduce stress levels and lead to healthier sleep outcomes, say researchers. The findings showed that persons with a greater sense of assurance of spiritual salvation tend to enjoy better sleep quality and tend to have fewer negative sleep consequences due


Only 20% of young people treated for anxiety stay well: Study

New York: Researchers have found that only 20 per cent of young people diagnosed with anxiety will stay well over the long term, no matter which treatment they get. The study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, examined 319 young people aged 10 to 25 who had been diagnosed


Work stress may lead to irregular heart rate

London: Too much job pressure may increase your risk developing a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to a stroke, dementia, heart failure and other complications. The study found that being stressed at work was associated with a 48 per cent higher risk of atrial fibrillation. “Work stress has previously


Night time snacking linked with poor sleep, obesity

New York: Are you in the habit of snacking in the middle of the night? Besides leading to unhealthy eating behaviours, it can also result in poor sleep and obesity, according to a new study. The research showed that poor quality of sleep seemed to be a major predictor of junk food cravings, and it was


Insufficient vitamin D can raise miscarriage risk: Lancet

New York: Apart from boosting bone health, vitamin D also plays an important role in maintaining pregnancy and preventing miscarriage, a study has shown. The findings, appearing in the journal The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, showed that women who had sufficient preconception vitamin D concentrations were 10 per cent more likely to become pregnant and 15


Make changes in diet to fight ageing

New Delhi: The key to ageing gracefully is simple – eat healthy. So make changes in your diet instead of going for Botox for wrinkle treatment, say experts. Tanu Arora, Head Of Department – Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital, and Zodi, senior dietician, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, have a few suggestions: *


Researchers find potential new cure for hair loss

London: There is new hope for bald people to get back hair without going for transplantation as researchers have found that a drug originally developed to treat the bone disease, osteoporosis, stimulates hair growth. The drug works by targeting a protein that inhibits the development and growth of many tissues, including hair follicles, said the study


Mother’s depression can adversely affect child’s IQ

New York: When a mother’s depression goes untreated, it can negatively affect a child’s cognitive development up to the age of 16, suggests new research. The findings, published in the journal Child Development, suggest that early identification and treatment of maternal depression is key healthy growth of her children. The researchers surveyed approximately 900 healthy children

Testosterone therapy improves urinary, sexual functions

Testosterone therapy improves urinary, sexual functions

Long-term testosterone replacement therapy improves both sexual and urinary functions as well as quality of life for men suffering from a condition due to deficiency of the hormone, according to a study. Testosterone is a steroid hormone involved in the regulation of sexual function, urinary health and metabolism as well as a number of other