• Diet, not physical activity, plays major role in child obesity: Researchers
    Obesity among children is rising at an alarming rate. According to the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration, the rate of obesity among children and adolescents has increased from four percent in the year 1975 to 18 percent in year 2016.
  • ADHD treatment change impacts remote patient monitoring
    A pilot study assessing the use of telemedicine in patient-reported responses to adult ADHD treatment showed a notable sensitivity to the impact of therapy changes on symptoms and patient functioning.
  • Study: Where COVID-19 hit hardest, sudden deaths outside hospital increased
    A new study comparing the incidence of sudden deaths occurring outside the hospital across New York City's highly diverse neighborhoods with the percentage of positive SARS-CoV-19 tests found that increased sudden deaths during the pandemic correlate to the extent of virus infection in a neighborhood.
  • COVID-19 cannot be beaten one country at a time: UN Chief
    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his statement on the Two Millionth death from the COVID-19 pandemic, while emphasizing that COVID-19 cannot be beaten one country at a time, urged vaccine manufacturers to step up their commitment to work with the COVAX facility.
  • Turmeric lattes reduce liver damage, treat cancers and boost longevity
    Long life expectancy can be attributed to healthy eating, research suggests. As a general rule, a healthy, balanced diet should consist of at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day. It is also highly recommended to get enough exercise and the recommended amount is at least 150 minutes per week. With wintry days, so comes the need for a warm brew to warm us up from the inside and according to studies, drinking this warm beverage could help boost your longevity too.
  • Rapid blood test identifies COVID-19 patients at high risk of severe disease
    One of the most vexing aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is doctors' inability to predict which newly hospitalized patients will go on to develop severe disease, including complications that require the insertion of a breathing tube, kidney dialysis or other intensive care. Knowledge of a patient's age and underlying medical conditions can help predict such outcomes, but there are still surprises when younger, seemingly healthier patients suffer severe complications that can lead to death.
  • Better diet and glucose uptake in the brain lead to longer life in fruit flies
    Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that fruit flies with genetic modifications to enhance glucose uptake have significantly longer lifespans. Looking at the brain cells of aging flies, they found that better glucose uptake compensates for age-related deterioration in motor functions, and led to longer life.
  • Need to reduce work-related stress? It's a walk in the park
    Work causes so much stress that it's become a global public health issue. Stress's impact on mental and physical health can also hurt productivity and result in economic loss.
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