Handful of nuts daily can boost memory in elderly

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  • March 27, 2019
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Sydney: While age is known as the strongest risk factor for cognitive decline, eating a handful of nuts every day can improve mental health and memory skills by up to 60 percent, finds a study. The findings showed that consuming nuts for a long period of time could be the key to better cognitive health, […]

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Are you suffering from climate change anxiety?

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  • March 25, 2019
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Psychologists report a rise in people suffering from climate change anxiety or eco-anxiety. What’s it like? And what can you do to cope? courtesy:BBC

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HOW TO BE HAPPY?

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  • March 22, 2019
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Prof Santos’s class Psychology and the Good Life is the most popular in Yale’s 317-year history, and broke the university’s enrolment record when more than 1,200 students signed up. “Being happy isn’t something that just happens, you’ve got to practice to be better at it,” she adds. Here are five exercises from Prof Santos to […]

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Mushrooms may 'reduce the risk of mild brain decline'

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  • March 17, 2019
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Eating mushrooms more than twice a week could prevent memory and language problems occurring in the over-60s, research from Singapore suggests. A unique antioxidant present in mushrooms could have a protective effect on the brain, the study found. The more mushrooms people ate, the better they performed in tests of thinking and processing. But researchers […]

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Are eggs good or bad for you? A Research and A Debate

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  • March 16, 2019
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Lindsey Tanner I Associated Press The latest U.S. research on eggs won’t go over easy for those can’t eat breakfast without them. Adults who ate about 1 ½ eggs daily had a slightly higher risk of heart disease than those who ate no eggs. The study showed the more eggs, the greater the risk. The […]

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Coinciding with the World Glaucoma Day’s celebration, Dr Badriya Al Malki, Assistant Director of Continuous Care at PHCC noted that the blue water or glaucoma is a disease occurs as a result of high eye pressure which leads to damage in the optic nerve. There are also other types of this disease that may not […]

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'No Vaccine-No School' in Italy

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  • March 13, 2019
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Italian children have been told not to turn up to school unless they can prove they have been properly vaccinated. The deadline follows months of national debate over compulsory vaccination. Parents risk being fined up to €500 (£425; $560) if they send their unvaccinated children to school. Children under six can be turned away. The […]

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Free blood-glucose meters by Qatar PHCC

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  • March 12, 2019
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Doha: Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) started to distribute blood-glucose meters for eligible patients at its health centres throughout the country, yesterday. The glucometer is used to determine the level of glucose concentration in blood, which allows patients to examine blood glucose levels regularly to avoid any complications caused by uncontrolled hyperglycemia in the long […]

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A supplement given to breastfed premature babies after they leave hospital can prevent weight loss at a crucial time in their development, a small study suggests. Doctors in Southampton found eight weeks of extra nutrients led to better growth in babies a year later. It also gave mothers confidence and encouraged them to continue breastfeeding, […]

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High blood pressure drugs to be offered to thousands more

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  • March 11, 2019
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New guidelines on diagnosing high blood pressure could mean thousands more people benefiting from treatment in England and Wales. Health bosses say offering blood-pressure-lowering drugs to more people with stage-1 hypertension would help to cut heart attacks and strokes. In total, about 450,000 men and 270,000 women could now qualify for the drugs. But some […]

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