Category: Health

IQ linked to levels of happiness

IQ linked to levels of happiness

People with lower intelligence are more likely to be unhappy than their brighter colleagues Their study of 6,870 people showed low intelligence was often linked with lower income and poor mental health, which contributed to unhappiness. The researchers are calling for more help and support to be targeted at people with lower IQs. Their findings [&hellip

Early HIV treatment postpones chronic therapy

Early HIV treatment postpones chronic therapy

A scanning electron micrograph of a budding HIV-1 virus Temporary anti-retroviral therapy for people newly infected with HIV can delay the need at a later date to start long-term treatment, a Dutch study suggests. Researchers at the University of Amsterdam found that treating HIV patients with antiretroviral drugs (cART) for 24 weeks during the first [&hellip

CPR training ups survival rates

CPR training ups survival rates

Teaching CPR skills to people can significantly prevent deaths caused by emergency conditions especially cardiac arrest or deadly sudden stop of heartbeat. A nationwide CPR training in Denmark increased the rate of bystander CPR leading to higher cardiac arrest survival rates in the country, says the research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 61st [&hellip

Chili peppers can reduce heart disease risk

Chili peppers can reduce heart disease risk

A piquant family of substances that gives Chili peppers their heat and spicy taste may considerably boost heart health by reducing high blood pressure and cholesterol. Researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong found that capsaicinoids and its chemical relatives may significantly reduce the formation of clogged arteries in hamsters. The study focused on [&hellip

Green coffee can help to lose weight

Green coffee can help to lose weight

Consuming green coffee bean extract may be significantly effective in helping overweight people shed pounds, say researchers at the University of Scranton, US. “Taking multiple capsules of green coffee extract a day, while eating a low fat, healthful diet and exercising regularly, appears to be a safe, effective, inexpensive way to lose weight,” said lead [&hellip

Chocolate lovers lose more weight

Chocolate lovers lose more weight

A new study funded by the US National Institutes of Health suggests that people who eat more chocolate are slimmer than those who have it occasionally. Scientists studied about 1,000 adults in Southern California focusing on their diet, calorie intake and body mass index (BMI), a measurement which shows obesity.Results showed that those who ate [&hellip

Sitting too much raises death risk

Sitting too much raises death risk

People who spend a Lot of time sitting every day may be at a significant higher risk of death due to any cause compared with more physically active counterparts. A three-year follow up of 222,500 Australian adults revealed that people who on average spent sitting between 8 and 11 hours were 15 percent more likely [&hellip

Popcorn contains high levels of antioxidants

Popcorn contains high levels of antioxidants

A US researcher says popcorn, if not highly mixed with oil and salt, can be considered a good snack for its high amount fibers and antioxidants. “Based on fiber, whole grains, and antioxidant levels, popcorn is the king of snack foods,” said senior author Joe Vinson of the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. According to [&hellip

Study ties sleep to heart health

Study ties sleep to heart health

Adults getting less than six hours or more than eight hours of sleep per night are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, a new US study says. A survey of 3,000 US adults confirms the results of previous smaller researches suggesting that enjoying on average between six to eight hours of night sleep has a [&hellip

UN calls on nations to stop TB

UN calls on nations to stop TB

The UN Secretary-General urges countries to boost their efforts to prevent tuberculosis (TB), including raising access to treatments and the quality of health services. “For too long, the response has been insufficient,” said Ban Ki-moon at the Institute of Respiratory Medicine in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), TB remains a [&hellip