Dim Light Affects Memory and Learning

Dim Light Affects Memory and Learning

You may want to dim the light only when you are in a mood for a romantic dinner date! Dim light during work could hamper brain health by impairing memory and learning. Spending excessive time under dim lights hampers learning abilities and memory function by changing the brain structure, says a new study published in the Hippocampus journal. This is the first-of-a-kind study where the researchers explored the link between brain structure and the normally experienced range of environmental light. Neuroscientists from the Michigan State University showed that dim lights affect the hippocampus region of the…

A Powerful New Antibiotic Discovered In Dirt

A Powerful New Antibiotic Discovered In Dirt

A potentially powerful antibiotic has been discovered by researchers in a bag of dirt from the backyard, according to a study published in the journal Nature Microbiology. Researchers at Rockefeller University in New Yorkdiscovered malacidins, a class of antibiotics that are commonly found in soil but haven’t been reported to be produced in lab-culture till date. This new class of antibiotics can be effective against various infections and drug-resistant microbes. Scientists scanned through 1500 soil samples in order to identify the new compounds. The team reported: “We extracted the DNA of the bacteria…

Bacteria found in milk and beef linked to rheumatoid arthritis

Bacteria found in milk and beef linked to rheumatoid arthritis

“Drinking milk or eating beef could cause rheumatoid arthritis, scientists warn,” reports the Mail Online. However, the story is more complicated than the headline suggests. Researchers investigated genetic mutations in the blood cells of people with rheumatoid arthritis. They believe that mutations to a gene that regulates the immune system may “take off the brakes”, so that the body mounts an over-the-top immune response which causes inflammation and damages joints and tissues. They also tested people’s blood for DNA from Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis bacteria, known as MAP. Researchers have linked…

Number Of Obese Years A Cause Of Sleep Disturbance

Number Of Obese Years A Cause Of Sleep Disturbance

Not sleeping well and wondering why? Your weight gained over the years may be the cause! Your weight at a young age and weight gain thereafter may be the reason of sleep disturbance in later life, says a study published in the journal Sleep. Sweden researchers have shown the effect of body mass index (BMI) at a young age and weight gain over years of sleep disturbance in later life. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of body fat of an individual based on their height and weight. The study is…

KETTLEBELL WORKOUT

KETTLEBELL  WORKOUT

The kettlebell is a cast-iron or cast steel weight (resembling a cannonball with a handle) used to perform all types of exercises, including but not limited to ballistic exercises that combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training. They are also the primary equipment used in the weight lifting sport of kettlebell lifting.   The Russian girya (ги́ря, a loanword from Persian غران girān “heavy”) was a type of metal weight, primarily used to weigh crops, in the 18th century. The use of such weights by circus strongmen is recorded for the 19th century. They began to be used for recreational and competition strength athletics in Russia and Europe in the late 19th century. The birth…

Elimination diet

Elimination diet

An elimination diet, also known as exclusion diet is a diagnostic procedure used to identify foods that an individual cannot consume without adverse effects.[1] Adverse effects may be due to food allergy, food intolerance, other physiological mechanisms (such as metabolic or toxins),[2] or a combination of these. Elimination diets typically involve entirely removing a suspected food from the diet for a period of time from two weeks to two months, and waiting to determine whether symptoms resolve during that time period. In rare cases, a health professional may wish to use an oligoantigenic diet to relieve a patient of symptoms…

WHY HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING IS ALL THE RAGE IN FITNESS.

WHY HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING IS ALL THE RAGE IN FITNESS.

Do you have 7 minutes? You could spend them getting into shape. It may sound like hype, but working your body fast and hard for just a few minutes- interspersed with short periods of rest is an effective means of toning your muscles and improving your heart health. This type of exercise goes by a handful of names, including high intensity interval training, HIIT, and Tabatha, but the basic gist is the same. The science backed program essentially boils down the strength and heart benefits of a sweaty bike ride…

CANCER RISK FROM CELLPHONES RADIATION IS SMALL.

CANCER RISK FROM CELLPHONES RADIATION IS SMALL.

Do callphones cause cancer? Despite years of research, there is still no clear answer. But the recent studies has released, one on man and one on mice, suggest that if there is any risk, it is small. Safety questions about cell phones have drawn intense interest and debate for years as the devises have become integral to most people’s lives. Even a minute risk could harm millions of people. These two studies on the effects of the type of radiation that phones emit     were conducted for over 10 years and…

HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT

HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT

We all are very much aware with various human activities that have caused irreparable damage to land, air, water and   organisms that inhabit them. Man is mercilessly exploiting the planet that nurtures him and provides life and sustenance. The increasing concern now for the protection of the environment is not because of mans love for nature but to a great extent to protect directly or indirectly human health, well-being, and comfort and to avoid illness and diseases. Although ancient civilizations were aware of the effects of environment on health, the…

BACK TO BASICS OF FOODS

BACK TO BASICS OF FOODS

In today’s day and age, it’s difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle, especially if you are not a fitness enthusiast. Blame it on the busy schedule or lack of motivation. No matter how hard you try, there are times when it’s difficult to follow a fitness regimen. If you want to lose weight, and get to healthy lifestyle, but don’t know where to begin? Here are some starting points. Replace half of your meal plate with non-starchy vegetables- Focus on reducing your calories. Therefore, vegetables that contain starch like potato,…