Forgetting things but unaware of it? You may be at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease

Forgetting things but unaware of it? You may be at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease

Canadian researchers have found that although memory loss is an early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, it is those who are unaware of the problem that are more likely to go on to develop the condition. Carried out by researchers at Ontario’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), the new study is believed to be the largest of its kind on illness awareness, looking at data on 1,062 people. Earlier research said that menopause could trigger Alzheimer’s, but a diet rich in antioxidants could help. Participants were aged 55 to 90,…

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Here’s why a high sugar diet of desserts and colas can be bad for your heart and liver

Here’s why a high sugar diet of desserts and colas can be bad for your heart and liver

It is a known fact that drinking too many soft drinks and eating a lot of sweets is unhealthy, but it may put even otherwise healthy people at increased risk of heart disease, warns new research. The study, published in the journal Clinical Science, showed that healthy men had increased levels of fat in their blood and fat stored in their livers after they consumed a high sugar diet. “Our findings provide new evidence that consuming high amounts of sugar can alter your fat metabolism in ways that could increase…

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Household items that should be cleaned DAILY!

Household items that should be cleaned DAILY!

What are the daily chores that you consider mandatory when it comes to basic hygiene? Vacuuming the floor, washing your utensils and dusting the furniture. Well, if your list looks similar to this, you are ignoring some important areas, which, if left ignored can make you and your family seriously ill. We have listed few such household items that need attention, on a daily basis (along with a few others that SHOULD be cleaned in a week or at least once in 15 days). (Image: Shutterstock) Microwave: Often used to…

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Do you swear a lot and walk around your house naked? You might just be intelligent after all

Do you swear a lot and walk around your house naked? You might just be intelligent after all

Findings from a recent research suggest intelligent people are more likely to swear. Researchers at the University of Rochester quizzed 1,000 people about 400 typical behaviours, and discovered a strong like between intelligence and swearing. During the study, all participants were asked to state how often they performed 400 behaviours. Those with higher intellects were found to be more likely to curse, eat spicy breakfasts, and walk around the house naked. Extroverts, as you’d probably expect, like to drive cars faster than 75mph, gamble, tell dirty jokes, and drink a lot….

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Does your child avoid eye contact? Anxiety might be the cause

Does your child avoid eye contact? Anxiety might be the cause

A study recently revealed that children, aged nine to 13, pay close attention to potentially threatening information and avoid eye contact when anxious. According to researchers, the shorter and less frequently they look in the eyes of others, the more likely they are to be afraid of them, even when there may be no reason to be. They also found that the child continues feeling fearful of that person even though he/she may no longer be threatening or scary. Kalina Michalska from the University of California, Riverside said that looking at…

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Culture travellers, take note. These 7 upcoming museums should be on your bucket list

Culture travellers, take note. These 7 upcoming museums should be on your bucket list

Some of 2017’s biggest museums are opening their doors in the final months of the year. Here’s a look at seven major art and design venues being inaugurated around the world between September and December. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Opening: September 9 Founded in 1984 as the Santa Monica Museum of Art, ICA LA will reopen in a space designed by wHY in LA’s arts district. The inaugural exhibition “Martín Ramírez: His Life in Pictures, Another Interpretation” explores the Mexican artist’s experiences as a migrant labourer during…

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What’s Your Child’s IQ? Higher the Score, Longer May Be Their Life

What’s Your Child’s IQ? Higher the Score, Longer May Be Their Life

IQ or Intelligent Quotient is a test of series which usually determines what’s an individual’s thinking capacity, or how smart he or she is. In standard IQ tests, the system of scoring is such that the raw median score is defined as 100. Most people score between IQ 75 to IQ 125. About 5 per cent people score above IQ 125, who are considered to be very intelligent, and 5 per cent score below IQ 75, who are less than average. Einstein is said to have had an IQ score of 160-190….

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Should you be sleeping twice a day instead of once?

Should you be sleeping twice a day instead of once?

Should you be sleeping twice a day instead of once? (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) A shocker for most, a study suggested that what may suit our bodies better than sleeping once a day is sleeping twice a day. Two shorter slumbers may suit our body clocks better than one long eight-hour sleep. Many doctors and sleepresearchers are suggesting that sleeping twice a day could only be a modern concept, which came along the advent of electricity. Are we sleeping the wrong way? There are many countries and cultures that follow the…

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Gian Sagar row: BFUHS shifts 200 MBBS students, another 300 to be adjusted on Tuesday

Gian Sagar row: BFUHS shifts 200 MBBS students, another 300 to be adjusted on Tuesday

Faridkot-based Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) on Monday shifted 200 MBBS students of Gian Sagar Medical College, Banur, to other colleges across the state. The Punjab government had on May 10 withdrawn permission to Gian Sagar Trust to run medical, dental, nursing and physiotherapy colleges. The classes in the college remained suspended since February 1 after the staff went on indefinite strike against the management for not clearing their dues. Of the 1,437 MBBS, BDS and nursing students of the 2012-2013 batch, 200 were shifted to government medical…

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OnePlus 5 Camera to Be Developed in Partnership With DxO

OnePlus 5 Camera to Be Developed in Partnership With DxO

While the leaks regarding the dual-camera setup on OnePlus 5 have become increasingly common, despite being contradictory on occasions, we now have some official information about the camera on the upcoming smartphone. OnePlus has now officially confirmed that the company has partnered with DxO to provide an improved camera performance on its upcoming OnePlus 5 smartphone. In a post on OnePlus official forum, a company staff member who goes by the username “diegohnz” announced that the company has partnered with DxO to “enhance your photography experience with our upcoming flagship,…

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