People Who Wear Glasses Are Indeed More Intelligent, Genetic Study Reveals

People Who Wear Glasses Are Indeed More Intelligent, Genetic Study Reveals

Findings of a new genetic research suggest that people who wear glasses are indeed more intelligent. Researchers said this has something to do with the genes. Wearing Glasses And Intelligence In the new study, which was published in the journal Nature Communications, Gail Davies, from the Center for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh, and colleagues involved 300,486 individuals who are between 16 and 102 years old. The participants had taken different thinking tests that were then summarized as general cognitive ability score. They also had genetic testing, which…

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Are You A Helicopter Parent? Here’s How It Can Affect Your Kids

Are You A Helicopter Parent? Here’s How It Can Affect Your Kids

Do you hover around your children in everything they do and guide them? Beware, it can negatively affect your kid’s ability to manage his or her emotions and behaviour later, and may also affect his or her academics, according to researchers. Children whose parents showed “helicopter parenting behaviour”, which means constantly guiding children by telling him or her what to play with, how to play with a toy, how to clean up after playtime and being too strict or demanding, became defiant, others were apathetic and some showed frustration. These…

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Can job stress kill you? Yes, you are likely to die early, says this study

Can job stress kill you? Yes, you are likely to die early, says this study

Job stress can kill you, and it is now scientifically proven. According to a study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal, men working in demanding jobs with little control over their workload are more likely to die early even if they maintain a healthy lifestyle with exercise, controlled weight and blood pressure, and no smoking. The findings showed that men who experience job strain — having high work demands and low control over them — had a 68% greater risk of premature death. “Work is a common source of stress in…

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What the happiest two-career couples are doing differently

What the happiest two-career couples are doing differently

Image: Shutterstock  The currently prevailing pessimism about the viability of dual-career couples may dishearten the romantic in us, but it has some basis in reality. Even for single people and sole breadwinners, work-life balance can sometimes feel like an impossibility. Two people staggering in search of their own equilibrium can easily step on each other’s toes, if not knock each other down. On the other hand, they could theoretically help each other find more solid footing than either could achieve alone. The optimistic quest for a shared, equal foothold helps…

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Brussels is gorgeous. Here are the 6 best places to visit

Brussels is gorgeous. Here are the 6 best places to visit

If you want to experience Mother Nature in all her glory, Brussels is where you need to be. Sunbeams pierce the sky while birds chirp, spring has arrived in Flanders. The capital in particular comes alive with floral beauty. Here are six of the best locations to discover Brussels: Meise Botanical Garden Just outside of the capital, you can find a green patchwork of plants 18,000 of them to be precise. In the spring, the budding flowers in Brussels’ Meise Botanical Garden provide a colourful spectacle. Stroll through this ‘green…

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E-cigarettes are as bad as cigarettes, flavouring can impair lung function

E-cigarettes are as bad as cigarettes, flavouring can impair lung function

For smokers looking to quit smoking, e-cigarettes often seem to be a viable alternative. But there are many disadvantages to e-cigarettes, and many studies raise doubts about its safety. A new study done by the University of North Carolina in the US shows that a common e-cigarette flavouring has toxic chemicals similar to those found in tobacco smoke. The chemicals can even disrupt the lungs’ antibacterial defense system, the study has found. Previous studies have shown that while people who use e-cigarettes smoke less and are more likely to quit smoking,…

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Vitamin pills are bad for heart and have no health benefits, says study

Vitamin pills are bad for heart and have no health benefits, says study

The most commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements provide no consistent health benefit or harm, a study has found. Researchers from the St Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto in Canada conducted a systematic review of existing data and single randomised control trials published in English from January 2012 to October 2017. They found that multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and vitamin C – the most common supplements – showed no advantage or added risk in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke or premature death. Generally, vitamin and…

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What are the best fruits for diabetes? Your ideal diet must include these

What are the best fruits for diabetes? Your ideal diet must include these

If you are living with diabetes, you may have found all kinds of conflicting information about diabetes-friendly diet. And the most common misconception about this diet is that fruits should not be a part of your diet. This is not true. People with type 2 diabetes have to be careful about their carbohydrate intake as it directly affects the blood sugar level. According to a study conducted in 2013, fruits can be a part of a diabetic meal plan. According to Dr Pradeep Gadge of Dr Gadge’s Diabetes Care Clinic, “People with…

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Dark chocolates are your best friends, they reduce stress, improve memory

Dark chocolates are your best friends, they reduce stress, improve memory

If you’ve been binging on chocolates, no need to stop now. For long, multiple studies have confirmed beyond doubt that the dark variety of chocolates are among the superfoods you must include in your daily diet. Whether you are trying to lose weight or want to stay fit, make chocolates your best friend. Now, according to a new study, they have bigger health benefits: Eating dark chocolates can cut down on your stress levels, make you happier, and improve your memory and immunity. It is the first time the effect of…

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Are you on antidepressants? It is linked to higher risk of dementia

Are you on antidepressants? It is linked to higher risk of dementia

While anti-depressants can help mental health patients deal with depression, long-term use of certain anti-depressants could have serious side effects. A large study done by researchers from the University of East Anglia’s School of Health Science have linked use of antidepressants to dementia, though they could not definitively conclude that the drugs were the cause. Previous studies have shown that medications commonly prescribed to reduce depression and anxiety may increase the risk of death by preventing multiple organs from functioning properly, and increase risk of bone disease.And among patients suffering from high blood pressure, antidepressants…

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