Just 100 grams of protein daily reduces heart disease, cancer risk in old age: study

Just 100 grams of protein daily reduces heart disease, cancer risk in old age: study

For a longer life, eat higher proportion of carbohydrates - grains, pulses, vegetables, sweet potato - and about 100 grams of protein in middle-age daily to cut the chances of heart disease, cancer and other diseases in old age, suggests a study.

According to researchers, diet comprising 80 percent carbohydrates - mainly vegetables, especially sweet potato, 10 percent protein - fish and soy and 10 percent fat - is thought to contribute to their longevity.

Teens who smoke pot at 15 or below may suffer memory loss, respiratory diseases

Teens who smoke pot at 15 or below may suffer memory loss, respiratory diseases

A team of Canadian researchers has found that teenagers, who begin smoking pot as early as 15 or younger, may suffer long-term cognitive impairment, memory loss, physical illnesses and respiratory diseases.

The findings, published in the journal Health, shows that young users, who smoked pot, reported the most impact to their physical and mental health and those who did not smoke until age 21, are unlikely to develop a lifelong habit, or barely smoke pot at all.

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Drinking tea may prevent you from diabetes

Drinking tea may prevent you from diabetes

After understanding the health benefits of a cup of tea, a study finds that drinking tea can prevent diabetes.

It is because natural plant compounds in tea leaves may block the absorption of sugar in the blood.

The findings, appeared in Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, indicated that polyphenols - natural plant compounds which are found in tea -significantly reduce the amount of glucose in adults, who were given sucrose-laden drinks just before.

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New study can determine whether someone has high risk of developing liver cancer

New study can determine whether someone has high risk of developing liver cancer

Exposure to fungal product, called aflatoxin, is believed to cause up to 80 percent of liver cancer cases in many parts of the world.

A new study by MIT researchers have developed a way to determine, by sequencing DNA of liver cells, whether those cells have been exposed to aflatoxin.

This profile of mutations could be used to predict whether someone has a high risk of developing liver cancer, potentially many years before tumours actually appear.

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Non-monogamous relationships are just as successful as monogamous: Study

Non-monogamous relationships are just as successful as monogamous: Study

From our very young age, we're told cheating is wrong and we should all be faithful to our partners.

We are brought up to believe relationships should be monogamous. But does monogamy really make sense? Or is it just something ingrained in us?

In fact, the concept of monogamy is such a deep-rooted in our minds that we unknowingly we have an unconscious biasness towards it.

Allergic to any tree nut? Don't worry, now you can eat some

Allergic to any tree nut? Don't worry, now you can eat some

If you have a particular tree nut allergy, then generally you are being asked to avoid every kind of nuts.

But now, a new research suggests that you should consider having an oral food challenge to properly diagnose additional nut allergies, especially if you've never had a reaction to eating those almonds, chestnuts and pistachios before.

That afternoon power nap can boost employees` creativity

That afternoon power nap can boost employees` creativity

Does your boss nag and expect a lot from you? Here's a solution to keep up to their expectations- take a power nap in the afternoon!

A new study says that 20 minutes nap in the afternoon can boost employees' creativity and problem-solving ability, reports Telegraph.co.uk.

According to scientists from the University of Leeds in England, this nap could reduce the risks of diabetes, heart problems and depression, which are more likely when you do not get enough sleep.

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German Shepherds can detect breast cancer accurately: Study

German Shepherds can detect breast cancer accurately: Study

Attention dog lovers! With just six months of training, a German Shepherd can accurately detect breast cancer, a study finds.

According to researchers, the technique is simple, non-invasive and cheap and may revolutionise cancer detection in countries where mammograms are hard to come by.

The results revealed, in the first experiment, the dogs detected 28 out of the 31 cancerous bandages - a 90 percent pass rate.

On the second try, they scored 100 percent - sitting down in front of the box containing the cancerous sample with their muzzle pressed deep into the cone.

Ask grandparents to keep doing housework, to keep heart attack at bay

Ask grandparents to keep doing housework, to keep heart attack at bay

After a heart attack, ask your grandparents to make their bed, do laundry or carry groceries as it may start the road to recovery soon, suggests a study.

According to researchers, a daily walk is proven to be beneficial, and tai chi, yoga and balance training can also help, but encouraging patients to do more chores around the house is the simplest way to get people moving.

The study published by the American Heart Association said patients should be encouraged to do everyday household chores instead of simply given medication.

Video games help to fight depression?

Video games help to fight depression?

Do you know video game can be an effective treatment if your child is undergoing depression?

A new UC Davis study carries it a step further, though, finding that when the video game users were messaged reminders, they played the game more often and in some cases increased the time spent playing.

"Through the use of carefully designed persuasive message prompts ... mental health video games can be perceived and used as a more viable and less attrition-ridden treatment option," according to the study.

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