Maintenance program much needed to keep off pounds for long

Maintenance program much needed to keep off pounds for long

Only exercise is not enough to maintain that figure, which is an after effect of much toil and sweat!

A study by American College of Physicians say that a weight loss program that incorporates a maintenance intervention could help participants be more successful at keeping off pounds long term.

Researchers found that primarily telephone-based intervention, focused on providing strategies for maintaining weight loss modestly, slowed the rate of participants' weight regain after weight loss.

Results of a randomised trial are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Yo-Yo dieting might not be such a bad thing after all!

Yo-Yo dieting might not be such a bad thing after all!

Looks like Yo-Yo diet is not that bad!

According to a report in the Mirror, a leading researcher in the US has found evidence suggesting yo-yo dieting is better than not dieting at all.

On a related note, studies found that people, who go through an endless cycle of losing weight then piling it back on, could be harming their health.

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Two Mayo hospitals in Minnesota diagnosed as acute stroke ready facilities

Two Mayo hospitals in Minnesota diagnosed as acute stroke ready facilities

The Minnesota Department of Health has designated Mayo Clinic Health System’s Albert Lea and Austin hospitals as acute stroke ready facilities, health officials announced.

The designation of the two Mayo hospitals means the state’s public health authorities believe that the hospitals’ emergency departments are able to evaluate, stabilize as well a provide emergency care for patients who suffer stroke symptoms.

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Don't be so clean! Obsession with hygiene could kill benefial bacterias

Don't be so clean! Obsession with hygiene could kill benefial bacterias

Good news for all those lazy-headed not-really-a-cleanliness-freak out there! Scientists have found out that the obsession with hygiene could even be turning some beneficial bacteria found in the human gut into "endangered species".

Providing clean water to everyone on the planet has been a major health goal for decades, but scientists have warned that while it reduces the chance of catching a deadly disease it could also increase the risk of asthma.

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Nostalgic emotions evokes stronger urge to quit smoking

Nostalgic emotions evokes stronger urge to quit smoking

In order to persuade someone to quit smoking, it is the 'emotions' that need to be triggered rather than inciting fear in an individual.

A new study by Michigan State University researchers has found out the following which was published in Communication Research Reports.

Advertisers often use nostalgia-evoking messages to promote consumer products, and that tactic could be just as effective in encouraging healthy behaviors, argue Ali Hussain, a doctoral candidate in the School of Journalism, and Maria Lapinski, professor in the Department of Communication.

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No difference between good or bad diet: Study

No difference between good or bad diet: Study

Ever faced a choice between Brown and white bread?

Well few would doubt that the latter was more likely to contribute to obesity.

But a new study suggests there is no such thing as 'good' or 'bad' bread when it comes to losing weight.

Instead the effect of diet on people's waistlines is much more dependant on an individual's unique response to different kinds of food, researchers believe.

People with ADHD may have smaller brain volume

People with ADHD may have smaller brain volume

New Delhi [India], Feb 19. : In a latest study it has been found out that people diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have smaller brain volume than those without the disorder.

According to a study published in the medical journal The Lancet Psychiatry the differences in brain volume were identified by researchers who reviewed brain scans comparing those without ADHD to those with the disorder.

Differences were most prominent in the brains of children with ADHD and less obvious in the brains of adults with the disorder.

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Too many 'beg your pardon's' in a day? You might have hidden hearing impairment

Too many 'beg your pardon's' in a day? You might have hidden hearing impairment

New Delhi [India], Feb 19. : Do you find it difficult hearing out people at a noisy bar or a restaurant even though you have passed the hearing test with flying colors? Well, you might be secretly deaf!

Now, less than six years since its initial description, scientists have made great strides in understanding what hidden hearing loss is and what causes it. In research published in Nature Communications, University of Michigan researchers report a new unexpected cause for this auditory neuropathy, a step toward the eventual work to identify treatments.

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Beware! Rice may be potential 'arsenic carrier' for kids

Beware! Rice may be potential 'arsenic carrier' for kids

New Delhi [India], Feb 19. : What if we told you that rice has the potential of carrying arsenic and is more than hazardous to feed it to infants!

Arsenic, the 20th most common element in the Earth's crust, can be absorbed naturally by plants from the soil and the potentially deadly toxin is also found in fossil fuel emissions, which can contaminate crops, reports The Independent.

Researchers are becoming increasingly concerned by the potential health effects of low levels of arsenic in food.

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Snap releases ‘roadshow’ video to attract potential investors

Snap releases ‘roadshow’ video to attract potential investors

Ahead of its planned initial public offering (IPO), popular social media company Snap Inc. has released a more than half-an-hour “Roadshow” video to attract more and more potential investors.

In the video, the company laid out its vision for the future and explained its business strategy that has been based on flipping the characteristic social media norms. The company also indicated that it will challenged giants like Facebook.

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