Noisy lives putting Americans at risk for hearing loss

Noisy lives putting Americans at risk for hearing loss

The risk of hearing loss from exposure to noises is all around us every day and now, a recent study

has found that 58 million Americans are exposed to loud and frequent sounds.

The Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers found that substantial noise exposures, with potential long-term hearing effects, commonly

occur in occupational and recreational settings and only a small percentage of those exposed are consistently wearing recommended hearing protection.

Kids with high uric acid at higher risk of BP at age seven: Study

Kids with high uric acid at higher risk of BP at age seven: Study

A recent study reveals, babies, especially preterm ones, with high levels of serum uric acid during early years of life, may be associated with high blood pressure at the age of seven, further leading to hypertension in adulthood.

The study further says, this high level of serum uric acid at very early years in tots, is a result of the in-utero environment.

Did you know female cyberbullies feel negative about school and learning?

Did you know female cyberbullies feel negative about school and learning?

Sending and receiving threatening, offensive comments, images or videos on social media can trigger negative perceptions for the importance of school and learning, especially among female teenagers, finds a study.

According to researchers from Nottingham Trent University in England, 11-15 year-old girls who were most involved in cyberbullying -- as perpetrator, victim, or both -- felt the least accepted by their peers.

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To all women out there, eat more fruits, veggies daily to keep stress at bay

To all women out there, eat more fruits, veggies daily to keep stress at bay

Are you feeling stressed out due to the daily routine of your office, family and many other responsibilities?

A study says people, especially women, who eat five-to-seven servings of fruits and vegetables through out the day, reported lower risk of psychological stress.

The findings, published in the British Medical Journal Open, indicate that people, who ate five-to-seven daily servings of fruits and vegetables had a 14 percent lower risk of stress than those who ate 0-4 servings.

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Now, a `greener` way to make vanilla flavouring

Now, a `greener` way to make vanilla flavouring

Today, over 95 percent of vanilla flavouring used in foods, from cereal to ice cream, is not natural and the production of the synthetic one is taking a toll on the environment.

The process of making it synthetically creates a stream of wastewater that requires treatment before it can be released into surface waters.

Now, the researchers have come up with a new "greener" way to make vanillin, the primary flavour compound in vanilla.

NASA's Van Allen Probes uncovers 'relativistic' electrons

NASA's Van Allen Probes uncovers 'relativistic' electrons

Earth's radiation belts, two doughnut-shaped regions of charged particles encircling our planet,were discovered more than 50 years ago, but their behaviour is still not completely understood.

Now, new observations from NASA's Van Allen Probes mission show that the fastest, most energetic electrons in the inner radiation belt are not present as much of the time as previously thought.

The results show that there typically isn't as much radiation in the inner belt as previously assumed, which is good news for spacecraft flying in the region.

More eco-friendly fabric softeners come closer to reality

More eco-friendly fabric softeners come closer to reality

Good news for those who want to continue using fabric softeners but are afraid of risking the environment as a recent study has paved the way for the "greener" products.

In the 1960s, the introduction of fabric softeners transformed rough, scratchy clothes into softer, more comfortable garments. But recently, the products' popularity has dipped in part due to millennials' concern for their potential environmental impact, according to recent news reports.

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This test can show if you're at risk of dementia

This test can show if you're at risk of dementia

Chances are that you might end your days slipping into dementia, but now, a recent study has suggested that it's possible to detect the onset of early memory loss.

In a joint Baycrest-University of Memphis study, scientists have discovered a new potential predictor of early dementia through abnormal functionality in regions of the brain that process speech (the brainstem and auditory cortex).

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Now, a food guide to help you eat your way to sharper mind

Now, a food guide to help you eat your way to sharper mind

Turns out, staying sharp as you age may be as easy as eating healthy and so, a team of researchers has come up with the first science-based cookbook for the brain food guide 'Mindfull.'

Baycrest scientists have led the development of the first Canadian Brain Health Food Guide to help adults over 50 preserve their thinking and memory skills as they age.

"There is increasing evidence in scientific literature that healthy eating is associated with retention of cognitive function, but there is also a lot of misinformation out there," said co-author Dr Carol Greenwood.

How inflammation spreads throughout brain, post injury?

How inflammation spreads throughout brain, post injury?

Researchers have identified a new mechanism, by which inflammation can spread throughout the brain after injury and may play a role in other neurodegenerative diseases.

The findings were published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation.

According to researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the US, this new understanding has the potential to transform, how brain inflammation is understood, and, ultimately, how it is treated.

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