Less water intake accelerates urine infection

Less water intake accelerates urine infection

Winter problems are no longer restricted to cough, cold and flu. When the temperature drops and the cold winds begin to blow, the air becomes drier and our bodies get less moisture than they do in warmer months, leading to dehydration. And that is the first step towards a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).

UTI refers to a bacterial infection anywhere in the urinary tract, such as the bladder, kidneys, ureters, or the urethra and one tends to be exposed to such infections in winters.

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Cardiac disorder increase in winter

Cardiac disorder increase in winter

It has been observed, there is a spike in the number of cases in heart attacks during winter season, particularly for those who are already suffering from a heart condition. The cold weather can lead to cardiac problems which could be deadly. The dip in the temperature restricts the arteries, which in turn leads to decreasing the blood flow and oxygen supply to the heart. And since the heart is already working harder to pump blood through the body to maintain body heat, the stress can elevate the risk of a heart attack.

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Facebook closing hundreds of Oculus VR pop-ups at Best Buy locations

Facebook closing hundreds of Oculus VR pop-ups at Best Buy locations

Facebook Inc. has confirmed that it is closing Oculus is curtailing an experiment that allows Best Buy shoppers to try out the $699-Oculus Rift at Amazon virtual reality (VR) headset before buying one.

The social-networking giant is closing nearly 200 of its 500 Oculus VR demo stations at Best Buy locations across the United States. The closings of the Oculus VR pop-ups were because of “poor” performance.

Employees at multiple Best Buy pop-ups reported that it was not uncommon for them to go days without giving even a single demonstration.

Find out reason behind miscarriage among women undergoing IVF

Find out reason behind miscarriage among women undergoing IVF

In a shocking revelation, a study finds daylight savings time (DST) - turning the clock ahead as warmer weather approaches and back as it becomes colder again - increases the rate of miscarriage among women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF).

According to researchers from Boston Medical Center (BMC) and IVF New England, DST contributes to higher miscarriage rates among women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) who have had a prior pregnancy loss.

Good news! Swapping white rice with brown speeds up weight loss

Good news! Swapping white rice with brown speeds up weight loss

Researchers have found swapping white rice for its brown alternative speeds up weight loss and is the equivalent of a 30-minute brisk walk.

Making the small daily change to include more fibre can help to cut 100 calories each day, a study found.

This difference is about the same amount that would be burnt off by a brisk half-an-hour walk, experts discovered.

Researchers at Tufts University in Massachusetts took two groups of people and fed them diets similar in total energy, total fat, and the number of fruit, vegetable and protein servings.

Two largest satellite galaxies Magellanic Clouds bridged by stars

Two largest satellite galaxies Magellanic Clouds bridged by stars

According to an international team of astronomers led by researchers from University Of Cambridge, the Magellanic Clouds, the two largest satellite galaxies of the Milky Way, appear to be connected by a bridge stretching across 43,000 light years.

The discovery is based on the Galactic Stellar census being conducted by the European Space Observatory, Gaia and reported in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS).

One hour of swimming and 90 minutes of brisk walking keep office frustrations at bay

One hour of swimming and 90 minutes of brisk walking keep office frustrations at bay

Is your boss stressed at the max and making things miserable for you?

Keep calm and go for an hour of swimming or a brisk walk for 90 minutes to prevent the irritation of bad day from spilling over into your home.

A study appeared in the journal of Applied Psychology.

Researchers from University of Central Florida in the US found the employees who recorded an average of more than 10,900 steps each day were less likely to perpetuate abuse at home than those recording fewer than 7,000.

Marry or Divorce: Marital transition affect women health

Marry or Divorce: Marital transition affect women health

Both marriage and divorce affect the health of postmenopausal women.

A new study reveals that blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) tend to worsen if a woman marries and improves if she divorces or part ways.

The study appeared in journal of Women's Health.

Researchers analysed data from more than 79,000 postmenopausal women.

The findings indicate that marital transitions had a direct impact on health indicators -waist circumference, BMI and blood pressure and behaviors - smoking, alcohol use, physical activity and diet.

Twitter announces new anti-abuse measures

Twitter announces new anti-abuse measures

Announcing new anti-abuse measures on Tuesday, Twitter Inc. warned that it would hide abusive tweets and prevent abusers from coming back on the social-networking platform under a new name.

Ed Ho, Twitter's vice president of engineering, wrote in a blog post that the company's new measures aimed at hiding abusive tweets and keeping abusers from returning to the service under a new name to protect its users from potential abuse and harassment.

Soak rice overnight to reduce risk of heart disease, cancer

Soak rice overnight to reduce risk of heart disease, cancer

Are your a rice lover? Then know the healthier method to cook it.

Before eating rice, soak them overnight to reduce the chances of increase in heart disease, diabetes and cancer, suggested a new study.

According to researchers from the Queens University Belfast in England, the chemical from the industrial toxins and pesticides in the soil contaminate the rice that is endangering the health of millions of people, reports The Telegraph.

The findings revealed that by soaking rice overnight the level of toxin - arsenic - was reduced by 80 percent.

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