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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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Get rid of those extra pounds on your thighs!

Get rid of those extra pounds on your thighs!

Toned legs are like the double edged swords! They add to the appeal and the beauty quotient, while ensuring that the body is in the prime of health, able to endure more distance and hence get more things done.

In fact, American Heart Institute suggests 30 minutes of daily workout to ensure good health. Legs can be toned easily, either by doing the specific exercised mentioned below or adding weights in the workout. Without much ado, let us straightaway jump to the exercises one may follow in order to achieve the most coveted and toned legs.

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First-of-its-kind surgery in Delhi: 'Arthroscopy' used to tackle an ankle fracture

First-of-its-kind surgery in Delhi: 'Arthroscopy' used to tackle an ankle fracture

In what is a new approach to joint fractures in India, doctors at Indian Spinal Injuries Hospital, New Delhi, have used an arthroscope even while fixing a simple ankle fracture.

This the first time such a surgery is being done in Delhi. When a patient comes in with a joint fracture, a tiny camera is used to go inside the joint, to help doctors understand internal damage.

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Eat less to live more, finds study

Eat less to live more, finds study

Finally the answer to the question 'How to live a long life?' has been found. At least, that's what it seems from a recent research.

There's a multi-billion-dollar industry devoted to products that fight signs of aging, but moisturizers only go skin deep. Aging occurs deeper, at a cellular level, and scientists have found that eating less can slow this cellular process.

Surprising link between athletics and addiction, study reveals

Surprising link between athletics and addiction, study reveals

In a latest development, a study has revealed that work-hard, play-hard culture may put elite athletes at higher risk of substance abuse.

After all, sport and physical activity go hand in hand with good mental health--or so conventional wisdom would suggest.

"Instead, what we found is with addiction, the more risks that are present, the greater likelihood it is going to develop," said de Grace, a master's graduate of the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. "Sport, it appears, has the potential to increase the risk factors."

Want shiny, happy hair, practice hair yoga, says expert Jawed Habib

Want shiny, happy hair, practice hair yoga, says expert Jawed Habib

A happy person makes for happy, long, luscious, shiny and lustrous hair. So says famous hair specialist Jawed Habib.

He also maintains that the meditative practice of yoga can also contribute to pretty, thick and feminine hair.

"All one needs to do is practice hair yoga by following a healthy and balanced diet, having your meals on time, drinking milk, consuming lots of water and spending some time with oneself. Most importantly, smile for healthy, lustrous hair," says Habib.

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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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