United Kingdom

Top British students more likely to drink alcohol, smoke pot: study

Top British students more likely to drink alcohol, smoke pot: study

British students with the highest test scores are more likely to drink alcohol and smoke pot as compared with teenagers who have lower scores, according to a newly published survey report.

However, study authors James Williams and Gareth Hagger-Johnson also found that teens with the highest test scores were less likely to smoke cigarettes as compared with teens with lower scores.

Are you smarter than your sibling? Read in to find out

Are you smarter than your sibling? Read in to find out

If you are an elder sibling, you may already assume that first-born children are smarter than younger siblings. But new research out of the University of Edinburgh asks what many families have long pondered - and it turns out that the answer is more complicated than you might think.

The research by the University of Edinburgh has found that first-born children have superior thinking skills in comparison to their younger siblings.

Topics: 

Attention parents! Try to comfort your kid while dealing with gender identity issues

Attention parents! Try to comfort your kid while dealing with gender identity issues

What if your child comes and says, "I don't want to be a boy any more. I'm a girl!" While it may be difficult for you to even comprehend the situation and choose the appropriate response, you surely do not need to do one thing - change the subject.

Try instead to comfort and support them for their physical and mental wellbeing in long run.

According to researchers from Netherland, parents should be prepared as the childhood transgender world is fraught with conflicting opinions, approaches and treatments.

Topics: 

Suffering from depression, chronic pain? Try acupuncture

Suffering from depression, chronic pain? Try acupuncture

Have you ever tripped over and hurt your knee and the pain, even after the wound heals, makes a comeback despite taking pain-killers?

Then you are on the right page as a study has found that acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression.

In a report published in the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Journals Library, the researchers showed that there is significant evidence to demonstrate that acupuncture provides more than a placebo effect.

Topics: 

Planning late night? 'Stockpile' sleep a night before

You can now plan for a late night without worrying about the after-effects of too little rest! How? By 'stockpiling' sleep!

A recent study, at the University of Calgary, claims it's possible to ' stockpile' sleep in advance to help you cope.

The study has been reported in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

They reckon an extra two hours a night for a short period before going without could help millions cope with busy social lives or changes in shift patterns at work.

Careful! Diabetes can cut 10 years of your life

Careful! Diabetes can cut 10 years of your life

Diabetes in middle age could slash up to a decade off your life, new research shows.

A University of Oxford study of more than half a million Chinese people found those diagnosed with the condition before 50 lived an average of nine years less than those without the condition.

That figure rose to ten years for patients in rural areas.

Type 2 diabetes, the kind linked with being overweight, is known to double the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Topics: 

Addicted to smoking? Blame James Bond for it

Addicted to smoking? Blame James Bond for it

After getting you addicted to vodka Martinis, James Bond could now be blamed for turning you into a smoker!

Cigarettes feature in all but one of the 24 movies filmed to date, new research has discovered.

And despite kicking the habit in 2002 - before Daniel Craig took over - he continues to be exposed to second-hand smoke from his sexual partners, experts say.

However, the typically brief encounters would have helped to cut his risk of lung cancer, scientists claim.

Topics: 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - United Kingdom