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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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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.

Bariatric surgery prior to hip, knee replacement cuts post-operative complications

Bariatric surgery prior to hip, knee replacement cuts post-operative complications

A study reveals bariatric surgery performed on morbidly obese people prior to hip or knee replacement can reduce in-hospital and 90-day post-operative complications.

According to the researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery, this will improve the patient's health, but does not reduce the risk of needing a revision surgery.

The study was presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in New York.

Drug used to prevent preterm births may up risk of diabetes

Drug used to prevent preterm births may up risk of diabetes

Beware would-be-mommies! A drug commonly prescribed to pregnant women with a history of delivering premature babies provides no benefit, in fact, it may increase the risk of developing gestational diabetes.

The study was published online in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

"Premature" is defined as an infant born before or at 35 weeks gestation instead of the average of 40 weeks.

"Our study showed the drug to be ineffective, and it has a side effect," said first study author Dr. David Nelson in UT Southwestern Medical Center in Texas, United States.

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Vitamin B an unlikely weapon in war against pollution

Vitamin B an unlikely weapon in war against pollution

In the first study of its kind, a team of international researchers have discovered that something as simple as a daily vitamin B supplement could help mitigate the effects of the most dangerous type of air pollution.

The study, which was published on Monday, says that vitamin B supplement could potentially reduce the impact of the tiny particles on the human body, although they stressed that research was in its early stages and the sample size was small.

Save your heart! Noninvasive imaging can predict future heart attacks

Save your heart! Noninvasive imaging can predict future heart attacks

Now you can protect your family and friends from heart attacks as a study reveals that noninvasive CT angiography and stress tests can help predicting it.

The study appeared online in the journal Radiology.

According to researchers, a combination of invasive coronary angiography (ICA) and stress tests with single photon emission tomography (SPECT) myocardial imaging has been the gold standard for making these determinations, with ICA showing the blockages and SPECT the perfusion, or penetration of the blood into the tissue.

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Did You Know! Physical activity levels may start tailing off at age 7

Did You Know! Physical activity levels may start tailing off at age 7

Dear parents, ask your kids to exercise daily from early childhood, as a study warns that level of physical activity may start tailing off as early as the age of seven, rather than during adolescence, which is widely believed.

The study was published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

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Attention parents! Kids spending six hours or more on screens at risk of diabetes

Attention parents! Kids spending six hours or more on screens at risk of diabetes

Parents, beware! A study warns, children aged 9-10 years, who consistently spend three or more hours watching TV, using computers and smartphones, are at high risk of developing diabetes.

The findings, published online in the journal of Archives of Disease in Childhood, indicated that one in five (18 percent) said they spent more than three hours on it everyday.

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