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Healthy sex life can boost performance at work: Study

Healthy sex life can boost performance at work: Study

Want to stay happy and perform better at work? Start performing better in bed, as a study reveals, workers who had sex the night before are doing better at their jobs the next day.

According to researchers from Oregon State University a happy sex life boosts their own job satisfaction which, in turn, gives them a better work-life balance, said researchers from a US university for the specialist Journal of Management.

Smartphone notifications driving you crazy? This might help

Smartphone notifications driving you crazy? This might help

Do random push alerts, social media messages and noisy notifications on smartphones annoy you?

Relax! Researchers from Rutgers University in US are trying to help your phone understand you better, suggesting that by incorporating personality traits, the notification management system, it can help to manage notifications about when to interrupt or leave you alone.

Old people should drink blueberry concentrate to improve brain function

Old people should drink blueberry concentrate to improve brain function

A recent research conducted on healthy people, aged above 60, shows that drinking concentrated blueberry juice improves brain function and even enhances working memory.

The paper, "Enhanced task-related brain activation and resting perfusion in healthy older adults after chronic blueberry supplementation", is published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism.

OCD patients find it difficult to learn about safety of stimulus: Study

OCD patients find it difficult to learn about safety of stimulus: Study

According to a recent research, people suffering from Obsessive Complex Disorder (OCD) are poorer at learning about the safety of a stimulus, in turn contributing to their struggles to overcome compulsive behaviour.

The study has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

If done properly, Muslim prayer ritual can reduce lower back pain

If done properly, Muslim prayer ritual can reduce lower back pain

According to a recent research, the complex physical movements of the Muslim prayer ritual can reduce lower back pain if performed regularly and properly.

The paper was published in the latest issue of the International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Five times a day, roughly 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide, bow, kneel, and place their foreheads to the ground in the direction of the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, as part of the Islamic prayer ritual, the Salat.

Researchers study perceptions of e-cigarettes

Researchers study perceptions of e-cigarettes

Daily users of e-cigarettes see them as about as satisfying or even more satisfying, and less harmful, than cigarettes, according to the results of a small study from the University at Buffalo.

The study of 105 U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers and their partners found that those study participants who vape daily reported e-cigarettes as "at least as satisfying" as cigarettes, and that 58 percent said vaping was "much more" satisfying.

Early periods linked with risk of gestational diabetes: Study

Early periods linked with risk of gestational diabetes: Study

According to a recent study, the age at which girls start menstruating is an important factor that could flag a later risk of diabetes during pregnancy.

The research is published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

UQ School of Public Health researchers analysed data from more than 4700 women from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health and found a higher number of women who reported having their first period at a younger age had later developed gestational diabetes.

Study finds common gene variants linked to gallbladder cancer

Study finds common gene variants linked to gallbladder cancer

A recent study compared the genetic code of gallbladder cancer patients with those of healthy volunteers at about 700,000 different locations in the genome.

Researchers say they have found several gene variants which may predispose individuals to develop the disease.

The findings, published in The Lancet Oncology, could lead to a better understanding of the causes of this highly fatal condition, which could in turn lead to better treatments for the disease.

This diet reduces risk of breast cancer by 40%

This diet reduces risk of breast cancer by 40%

A recent study has found that Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of developing one of the worst types of breast cancer by 40 percent.

The study has been published in the International Journal of Cancer.

Scientists monitored more than 62,000 women over a period of 20 years to see how their breast cancer risk was affected by what they ate.

Those who adhered most closely to a Mediterranean diet rich in plant protein, fish and olive oil were 40 per cent less likely to develop ER-negative breast cancer than women who adopted the diet the least.

Pre- pregnancy stress level may lead to eczema future child

Pre- pregnancy stress level may lead to eczema future child

Every woman, planning to take a step forward in life to embrace motherhood, do not stress yourself!

A Southampton research show, infants, whose mothers felt stressed before they fell pregnant, had a higher risk of eczema the age of 12 months.

The study from the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, is the first to link preconception maternal stress to the risk of atopic eczema in the child.

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