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Better Education Leads to a Better Heart

Healthy Heart

source If you did better and stayed longer in school, the chances are that you will do much better with your heart and its good health. There have been a couple of studies over the years that have linked higher education with reduced chances of heart risks. In 2010, Dr Abhinav Goyal and his colleagues from Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia assessed 61,332 …

Obesity Screening for Kids Should Start Earlier

Obesity Screening for Kids

source When looking at a child it’s not always obvious if that child is obese. As eating habits and lifestyle changes take root, extra weight is becoming the new normal and parents might not detect when their child’s weight hits the wrong side of the scale. In the US, obesity is fairly common among children and adolescents. Obesity is associated with a number of negative …

Identifying and Dealing with Obesity in Children and Adolescents

child obesity

source According to the year 2000 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention growth charts, among children and adolescents in the age group of 2 to 19 years in the US, about 17% of them are obese, and approximately 32% of them were obese or overweight. The current study was carried out with the aim of updating the 2010 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation …

Sepsis- A Life Threatening Condition Arising Due to the Body’s Response to Infection

Sepsis- A Life Threatening

source Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to fight an infection leads to widespread inflammation. Medical practitioners are the last line of defense for patients affected with Sepsis. If these patients are not keenly monitored and treated, their condition might get worse, leading to organ failure within a short span of time. A nationwide advocacy group called Sepsis Alliance, which …

Are The kids Suffering Because of Parents’ Technology Obsession?

source In an office meeting, at a dinner date, or a get-together with friends, you would inevitably feel snubbed when the person opposite you gets engrossed in their smart phones. However, certain settings now require technology etiquette where you would not plunge into your personal digital world out of respect and deference. Now, imagine this scenario with your children who need more attention and validation …

The Risks of Bladder and Kidney Cancer: Time to Leave the Couch and Start Exercising.

Sedentary Lifestyle

source If the scare of obesity and bad posture related health issues wasn’t enough, the latest finding connecting an inactive sedentary lifestyle with cancer risk is surely alarming enough for you to leave that couch and stand up to take notice. According to a 2017 study by the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, couch potatoes who are the epitome of recreational inactivity stand at a greater …

Zika: The New Apocalyptic Threat From Mosquitoes

Zika Virus

source ‘When it comes to killing humans, no other animal even comes close,’ said Bill Gates in a blog post once and the truth of this statement still resonates the world over. These messengers of death kill about 700,000 humans annually and cause several million cases of disabling diseases. The diseases borne by mosquitoes have killed more humans than all the wars in history taken …