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School Sports May Cut Rates of Violence, Bullying Among Teens

Study found less fighting among girls who were athletes and less bullying against boys on teams SUNDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) — Playing school sports is known to have many benefits for teens, but researchers have found a new reason to encourage kids to take up a sport: It may reduce teen girls’ likelihood of…

Omega-3s No Help Against Age-Linked Eye Trouble: Study

Adding nutrient to standard antioxidant supplement didn’t help ward off macular degeneration SUNDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) — Adding omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients to standard antioxidant vitamins doesn’t give older people any added protection against a leading cause of blindness, a new study finds. The study looked at age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which…

High School Football Players Often Not Deterred by Head Injury

Knowing dangers of concussion not enough to keep many teens on sidelines, survey finds MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) — Many U.S. high school football players say they would keep playing after experiencing a concussion, even though they know it would put them at risk for serious harm, a new study reveals. The findings suggest…

Want Tots Without Allergies? Try Sucking on Their Pacifiers

Study suggests transferring adult bacteria to infants’ mouths through saliva may train immune system to ignore allergens By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) — A new Swedish study suggests that parents who want to protect their infants from developing allergies should try a simple approach to introducing their children to the…

Hair Loss in Women

Hair loss is a clinical problem that’s increasingly observed these days in women. When the cause is high androgen level, it’s called female androgenetic alopecia. When it occurs with normal androgen level, it’s called female pattern hair loss [1]. There can be numerous causes of hair loss in women, and a dermatologist is the best…

Can Drinking Water Really Help Lose Weight ?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is commonly used to determine weight problems in adult. It’s calculated by dividing weight in kilogram by height square in meters (weight (kg)/ [height (m)]2). For adults above or equal to 20 years of age, normal BMI values lies between 18.5 to 24.9. Athletes with muscle mass may normally have values…

Oranges lowers Cholesterol and Blood Pressure

Oranges Lowers Cholesterol Image Credit: Ellen Levy Finch (Elf) A study was done to see the effect of drinking orange juice on lipid profile of overweight middle-aged women. The study consisted of 26 women who did 1 hour of aerobic training 3 times a week for 3 months. Half of the women drank half liter…