The prolonged blame associating computer games to obesity is now challenged. Contrary views have emerged after a two year study at the University of Auckland by Dr. Ralph Maddison and his team, that kids involved in active video gaming (games responding to players' body movements) showed positive improvements in BMI. The study was extended to two years with 323 obese children aged between 10 to 14, under the auspices of Sony Corporation, Europe. The result infers to substitute sedentary video games which are traditional with more active games. It can become alternative to outdoors during winter and inconvenient environments quitting worries over obesity.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Genetic effects of nuclear radiation has now been more precisely defined. According to a study by scientists more male births are reported from places affected by nuclear radiation or near to it. They worked on statistics on birth ratio during the period before the Test Ban treaty and Chernobyl accident and the areas near nuclear facilities to arrive at this conclusion. The work has been published in Springer's Journal, Environmental Science and Pollution Research.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
A 53 year Chinese migrant worker named Wu Yuanbi had to slit open her stomach with a kitchen knife to escape from the pain related to Budd-Chiari Syndrome she was suffering. Due to the health condition her stomach used to remain filled with fluids which are usually removed during treatment. Her financial condition and inability to subscribe to medical insurance compelled her to take this drastic step, it was reported in a Chinese Daily. Now the authorities have taken over and she is getting free treatment.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Sexual attractions for men and women are different. Men are attracted to women with smiling faces and not looking confident and proud. But women choose the reverse, they get attracted to confident looking proud personalities and not happy men. A Team of Sociologists headed by Dr.Jessica Tracy University of British Columbia revealed the study result on Tuesday. A smiling man is considered more feminine and less dominant. The study is the first of its kind published in the Journal of Emotion.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Results of a study led by researcher Dr. Rany Shamloul suggest that electromagnetic waves emitted out of cellphones may affect sperm quality in men leading to infertility. The researchers specialised in sexual medicine at Queens University in Kingston in the study report state that important male reproductive harmone called luterinizing secreted in the brain is reduced by electromagentic waves emitted out of cell phones.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Reports have come up about a British woman who became sensitive to electromagnetic field disabling her to be anywhere near an electric appliance like TV or mobile phone. Janice Tunnicliffe, who lives in Nottinghamshire developed these symptoms after undergoing chemotherapy for bowel cancer. A connection between chemotherapy and electrosensitivy is doubted. Read full report.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
A latest study report has added to the confusion prevailing as to what should be the ideal diet during pregnancy and is it justified to eat for two that is for mother and baby in womb during pregnancy? The latest reports say that during the first six months of pregnancy no extra food is required for mother and to maintain energy intake of 1940 calories only. The 'eating for two'concept may lead to obesity in women at later stage, says the report. An ideal BMI of 18.5 to 25 has been recommended. But there are different situations and circumstances when eating for two is recommended. American pregnancy.org goes into details of it.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
The most distressing news which may hurt everyone today may be of that Taliban joined social media network Twitter. Their feed is reported as @alemarahweb. They tweet in Pashto language and estimated to be follwed by more than 4000 people with a steady increase. What lies they can propogate and how much damage can be done only time will tell. I do not think they joined it with any good intention.to join mainstream with a change of mind. It must be some cruel plot as anti social never change their mind, they have their own agenda. The development made me to tweet "Kick them off before they invade you! Outcasts are always outcasts. Why antisocial need social media?"
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
It has been reported in Daily Mail that world bee population has come down owing to mobile signals associated with modern life. These signals irritate,confuse and cause sudden death to these lovely creatures much beneficial to man kind. But there are other sets of insects, the mosquitoes taking life out of men, sucking blood and spreading diseases. If scientists could find out ways to convert these signals against mosquitoes it would really be useful. This could be done by making close study how the mobile signals adversely affect the world's most loving insects, the honey bees and direct it against the deadly mosquitoes.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
A study has been made to find out ideal number of eggs to be retrieved from a woman's ovaries during IVF treatment and the majic number has been found out to be 15. It has been reported after going through statistics that success in IVF is decided by the number of eggs that can be retrieved through stimulation of ovaries. More details on link http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1385709/IVF-15-harvested-eggs-magic-number-successful-live-birth.html
Monday, May 9, 2011
Anxiety is another major factor causing weak bones due to low bone mineral density. This report has been published in Journal of Affective Disorders. It has been an established fact that advance age, inadequate calcium intake, vitamin D defficiency and low level of sex hormones all lead to weak bones. But now researchers from Deakin in Australia and Norwegian Universities have found link between anxiety and weak bones. The most effective way to reduce anxiety is to practice Yoga and adopting a healthy living style.
Friday, May 6, 2011
LDL Cholestrol or what in common terms called as Bad cholestrol or which has been considered enemy number one to heart diseases is not totally bad according to a Texas A&M University study. Steve Riechman a researcher in the Department of Health and Kinesiology explains advantages of LDL Cholestrol and how it is helpful in tissue building. While HDL cleans the system, LDL helps muscle building.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Curtains that block sounds would soon be available in the market. Empa researchers and their industrial partner Weisbrod-Surrer AG have developed a new fabric which can block sound waves. The material would have vast industrial and commercial use as they are improved version of their predecessors tranlucent silk curtains. Read Science Blog for more detais