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Vitamin E Deficiency May Affect Learning Skills in Babies, Load up on the Nutrient With these Foods

Pregnant women have to be extremely careful about the food they consume as it not only nourishes the mother but also the baby in the womb. Any deficiency can lead to health problems in the new born. According to a new research, babies who lacked vitamin E nourishment while in the womb are likely to be at an increased risk of developing impairments in mental skills that include learning and metabolic problems. The study was carried out on zebrafish because their neurological development is similar to that of a human,…

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Does Your Child Stay Up Late for an Early Exam? It Can Affect His Grades

Inadequate sleep seems to be a trend these days. With more and more people travelling long hours for work and working till late, sleep is one thing that begins to take a toll of our highly demanding, haphazard lifestyle. Though experts suggest 7-8 hours of good night’s sleep every day, it seems like a challenging task for most around. Even teenagers and young adults are beginning to give less important to one of the most important aspects of our health – sleep. Sleep plays an important role in maintaining your…

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Here’s How Father’s Vitamin D Intake Can Affect the Child’s Height

We know that a woman’s diet has a direct impact on her pregnancy and the health and development of the child. But what we often tend to miss that the father’s health also plays an important role. According to a new study, women’s health may not be the only factor in ensuring the growth and development of the child. A new research which has been presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Portugal has found a strong link between a father’s vitamin D intake and the child’s height and weight…

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Smoking marijuana in teens may affect verbal abilities

Adolescents who smoke pot as early as 14 have decreased verbal abilities and are more likely to drop out of school than those who hold off until age 17 beforeLIGHTING up their first joint, a new study has found. The study found links between cannabis use and brain impairment only in the areas of verbal IQ and specific cognitive abilities related to frontal parts of the brain, particularly those that require learning by trial-and-error. “We found that adolescents who started using cannabis at 17 or older performed equally well as…

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Excessive Marathon Practice Can Adversely Affect Heart

As Mumbai full marathon approaches, doctors have urged participants not to practice excessively as it may have adverse affects on the heart, especially for the adults and senior citizens, said doctors. “People doing regular exercise have a healthy life, but as overdosing of medicines is always toxic, similarly excessive endurance exercise like marathon running, has shown to have paradoxical, adverse effects on the heart,” said Ajay Pandey, Cardiologist at SRV Hospital. Pandey said heavy chronic exercising imposes certain adaptations on the heart due to excessive prolonged workload on the heart,…

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Emotional ‘hangover’ may affect future experiences

Experiencing emotional events — whether happy or painful — may cause ‘hangovers’ that can persist for a long period of time, researchers have found. These ‘hangovers’ could continue after the events have ended and even affect future experiences, the study found. “Emotion is a state of mind. These findings make clear that our cognition is highly influenced by preceding experiences and, specifically, that emotional brain states can persist for long periods of time,” said Lila Davachi, Associate Professor at New York University (NYU). The study also shows that emotional hangover,…

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