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WHO Warns About Lack of Antibiotics: Immunity Boosting Foods for the Flu Season

A report released by World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated some shocking facts. According to it, antibiotics that are currently in clinical development are insufficient to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. Most of the drugs currently in the clinical phase are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions. There are, however, very few potential treatment options. The growing resistant infections pose the greatest threat to health, including drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) which kills around 250,000 people each year. There are also very few oral antibiotics in…

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Why Obese Individuals Lack Motivation to Exercise

Feeling too lazy to hit the gym or follow an exercise routine? Your altered dopamine receptors — critical for movement — may be the reason behind your lack of motivation rather than excess body weight, a new study has suggested. The study challenged a common belief that obese animals do less physical activity, because carrying extra body weight is physically disabling. “We know that physical activity is linked to overall good health, but not much is known about why people or animals with obesity are less active,” said Alexxai V….

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Fewer U.S. Children Lack Access to Healthcare

As a growing number of U.S. children have gained health insurance over the past decade, fewer kids are missing out on things like physicals and dental exams, a recent study suggests. Steep declines in the number of uninsured have been well documented, largely as a result of growth in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. But the current study offers fresh evidence that kids are not only getting insured – they’re also becoming more likely to receive the care they need. “In addition to having improved insurance coverage we…

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Lack of Sleep May Make You Eat More Calories

Sleep deprivation may make you munch on more calories the following day, potentially leading to weight gain and obesity, a new study has found. The study found that sleep-deprived people consumed an average of 385 kilo calories per day extra, which is equivalent to the calories of about four and a half slices of bread. The study, led by researchers at King’s College London, combined the results of 11 studies with a total of 172 participants. The analysis included studies that compared a partial sleep restriction intervention with an unrestricted…

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Lack of Time is Not the Only Reason Parents Buy Prepackaged Food

Many parents may be too busy to cook family dinners, but fighting the clock isn’t the only reason they turn to microwaveable frozen meals, a recent U.S. study suggests. Sure, 57 percent of parents cite lack of time as a reason for purchasing prepackaged processed meals, the study found. But half of them also said they shopped for factory-made food because their family preferred it. And often, parents said they also didn’t feel confident in their ability to cook or plan meals. “Ultimately, as a society, we need to increase…

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Lack of Stores With Fresh Foods Linked to Signs of Early Heart Disease

Living in poor neighborhoods has been linked to increased heart risk, and a new U.S. study suggests the lack of access to fresh, healthy foods may be to blame. “Previous studies have found relationships between neighborhood characteristics and cardiovascular disease,” said lead author Jeffrey Wing of Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “Finding that the density of healthy food stores was the only factor among those tested that consistently was related to slowing the progression of coronary calcium build-up was interesting in that we didn’t see the same…

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