Parkinson’s linked to gut bacteria

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For the first time, researchers have found a functional link between the bacteria in the gut and the onset of Parkinson’s disease, one of the world’s most common debilitating brain disorders. A team of scientists from several institutions in the United States and Europe showed how changing the bacteria in the guts of mice affected […]

Saturated fats aren’t always bad for your health

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Busting the popular myth that saturated fats are unhealthy, researchers at University of Bergen in Norway suggest that as long as the total energy intake is not too high, saturated fats may even be good for health. “These results indicate that most healthy people probably tolerate a high intake of saturated fat well, as long […]

Sleeping pattern for a normal child

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A nomal infants behaviour is usually classified into six discrete behavioural states. These are quite sleep, active sleep, drowsy, alert, fussy and crying. In the alert state infants visually fixate on objects or faces and follow them horizontally and vertically [within one month); they also start them reliably towards a sound as if searching for […]

Signs of Good Sleep

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Most of us are aware of the golden triangle of good health – diet, exercise and sleep. While diet and exercise are something you do while wide awake and in full consciousness, sleeping is something you do when you, well, sleep! You can track your calories and count your push-ups, but good sleep is much […]

How to tell if you’re depressed or just low

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We’re hearing a lot about depression. A number of celebrities and other high-profile figures have recently admitted that they’ve suffered or are suffering from this crippling disorder. This isn’t surprising. Depression is now the most common psychological problem in the Western world, and rates are rising fast. Fortunately, treatment in the form of cognitive behavioural […]