Personal Health

Researchers use genetic profiles to predict obesity risk at birth

Researchers have come up with a scoring system based on genetic markers that predicts an individual’s inborn risk for obesity. Using data from the largest existing genome-wide study of obesity, they applied new algorithms to integrate information from more than two million genetic variants affecting body mass index (BMI). The resulting score accurately predicted BMI […]

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Food allergies can strike at any age

(HealthDay)—You might be surprised to learn that food allergies can start in adulthood and involve a food you’ve eaten without a problem for your entire life. For adults as well as kids, the top—but not the only—food culprits are eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish, wheat and soy, according to the American College […]

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Try These 5 Yoga Poses If You Sit At a Desk All Day

In case you haven’t heard, sitting is the new smoking. Medical research has been sounding the alarm for the last few years about the hazards of too much time spent sitting. Those endless hours spent planted in a chair may seem harmless, but have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, […]

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Most students receiving spectacles wear them at follow-up

(HealthDay)—Three-quarters of students aged 11 to 15 years from government schools in India receiving spectacles wear them at follow-up, according to a study published online Jan. 31 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Priya Morjaria, Ph.D., from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and colleagues examined predictors of spectacle wear in 460 students aged 11 to […]

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Alzheimer’s study to look at gut health link

Researchers will study the gut health of people with Alzheimer’s to see if diet can play a role in managing the behavioural and psychological symptoms of the disease. The University of Aberdeen study, which is the first of its kind, will recruit participants from local care homes. The population of microbes, including bacteria, inside the […]