Health

August 23, 2019

Owning a Dog Could Boost Heart Health, Say Scientists

Dog owners are more likely to have better heart health, scientists have found in a study.The research published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings involved 1,769 people aged between 25 to 64-year-old living in the city of Brno in the Czech Republic. The participants had healthy hearts, and provided information including their BMI , diet, physical activity levels, whether they smoked, blood pressure, cholesterol and fasting blood sugar level. Of the total, around 42 percent owned a pet: 24 percent owned a dog, while 17.9 percent another type of animal.
August 23, 2019

Comcast Cable Operator Hailed as Hero for Saving Customer’s Life

Many people get frustrated calling the cable company, but for one Michigan man it was a lifesaving conversation.
August 23, 2019

Muslims on Mecca Hajj Pilgrimage Set to Face ‘Extreme Danger’ From Climate Change in Coming Decades

Climate change in Saudi Arabia could cause Muslims heading to Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage to encounter "extreme" levels of heat, scientists have warned.
August 22, 2019

Scientists Think This Type of Body Fat Could Be Good for You

Brown fat could help get rid of harmful compounds linked to conditions such as obesity and diabetes, scientists believe.
August 22, 2019

Autism Wristband That Predicts Aggressive Outbursts in Children With 84% Accuracy Created by Scientists

Scientists have created a wearable device they say can predict aggressive outbursts in people with autism.
August 21, 2019

Computer Simulation Just Predicted a Huge Measles Outbreak in Texas, With 4,000 Percent Increase Predicted in Some Communities

Texas could be hit by large measles outbreaks in which up to 400 people fall ill at a time, according to a forecast by researchers investigating low vaccine rates. Between 2003 and 2018, the number of children exempt from vaccines before attending school spiked from 23,000 to 64,000, according to existing research.
August 21, 2019

Donated Organs of Girl, 10, Who Died in Car Crash Will Help Over 80 People: ‘Francine’s Final Act of Kindness’

The organs of a 10-year-old girl who died in a car crash are expected to help dozens of people. Her loved ones described the donation as Francine Salazar's "final act of kindness."
August 21, 2019

Mystery of Miejsce, the Polish Village Where No Boys Have Been Born for 10 Years, Explained

The tiny Polish village of Miejsce Odrzanskie has become the unlikely source of international media attention over the past fortnight as a result of what the New York Times called "a strange population anomaly". It has now been almost a decade since the last boy was born in this place, with the most recent 12 babies all having been girls.
August 21, 2019

High Blood Pressure in 30s Linked to Poor Brain Health Decades Later, Dementia Study Suggests

High blood pressure in a person's mid-30s has been linked to poor brain health decades later, according to scientists trying to find ways to prevent conditions such as dementia.
August 21, 2019

Air Pollution Linked to Mental Disorders Including Depression

Being exposed to air pollution could raise the risk of developing mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder and major depression, according to researchers.