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Archive for June, 2013

Treating hypertension


Date: June 26th, 2013

Treating blood pressure with proper diet and exerciseAmerican Heart Association published a scientific statement in hypertension and recommended use of alternative approaches like resistance training and aerobic exercise in reducing blood pressure. According to the statement, these alternative approaches are can be adjunctive to medical therapies and standard dietary for hypertension.

Children mower safety tips


Date: June 25th, 2013

You can predict and prevent lawn mower accidentsWith the lawn mowing season nearing in most parts of the nation, safety experts have warned parents that they take care of kids and prevent them from lawn mower accidents. For the past few weeks, there have been a number of cases reported for children who have been injured seriously in mowing accidents.

Screen time and sedentary time


Date: June 24th, 2013

Sedentary time better than screen time for childrenAs far as risk of heart diseases in children is concerned, spending too much time watching TV, playing video and computer games is worse unlike the time the children spend in sedentary activities such as book reading. The Canadian study was done by researchers from University of Ottawa, Concordia University, University de Montreal, McGill University and University Laval.

Heart failure mortality drug


Date: June 23rd, 2013

A new drug for chronic heart failure treatment arrivesImportance of Coenzyme Q10 in the body

The annual Heart Failure Congress is in 2013 being held in Lisbon, Portugal, between 25 and 28 May. This is usually the major annual conference of Heart Failure Association of European Association of Cardiology. The new drug, Coenzyme Q10 naturally occurs in the body. It is very important for survival, and it is used by mitochondria as a carrier of electrons.

Abuse of prescription drugs


Date: June 22nd, 2013

How parents can help teens with prescription drug abuseThe researchers started by asking the teens about the last conversation regarding substance abuse they talked about with their parents. In response, 14 percent said that they had actually talked about a certain prescription drug. The report was released by Partnership at

Importance of Cold medicines


Date: June 21st, 2013

Cough medicines are ineffective: A research saysA researcher recently conducted a new poll to assess the importance of cold medications that parents frequently give their children. According to the poll findings, 44% of parents who had children below 4 years confirmed to have given their children cold medicine and multi- symptom coughing medication. 42 percent of the parents agreed to have given cough medicine to their children while 25 percent reported to have given decongestants to their children.

Concussion in kids


Date: June 20th, 2013

How concussion interferes with learningRecently, researchers did two studies on concussion and concluded that cognitive effects of this condition lasted for a relatively longer period in kids and that there exists a correlation between sleeping disturbance and concussion symptoms. These two studies were recently presented at an annual meeting of American Medical Society of Sports Medicine that took place in San Diego between April 17 and 21st.

Learning disabilities


Date: June 19th, 2013

Effective ways of helping kids with learning disabilitiesA recently released revealed found out that as high as 10% of students or between two and three kids in a classroom are likely to have some sort of learning disabilities. It has been found that there are multiple complex causes of these disabilities. Luckily, the review has gone a step ahead to suggest some possible approaches for the learning disabilities.

Cinnamon challenge


Date: June 15th, 2013

Serious health effects of cinnamon inhalationThe decade old ‘cinnamon challenge’ involves teens seeking for thrill swallowing a tablespoonful of dry cinnamon and swallows it without water. In 2012, the challenge went viral on the Internet with YouTube registering mover 50, 000 videos of youngsters who were attempting the challenge. However, it has come to be revealed that the ‘cinnamon challenge’ might not be pure fun after all as it can lead to other more seriously health effects.

Importance of exercise


Date: June 14th, 2013

Why diet and exercise are critical components in a healthy programPeople desiring to better their body shape through healthy eating are encouraged that they make gradual changes. However, a recently published study points out that the most successful people are those who simultaneously combine exercise and diet habits.