Having a purpose in life can help you sleep better : Research

Older adults who live with a purpose in life are more likely to have a good night sleep and less sleep apnoea as well as restless leg syndrome, a study has showed. Individuals have more sleep disturbances and insomnia as they get older. But, the findings demonstrated that people who felt their lives had meaning were 63 per cent less likely to have sleep apnoea — shallow breathing or pauses in breathing during sleep, several times per hour. Further, they were 52 per cent less likely to have restless leg…

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You are what you eat: Switching to a healthy diet may ensure a long, healthy life

It’s hard to eat right all the time, but making small improvements by choosing healthier foods now and then may significantly boost one’s chances of living longer, said a US study Wednesday. The report in the New England Journal of Medicine is the first to show that improving diet quality over at least a dozen years is associated with lower total and cardiovascular mortality. Researchers at Harvard University tracked dietary changes in a population of nearly 74,000 health professionals who logged their eating habits every four years. Researchers used a system of diet-quality scores to…

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Higher Childhood IQ Linked to Longer Life: Top 5 Foods to Boost Brain Power

While a range of lifestyle factors have been linked to triggering ailments like cancer, diabetes, hypertension among others, experts have now established an unusual link between IQ level and a range of diseases. Experts at the University of Edinburgh in the UK have found that kids with higher intelligence have a lower risk of major causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, and smoking related cancers. The findings also suggested lifestyle factors, especially tobacco smoking, as an important component in the effect of intelligence on differences in mortality. Close to…

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What's Your Child's IQ? Higher the Score, Longer May Be Their Life

IQ or Intelligent Quotient is a test of series which usually determines what’s an individual’s thinking capacity, or how smart he or she is. In standard IQ tests, the system of scoring is such that the raw median score is defined as 100. Most people score between IQ 75 to IQ 125. About 5 per cent people score above IQ 125, who are considered to be very intelligent, and 5 per cent score below IQ 75, who are less than average. Einstein is said to have had an IQ score of 160-190.…

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Childhood Depression May Increase the Risk of Addiction Later in Life

Depression is not just a bad phase, but a serious mental disorder that needs to be treated like any other ailments. Due to the social stigma attached to mental illnesses, there has been a general lack of awareness and understanding about them. Researchers and health experts are making great efforts to help us learn more about depression and how it affects the way we think and act. A recent study, conducted by researchers from the University Medical Center Groninge in Netherlands, particularly focuses on childhood depression. According to it, children who suffer from depression or attention-deficit hyperactivitydisorder (ADHD)…

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