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Day: April 23, 2019

Exercise is more critical than diet to maintain weight loss – Research

Exercise is more critical than diet to maintain weight loss – Research

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A new study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus revealed physical activity does more to maintain substantial weight loss than diet. “This study addresses the difficult question of why so many people struggle to keep weight off over a long period. By providing evidence that a group of successful weight-loss maintainers engages in high levels of physical activity to prevent weight regain — rather than chronically restricting their energy intake — is a step forward to clarifying the relationship between exercise and weight-loss maintenance,” said Danielle Ostendorf, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. The findings reveal that successful weight-loss maintainers rely on phy
Two hours screen time predisposes toddlers to attention deficit disorder

Two hours screen time predisposes toddlers to attention deficit disorder

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A new research has suggested that toddlers who spend hours staring at screens every day are more like to be badly behaved by the time they are five. It also revealed that it also makes them seven times more likely to develop Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder that is characterized by difficulty paying attention, excessive activity, and behavior without regards to consequences which is not appropriate for a person’s age. Pre-school children who use smartphones, tablets and other gadgets for more than two hours a day are also seven times more likely to develop Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD ADHD, the study said. The screen time has a ‘significant impact’ on the child’s development,
Stroke: Why assessment for risks, warning signs are important — Expert

Stroke: Why assessment for risks, warning signs are important — Expert

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Stroke is one of the leading causes of long-term disability and death. Some experts estimate that more Nigerians die from stroke than malaria and HIV combined. Medical experts have said that the disease is a common cause of death and disability in adults. They say that over two-thirds of survivors must live with chronic conditions, such as paralysis and reduced physical activity, speech problems, and the inability to understand speech. It can leave victims crippled with permanent paralysis, speaking and communication loss and long-term health dependence ranging from impaired motor control and urinary incontinence to depression and memory loss. It most often ultimately results in early death in the country. These conditions can impact an individual’s ability to return to work, retu