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July 2017

Life

Stressful experiences

July 24, 2017

Stressful experiences can age the brain by four years

Recent studies from the US shows that stress can age the brain by 4 years. The study was fairly straightforward: they examined the mental capacity, cerebral performance in memory, logical reasoning test of over 1000 males and females in their fifties to determine their brain’s well-being. Although the study showed no strong correlation between stress and risks of Alzheimer’s in the later stages of life, it has shown that stressful experience will affect brain functions and that in and of itself may be the cause of Alzheimer’s in the long run. Continue Reading…

Life

Artificial sweeteners

July 24, 2017

Artificial sweeteners do not aid people in losing weight

The shocking news: artificial sweeteners do not aid people in losing weight. The background information is straightforward: in case you use sugar substitutes, you will end up with all the benefits of sweet drinks and foods with no real downsides – no extra calories and carbs. The reality of it all is all but obvious, according to the recent science-based evidence. Continue Reading…

Deseases

Heart rhythm

July 24, 2017

Working long hours leads to a dangerous heart rhythm disorder

Overworking could lead to more than just a simple exhaustion – it could possibly raise the risk of a very common and possibly dangerous heart rhythm disorder, according to a new British research. The leader of the study says that the results show that overworking/working long hours is strongly related to a high risk of atrial fibrillation (AF or A-fib), the most common cardiac arrhythmia. This is a well-known risk factor for a stroke. Some other cardiologists, namely from the USA, are saying that the study couldn’t actually prove cause-and-effect, so the results need to be taken with a grain of salt. However, the evidence is still added to the ongoing theme that one’s lifestyle and working patterns play a vital role in causing atrial fibrillation. Continue Reading…