The study found that people with healthier gums had lower BP and responded better to blood pressure-lowering medications, compared to individuals who had gum disease, a condition known as periodontitis.
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) is one of the most common reasons for a hip replacement in young adults, and sometimes even children. It occurs mainly among obese teenagers, affecting 1 in 2,000 children.
Previous research has shown that being sedentary for long periods could shorten life but taking breaks to move around may counteract the risk, particularly if it means burning more than 770 kcal a day.
Suffering from pre-eclampsia increases the risk of vascular dementia by almost double and the risk is even higher for women over the age of 65.
Several studies have found that regular consumption of walnuts has helped in improving male fertility and also helped in reducing risk of breast, colon and prostate cancer.
Sleep specialists currently use a measurement called the apnea hypopnea index, or the number of times a patient stops breathing per hour of sleep, to diagnose the severity of a patient's sleep apnea.
The study found that increased cardio-respiratory fitness was directly associated with reduced long-term mortality particularly in older patients, aged 70 and above, and among those with hypertension.
It is believed that since the hormone levels and difference in finger lengths are linked, looking at someone's hands could provide a clue regarding one's sexuality.
The findings of the study explored that though the fathers displayed normal behavioural tendencies with nicotine exposure, both their male and female offsprings displayed hyperactivity, attention deficit and cognitive inflexibility
The findings of the study highlighted that the quality of the mother-daughter relationship and their level of conflict are two direct mechanisms that are associated with child maltreatment and suicidal thoughts during adolescence.
The study found that regular practice of Yoga by men can reduce the incidence of recurrent spontaneous abortion as it improves the quality of sperm DNA.
The researchers also found that shared environmental factors - such as families and schools - influenced the choice of whether to go to university, accounting for 36 per cent of the differences between students.
The findings of the study showed that respondents commuting through natural environments on a daily basis had on average a 2.74 point higher mental health score compared to those who commuted through natural environments less frequently.
IBD in adults has previously been linked to shortened life expectancy and is often thought to have a more aggressive disease course among children compared to adults.
A team of researchers has developed a tool that tracks alertness by measuring pupil size, captured through a burst of photographs taken every time users unlock their smartphones.
The study published in the journal 'Depression and Anxiety' has found that supervised aerobic exercise can significantly support major depression treatment in mental health services.
UN staff struggling with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or other circumstances have reported feeling isolated and ashamed, with no-one to turn to for help.
In northeastern Brazil, we spoke with nearly 30 mothers who contracted the Zika virus during pregnancy. Most of them have been abandoned by their husbands and must care for their children alone.
In Angola, the journey of such mothers is just beginning. There is no public health program to help the children, who need regular physical therapy and other care.
Healthy ageing can be extended by ingesting optimal levels of 30 known vitamins and essential minerals, according to the study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Bereft of the luxury of time, I don’t languish in heartbreaks anymore - but the pain now hits in waves. Many a times I have kept memories of an agonising night neatly beside the bed, unaware of it till a song floating in the air makes it difficult for me to breathe.