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Animal proteins more effective in building ageing muscles: Study
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Animal proteins more effective in building ageing muscles: Study

London [UK], July 18 (ANI): New research shows that animal proteins are more effective than plant proteins in supporting the maintenance of skeletal muscle mass with advancing age.The research was presented at The Physiological Society's virtual early career conference Future Physiology 2020.The number of vegans in the UK has quadrupled since 2006, meaning that there are around 600,000 vegans in Great Britain. While we know plant-based diets are beneficial for the environment, we don't actually know how healthy these diets are for keeping muscles strong in elderly people.Scientists generally agree that the primary driver of muscle loss with age -- at least in healthy individuals -- is a reduction of muscle proteins being built from amino acids. These amino acids come from protein that we e...
Housing conditions affect cardiovascular health risks
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Housing conditions affect cardiovascular health risks

Washington D.C. [USA], July 18 (ANI): A recent study has shown that the people who are homeless may experience 60-70% higher rates of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks, strokes and heart failure, compared to the general populationThe study was cited in "The Importance of Housing and Cardiovascular Health and Well-Being," a new Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association published today in the Association's journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.The statement reviews and summarizes current research about how housing stability, safety, affordability, lack of access to high-quality housing and neighbourhood environment affect cardiovascular disease risk. Homelessness is defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as the inability t...
Mundane decisions, actions can be ‘misremembered’ as done, study explains
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Mundane decisions, actions can be ‘misremembered’ as done, study explains

Illinois [USA], July 18 (ANI): It is not a rare thing that people often forget to take daily medication or respond to that one email which they have been meaning to send at one point. New research has now found a reason as to why this happens.This research was co-written by a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign expert who studies social psychology. The paper was published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.Mundane behaviors that are repeated over time and occur in the context of many other similar behaviors can lead people to conflate intentions and behaviors and create false memories of completing the task, said Dolores Albarracin, a professor of psychology and marketing at Illinois and the director of the Social Action Lab."Intentions and making plans typically impr...
Study links flavoured cigarette ban to reduced smoking among youths
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Study links flavoured cigarette ban to reduced smoking among youths

Washington D.C. [USA], July 19 (ANI): Flavored cigarette ban was linked to a significant reduction in smoking among youth and young adults, according to recent research led by George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services.Some of the earlier research has shed light on the fact that flavoured cigarettes largely appeal to and are disproportionately used by underage smokers.Nearly 90 per cent of smokers begin smoking by age 18, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To reduce long-term health consequences and improve public health, preventing smoking initiation is key as is reducing the draw of flavored tobacco products.On September 22, 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's national ban on flavored cigarettes products went into effect. This ban...
Study suggests money-saving gifts make people feel ashamed,
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Study suggests money-saving gifts make people feel ashamed,

Washington D.C. [USA], July 18 (ANI): If you are planning to gift a money-saving gift to your loved one, chances are that they will react negatively to it, as per a recent study. The study suggests that people reacted negatively to gifts that they were told - or that they inferred - were given to help them save money.The study was published recently in the 'Journal of the Association for Consumer Research'.In a series of studies, researchers found that people reacted negatively to gifts that they were told - or that they inferred - were given to help them save money.Receiving this kind of present makes a person feel inferior to the gift-giver, the research found. People are more receptive to gifts that are intended to save them time."Most of us have this belief that any gift we give is goi...
Considering meditation and yoga as adjunctive treatment for COVID-19: Study
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Considering meditation and yoga as adjunctive treatment for COVID-19: Study

New York [USA], July 18 (ANI): A recent study explores the healing benefits of yoga and meditation practices as potential adjunctive treatments of COVID-19 in peer-reviewed journal JACM, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.Deepak Chopra, University of California, San Diego and William Bushell of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and co-authors from Harvard University and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health describe the anti-inflammatory effects associated with meditation and yoga.The 'brief overview of key subjects' found "there is evidence of stress and inflammation modulation, and also preliminary evidence for possible forms of immune system enhancement, accompanying the practice of certain forms of meditation, yoga, and pranayama, along with potential implica...
Painting can help develop children’s cognitive, artistic abilities, study explains
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Painting can help develop children’s cognitive, artistic abilities, study explains

Tokyo [Japan], July 19 (ANI): The research from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), offered concrete insight into the development of children's psyches, and also made suggestions for educators to improve children's cognitive, spatial, and artistic abilities through the medium of painting. Painting is a recreational and creative activity enjoyed by children across the world. However, children's paintings also serve as crucial artefacts of their perceptions, as they contain the sum of what children see as "essential."The spatial relationships between objects in paintings represent painters' experiences and technical prowess and tend to indicate shortcomings of either. These are often perceived by viewers of paintings, but until now, detailed evaluation and analysis of...
Study stresses importance of physical activity among older people
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Study stresses importance of physical activity among older people

Sao Paula [Brazil], July 17 (ANI): Older adults who do not engage in regular exercise may become prone to chronic diseases, weakened muscles and frailty, according to a recent study.Researchers from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil recently reported on the dangers of physical inactivity for older adults during COVID-19. The paper was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.The researchers noted that it only takes five to 10 days of physical inactivity for your muscles to begin shrinking and wasting away. This can speed the progression of sarcopenia (muscle loss) and can lead to chronic diseases.Studies also show that older adults who walk fewer than 1,500 steps a day can lose 4 per cent of the muscle tissue in their legs in just two weeks.Although it is too soon to...
Study suggests living environment may be key to longevity
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Study suggests living environment may be key to longevity

Washington D.C. [USA], July 17 (ANI): The environment where you live has a significant impact on the likelihood that you will reach centenarian age (person who has reached the age of 100 years), suggests a recent study.The study conducted by scientists at Washington State University's Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.Based on Washington State mortality data, the research team's findings suggest that Washingtonians who live in highly walkable, mixed-age communities may be more likely to live to their 100th birthday. They also found socioeconomic status to be correlated, and an additional analysis showed that geographic clusters where the probability of reaching centenarian age is high are located in urb...
Flavoured cigarette ban significantly reduced smoking among youth, young adults: Study
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Flavoured cigarette ban significantly reduced smoking among youth, young adults: Study

Washington D.C. [USA], July 17 (ANI): New research led by George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services has found that the flavored cigarette ban was linked to a significant reduction in smoking among youth and young adults.Some of the earlier research has shed light on the fact that flavoured cigarettes largely appeal to and are disproportionately used by underage smokers.Nearly 90 per cent of smokers begin smoking by age 18, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To reduce long-term health consequences and improve public health, preventing smoking initiation is key as is reducing the draw of flavored tobacco products.On September 22, 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's national ban on flavored cigarettes products went into effect. This b...