HEALTH | Drinking Green Tea, Rather Than Black, May Help You Live Longer, New Study Suggests

Drinking tea at least three times a week could reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and is linked with a longer and healthier life, at least in China, a new study suggests. Chinese researchers found the health benefits associated with tea were more pronounced for drinkers of green, rather than black tea, and … Continue reading HEALTH | Drinking Green Tea, Rather Than Black, May Help You Live Longer, New Study Suggests

MEDICAL CONFERENCE | Riyadh To Host Conference On Alzheimer’s Disease

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA - - An international conference focusing on Alzheimer’s disease is to be staged in Riyadh later this month. The fourth gathering of experts associated with the progressive brain disorder is being organized by the Saudi Alzheimer’s Disease Association in cooperation with its strategic partner the King Abdul Aziz City for Science … Continue reading MEDICAL CONFERENCE | Riyadh To Host Conference On Alzheimer’s Disease

HEALTH | That Sweet Drink May Age You

Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages may make certain cells in your body age faster, a new study suggests. The study, published this week in the American Journal of Public Health, concludes that sugar-sweetened soda consumption prematurely ages white blood cells. The University of California, San Francisco researchers say sugary sodas may impact health of these white blood … Continue reading HEALTH | That Sweet Drink May Age You

HEALTH | New Gene Editing Technology Could Correct 89% Of Genetic Defects

Scientists have developed a new gene-editing technology that could potentially correct up to 89% of genetic defects, including those that cause diseases like sickle cell anemia. The new technology is called “prime editing” and was developed by researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, who published their findings Monday in the journal Naure. … Continue reading HEALTH | New Gene Editing Technology Could Correct 89% Of Genetic Defects

HEALTH | An investigation into the rising rates of breast cancer in Australia

Despite all the campaign and fundraising, breast cancer rates are still on the rise in Australia. Here’s the latest on what we known and what we can all do. This year 19,000 Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. That’s one in seven women compared with one in eight only last year. In 1982, … Continue reading HEALTH | An investigation into the rising rates of breast cancer in Australia

MOMS-TO-BE | A Stressful Pregnancy Reduces The Chances Of Having A Boy, A Study Shows

Moms-to-be who undergo physical or mental stress during their pregnancies are less likely to have a boy and may also have a higher risk of preterm birth, according to a study published Monday. “The womb is an influential first home”, said lead author Catherine Monk, director of women’s mental health in OB/GYN at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University … Continue reading MOMS-TO-BE | A Stressful Pregnancy Reduces The Chances Of Having A Boy, A Study Shows

HEALTH | Childhood Behavior Problems Linked To Insomnia In Adulthood

Treating kids’ behavior problems might have the additional benefit of reducing their risk of insomnia as adults, a recent study suggests. Researchers followed 8,050 people over more than four decades, assessing behavior problems at ages 5, 10 and 16, then administering sleep surveys when participants were 42 years old.5 had Overall, 78% of kids had … Continue reading HEALTH | Childhood Behavior Problems Linked To Insomnia In Adulthood

HEALTH | Tracking Your Exercise More Effective With Competition, Study Says

What to increase your daily steps? Get competitive. A new study followed 602 overweight or obese adults using fitness trackers and found those who entered a competition game to boost their daily steps had the highest increase in physical activity when compared to groups with no, or different, rewards. “We compared whether competition, collaboration or … Continue reading HEALTH | Tracking Your Exercise More Effective With Competition, Study Says

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE TO KEEP YOU YOUNG| A New Study Claims Saudi Arabia Is Amongst Top Nations With Good Sleep Habits

It may come as a surprise to many but sleep on a nationwide level – particularly the quality of sleep – has been studied for years for many reasons, one being to quantify the economic costs of insufficient sleep on a nation. Indeed, studies in the past have shown that sleep deprivation can be associated … Continue reading HEALTHY LIFESTYLE TO KEEP YOU YOUNG| A New Study Claims Saudi Arabia Is Amongst Top Nations With Good Sleep Habits

WILD | Squirrels Listen In On Bird Chatter To Decide If They’re Safe, And That’s Scientifically Significant

Squirrels are capricious little creatures. And aside from taunting the neighborhood dogs and using your gutters as water slides, it appears they also eavesdrop on bird chatter to gauge their safety. A new study published in the journal PLOS One concludes grey squirrels use the sounds of nearby birds to infer the absence of predators. … Continue reading WILD | Squirrels Listen In On Bird Chatter To Decide If They’re Safe, And That’s Scientifically Significant