Health News

Newly discovered hormone could adjust thirst levels

A newly discovered hormone called phoenixin could play a major role in adjusting a person’s level of thirst to the body’s needs. The discovery of the hormone, which is made in the human body, bolsters scientific data showing that the amount of daily hydration is just as critical as how much food we eat. Phoenixin […]

Health Problems

Cholesterol levels increase in post-menopausal women

Women who have gone through menopause may need to keep an eye on their cholesterol levels, according to new research from The Australian National University (ANU). In a study of over 100,000 women, researchers found that post-menopausal women had higher cholesterol levels than premenopausal women. Mr Ananthan Ambikairajah, a Ph.D. Scholar from ANU, said the […]

Kids Health

Elevated blood lead levels prevalent among refugee children

(HealthDay)—Almost 20 percent of refugee children have elevated blood lead levels (EBLLs), according to a study published online April 15 in Pediatrics. Clelia Pezzi, M.P.H., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues analyzed the prevalence of EBLL among refugee children aged 6 months to 16 years who received a […]

Health News

Playing Christmas music too early can raise stress levels

Playing Christmas music too early could be BAD for your health: Experts say jolly jingles trigger stress over pressure to buy, spend and be happy Playing Christmas music early is a reminder of your holiday obligations such as hosting parties and buying presents  Employees at stores who hear the carols on repeat become irritated due to […]