Author: Sasha Hart

Life expectancy to exceed 90 years for women in this country!

British scientists believe that life expectancy in a certain country will exceed 90 years by 2030. And no, that country is not the U.K. According to a study led by World Health Organization (WHO) and British scientists at Imperial College London, life expectancy for those who will be born in 2030 will exceed 90 years in one particular country, while in a few others, it will come very close to the same number. Here is the top countries with highest longevity: South Korea, where life expectancy for babies born in 2030 will be 90.8 for women and 84.1 for...

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How to tell if you are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder

The effects of a traumatic event can go unnoticed or misdiagnosed for years. The main reason is that the person affected by it, does not know how to recognize the signs. Here is how to tell if you are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.       First, we have to explain that the word “trauma” does not necessarily describe an extremely violent experience, such as war, the death or someone dear, a natural disaster, prolonged physical and emotional abuse, and other stereotypes. Trauma can be the end of a relationship, a dog bite, changing the place of work...

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How aspirin helps women get pregnant

A study conducted by the National Institute of Health concludes that aspirin helps women get pregnant. How is that possible? Well, not just any woman can “benefit” from aspirin intake in this manner. Read more to find out how researchers found it works and to whom it applies. The National Institute of Health subdivision called the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development wanted to see what was the connection between aspirin intake and pregnancy rate, pregnancy loss rate and inflammation during pregnancy. The conclusions of the study were published in The Journal of Clinical...

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Study connects Alzheimer’s with calcium imbalance in the brain

A recent study connects Alzheimer’s with calcium imbalance in the brain, MedicalNewsToday reports. The study was presented on February 14 at the Biophysical Society’s 61st Annual Meeting, which took place in New Orleans, Louisiana.     This recent study, conducted by a team o researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, shows how calcium influences brain cells, proving that an excessive production of calcium leads to the death of neurons. More precisely, too much calcium accumulating in the mitochondria of a brain cell leads to a neurodegenerative process, which is characteristic to Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers compared brain cells...

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Kids would rather have a pet than a sibling

Psychiatry researchers at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, found that kids would rather have a pet than a sibling. Moreover, girls and boys bond differently with their pets.     A team of researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom wanted to measure the importance of pets in a child’s life from a social point of view and not only. The emotions of our kids develop in close connection to the social relationships. The researchers studied the impact of a child’s relationship with his pet friend on the his mental...

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