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Does your child prefer saltines or sweet treats? Snack preference is linked to genetics

Does your child prefer saltines or sweet treats? Snack preference is linked to genetics

The types of snacks a child chooses could be linked to genetics, a new study has claimed. The researcher investigated whether genetic variants in taste receptors related to sweet preference, fat taste sensitivity and aversion to bitter green leafy vegetables influenced the snacks chosen by the study participants. They found that nearly 80% of the [...]

March 6, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Does your child prefer saltines or sweet treats? Snack preference is linked to genetics

How Does Fever And Cold Affect Your Taste Buds?

How Does Fever And Cold Affect Your Taste Buds?

In this chilly weather you might not want to get out of your warm blanket let alone go out with friends or even to work. Winter is the season of snuggling up in bed with a hot chocolate and a bowl of warm soup. It’s also the season to wear big overcoats and wrap yourself up in layers [...]

January 16, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How Does Fever And Cold Affect Your Taste Buds?

Getting An Abortion Doesn’t Harm Mental Health — But Being Denied One Does At First

Getting An Abortion Doesn’t Harm Mental Health — But Being Denied One Does At First

Women who tried to get an abortion but were denied one were more likely to experience anxiety and to report lower self-esteem and life satisfaction than women who sought and received an abortion, found a new study. The women who did and did not terminate their pregnancy had similar levels of depression, and over time, [...]

December 16, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Getting An Abortion Doesn’t Harm Mental Health — But Being Denied One Does At First

Does Trump’s education pick want to ‘advance God’s Kingdom’ using schools?

Does Trump’s education pick want to ‘advance God’s Kingdom’ using schools?

Betsy DeVos, a national leader in the school choice movement, may be bringing the religious culture wars to public education. Trump has tapped DeVos, who once talked about her work as an effort to “advance God’s Kingdom” and compared that to a biblical battleground, to head the Education Department. POLITICO obtained an interview with DeVos [...]

December 4, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Does Trump’s education pick want to ‘advance God’s Kingdom’ using schools?

In ‘Utopia Is Creepy’, Nicholas Carr asks: Does technology mean progress?

In ‘Utopia Is Creepy’, Nicholas Carr asks: Does technology mean progress?

In 2011, Nicholas Carr summed up Facebook’s business model like this: “The desire for privacy is strong; vanity is stronger.” Carr spent the past dozen or so years making similar proclamations of high-tech heresy, questioning and often criticizing Silicon Valley billionaires and their armies of engineers and programmers for casting rapacious greed and manic, time-sucking [...]

November 1, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on In ‘Utopia Is Creepy’, Nicholas Carr asks: Does technology mean progress?

Butter and Health: What Does the Evidence Say?

Butter and Health: What Does the Evidence Say?

Butter and Health What impact does butter have on health? This is a sensitive and frequently debated topic in France, where butter is a staple in culinary tradition and very important to the industry. In the background is the issue of the relationship between consuming saturated fatty acids and cardiovascular (CV) health. Traditionally, the recommendation [...]

August 14, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Butter and Health: What Does the Evidence Say?

Does a deep voice draw women?

Does a deep voice draw women?

Deep voices in guys might not be supposed to make girls swoon, however rather to scare awaycapability rivals, a brand new look at indicates. In a chain of experiments with people and primates which includes gorillas, chimpanzees and orangutans, researchers found that a deep male voice changed into seen as dominant through different men,however had [...]

May 8, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Does a deep voice draw women?

Chiropractic: What Is Chiropractic Manipulation? Does It Work?

Chiropractic: What Is Chiropractic Manipulation? Does It Work?

Chiropractic manipulation, also known as chiropractic adjustment, is a form of alternative medicine. A trained chiropractor applies sudden force to spinal joints to correct structural alignment and improve physical function. Most often, patients seek chiropractic adjustment to relieve various types of back, neck and head pain, although it has been trialed for a wide variety [...]

April 18, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Chiropractic: What Is Chiropractic Manipulation? Does It Work?

Study: Circumcision does not reduce penis sensitivity

Study: Circumcision does not reduce penis sensitivity

KINGSTON, Ontario, April 14 — The penises of circumcised men are just as sensitive as those of uncircumcised men, according to researchers in Canada. Theories about sensitivity, health and ethics have dominated on-and-off debates about circumcision, however researchers at Queen’s University say the one-third of men around the world who are circumcised aren’t missing out. [...]

April 17, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Study: Circumcision does not reduce penis sensitivity

Early stage breast cancer does need treatment, study finds

Early stage breast cancer does need treatment, study finds

FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 — Early stage breast cancers known as DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) should be treated with surgery, not a “wait-and-watch” approach, according to new research. Experts have debated whether to treat early DCIS or simply monitor it to see if it progresses. The new study suggests excision of DCIS — cancer [...]

April 17, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Early stage breast cancer does need treatment, study finds

Rats Depress People More Than Crime Does, Study Finds

Rats Depress People More Than Crime Does, Study Finds

A not-so-surprising new study finds that people don’t like rats. But what may be truly surprising is that rats — more than crime or other signs of urban decay — may make people depressed. Rats eat discarded food. Kirsty Wigglesworth / PA Wire via AP People living in Baltimore’s low-income neighborhoods who see rats as [...]

March 19, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Rats Depress People More Than Crime Does, Study Finds