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Having a dog in the house could help protect a young baby from developing asthma later in childhood, a study has concluded. The study is published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics

The analysis also suggests that early exposure to farm animals also have protective effect against asthma.

The risk of developing asthma in kids had been found associated with number of environment factors, including weather, pollution.  We have observed increase in rate of respiratory diseases in highly polluted cities, in compare to people staying in village in India.

 "Earlier studies have shown that growing up on a farm reduces a child’s risk of asthma to about half," says Tove Fall, an assistant professor in epidemiology at Uppsala University in Sweden who led the research. "We wanted to see if this relationship also was true also for children growing up with dogs in their homes."

Ibuprofen is known anti inflammatory drug commonly used by people mostly to reduce pain, swelling and fever also. It’s a more of consumer drug that is easily available at any pharmacy, and often overused by people  for any type of pain and fever in India. However, many of them are not aware of its side effects.

 The good news is that a new ibuprofen patch has been developed by researchers  at the University of Warwick in the UK, led by research chemist Prof. David Haddletonat,  that can deliver the drug at a consistent dose rate without the side effects linked to the oral form.


The new patch is transparent and adheres well to skin, even when the drug load reaches levels as high as 30% of the patch weight.

Need of Ibuprofen Patch

Across the country, many employees are seated at desks for the majority of an eight-hour workday. As technology creates an increase in sedentary lifestyles, the impact of sitting on vascular health is a rising concern. Now, researchers have found that when a person sits for six straight hours, vascular function is impaired -- but by walking for just 10 minutes after a prolonged period of sitting, vascular health can be restored.

When it comes to weight loss, opinions are divided as to what the best diet is for reducing body fat. To investigate, a team of researchers compared a low-fat diet with a low-carbohydrate diet, finding that cutting fat intake resulted in greater body fat loss.

The small but precise study, published in Cell Metabolism, assessed the weight loss of 19 obese adults who were confined to a metabolic ward for two 2-week periods.

Kevin Hall, a metabolism researcher at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), states that many people have strong beliefs about what matters for weight loss, yet the data these opinions are based upon are sometimes lacking.

"I wanted to rigorously test the theory that carbohydraterestriction is particularly effective for losing body fat since this idea has been influencing many people's decisions about their diets," he explains.

read more at source:  Medical News Today

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Older women may not benefit from vitamin D supplements, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin.

Researchers randomly divided 230 women into one of three groups: a low dose group taking 800 units of vitamin D a day, a high-dose group taking 50,000 units twice a month, and a control group taking a placebo. All the women had similar vitamin D levels at the beginning of the study. 

Their findings, which are published in JAMA,

readmore:  DAILY DOSE 
http://www.healthcentral.com/dailydose/cf/2015/08/13/many_older_women_don_t_need_vitamin_d_supplements?ap=2003

(HealthDay)—Physical activity may reduce a woman's risk of lung or breast cancer, a pair of new studies suggest.

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