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Bad Mood Can Improve The Productivity Of The Brain - Research Reveals 

A new research relay that being in a bad mood can enable certain individuals to think all the more proficiently as far as their capacity to center consideration, oversee time and organize undertakings.
The study found that being in a bad mood can help some people’s executive functioning, such as their ability to focus attention, manage time and prioritize tasks. It also found that a good mood has a negative effect on it in some cases.
A Psychology professor at the University of Waterloo,Tara McAuley, and Martyn S. Gabel, a PhD candidate, explored whether our emotional reactivity shaped how mood influences the kinds of thinking skills we need to navigate the demands and stresses of day-to-day life. Emotional reactivity refers to the sensitivity, intensity and duration of our emotional responses associated with our mood.
“Our results show that there are some people for whom a bad mood may actually hone the kind of thinking skills that are important for everyday life,” said McAuley.
The high…

Eating One Orange Daily Can Reduce Your Chance Of Getting Blind By 60 Percent

Eating one orange per day could prevent a common cause of blindness, new research suggests. The findings were published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Snacking on the popular citrus fruit reduces people’s risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which affects central vision, by 60 per cent, a study found.
Lead author Professor Bamini Gopinath, from the University of Sydney, said: “The data shows that flavonoids found in oranges appear to help protect against the disease.
“Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants found in almost all fruits and vegetables, and they have important anti-inflammatory benefits for the immune system.”
Despite flavonoids also being found in other produce such as apples, for unclear reasons, only antioxidants in oranges protect against sight loss.
Previous studies focussed on the effect that common nutrients such as Vitamin C,E and A have on the eyes.
But Professor Gopinath’s study took a new approach.
She said: “Our research is differen…

Preserve Your Sperm, Eggs For The Future - Gynecologist Advises Career Ladies And Men

A Consultant Gynaecologist and fertility expert, Dr Ibrahim Wada advises career-minded couples to preserve their sperms and eggs to avoid losing out on parenthood.
According to him, fertility preservation can also be useful for couples who want to postpone having children for medical reasons such as treatment of cancer or ovarian cysts.
Wada, who is also the Founder, Nisa Premier Hospital in Abuja, spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
He said as many women in society were increasingly becoming household heads and men engaging in high professions, fertility preservation would be a solution.
Wada defined fertility preservation, also known as `cryopreservation’ as the storage of gamete embryos such as sperms in males or eggs in females for future child-bearing.
He explained that the preservation technique could be achieved by cooling the temperature of the sperms and eggs as well as cells and tissues susceptible to damages caused by chemicals and radiation ove…

Constipation: Five Foods To Eat When You Experience This

Do you know the foods to eat when you're constipated? Constipation is a condition in which there is difficulty in emptying the bowels, usually associated with hardened faeces. If you're looking for constipation relief, then read on. 
What are the causes of Constipation?
The most common causes of Constipation are poor diet and an inactive lifestyle. A lack of exercise and eating too much junk food can wreak havoc on your digestive health. 
Signs and symptoms of chronic constipation may include: Straining to have bowel movements, passing fewer than three stools a week, and having lumpy or hard stools. 
You may have experienced constipation at one point or another, and if this problem occurred occasionally or includes severe pain or bleeding, it's important to check it with your doctor ASAP, as these symptoms can be a sign of a more serious digestive disorder. 
But in most cases, constipation is just a sign that your diet needs more fibre and likely fluid as well. Below are five f…