Monday, 3 September 2018

The speed you type on a keyboard could reveal if you are in the early stages of Parkinson's disease


The speed a person types on a keyboard could reveal if they have the early signs of Parkinson's disease, new research suggests.

The time it takes for a person to press different keys can indicate if they are suffering from hand tremors, which affect around three quarters of Parkinson's sufferers and can appear up to six years before they are diagnosed.

When typing speed is compared between people with and without the movement disorder, it accurately diagnoses Parkinson's in 80% of cases, an Australian study found.

Ref: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6113881/The-speed-type-keyboard-reveal-early-stages-Parkinsons-disease.html

Why sitting for hours may be bad for your brain


Sitting for hours without moving can slow the flow of blood to our brains, according to a cautionary new study of office workers, a finding that could have implications for long-term brain health.

But getting up and strolling for just two minutes every half-hour seems to stave off this decline in brain blood flow and may even increase it.

Delivering blood to our brains is one of those automatic internal processes that most of us seldom consider, although it is essential for life and cognition. Brain cells need the oxygen and nutrients that blood contains, and several large arteries constantly shuttle blood up to our skulls.

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/lifestyle/why-sitting-for-hours-may-be-bad-for-your-brain-10646846

I tried coconut oil pulling for whiter teeth


What is oil pulling
Oil pulling, as explained by the American Dental Association, involves swishing a tablespoon of edible oil (coconut, olive, sesame or the like) throughout the mouth for usually one to five minutes, but for up to as long as 20 minutes depending on the case. The method has supposedly been practiced for centuries in southern Asia and India.

There’s plenty of teeth whiteners on the market, including our favourite mouthwash – Listerine Advanced White – but if you’re looking for a more natural way to brighten your smile, coconut oil is the answer.

The method was brought to the mainstream by none other than Gwyneth Paltrow.

Does it work for this author? Read on....

Ref:
1) https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/cosmetic-dentistry/teeth-whitening/what-is-oil-pulling-what-you-need-to-know-1215
2) https://www.glamour.co.za/2018/08/coconut-oil-pulling-for-whiter-teeth/


My 2 cents:
I do oil pulling occasionally with salt whenever I have gum problems and doing this for a couple of times everytime solved my problems.