Eat 10 grams of nuts a day for longer life

Eat 10 grams of nuts a day for longer life

London, (IANS) You have long complained of your employer paying you ‘peanuts’ for salary. But the peanuts can actually enhance your lifespan, says a study.   The study confirms a link between peanut and nut intake and lower mortality rates, but finds no protective effect for peanut butter.   Men and women who eat at […]

Hepatitis B vaccine less effective for arthritis patients

Hepatitis B vaccine less effective for arthritis patients

London, June 14 (IANS) People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are less likely to be protected by hepatitis B vaccination than the general population, new research suggests.   Within the trial, only 11 percent of those with the condition responded to the vaccine, compared with 83 percent of those without RA.   “The majority of RA […]

Asthma treatment less effective in patients over 30

New York, June 14 (IANS) Older patients with asthma are at increased risk for treatment failure, particularly those patients being treated with inhaled steroids, says a new study.   “Asthma morbidity and mortality are known to be increased in middle-aged and older patients, and gender may also affect the incidence and course of the disease, […]

Vitamin D may treat Crohn’s disease

London, June 14 (IANS) Vitamin D supplements may impact on the intestinal barrier dysfunction associated with Crohn’s disease, and could have a role in the treatment of the condition associated with abdominal pain, diarrhoea and fatigue, new research has found.   Crohn’s disease (CD) is a lifelong chronic relapsing and remitting gastrointestinal condition, characterised by […]

Exercise helps people overpower depression

Exercise helps people overpower depression

London, June 14 (IANS) Exercise has a positive effect on depression, a dissertation from Sweden’s Sahlgrenska Academy has revealed.   The researcher evaluated exercise as an add-on therapy to antidepressant medication. [google_ad_728_90_text] The study divided 62 individuals with diagnosed clinical depression into three groups, in which two participated in two different types of exercise with […]

Breathing exercise improves lung function in spinal disease

London, June 13 (IANS) Just eight weeks of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) – therapeutic breathing exercises – result in greater improvement in lung function than conventional treatment options in patients with a form of spine arthritis, new research has found. [google_ad_728_90_text] Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a painful and progressive form of arthritis caused by chronic […]

You can include pork in recipe to lower BP

Washington, June 13 (IANS) If you are following a diet to lower blood pressure, you may expand your protein options to include lean, unprocessed pork, new research suggests. [google_ad_728_90_text] The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is recommended to reduce blood pressure and is focused on the increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, whole-grains, […]

Scientists develop drug that triggers tissue regeneration

New York, June 13 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new drug that results in faster regrowth and healing of damaged tissues. [google_ad_728_90_text] In a study published in the journal Science, they detailed how a new drug repaired damage to the colon, liver and bone marrow in animal models — even going so far as to […]

How smartphones can revolutionise healthcare

New York, June 13 (IANS) Mobile devices could rapidly reshape the practice of medicine by enabling smooth cross-platform communications, Harvard researchers say. [google_ad_728_90_text] The next-generation software tools could also reduce healthcare costs. The rise of health apps has made it possible to chart your steps, heartbeat, and sleep patterns, but the availability of this constant […]

Chandigarh India’s ‘happiest city’, Delhi ‘happiest metro’

New Delhi, (IANS) Chandigarh is India’s ‘Happiest City’ while Delhi is the country’s ‘Happiest Metro’, a study commissioned by multinational electronics company LG has found. [google_ad_728_90_text] Happiness is the most important aspect of life for people across the country, compared to respect, trust, success or recognition, LG Life’s Good Happiness Study revealed.   Chandigarh, Lucknow, […]