Diabetic? Exercise can help control blood sugar

Diabetic? Exercise can help control blood sugar

New York, June 18 (IANS) Diabetics who exercise can trim waist size and body fat, and also control blood glucose even if they do not see cardiorespiratory benefits or improvement in ability to take in oxygen, new research has found. [google_ad_728_90_text] Researchers found that waist circumference, percentage of body fat and hemoglobin A1c levels, a […]

Weighing yourself daily can help shed pounds

New York, June 18 (IANS) If you are looking for a simple strategy to become slim, then start stepping on a scale each day and track the results, a new study says. [google_ad_728_90_text] In a study spanning over two years, researchers found that self-weighing and tracking results on a chart were effective for both losing […]

Fond memories can help you overcome depression

Washington, June 18 (IANS) Revealing the curative power of memory, scientists have established that artificial reactivation of memories stored during a positive experience can suppress the effects of stress-induced depression. [google_ad_728_90_text] The research, published in the journal Nature, shows how positive and negative memories interact in mood disorders and provides a specific brain circuit for […]

A chocolate a day keeps heart diseases at bay

A chocolate a day keeps heart diseases at bay

London, (IANS) If your are worried about the health of your heart, here’s a sweet solution. Researchers have found that eating up to 100 grams of chocolate every day is linked to lower heart disease and stroke risk. [google_ad_728_90_text] There does not seem to be any evidence for cutting out chocolate to lower the risk […]

Stressed, depressed women live shorter

Stressed, depressed women live shorter

Washington, June 17 (IANS) Providing a new possible link between the mind and body, a study says women under chronic stress have significantly lower levels of klotho, a hormone that regulates aging and enhances cognition. [google_ad_728_90_text] The women with clinically significant depressive symptoms had even lower levels of klotho in their blood than those who […]

Knees hurting at young age? Watch your steps

Knees hurting at young age? Watch your steps

By Nishant Arora New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Aspiring to be fit and healthy, Ranjitha, 35, decided to hit the gym hard every morning. Soon, running on treadmill became her passion. Little did she realise that her weak ligaments and cartilage were not in a position to take the burden of intense running. The result: […]

Severe exercise may lead to blood poisoning

Melbourne, June 17 (IANS) Over four hours of exercise daily can cause intestinal bacteria to leak into the bloodstream, leading to blood poisoning, new research says.   For the research, the experts monitored people participating in a range of extreme endurance events, including 24-hour ultra-marathons and multi-stage ultra-marathons, run on consecutive days.   “Blood samples […]

Eat nuts to cut cancer risk: Study

Washington, June 17 (IANS) Consuming nuts is associated with a decreased risk of certain types of cancer, but not Type-2 diabetes, says new study.   For the study, researchers conducted a systematic review of 36 observational studies, which included 30,708 patients on the disease-preventive powers of nut consumption to create a comprehensive analysis. [google_ad_728_90_text] The […]

Cinnamon may prevent bowel cancer

Washington, June 17 (IANS) A compound derived from cinnamon is a potent inhibitor of colorectal or bowel cancer, a study shows.   The study found that adding cinnamaldehyde, the compound that gives cinnamon its distinctive flavour and smell, to the diet protected mice against colorectal cancer.   The animals’ cells had acquired the ability to […]

Vitamin D may boost immunity against HIV

New York, June 16 (IANS): Deficiency of vitamin D – the sunshine vitamin – can help individuals to fight against the infections caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a research has found.   High-dose vitamin D supplementation can reverse the deficiency and also improve immune response, the results showed.   “Vitamin D may be a […]

Air pollution may damage brain

Air pollution may damage brain

New York, June 16 (IANS) Long-term exposure to air pollution may lead to loss of white matter in the brain, a research has found.   White matter in the brain is made of axon cells, which enable the nerves to communicate.   In a new study, older women who lived in places with higher air […]