Poor fitness levels hamper brain power in elderly

Poor fitness levels hamper brain power in elderly

New York, (IANS) There is a definite connection between brain activation, cardio-respiratory fitness and executive function (which helps with reasoning and problem solving) in older adults, new research shows. [google_ad_728_90_text] Previous studies have shown that there is a relationship between cardio-respiratory fitness and behavioural performance in older adults.   Other studies have looked at cardio-respiratory […]

Switching to diet drinks won’t make you slimmer

Switching to diet drinks won’t make you slimmer

New York, (IANS) If you are trying to shed some extra kilos, switching to sugar-free drinks may not really help, said a study. [google_ad_728_90_text] Diet-beverage consumers tend to compensate for the absence of calories in their drinks by noshing on extra food that is loaded with sugar, sodium, fat and cholesterol, the study said.   […]

Red wine compound may stop Alzheimer’s progress

Red wine compound may stop Alzheimer’s progress

Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) An investigational new drug from a naturally occurring compound found in foods such as red grapes, raspberries, dark chocolate and some red wines may stop progression of Alzheimer’s disease, shows results of a clinical trial. [google_ad_728_90_text] In people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, high-dose of the compound resveratrol stabilised a […]

High BP, bad diet leading cause of death worldwide: Study says

High BP, bad diet leading cause  of death worldwide: Study says

[google_ad_728_90_text]   Washington/Sydney, September 11 (IANS): Poor dietary habits and high blood pressure have replaced child and maternal malnutrition, unsafe water, sanitation and lack of hand washing as leading risks for death globally, a significant study has revealed.   After looking at 79 risk factors for death in 188 countries between 1990 and 2013, the […]

Mid-morning work break improves health, productivity

Mid-morning work break improves health, productivity

New York, (IANS) Rather than the typical culture of working hard all morning only to take a lunch-hour or mid-afternoon break, a respite earlier in the workday replenishes more resources – energy, concentration and motivation – interesting research has revealed. [google_ad_728_90_text] The study also found the frequent short breaks are better than longer breaks and […]

Smartphone widget to empower sleep-monitoring apps

Smartphone widget to empower sleep-monitoring apps

New York, (IANS) Researchers have developed an Android sleep monitoring app widget that will not only serve as a data capturing tool but also provide visual reminders of the user’s activities and sleep patterns. [google_ad_728_90_text] Called SleepTight, the widget would appear on the home screen – or lock screen — of an Android phone to […]

Most men want less work, more time with partners

Most men want less work, more time with partners

London, (IANS) If you thought higher earning men to be workaholics, think again! Researchers have found that most men want to spend fewer hours at work and more time with their families even though it would cut their income. [google_ad_728_90_text] For men breadwinners, the attraction of spending more time with their partner is as strong […]

Why some smokers don’t get cancer

Why some smokers don’t get cancer

New York, (IANS) Researchers have identified a set of genetic markers that help even smokers live longer and protect them from deadly diseases such as cancer. [google_ad_728_90_text] “We identified a set of genetic markers that together seem to promote longevity,” said corresponding author of the study Morgan Levine from University of California-Los Angeles.   The […]

Stress triggers smoking in new mothers

Stress triggers smoking in new mothers

London, (IANS) Mothers who quit smoking in pregnancy are more likely to start again after their baby is born if they feel stressed, says a study. [google_ad_728_90_text] The study from University of East Anglia (UEA) also found that women who felt they were being supported by a partner were less likely to start smoking again. […]

How Facebook can make middle-aged women unhappy

How Facebook can make middle-aged women unhappy

Wellington, (IANS) Are you in your mid-30s or 40s and love to connect with friends on Facebook? Try not to think much of skinny images that bombard your news feed or posts as these may make you highly dissatisfied about your own body. [google_ad_728_90_text] According to a new study by University of Auckland, women in […]

Eat apple, green tomatoes to gain never-say-die muscles

Eat apple, green tomatoes to gain never-say-die muscles

New York, (IANS) While discovering a protein that causes muscle weakness and loss during ageing, scientists from University of Iowa have also stumbled upon two natural compounds, one found in apples and one in green tomatoes, which reduce the protein’s activity in aged muscle. [google_ad_728_90_text] The protein called ATF4 alters gene expression in skeletal muscle, […]