‘Every 20 seconds, 1 Indian suffers a brain-stroke’

‘Every 20 seconds, 1 Indian suffers a brain-stroke’

Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Every 20 seconds, one Indian suffers a brain stroke, or three every minute, and the numbers are increasing alarmingly due to changing lifestyles. At this rate, around 1.54 million Indians are affected by strokes every year and the worse is 90 per cent of stroke patients failed to reach hospital on […]

Evening exercise as good as morning workout

Evening exercise as good as morning workout

Getty Images London, June 14 (IANS) Contrary to popular perception, researchers have found that evening exercise is as good as a morning workout. The study published in the journal Cell Metabolism shows that the effect of exercise may differ depending on the time of day it is performed. “There appear to be rather significant differences […]

Key to good health, wellbeing: 2 hours a week with nature

Key to good health, wellbeing: 2 hours a week with nature

London, June 14 (IANS) If you are looking for that elusive secret to good health and wellbeing, your search may stop now as a new large-scale study has found that spending just two hours a week in the neighbourhood park may do wonders for your mind and body. People who spend at least 120 minutes […]

WHO likely to declare Ebola an international emergency – experts

WHO likely to declare Ebola an international emergency – experts

A health worker checks the temperature of a child as he crosses the Mpondwe border which separates Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of the ebola screening on the computerised Mpondwe Health Screening Facility in Mpondwe, Uganda on June 13, 2019. (REUTERS Photo) GENEVA, June 14 (Reuters): The World Health Organization (WHO) […]

High calorie diet causes brain health to decline faster: Study

High calorie diet causes brain health to decline faster: Study

Sydney, June 13 (IANS) The unhealthy habits of modern-day living with a diet high in calories may cause brain health to deteriorate faster, according to an Australian study published on Thursday. Compared to 50 years ago, people currently consume an average of around 650 extra kilocalories each day, which is equivalent to a fast-food meal […]

Being overweight doubles blood pressure risk in kids

Being overweight doubles blood pressure risk in kids

File Photo London, June 13 (IANS) Researchers have found that overweight kids have a doubled risk of high blood pressure, raising the risk of future heart attacks and strokes. Published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, the study shows that obese four-year-old kids have a doubled risk of high blood pressure by age six. […]

Physical activity in kids affects future heart health

Physical activity in kids affects future heart health

Toronto, (IANS) Physical activity in early childhood may have an impact on cardiovascular health later in life, according to a study. Published in the journal Pediatrics, the study found that physical activity in toddlers as young as three years old benefits blood vessel health, cardiovascular fitness and is key to the prevention of early risk […]

Drug found to delay Type-1 diabetes by 2 years

Drug found to delay Type-1 diabetes by 2 years

New York, June 10 (IANS) In a first, researchers have found that a treatment affecting the immune system effectively slowed the progression to clinical Type-1 diabetes in high risk individuals by two years or more. “The results have important implications for people, particularly youth, who have relatives with the disease, as these individuals may be […]

Lowering BP, sodium intake may cut 94 mn early deaths

Lowering BP, sodium intake may cut 94 mn early deaths

New York (IANS) A worldwide effort to lower people’s blood pressure, cut sodium intake and eliminate trans fat from their diet could prevent 94 million premature deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) over a quarter century, says a study. Regions expected to benefit most from the interventions include East Asia, the Pacific, and South Asia, as […]

Good sleep cuts appetite for sweet, salty food

Good sleep cuts appetite for sweet, salty food

Johannesburg, June 5 (IANS) A good night’s sleep helps in reducing the desire for sweet and salty foods, intake of sugar and caloric content, says a study. It is known that sleeping less than seven hours is associated with an increased cardio-metabolic risk — heart disease risk and metabolic disorders — but increasing the sleep […]

More than 2 eggs/day deadly for your heart: Study

More than 2 eggs/day deadly for your heart: Study

New York, June 5 (IANS) Egg lovers please take note. Researchers have warned that eating more than two eggs daily can increase the risk of death and developing cardiovascular diseases. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the study tracked the diets, health and lifestyle habits of nearly 30,000 adults in the US […]

Congo Ebola infections exceed 2,000 as new case rate triples

Congo Ebola infections exceed 2,000 as new case rate triples

KINSHASA, June 4 (Reuters): The number of cases of Ebola in eastern Congo has passed 2,000, government figures showed late on Monday, as the rate of new cases tripled and containment efforts faltered in the remote, unstable region. Local mistrust of health workers and attacks on Ebola clinics by armed militias have contributed to an […]

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