Excess use of high heels causes osteoarthritis

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Excess use of high heels both in men and women is fast becoming the cause of osteoarthritis, health experts said here on Sunday. [google_ad_728_90_text] According to health experts, high heels cause unequal weight distribution on the metatarsals (foot bones) exposing those areas of foot joints which normally are not designed […]

Dairy products make probiotics more effective

Dairy products make probiotics more effective

Washington, July 18 (IANS) The success of probiotics for boosting human health may depend partly upon the food, beverages, or other material carrying the probiotics, a study shows. [google_ad_728_90_text] Dairy products are the most popular food matrices for probiotic strains.   “Our results say that the manner in which a probiotic is delivered — whether […]

Exercise of five hours a week may cut breast cancer

Exercise of five hours a week may cut breast cancer

Toronto, July 18 (IANS) Post-menopausal women, especially those who are obese, should exercise at least five hours a week to curb obesity and breast cancer risk, shows research. [google_ad_728_90_text] Exercising 300 minutes per week is recommended for reducing total fat in post-menopausal women than the currently recommended 150 minutes, the researchers said.   “A possible […]

New drug shows potential to cure and prevent malaria

New York, July 17 (IANS): A drug currently being tested on humans shows potential to cure malaria in a single dose and offers promise as a preventive treatment as well, new research says. The compound, invented by an international team of researchers, including Indian-origin Pradipsinh Rathod from the University of Washington, is the first to […]

When lions hunted antelope on busy South African road

When lions hunted antelope on busy South African road

London, July 17 (IANS) Tourists at South Africa’s Kruger National Park were treated with a rare sight of two lions hunting down an antelope just inches away from their cars, media reports said. [google_ad_728_90_text] Carolyn Dunford, 23, from Romsey, England, took the incredible photos of the big cats carrying on with their usual job amid […]

Diet may improve breast cancer therapy

Diet may improve breast cancer therapy

New York, July 15 (IANS) A diet that starves cancer cells of an essential nutrient may help improve outcomes of difficult to treat type of breast cancer, says a study. [google_ad_728_90_text] “Our results suggest that a dietary intervention can increase the effectiveness of a targeted cancer therapy,” said the study’s senior author Vincent Cryns, professor […]

New app to help heart attack patients recover faster

New app to help heart attack patients recover faster

New York, July 15 (IANS) A new app is out there to help heart attack patients recover faster. It may help people cope better with the trauma associated with a heart attack, Fortune magazine reported. [google_ad_728_90_text] The recovery from the first attack requires ongoing support to help prevent a second one. After a heart attack, […]

Exercise helps men regain bone mass

New York, July 15 (IANS) Certain types of weight-lifting and jumping exercises, when performed for at least six months, may reverse age-related bone loss in middle-aged men, says a study. [google_ad_728_90_text] Men gradually lose bone mass as they age, but by facilitating bone growth, these exercises may help prevent osteoporosis, a condition that makes bones […]

Breast cancer survivors gain more weight than others

Breast cancer survivors gain more weight than others

New York, July 15 (IANS) Breast cancer survivors, especially those treated with chemotherapy, are likely to gain weight at a higher rate than women who are cancer-free, says a new research. [google_ad_728_90_text] Data from earlier studies suggest that breast cancer survivors who gain weight may have a higher risk of having their cancer return, researchers […]

Fibre from many sources helps in good health

New York, July 14 (IANS) People who get dietary fibre from many sources benefit more than those who limit their intake to a single food or low-fibre diets, new research shows.   The recommended amount of dietary fibre per day is 38 grams for men and 25 grams for women.   “Men typically get around […]

Eating wild mushrooms can lead to liver failure

Toronto, July 14 (IANS) Foraging and eating wild mushrooms can result in liver failure and even death because mistaking toxic mushrooms for edible varieties is common, says a study. [google_ad_728_90_text] “Distinguishing safe from harmful mushrooms is a challenge even for mycologists,” said Adina Weinerman, Division of General Internal Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, […]