Couch potato-ness responsible for 433000 deaths

Washington D. C, Mar 24 : Can couch potato-ness take your life? A new study says yes and also reveals that by reducing sitting time, one can add years to life.

The University of Sao Paulo research found that sitting for more than three hours per day is responsible for 3.8 percent of all-cause mortality deaths. Investigators also estimate that reducing sitting time to less than three hours per day would increase life expectancy by an average of 0.2 years.


Estrogen puts women at greater knee injury risk than men

Washington D. C, Mar 19 : Women are more likely than men to sustain a knee injury. But why? According to a new study, it is all about estrogen level.

Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found that women, who take the birth control pills that lessen and stabilize estrogen levels, were less likely to suffer serious knee injuries.

Female athletes are 1.5 to 2 times more likely than their male counterparts to injure their anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL. The ACL is a ligament that connects the top and bottom portions of the knee.


Paracetamol `ineffective` in relieving arthritis pain

Paracetamol `ineffective` in relieving arthritis painWashington D. C, Mar 18  : If you have arthritis, a new study suggests there's no point in taking paracetamol, the active ingredient in a large number of over-the-counter painkillers.


Turns out, common painkillers can risk your heart

Common painkillersWashington D. C, Mar 18 : Common painkillers or Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are used to alleviate fever symptoms and reduce pain, have more side effects than previously believed, as per a new study.


Memories 'lost' to Alzheimer's is recoverable

Memories 'lost' to Alzheimer's is recoverableWashington D. C, Mar 17 : What if lost memories could be switched on? A team of scientists has come up with a technique that can be used to restore thoughts that have been lost.

The MIT neuroscientists reported that mice in the early stages of Alzheimer's can form new memories just as well as normal mice, but cannot recall them a few days later.


Being loud eater can help you eat less

Being loud eaterWashington D. C, Mar 16 : It's not just the size and colour of your plate that can influence how much you eat, the sounds of eating can help too.

Researchers at Brigham Young University and Colorado State University have found that the noise your food makes while you're eating can have a significant effect on how much food you eat.


Can pure maple syrup extract prevent Alzheimer's?

Can pure maple syrup extract prevent Alzheimer's?Washington D. C., Mar. 15 : Results of 24 studies have claimed that natural products can be beneficial in the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer's disease.

For the first time real maple syrup was included among the healthful, functional foods that show promise in protecting brain cells against the kind of damage found in Alzheimer's disease.


Viagra puts you at increased skin cancer risk

Viagra puts you at increased skin cancer riskWashington D. C, Mar 13 : The popular erectile dysfunction (ED) drug Viagra not only helps boost a man's performance in the bedroom, but also can spike the growth of skin cancer, according to a recent study.

Researchers at the University of Tubingen in Germany discovered that men who rely on the medication are at a greater risk of melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer.


New 'AsthmaMap' brings 'personalised therapy' closer to reality

New 'AsthmaMap' brings 'personalised therapy' closer to realityWashington D. C, Mar 13 : A newly-developed digital map detailing different mechanisms that contribute to the development of asthma has opened the door to personalised treatment more targeted to the type of asthma patients live with.


Kids with younger siblings thinner than only children

Kids with younger siblings thinner than only childrenWashington D. C, Mar 12  : Parents, take note! If you want to keep your children healthy and away from obesity, then give them a younger sibling.

The University of Michigan research, which included 697 children across the U. S., found that the birth of a sibling, especially when the child was between about 2 and 4 years old, was associated with a healthier body mass index