Health

Good news! That cuppa coffee is key to your long life

Good news! That cuppa coffee is key to your long lifeLondon [UK], Jan. 17 : Why do coffee drinkers tend to have a longer life?

The finding that coffee drinkers tend to live longer than people who abstain has long puzzled scientists.

US scientists believe they've found the answer - and it's to do with caffeine. It helps to block chemicals in the blood that promote inflammation, they say.

The study was published in Nature Medicine.


The fitter older adults are, the more active their brain is during learning

The fitter older adults are, the more active their brain is during learningWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 14 : 'The older, the wiser' can be a perfect tag for the older adults, who experience good cardiac fitness, as, they keep their brains in good shape too.

In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, older adults who scored high on cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) tests, performed better on memory tasks than those who had low CRF.


Like spicy food? If so, you might live longer

Like spicy food? If so, you might live longerWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 14 : From now on, who-so-ever ask you not to have spicy food, here's the reply for them!

A study, by the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, has found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality, primarily in deaths due to heart disease or stroke.


Depression in pregnancy influences newborn's development: Study

Depression in pregnancy influences newborn's development: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 13 : Would-be-mommies, take note! Depression during pregnancy can affect the weight of your newborn!

A new study reveals that low levels of brain protein during pregnancy can increase risk of depression that can lead to low birth weight of newborn.


Mother's BP can predict sex of child even before conceiving

Mother's BP can predict sex of child even before conceivingWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 13 : Does blood pressure and sex of child have anything in common?

For mommies-to-be! Scientists, including an Indian-origin researcher, have revealed that woman's blood pressure before she gets pregnant could affect whether she has a boy or a girl.

The study was published in the journal of American Journal of Hypertension.


Now, yoga to heal your lower back pain

Now, yoga to heal your lower back painWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 12 : Help yourself and do yoga, as a new study suggests that yoga under supervision of experienced and qualified teachers may reduce the pain and functional ability in people with lower back pain.


How stress ups risk of heart disease, stroke?

How stress ups risk of heart disease, stroke?Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 12 : Stay calm as stressing can increase chances of heart disease and stroke.

A new study finds that heightened activity in the region of the brain involved in stress - amygdale - is linked to greater risk of heart disease and stroke.


Learn to play an instrument to react faster in golden years

Learn to play an instrument to react faster in golden yearsWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 11 : Do you want to be remain mentally active and respond early in old age?

A new study finds that learning how a musical instrument plays early in life may help you react faster and stay alert in golden years of your life.

According to University Of Montreal researchers in Canada musicians have faster reaction times to sensory stimuli than non-musicians.


Just 45 mins of walking per week may reduce arthritis complaint of adults

Just 45 mins of walking per week may reduce arthritis complaint of adultsWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 10 : Good news for older adults dealing with discomfort in their joints, as just 45 minutes of brisk walking per week can benefit those with suffering from arthritis, so that they remain functional.


Men eating red meat 6 times a week ups chances of bowel disease

Men eating red meat 6 times a week ups chances of bowel diseaseWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 10 : Men beware! Six servings a week of red meat, particularly the unprocessed variety, is said to heightened risk of developing common inflammatory bowel condition in men, warns a new study.


Hung-over? Top chefs tell you what to eat

Hung-over? Top chefs tell you what to eatLondon [UK], Jan. 8 : Hangovers are the worst. The headache, the exhaustion, the nausea; most of us have been there. Good news! We have a cure.

"What to cook? What will make me feel human again? What is an instant cure which will involve little movement?" are common questions that run through the hungover yet hungry mind as you stumble to the fridge bleary and bedraggled.


Always glued to your smartphone? Stop right away

Always glued to your smartphone? Stop right awayLondon [UK], Jan.8 : Even after knowing its harmful effects, one finds it extremely difficult to keep that cell phone aside. But a new study has found that our smartphones may be doing more damage than we'd previously suspected, specifically to our eyes.

The report published in BMC Opthalmology revealed that children who spend more time on their phones have more symptoms of dry-eye disease.


Now anaemia can protect your kids from malaria

Now anaemia can protect your kids from malariaWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 7 : Good news for parents, if your kids are anaemic! As a new study finds that anaemia may protect your kids against malaria.

The study further said that treating kids with anaemia with iron supplementation may remove this protective effect of Iron deficiency.


Did you know! Part of brain continues to grow even in adulthood

Did you know! Part of brain continues to grow even in adulthoodWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 6 : Have you ever noticed that the ability to recognise faces, a critical aspect for everyday social interactions, improves from childhood to adulthood?

A study has revealed that in humans, a part of the brain responsible for face recognition continues to grow into adulthood, while the region that helps to recognise places stays the same.

The study was published in journal of Science.


Eat bananas, potatoes, grains for a healthy new you

Eat bananas, potatoes, grains for a healthy new youWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 5 : Eating bananas, potatoes, grains and legumes, foods that are rich in resistant starch support gut health and enhance satiety, reports a study.

The study was published in the journal of Nutrition Bulletin.

Researchers examined the potential health benefits of resistant starch, a form of starch that is not digested in the small intestine and is therefore considered a type of dietary fibre.


Antibiotic can now cure sexually transmitted infection, gonorrhea

Antibiotic can now cure sexually transmitted infection, gonorrheaWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 5 : Researchers have developed a new antibiotic which can be used to treat the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea, which has become highly drug-resistant strain.

The study was published in the journal MedChemComm.


New human organ in digestive system discovered

New human organ in digestive system discoveredNew Delhi [India], Jan. 5 : Scientists have discovered what they are calling a new human organ that exists in the digestive system.

Named as mesentery, the organ was previously thought to consist of fragmented and disparate structures.

However, researchers found that it is one continuous organ and outlined evidence to classify it.


Banish dry skin woes with gold standard skin rejuvenation treatment

Banish dry skin woes with gold standard skin rejuvenation treatmentNew Delhi [India], January 4 : Dry, itchy and flaky skin is a big concern when it is cold outside, specially for people with dry skin.

The cold, dry air sucks the moisture out of the skin, making it appear less healthy and less radiant.


Antidepressant side effects more in patients suffering panic disorder

Antidepressant side effects more in patients suffering panic disorderWashington D.C. [USA], January 4 : A new study says that patients taking medication for depression report more side effects, if they also suffer from panic disorder.

The study has been led by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.


Cut down on booze, it's affecting your heart

Cut down on booze, it's affecting your heartWashington D. C. [USA], Jan. 3 : According to a recent study, alcohol abuse affects your heart as much as other well-established risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and obesity.

The study has been published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Excessive intake of alcohol increases the risk of atrial fibrillation, heart attack and congestive heart failure.


This new year, add a little zinc to your diet

This new year, add a little zinc to your dietWashington D.C. [USA], Jan. 3 : Add a modest amount of zinc in your diet to reduce 'wear and tear' on DNA, suggests a study.

The study has been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Researchers from the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Research Institute (CHORI) show that a modest 4 milligrams of extra zinc a day in the diet can have a profound, positive impact on cellular health that helps fight infections and diseases.


Want to calculate toxic compounds you're consuming?

Want to calculate toxic compounds you're consuming?London [UK], January 2 : It has already been a known fact that though seafood is considered as a healthy option for its high level of proteins and vitamins, it can also put human at risk of exposure to dangerous chemicals with rising pollution levels in the sea.


Enhance your beauty this festive season with these oils

Enhance your beauty this festive season with these oilsNew Delhi [India], Jan 1 : Oils have been used since ancient times for beauty care and according to the Ayurvedic system, massaging with oils is said to have various therapeutic benefits.

Here we are referring to pressed oils, like olive oil, sesame seed (til) oil, mustard oil, coconut oil, almond oil, sunflower oil, castor oil, etc. which have been commonly used as massage oils for centuries.

-Coconut Oil


Anti-ageing serum may be unsafe for elderly people: Study

Anti-ageing serum may be unsafe for elderly people: Study Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 31 : A team of researchers has found that by removing senescent cells, it may bring us one step closer to the "fountain of youth".

However, experts warned that an anti-ageing serum could be a few years off yet as the drugs may be unsafe for elderly people.

A drug has previously been found to help elderly mice regrow their hair, run faster and live for longer.


Moms-to-be take note! Omega-3 supplements can cut childhood asthma risk

Moms-to-be take note! Omega-3 supplements can cut childhood asthma risk Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 31 : The would-be-mothers taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during their third trimester of pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood chronic wheezing problems or asthma by age five, finds a new study.


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