Health

Managing Cholesterol Reduces Alzheimer’s Risk?

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Managing cholestrol might help reduce Alzheimer’s risk, says researchers, including one of Indian-origin, who identified a genetic link between the progressive brain disorder and heart disease. Examining DNA from more than 1.5 million people, the study showed that risk factors for heart disease such as elevated triglyceride and cholesterol levels (HDL, LDL, and total cholesterol) were genetically related to Alzheimer’s risk. However, genes that contribute to other cardiovascular risk factors, like body mass index and Type-2 diabetes, did not seem to contribute to genetic risk for Alzheimer’s. “The genes that influenced lipid metabolism were the ones that also were related to ...

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This Drink is a Must for Cancer Patients

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London: A drink containing a compound that makes tumor cells glow has helped surgeons in Britain to spot and safely remove brain cancer. The research was carried out with patients who had suspected glioma, the most common form of brain cancer. Treatment usually involves surgery to remove as much of the cancer as possible, but it can be challenging for surgeons to identify all of the cancer cells while avoiding healthy brain tissue. In a trial presented at the 2018 National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) cancer conference in Glasglow, the researchers said that using the fluorescent marker helped surgeons to ...

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Benefits of Fish You Should Know..!!

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According to a study published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, including fish like salmon, trout and sardines in diet could reduce the symptoms of asthma in children. The findings showed that children with asthma, who followed a healthy Mediterranean diet enriched with fatty fish, had improved lung function after six months. As per the researchers, findings added to a growing body of evidence that a healthy diet could be a potential therapy for childhood asthma. The researchers said that they already know that a diet high in fat, sugar and salt can influence the development and progression ...

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What Exactly STRESS do to the BRAIN?

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Stress influences us in many ways. It disturbs our sleep, affects our mood and can make us sick as well. But more seriously it also seems to damage our brain, according to a study. We all get stressed out once in a while. But experiencing stress regularly can  affect our bodies and our minds. It can make us tired, cause sleepless nights, as well as a loss of appetite. Stress can also increase the risk for various diseases, including cardiovascular and gastrointestinal diseases, and diabetes. Recently, a group of researchers from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts wanted to know how stress ...

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Low Fat Diet Increases Survival Rate of Cancer at Childhood

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A low-fat diet may help increase the cancer survival rate of obese children with acute  lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common childhood cancer, a study claims.Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the US administered the chemotherapy drug vincristine to obese and non-obese mice with leukemia. They discovered that if they switched the obese mice from a high-fat to a low-fat diet immediately before starting chemotherapy, the mice had a dramatically improved outcome.The mice on the low-fat diet had a five times higher survival rate than the mice in the high-fat diet group, the study published in the journal Cancer & ...

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World Vegan Day

World Vegan Day is an annual event celebrated by Vegans across the globe every 1 November. It raises awareness about animal rights and promotes the adoption of a Vegan lifestyle. Vegans are compassionate towards animals. Strict vegans also avoid products that use animal labour, including those which need to be tested on animals. Vegans criticize activities such as visiting zoos, aquariums, animal racing or fighting. Who is Vegan? Let’s first understand about the term Vegan. Veganism is the practice of refraining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, not only meat but also honey, dairy products and eggs. ...

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How To Gain Weight in Healthiest Way?

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These body weight trends mean that most health experts are focused on helping people lose weight to avoid disease. But there are also some potentially serious health consequences associated with being clinically underweight, which is usually defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 18.5 or below. “There are many Epidemiological studies that indicate that underweight in adults and older people is associated with higher risk of death or mortality,” says Kay-Tee Khaw, a professor of clinical gerontology at the University of Cambridge in the UK. There are a range of possible explanations why. For some, a low BMI ...

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Lack of Good Oral health may up Hypertension Risk!

Besides a healthy lifestyle and diet, dental health also plays a significant role in triggering high blood pressure (BP), according to a new research. People with healthier gums were found to have lower blood pressure and responded better to BP-lowering medications, compared with individuals who have periodontitis — serious gum infection that damages gums and can destroy the jawbone. Importantly, poor oral health was found to interfere with blood pressure control in people diagnosed with hypertension. They were 20 per cent less likely to reach healthy BP ranges, compared with patients in good oral health. The findings stressed that patients ...

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Indians at Higher risk of Breast Cancer!

The recent ‘Globacan 2018’ data published by the World Health Organisation (WHO) declares that breast cancer is the most common cancer in India. It has outranked all other cancers with about 1.6 lakh new breast cancers detected every year contributing to 14 percent of all cancers put together. But what is more disturbing is that breast cancer also ranks first in deaths due to all cancers. One in 25 women are at risk of developing breast cancer in India, only one out of two breast cancer patients make it beyond 5 years after treatment. The common reasons for this abnormally ...

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Heart Patients should take walk breaks every 20 minutes!

Heart patients should engage in light physical activities such as standing up or walking at casual pace for about seven minutes after every 20 minutes of sitting at a computer or watching television, suggests new research. Previous research has shown that being sedentary for long periods could shorten life but taking breaks to move around may counteract the risk, particularly if it means burning more than 770 kcal a day. This study, presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) 2018 in Toronto, investigated how many breaks, and for what duration, are needed to expend 770 kilocalorie (kcal). “Our study shows that ...

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