Parents, control your kids' TV watching as research links high TV time and junk food consumption that increases risks of heart diseases in children later in life. Children who watched TV two to six hours a day were more likely than the high computer/video game group to eat high-fat foods such as French fries or chips, the study found. 'While too much of both types of screen time encourages …
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Reinforcing the importance of developing healthy eating habits early in life, researchers have found that women who eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables are less likely to develop heart diseases. These women are less likely to have plaque build-up in their arteries 20 years later compared with those who consumed lower amounts of these foods in their adulthood, the study noted. (Read: 5 foods …
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It might happen that when you visit a doctor, skim through health magazines or surf the internet, you come across a few intricate medical words that you have heard but you don’t understand. Well, most medical terms may sound complicated but have a simple explanation. So here is today’s word -superbug. Superbug is one term that keeps appearing in health related news and research. It is …
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Trying to buy yourself more time repeatedly in bed before you finally wake up? Experts tell why doing so is bad for you. If you're thinking, 'Thank heavens for that little snooze button on my phone. Now I can buy myself some grace time,' you need take back that gratitude. Whether you snooze with the help of your mobile phone or your alarm clock, you're actually doing no good and on the contrary, …
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Have you got your obese kid enrolled in a gym, yoga centre or a fat prevention programme? Even if this may not give best results on reducing body fat, be sure that this would lower your kid's blood pressure. One of the serious health consequences of obesity is elevated blood pressure (BP) in children. Earlier researches have found that high BP in children usually follows them into adulthood, …
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In tests to diagnose heart conditions, physicians have used a formula for years to calculate maximum number of heart beats a person can achieve per minute. But this formula is flawed as it does not take into account the difference between men and women, a research said. The peak heart-rate norm is also used by many to derive target heart-rate during a workout. Doctors used the simple formula of …
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Do you know that religion helps regulate behaviour and health habits while spirituality regulates your emotions? According to a new research, religion and spirituality have distinct but complementary influences on health. 'No one has ever reviewed all of the different models of how religion affects health. We are trying to impose a structure on a very messy field,' said Carolyn Aldwin, a …
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Doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Friday saved eight lives through cadaver organ donation. The donor was a 45-year-old woman victim of a road accident who received severe head injuries, and was declared brain dead March 27, the hospital said. The husband and brother of the deceased agreed to sign the consent form, allowing the donation of her liver, heart valves, …
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What are the effects of exercise training in patients suffering from cardiovascular disease? In a new study, exercise was found to lower risk of mortality or hospitalization by 26 percent in women and 10 percent in men.  The clinical trial involved 2,331 patients who were instructed to participate in either a formal exercise program with optimal medical therapy, or optimal medical therapy …
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Raising an issue that has been ignored for long in the case of lung cancer patients, experts have urged physicians to pay more attention on how such patients suffer difficulties with sexual expression and intimacy. ‘It is time that doctors and scientists paid more attention to this important issue,’ suggested Stephane Droupy from University Hospital of Nimes, France. He was addressing the …
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A good night's sleep is what chronic pain sufferers must first aspire to achieve before engaging in physical activity, which is a key treatment process in pain management. According to new research by University of Warwick, sleep was a worthy target for treating chronic pain and not only as an answer to pain-related insomnia. 'Very often, clinicians would prescribe exercise classes, …
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If you’re among those millions of smart phone users who keep fidgeting with it even when it’s not ringing or vibrating, you’re most likely to suffer from this new disease. According to a report published in the medical journal The Lancet, a 34-year-old female patient in Spain was diagnosed with what they called ‘WhatsAppitis,’ bilateral wrist pain caused by excessive use of the …
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