Health & Fitness
High heels can cause major joint problems: AIIMS expert High heels can cause major joint problems: AIIMS expert


New Delhi, Wearing stilettos or pencil heels might be fashionable but it can have an adverse affect on health, especially bones, and may lead to major health hazards like degenerative arthritis -- also called osteoarthritis.

According to Uma Kumar, HOD, Rheumatology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), wearing high heels every day for long hours can lead to cumulative damage of bones and emerge as a leading cause for arthritis.

Meditation can boost emotional intelligence, cut stress at workplace Meditation can boost emotional intelligence, cut stress at workplace

 

New York, Finding it hard to cope with work-related stress? Take heart, practicing a silent form of meditation at your workplace can lead to significant improvements in emotional intelligence as well as perceived stress, according to a study.

The study found that those who meditated more regularly scored higher on total emotional quotient and had lower perceived stress, also known as psychological stress -- the most common occupational health problems affecting workers worldwide.

Some BP drugs linked to increased lung cancer risk Some BP drugs linked to increased lung cancer risk



Toronto, Some drugs widely prescribed for treating high blood pressure could be associated with an increased risk of lung cancer by almost a third, claims a research.

The study, led by Professor Laurent Azoulay at McGill University in Canada, found that angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor drugs (ACEIs) to lower blood pressure are associated with an increased risk of lung cancer compared with the use of another group of blood pressure drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs).

Delhi's air quality drops to very-poor Delhi's air quality drops to very-poor

 

New Delhi, The air quality of Delhi and neighbouring areas dropped further on Wednesday with the average Air Quality Index (AQI) of 328 marked 'very poor', with many areas choking with 'severe' air quality.

The particle pollutant remained three to five times above the safe limits with air-quality severe or severe-plus at about 13 out of 48 regions across the NCR.

Processed meat may up breast cancer risk: Study Processed meat may up breast cancer risk: Study



London, Consuming processed meat like bacon, ham, sausages, salami, corned beef, beef jerky and canned meat is associated with higher risk of developing breast cancer, warned researchers.

In a review of 15 studies, published in the International Journal of Cancer, processed meat consumption was associated with a nine per cent higher breast cancer risk.

However, the researchers did not observe a significant association between red (unprocessed) meat intake and risk of breast cancer.

Daily exercise helps remove toxic proteins from muscles Daily exercise helps remove toxic proteins from muscles


Sao Paulo, Regular exercise helps in removing toxic proteins in muscle cells that can lead to atrophy and muscle weakness, says a new study.

The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, showed that the lack of muscle stimulus results in a build-up of inadequately processed proteins in muscle cells.

Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to cancer researchers from US, Japan Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to cancer researchers from US, Japan



Stockholm, James P. Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for their pioneering work in the fight against cancer.

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet recognised the pair "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation", reports Efe.

2.5 hours of physical activity per week may prevent Alzheimer's 2.5 hours of physical activity per week may prevent Alzheimer's



New York, Engaging in at least 2.5 hours of physical activity per week, including walking, running, swimming and aerobics, may delay cognitive decline and prevent Alzheimer's disease, suggests a new study.

The results support that physical activity of at least 150 minutes per week can have benefits on cognition and dementia progression.

It was seen even in individuals with autosomal dominant Alzheimer's -- a rare genetically-driven form of the disease in which the development of dementia at a relatively young age is inevitable, according to the researchers from the Alzheimer's Association -- a US-based non-profit.

Human brains are naturally attracted to laziness: Study Human brains are naturally attracted to laziness: Study

 


Toronto, Some people are often called lazy, because of their brains, say researchers who found that our brain is innately attracted to sedentary behaviours.

The findings, led by researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada, suggest that our brains may simply be wired to prefer lying on the couch and that human brains work harder to pick physical activity over relaxation.

Beware of fake bodybuilding supplements Beware of fake bodybuilding supplements


During this last decade there has been a huge surge in the demand for bodybuilding supplements in the country. However, a study by Assocham and business management consultant RNCOS indicates that as much as 60-70 per cent of the dietary supplement being peddled across India is counterfeit.


Not only are the manufacturers of these fake supplements duping their customers, but using various unapproved and potentially harmful chemicals in their fake offerings and putting the youngsters of our nation in harm's way.

Over 35% in India low on physical activity: WHO Over 35% in India low on physical activity: WHO



Geneva, More than 35 per cent of people in India are insufficiently active, increasing their risk of cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes and mental health problems, finds a study by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The findings, published in journal The Lancet Global Health, demonstrated that nearly 50 per cent women and 25 per cent men in India were insufficiently active in 2016.

Chinese patients to get cheaper cancer drugs from Sep Chinese patients to get cheaper cancer drugs from Sep


Beijing, Chinese patients are expected to be able to buy 14 kinds of cancer drugs at a lower price from September, according to China's state medical insurance administration.

The drugs are all crucial in dealing with haematological neoplasms and solid tumours, and have great clinical value and huge benefits for patients, the National Healthcare Security Administration said.

Beauty colours for every skin tone Beauty colours for every skin tone



New Delhi, Choosing make-up for your skin tone goes far beyond getting the foundation right. However, there are a few colours in make-up products that look flattering and stunning on anyone, irrespective of skin tone.

Roy N Subramoney, Managing Director, INGLOT Cosmetics, APAC and Middle East, lists some trends that will work well on every skin tone:

Vitamin B3 may help treat acute kidney injury Vitamin B3 may help treat acute kidney injury



New York, Oral intake of vitamin B3 could potentially help prevent acute kidney injury that affects 30-40 per cent of all hospitalised adults in the low-income countries, suggests a study, led by a researcher of Indian-origin.

Acute kidney injury, an often fatal condition without a specific treatment, causes a build-up of waste products in the blood and an imbalance of fluids throughout the body.

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