Health & Fitness
Drinking low-fat milk linked to less aging in adults Drinking low-fat milk linked to less aging in adults



New York, Researchers have revealed that drinking low-fat milk is significantly associated with less aging in adults.

Published in the the journal Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, the study from Brigham Young University found that people who drink low-fat milk experience several years less biological aging than those who drink high-fat (two per cent and whole) milk.

Five healthy lifestyle habits will help you live longer Five healthy lifestyle habits will help you live longer

New York, In a good news to middle-aged people, researchers have found that maintaining five healthy habits may increase years lived free of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

According to the study, published in the journal The BMJ, a healthy diet, regular exercise, healthy body weight, moderate drinking, and no tobacco in the middle-age may help people live longer.

Chinese Alzheimer's drug to undergo global clinical trials Chinese Alzheimer's drug to undergo global clinical trials


Beijing, An innovative Chinese Alzheimer's drug extracted from brown algae is set to go through clinical trials on 2,000 patients overseas this year.

The orally administered drug GV-971 will be tested in 200 clinical centers in North America, the European Union, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific and other places, according to Green Valley Pharmaceutical Company, one of the drug's co-developers.

This drug holds promise for arthritis treatment This drug holds promise for arthritis treatment



London, Researchers have identified a drug that can significantly reduce bone and cartilage progression in osteoarthritis.

In a study, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, the researchers found that "MIV-711" -- a novel selective cathepsin K inhibitor -- can reduce disease progression in osteoarthritis.

However, the drug was not more effective than placebo for reducing pain related to knee osteoarthritis.

Brain knows how to integrate natural, artificial vision Brain knows how to integrate natural, artificial vision

 

Tel Aviv, Raising hope of effective treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), researchers have found that the brain knows how to integrate natural and artificial vision, while maintaining information processing that is important for vision.

AMD is a common cause of severe vision loss in among those aged 50 and over.

Though there is no cure for AMD, significant recent advancements in artificial retina implants may lead to effective treatment.

Pakistan to import polio markers from India Pakistan to import polio markers from India


Islamabad, The federal cabinet of Pakistan on Tuesday decided to give a one-time permission for import of polio markers from India and reduce prices of 89 medicines by 15 per cent, Pakistan media reports said.

The markers, which are used to mark the fingers of children after administering them polio vaccine, are approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Indian-origin scientist creates 'Lemon' for better drugs Indian-origin scientist creates 'Lemon' for better drugs



New York, An Indian-American drug discovery researcher-led team from Purdue University has created a new framework for mining data for training Machine Learning models.

The framework called 'Lemon' helps drug researchers better mine the Protein Data Base (PDB) -- a comprehensive resource with more than 1,40,000 biomolecular structures and with new ones being released every week.

Walking, cycling to work may be good for your heart Walking, cycling to work may be good for your heart


London, Walking and cycling to work is associated with fewer heart attacks in adults, say researchers, adding that could provide important health benefits.

According to the study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, in areas where walking or cycling to work were more common in 2011, the incidence of heart attacks in UK decreased for both men and women across the following two years.

Brain networks that play key role in suicide risk identified Brain networks that play key role in suicide risk identified

 

London, Researchers have identified key networks within the brain which they say interact to increase the risk that an individual will think about - or attempt - suicide.

Combining the results from all of the brain imaging studies available, the researchers looked for evidence of structural, functional and molecular alterations in the brain that could increase the risk of suicide.

They identified two brain networks - and the connections between them - that appear to play an important role.

Brushing teeth 3 times a day can lower heart failure risk Brushing teeth 3 times a day can lower heart failure risk

 

Seoul, Brushing teeth frequently is linked with lower risks of atrial fibrillation and heart failure, according to a new study.

Tooth brushing three or more times a day was associated with a 10 per cent lower risk of atrial fibrillation and a 12 per cent lower risk of heart failure during 10.5-year follow up, the research added.

The study, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, enrolled 161,286 participants of the Korean National Health Insurance System aged 40 to 79 with no history of atrial fibrillation or heart failure.

Get that winter glow Get that winter glow

 

New Delhi, Come winter, and our skin demands different care. Adopt these simple tips for naturally-glowing winter skin.

Mohit Narang, Skincare expert at Avon gives you tips on how to face the cold weather and retain that glow.

1. Follow your skincare routine diligently

Air pollution impact on health worse than thought: Study Air pollution impact on health worse than thought: Study



New Delhi, Researchers have recently found that health problems linked to air pollution could be more higher than previously thought.

According to the study, short-term exposure to air pollution has been linked to a staggering number of hospitalisations for numerous health issues like strokes, brain cancer, miscarriage and mental problems.

The research also suggested that the impact could be far wider, despite looking at only one component of air pollution, chiming with a global review published earlier this year that indicated almost every cell in the body may be affected by dirty air, the Guardian reported.

Air pollution can cause blindness: Study Air pollution can cause blindness: Study



London, Living in a more polluted area is associated with a greater likelihood of having glaucoma, a debilitating eye condition that can cause blindness, says a new study.

The findings, published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, found that people in neighbourhoods with higher amounts of fine particulate matter pollution were at least six per cent more likely to report having glaucoma than those in the least-polluted areas.

30% rise in skin problems due to pollution 30% rise in skin problems due to pollution

 

New Delhi, With the air quality worsening in the Delhi-NCR region, health experts on Wednesday revealed that doctors have observed 30 per cent jump in skin related problems here.

Toxic high pollution in the Delhi-NCR is not only taking a toll on people's health but is also adversely affecting their skin, causing allergies, rashes and premature ageing, thereby forcing them to seek medical treatments.