Health & Fitness
Parks near home good for your mental health Parks near home good for your mental health


London, Living within 300 metres of urban green space such as parks, nature reserves or play areas is associated with greater happiness, sense of worth and life satisfaction, says a new study.

Using data from UK government's Annual Population Survey (APS) of 25,518 people, the researchers show that people who live within 300 metres of green space have significantly better mental well-being.

Regular exercise may cut Alzheimer's risk in older adults Regular exercise may cut Alzheimer's risk in older adults


New York, Regular exercise is not only good for memory as people age, but it also appears to help prevent the development of physical signs of Alzheimer's, in those who are at risk for the disease, says a study.

"Our research shows that in a late-middle-age population at risk for Alzheimer's disease, physically active individuals experience fewer age-related alterations in biomarkers associated with the disease, as well as memory and cognitive functioning," said Ozioma Okonkwo, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin.

Drinking Japanese Matcha tea reduces anxiety: Study Drinking Japanese Matcha tea reduces anxiety: Study

 

Tokyo, Are you leading a highly stressful life? Worry not, Japanese Matcha tea will come to your rescue as researchers have found it to have various health benefits, such as reducing anxiety.

Published in the Journal of Functional Foods, the study done on mice found that anxious behaviour in the rodents reduced after consuming Matcha powder or Matcha extract.

Top Indian salt brands contain deadly cyanide: US lab report Top Indian salt brands contain deadly cyanide: US lab report



Mumbai, In a shocker, a US lab report reveals that premium brands of processed iodised salt sold in India allegedly contain alarming levels of carcinogenic and harmful components like potassium ferrocyanide, an activist said here on Tuesday.

3D sewing robotic arm developed in China 3D sewing robotic arm developed in China



Hangzhou Traditional ways of sewing that rely on human hands or sewing machines may undergo a drastic change, as researchers in eastern China's Zhejiang province have created a 3D sewing robotic arm.

The robotic arm can quickly scan pieces of cloth with a laser scanner, sew them together based on programmed patterns and cut threads. The whole process only takes a few minutes, reported Xinhua news agency.

Frequent vacations good for your heart Frequent vacations good for your heart



New York, Take out time for travelling amid your busy schedule as frequent vacations not only help de-stress but also reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, reveals a new study.

The study, published in Psychology and Health journal, found that a vacation can help people reduce their metabolic symptoms and therefore their risk of cardiovascular disease.

HC directs clinic to continue stem cell treatment HC directs clinic to continue stem cell treatment


New Delhi, In an interim relief, the Delhi High Court has directed a private clinic to continue with the stem cell treatment being provided to the patients till its further orders.

The court's interim direction came while hearing various petitions challenging the Centre's decision to put stem cell therapy in the category of new drugs.

Caution: The froth in your milk could be detergent Caution: The froth in your milk could be detergent

 

New Delhi, Think twice before having a glass of milk. You may be drinking a ‘cocktail of milk, white paint and detergent. Come summer, and there is acute shortage of milk in the country, and it is during these months that milk and related products tend to turn more unsafe than other foods.

Raids in several dairy plants in Uttar Pradesh has revealed that chemical compounds like detergent and urea were being freely mixed with milk and sold in the open market.

Every fourth patient visiting AIIMS dissatisfied: Survey Every fourth patient visiting AIIMS dissatisfied: Survey



New Delhi, In a shocking result, a government survey has found that every fourth patient visiting the AIIMS is dissatisfied with treatment and other facilities at the premier institute.

As much as 28 per cent of patients visiting the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) are dissatisfied with treatment offered at its emergency and surgery departments, while 25 per cent of respondents were not happy with the services at the ENT department.

Green signal to man for neuro muscular treatment Green signal to man for neuro muscular treatment

 

New Delhi, As an interim measure, the Delhi High Court has allowed a man suffering from a neuro muscular disease to continue with his ongoing Human Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy treatment.

A Division Bench of Justices G.S. Sistani and Jyoti Singh allowed Virender Singh Malik to continue the treatment.

Malik was suffering from a rare and life threatening disease - Neuro Muscular, which affects the anterior horn of the spinal cord, brain and leads to weakening of the body muscles.

1 bn Indians live in water scarce areas: Report 1 bn Indians live in water scarce areas: Report


New Delhi, As many as one billion people in India live in areas of physical water scarcity, of which 600 million are in areas of high to extreme water stress, according to a new report.

Globally, close to four billion people live in water-scarce areas, where, for at least part of the year, demand exceeds supply, said the report by non-profit organisation WaterAid.

Brains's sodium level linked to migraine risk: Study Brains's sodium level linked to migraine risk: Study



New York, A team of US researchers have found a link between migraines and how sodium is distributed through the brain, a finding that could be key to future research on treatments for millions of affected people.

Using high-powered magnets at the lab, essentially a high-powered magnetic resonance imaging, the team scanned rats' brains as they experienced migraines.

Eye check-up to detect Alzheimer's disease Eye check-up to detect Alzheimer's disease


New York, A future non-invasive eye test may allow early detection of Alzheimer's disease before memory loss kicks in, say a team led by an Indian-origin researcher.

Retina being an extension of the brain, the optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) will check patients' vision as well as brain health, said the study published in the journal Ophthalmology Retina.

The researchers said that loss of blood vessels in retina would reflect changes in the brain, be it for both healthy people or Alzheimer's patients.

Ways to protect skin, hair on Holi Ways to protect skin, hair on Holi



New Delhi, Forget worrying about your skin and hair this Holi and enjoy the festival of colours. Use oil, sunscreen and lip balm to keep your body protected against effects of harsh chemicals, say experts.

Anjali Valani, Executive Marketing and Operations and Creative Face, The Beauty Co. and Rashi Bahel Mehra, Founder, Alanna have doled out tips for Holi.

Indian-American teen awarded for invention to improve brain cancer treatment Eat tomatoes to fight liver cancer, inflammation Wockhardt's prostate cancer drug receives USFDA approval Prenatal omega-3 supplement can prevent high BP in children HC quashes Centre's ban on Lupin's anti-diabetic drug Nuts can keep diabetics' heart healthy New drug to delay ageing discovered Push-ups can keep heart disease risk at bay: Study Why enough sleep is important for your heart health? Researchers develop new prostate cancer prediction tool: Study How high-calorie desserts can lead to healthier meals Decoded: Why do you feel sleepy when sick? US kids use excess toothpaste: Report Train your brain to form good habits through repetition Your body image is influenced by people around you: Study Heavy drinking can change your DNA: Study 63% Indians want to replace meat with plant-based food: Report Here's the secret to maintaining weight loss Researchers develop brain 'pacemaker' to treat epilepsy, Parkinson's Drink lassi for good health Frequent sauna use may boost heart health, reduce death risk Why music is used as a potential sleep aid? High heels can cause major joint problems: AIIMS expert Meditation can boost emotional intelligence, cut stress at workplace Some BP drugs linked to increased lung cancer risk Delhi's air quality drops to very-poor Processed meat may up breast cancer risk: Study Daily exercise helps remove toxic proteins from muscles Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to cancer researchers from US, Japan 2.5 hours of physical activity per week may prevent Alzheimer's