Health & Fitness
Brisk walk may help keep Alzheimer's at bay Brisk walk may help keep Alzheimer's at bay



New York, Taking a brisk walk or engaging in other moderate-intensity physical activities may help slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease, says a study.

"This study has implications for guiding exercise 'prescriptions' that could help protect the brain from Alzheimer's disease," said Ryan Dougherty from University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US.

"While many people become discouraged about Alzheimer's disease because they feel there's little they can do to protect against it, these results suggest that engaging in moderate physical activity may slow down the progression of the disease," Dougherty added.

Bring wellness mantra to work culture Bring wellness mantra to work culture



New Delhi, It is very important to emphasise the need and importance of wellness time and again at office. So, the key is to follow an individualistic fitness mantra, and participate in yoga, cycling, swimming, or running events organised by companies, say experts.

Rising temperatures may increase heat-related deaths Rising temperatures may increase heat-related deaths



New Delhi, Marginal rise in the average temperature may increase the number of heat-related deaths in the country to up to two-and-a-half times by intensifying the heat wave, a new study said.

Your choice of wine may depend on label descriptions Your choice of wine may depend on label descriptions



Sydney, Cleverly written label description with details of winery history on the bottle may influence your choice of wine, researchers say.

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Get your hair, skin ready for monsoon Get your hair, skin ready for monsoon


New Delhi, Heat, humidity and rain come together to create havoc for hair, skin and make-up during the monsoon. It can get difficult to keep up with a beauty regimen, but taking care of a few basic things like never leaving the skin wet for long or keeping it moist can be helpful, say experts.

Jogging may reduce risk of hip and knee joint pain Jogging may reduce risk of hip and knee joint pain



New York, Joggers are less likely to experience knee and hip osteoarthritis compared to sedentary individuals and competitive runners, says a study.

As such running at a recreational level for up to 15 years - and possibly more - may be safely recommended as a general health exercise, according to the study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.

Olive oil nutrient may help prevent brain cancer Olive oil nutrient may help prevent brain cancer



London, A compound found in olive oil may help to prevent cancer developing in the brain, a study says.

Research into oleic acid -- the primary ingredient in olive oil -- has shown how it can help prevent cancer-causing genes from functioning in cells.

The oily substance -- one of a group of nutrients known as fatty acids -- stimulates the production of a cell molecule whose function is to prevent cancer-causing proteins from forming.

Late night meals can increase weight, cholesterol levels Late night meals can increase weight, cholesterol levels


New York, Eating late at night could cause several health problems including weight gain and increase in insulin and cholesterol levels, show the initial results of an ongoing study.

Sleeping less than 6 hours may double death risk Sleeping less than 6 hours may double death risk



New York, Failing to sleep less than six hours may nearly double the risk of death in people with metabolic syndrome -- a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, researchers have warned.

A study found that people with metabolic syndrome who slept for more than six hours were about 1.49 times more likely to die of stroke.

Here's why girls should never take diet pills Here's why girls should never take diet pills


London, Is your teenaged daughter popping pills to shed weight? Beware, she may be at an increased risk of harming hormones, growth as well as mental health, researchers warned.

The findings showed that diet pills are unsafe for all ages but especially for teenagers due to the presence of toxic chemicals in the supplements.

Artificial heart valve may cause sleep loss Artificial heart valve may cause sleep loss



London, Nearly one in four patients with an artificial heart valve are facing disturbance in their sleep, owing to the ticking sound produced by the machine, researchers say.

Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to serious health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes etc.

The study showed that because the noise produced by the mechanical heart valve was audible to them or others, the patients tend to avoid socialising, which in turn can affect their quality of life as well as increase the risk of developing depression and anxiety.

Grilled or microwaved mushrooms may be more healthier Grilled or microwaved mushrooms may be more healthier



London, Love mushrooms? Boiling or deep frying may destroy its nutritional profile while microwaving or grilling them would help preserve its antioxidant capacity and other health properties, researchers say.

Mushrooms are rich in dietary fibre, vitamins (B1, B2, B12, C, D and E) and minerals such as zinc or selenium, low in calories and fat, as well as important source of betaglucans -- biologically active compounds with potential medicinal value.

Zika mosquito may transmit dengue with one bite Zika mosquito may transmit dengue with one bite



New York, The primary mosquito that spreads Zika virus -- aedes aegypti -- might also simultaneously transmit chikungunya and dengue viruses with a single bite, says a study that sheds new light on co-infection.

"A mosquito, in theory, could give you multiple viruses at once," said Claudia Ruckert, post-doctoral researcher at Colorado State University in the US.

Doctors say India's first uterus transplant successful Doctors say India's first uterus transplant successful



Pune Doctors on Friday declared the country's first uterus (womb) transplant on a 21-year-old woman successful, but said the patient is under observation and the next two days are crucial.

In a nine-hour surgery, doctors at Galaxy Care laparoscopy Institute on Thursday performed India's first uterus transplant on a woman from Kolhapur who was born without a uterus.