Health & Fitness
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.

Excessive air pollution affects 660 m Indians: Researchers Excessive air pollution affects 660 m Indians: Researchers


New Delhi, More than 660 million Indians are exposed to high air pollution as they live in areas where the fine particulate matter (PM2.5) exceeds the permissible limit, researchers said on Monday.

People in the national capital would live six years longer if its air quality met the national standards.

New AI technique to make cancer treatment less toxic New AI technique to make cancer treatment less toxic



New York, MIT researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed novel machine-learning techniques to improve the quality of life for patients by reducing toxic chemotherapy and radiotherapy dosing for an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Glioblastoma is a malignant tumour that appears in the brain or spinal cord, and the prognosis for adults is no more than five years.

Breast-feeding tips for new moms Breast-feeding tips for new moms


New Delhi, Considered an elixir for your baby, breast milk and breast-feeding play a key role in your childs development. Over the years, the health benefits of breast-feeding have been emphasised to create awareness about the impact of nursing on the overall development of your baby.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breast-feeding for the first six months. However, if we are to go by the statistics, only two out of five women initiate the practice within the first hour of childbirth.

Decoded: How ginger reduces bad breath Decoded: How ginger reduces bad breath


London, Ever thought how ginger helps reduce bad breath? A pungent compound present in the spice may be an answer to it, a new study suggests.

The study found that the pungent compound -- 6-gingerol -- stimulates enzymes contained in saliva that breaks down foul smelling substances in the mouth ensuring fresh breath and better aftertaste.

71% Indians suffer from poor muscle health: Study 71% Indians suffer from poor muscle health: Study

 

New Delhi, Often ignored and misunderstood as an area of relevance only to a sportsperson or a gym goer, muscle health of seven out of 10 Indians is poor, said a new study on Wednesday.

"As per the study, 71 per cent Indians suffer from poor muscle health and need to gain muscle mass. Poor muscle mass could lead to impaired muscle function, fatigue and poor metabolic health," said the joint study conducted by InBody and Ipsos.

Going vegetarian one of my best decisions: Anushka Sharma Going vegetarian one of my best decisions: Anushka Sharma



Mumbai, Actress-producer Anushka Sharma, who turned vegetarian over three years ago, says it is one of the best decisions she has made.

She stars in a new campaign for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India that proclaims, "I Am Anushka Sharma, and I'm a Vegetarian".

Eat dinner before 9 pm to lower risk of breast and prostate cancer Eat dinner before 9 pm to lower risk of breast and prostate cancer


London, Having your last meal before 9 pm or at least two hours before going to bed could lower the risk of breast and prostate cancer, suggests a new study.

Compared to those who have supper after 10 pm or those who go to bed right after meal, people who take their evening meal before 9 pm or wait at least two hours before going to sleep have approximately 20 per cent lower risk of those types of cancers, the findings showed.

Eat more fruits, veggies to reduce asthma symptoms Eat more fruits, veggies to reduce asthma symptoms

 

London,If you have asthma, switching to a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables and whole grain cereals may help in reducing the symptoms like difficulty in breathing, chest pain and coughing among many other things, according to a study.

On the other hand, those who take unhealthy diets, with high consumption of meat, salt and sugar, are likely to have the poorest relief from asthma symptoms, the study showed, suggesting the role of healthy diet in preventing the onset of asthma as well as controlling problem in adults.

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