Health & Fitness
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.

Black carbon in Delhi air is 5 times more than in US, Europe Black carbon in Delhi air is 5 times more than in US, Europe

London, If you live in Delhi and commute to work by car, you are up to five times more likely to be exposed to the deadly black carbon than those living in Europe or North America, say researchers.

Increased exposure to black carbon can lead to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and even birth defects.

Provide free treatment to poor: SC to private hospitals Provide free treatment to poor: SC to private hospitals

 

New Delhi, The Supreme Court on Monday said all private hospitals in the national capital, which were given land on concessional rate, must provide free treatment to certain percentage of poor patients.

Providing treatment to the poor was one of the clauses in the lease deed due to which land was given to hospitals at a very cheap price.

Decoded: Which brain region helps us stay conscious? Decoded: Which brain region helps us stay conscious?



New York, Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found that a brain region -- associated with cognitive behaviours, decision making, and moderating social behaviour -- determines our overall level of consciousness.

The study, conducted on rats, provided evidence that the prefrontal cortex has a switchboard-like relationship with other areas of the brain, helping to ignite awareness of visual information.

Weight loss may reverse effects of heart rhythm disorder Weight loss may reverse effects of heart rhythm disorder



Sydney, Losing weight may reverse or reduce the progression of irregular heart rhythm disorder among obese people, claim researchers, including one of Indian origin.

The findings showed that reducing weight by 10 per cent along with management of associated risk factors can reduce the effects of Atrial fibrillation (AF), a leading cause of stroke which can lead to heart failure among overweight people.

Doctors make room for yoga asanas in prescriptions Doctors make room for yoga asanas in prescriptions



New Delhi, The ancient Indian practice of yoga, celebrated world over on June 21 as International Day of Yoga, is now capturing the imagination of doctors who are prescribing a fusion of yoga and modern medicines in their treatment of patients.

Beauty rituals to follow during monsoon Beauty rituals to follow during monsoon


New Delhi, During monsoon, do not stop taking care of your skin thinking that the blazing sun would not harm your skin anymore. Use a soap-free cleanser, exfoliate regularly and do not skip the toner, say experts.

Shankar Prasad, founder at Plum; Chytra V Anand, Cosmetic Dermatologist and founder of Kosmoderma Skin and Hair Clinic, and Cyril Feuillebois, director of Kronokare, have listed the must-follow steps for the rainy season:

Japanese Parliament approves adulthood age at 18 Japanese Parliament approves adulthood age at 18


Tokyo, The Japanese Parliament on Wednesday approved a bill to lower the age of adulthood from 20 to 18 years, a measure aimed at encouraging the participation of young people in the society in the face of a rapidly ageing population.

The measure, set to come into effect in April 2022, would allow young people over the age of 18 to marry without parental consent, although the legal age for drinking alcohol, smoking or gambling would continue to be 20, Efe news reported.

AI technique to sense posture through walls, help monitor Parkinson's AI technique to sense posture through walls, help monitor Parkinson's


New York, Scientists at the MIT have developed a novel technique that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to teach wireless devices to sense people's postures and movement, even from the other side of a wall, and could be used to monitor diseases like Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis (MS)

People with wrinkled eyes appear more sincere People with wrinkled eyes appear more sincere

 

Toronto, Do you use anti-ageing creams? Besides hiding your wrinkles, they may also negatively impact people's perception of your sincerity, say researchers.

The findings showed that human brains are pre-wired to perceive wrinkles around the eyes as conveying more intense and more sincere emotions.

India's groundwater widely contaminated with uranium- researchers India's groundwater widely contaminated with uranium- researchers



New York, Researchers have found widespread uranium contamination in groundwater from aquifers in 16 Indian states.

The findings suggested that the main source of the uranium contamination is natural, but human factors such as groundwater-table decline, over-exploitation of groundwater for agricultural irrigation and nitrate pollution may be 

Try canola oil if you are diabetic, obese Try canola oil if you are diabetic, obese


What oil do you cook with? If you have been stuck with olive or other vegetable oils, it's time to shift to a healthier option: Canola oil.

Research has shown that canola oil helps lower blood sugar in people with Type II diabetes.

David Jenkins, head of the St. Michael Hospital's Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Centre in Toronto, Canada, conducted the study where one group ate bread made with canola oil and a control group ate normal bread.

Sleep for 7 hours to keep your heart younger Sleep for 7 hours to keep your heart younger



New York,Sleeping for seven hours a day may reduce the age of your heart as well as decrease the risks for cardiovascular disease, say researchers.

The study showed that excess heart age is the lowest in adults who sleep seven hours a night.

Sleeping times less than or greater than seven hours were associated with increased excess heart age, while short sleepers had the highest elevations in excess heart age.

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