Health & Fitness
63% Indians want to replace meat with plant-based food: Report 63% Indians want to replace meat with plant-based food: Report


New Delhi, As the country grapples with health-related issues such as diabetes, healthier food choices might be the flavour of the season with a poll showing that around 63 per cent Indians (now want) eat plant-based food in place of meat.

An Ipsos report 'Food Habits of Indians: Ipsos Study' observed that Indians are making informed choices, experimenting and moving away from norms.

Here's the secret to maintaining weight loss Here's the secret to maintaining weight loss


New York, Staying in shape is no mean job as people often find that they quickly regain the weight that they had shed after a rigorous regime of dieting or exercise. Eating a diet low on carbohydrates may, however, help them maintain weight loss, new research has found.

This is because eating fewer carbohydrates increases the number of calories burned, said the study published in the journal BMJ.

For the study, the researchers from Boston Children's Hospital in the US enrolled 234 overweight adults aged between 18 and 65 to an initial weight-loss diet for about 10 weeks.

Researchers develop brain 'pacemaker' to treat epilepsy, Parkinson's Researchers develop brain 'pacemaker' to treat epilepsy, Parkinson's


New York, Researchers have developed a device that works like a "pacemaker for the brain" to monitor the brain's electrical activity and potentially deliver fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson's.

The device, named WAND, short for wireless artifact-free neuromodulation device, can deliver electrical stimulation if it detects something amiss in the brain's electrical activity.

Drink lassi for good health Drink lassi for good health



New Delhi, Love to drink lassi? A new book on varieties of lassi offers recipes for a healthy living.

Lassi is a staple drink that accompanies culturally diversified Indian cuisine and is full of therapeutic properties.

The book -- "Lassis of India - Smoothies with a Twist" by Radha Bhatia -- attempts to span five generations of stories, wisdom and recipes.

Frequent sauna use may boost heart health, reduce death risk Frequent sauna use may boost heart health, reduce death risk



London, Regular sauna use is associated with a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people aged 50 years and above, a new study says.

This is because the sauna lowers blood pressure -- a key factor for increasing risk of heart disease and death.

Why music is used as a potential sleep aid? Why music is used as a potential sleep aid?


London, Besides its potential to help reduce anxiety as well as the negative effects of physical pain, a new study suggests that music might serve as a cheap, non-pharmaceutical sleep aid for people facing difficulty in getting proper sleep.

High heels can cause major joint problems: AIIMS expert High heels can cause major joint problems: AIIMS expert


New Delhi, Wearing stilettos or pencil heels might be fashionable but it can have an adverse affect on health, especially bones, and may lead to major health hazards like degenerative arthritis -- also called osteoarthritis.

According to Uma Kumar, HOD, Rheumatology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), wearing high heels every day for long hours can lead to cumulative damage of bones and emerge as a leading cause for arthritis.

Meditation can boost emotional intelligence, cut stress at workplace Meditation can boost emotional intelligence, cut stress at workplace

 

New York, Finding it hard to cope with work-related stress? Take heart, practicing a silent form of meditation at your workplace can lead to significant improvements in emotional intelligence as well as perceived stress, according to a study.

The study found that those who meditated more regularly scored higher on total emotional quotient and had lower perceived stress, also known as psychological stress -- the most common occupational health problems affecting workers worldwide.

Some BP drugs linked to increased lung cancer risk Some BP drugs linked to increased lung cancer risk



Toronto, Some drugs widely prescribed for treating high blood pressure could be associated with an increased risk of lung cancer by almost a third, claims a research.

The study, led by Professor Laurent Azoulay at McGill University in Canada, found that angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor drugs (ACEIs) to lower blood pressure are associated with an increased risk of lung cancer compared with the use of another group of blood pressure drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs).

Delhi's air quality drops to very-poor Delhi's air quality drops to very-poor

 

New Delhi, The air quality of Delhi and neighbouring areas dropped further on Wednesday with the average Air Quality Index (AQI) of 328 marked 'very poor', with many areas choking with 'severe' air quality.

The particle pollutant remained three to five times above the safe limits with air-quality severe or severe-plus at about 13 out of 48 regions across the NCR.

Processed meat may up breast cancer risk: Study Processed meat may up breast cancer risk: Study



London, Consuming processed meat like bacon, ham, sausages, salami, corned beef, beef jerky and canned meat is associated with higher risk of developing breast cancer, warned researchers.

In a review of 15 studies, published in the International Journal of Cancer, processed meat consumption was associated with a nine per cent higher breast cancer risk.

However, the researchers did not observe a significant association between red (unprocessed) meat intake and risk of breast cancer.

Daily exercise helps remove toxic proteins from muscles Daily exercise helps remove toxic proteins from muscles


Sao Paulo, Regular exercise helps in removing toxic proteins in muscle cells that can lead to atrophy and muscle weakness, says a new study.

The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, showed that the lack of muscle stimulus results in a build-up of inadequately processed proteins in muscle cells.

Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to cancer researchers from US, Japan Nobel Prize for Medicine goes to cancer researchers from US, Japan



Stockholm, James P. Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for their pioneering work in the fight against cancer.

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet recognised the pair "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation", reports Efe.

2.5 hours of physical activity per week may prevent Alzheimer's 2.5 hours of physical activity per week may prevent Alzheimer's



New York, Engaging in at least 2.5 hours of physical activity per week, including walking, running, swimming and aerobics, may delay cognitive decline and prevent Alzheimer's disease, suggests a new study.

The results support that physical activity of at least 150 minutes per week can have benefits on cognition and dementia progression.

It was seen even in individuals with autosomal dominant Alzheimer's -- a rare genetically-driven form of the disease in which the development of dementia at a relatively young age is inevitable, according to the researchers from the Alzheimer's Association -- a US-based non-profit.

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