Faster walkers live longer

Washington: People who walk slowly have a lower life expectancy than those who walk fast, a recent study has claimed. A study finds that life expectancy correlated to walking speed, across all levels of BMIs. According to the study published in the Journal of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, those with a habitually fast walking pace have a long life expectancy More...

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By Manish Sen On Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

WHO issues first advice on dementia: exercise and don’t smoke

Geneva: The World Health Organization published its first guidelines on the prevention and management of dementia on Tuesday, putting physical activity at the top of its list of recommendations for preventing cognitive More...

By Ila Choudhary On Saturday, May 4th, 2019

Climate change may affect human fertility

Washington: Human adaptation to climate change may include changes in fertility as people decide how much time and money they wish to devote in having children and invest in their future, claim researchers. Climate More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, April 28th, 2019

Obesity and mental health ‘hand-in-hand’ in kids

Washington: Obesity and emotional problems, such as feelings of low mood and anxiety, tend to develop hand-in-hand from as young as age 7 years, according to new research. Anxiety and depression are reported to More...

By Ila Choudhary On Friday, April 26th, 2019

Exercise improves memory in older adults: study

Washington: Recent findings suggest that when it comes to older adults, just one session of exercise can increase activation in the brain circuits associated with memory – including the hippocampus – More...

By Manish Sen On Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

WHO recommends one-hour maximum screen time per day for under-5s

Geneva: Children aged two to four should not be allowed more than one hour of “sedentary screen time” per day and infants less than one year old should not be exposed to electronic screens at all, the World More...

By Manish Sen On Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Common sleep myths could be seriously harmful to your health

Washington: People holding sleep myths- like five hours of sleep is sufficient for them, snoring has no harm or drinking helps you to fall asleep- are at a significant health threat, reveals a new study. Habitual More...

By Ila Choudhary On Monday, April 15th, 2019

Eggs for breakfast could help those with Type 2 diabetes

Washington:  People with Type 2 Diabetes (TED) should opt for eggs for breakfast, a recent study suggests. The people with Type 2 diabetes could benefit from eating a low carbohydrate breakfast such as eggs. According More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, April 14th, 2019

India facing shortage of 6 lakh doctors, 20 lakh nurses: Study

Washington: India has shortage of an estimated 6 lakh doctors and 20 lakh nurses, say scientists who found that lack of staff who are properly trained in administering antibiotics is preventing patients from accessing More...

By Manish Sen On Monday, April 8th, 2019

Electrical brain stimulation can boost memory function in older people

London: Electrical brain stimulation using a non-invasive cap can help boost older people’s mental scores to those of people 20 to 30 years younger, according to a study published on Monday. Old people sitting More...