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Doing Light Exercise for 30 Minutes Every Day Gives Health Benefits

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Doing light physical activity instead of sitting might offer more health benefits than thought before, according to a new study. This new study states that we can reduce our risk of death because of cardiovascular disease by 24 percent by just replacing 30 minutes of sedentary time with light physical activity. These findings are heartwarming, […]

New Study States Prolonged Standing Too Is Bad

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Prolonged sitting is not good for us, a fact that several studies have proved. Because of these findings and growing concern of prolonged sitting, standing desks have gained popularity. However, a new study states that prolonged standing is not good for us, either. In this study, the researchers noticed that adults who worked in a […]

Waist-to-hip Better Indicator of Heart Attack Risk than BMI

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Obesity increases heart attack risk. This fact is well-known. However, a recent study says that instead of body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio might be a more effective indicator of this risk, particularly in women. Previous research has linked higher BMI with increased heart attack risk, and the association is more or less similar for […]

Coffee is Beneficial for Women with Diabetes

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Both coffee and tea are healthful, coffee more so, for women diagnosed with diabetes, according to a new study. The researchers have found that drinking a cup of everyday slashes death risk for these women by half. For this study, the researchers checked data of 1,568 women with diabetes and 1,484 diabetic men. All the […]

Healthy Eating Might Lower Depression Risk

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Is it possible to beat the blues through healthy eating? A new study says YES! In a new study, the researchers found that a healthy diet, which is rich in vegetables, whole grains, and fruits, might reduce your risk of developing depression. In this study, the researchers noticed that individuals who closely followed the DASH […]

Alcohol Use Disorders Increase Dementia Risk Significantly

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Heavy drinking has been long believed to increase dementia risk. But are alcohol use disorders a big risk factor for it? According to latest research, the answer is yes. In dementia, mental ability declines consistently because of certain physical changes occurring in the brain. It is estimated to affect 5 to 7 percent of people […]

Gout Drug Might Offer New Treatment for Heart Failure

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Drug repositioning offers a quick and effective way to develop new treatments. Drug repositioning means using existing drugs to treat new diseases. A recent study shows how this strategy might help us develop a new way to treat heart failure. In this study, the researchers tested the possibility of using a gout treatment drug, called […]

Carb-Restricted Diet Might Be Effective in Treating Liver Fatty Disease

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Restricting the intake of carbs is considered essential for weight loss. That’s why reducing the intake of carb-rich foods, like potatoes and pasta, is highly recommended for people who want to shed extra pounds. New research shows restricting carbs might offer other important health benefits as well. In this new study, the researchers noticed that […]

Even Low-Intensity Physical Activity Linked to Reduced Mortality Risk in Men

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

New research states doing light exercise for even a short time helps lower mortality risk significantly in senior men. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (or CDC for short) advises adults who are over 65 years to do moderate-intensity aerobic exercise for 150 minutes or more every week, and one bout of exercise should be […]

Common Psoriasis Drug Might Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Monday, February 19th, 2018

According to new research, a drug commonly prescribed for treating psoriasis, a chronic skin condition, might lower the risk of experiencing a cardiovascular event in future by lowering aortic inflammation. An extremely common skin condition, Psoriasis is marked by appearance of reddish bumps on the elbows, knees, and scalp. They occur because of faster-than-normal multiplication […]

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