Lifestyle

Get moving. Exercise can slow down the ageing process

Regular exercise for a lifetime can slow down the ageing process and help in keeping the body active, a study claims. Researchers assessed the health of older adults, who had exercised most of their adult lives, to see if this could slow down ageing. “We now have strong evidence that encouraging people to commit to regular exercise throughout their lives ... Read More »

How childhood violence can lead to psychiatric disorders among adolescents

Exposure to childhood violence is linked to psychiatric disorders, according to a research. The results of the study conducted by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Federal University of Sao Paulo showed that having experienced any traumatic event and low socioeconomic status were associated with an internalizing disorder such as depression and anxiety and an externalizing ... Read More »

Heart attacks at weekends more likely to kill young men than women

Even as the world grapples with the shocking death of Fiorentina captain and Italy international Davide Astori at the age of 31 reportedly due to cardiac arrest, a new study suggests that chances of young men dying of heart attack during the weekend are higher than women. Astori was found dead, reportedly of cardiac arrest on Sunday when the players ... Read More »

Young men more likely to suffer from mental illness such as depression, bipolar than women

Young men are more likely to experience first-episode psychosis, defined as the first manifestation of one or more severe mental disorders including schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, and depression, compared to women of the same age group, says a new study. The findings published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry also showed that ethnic minorities and people living in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas ... Read More »

Dear parents, does your child suffer from asthma? Here’s what you should do

Improving paediatric asthma care is possible, a new research has found. According to a University of Connecticut-study, improved personalised inpatient assessments can enhance the accuracy of the prescribed asthma therapy, a child receives. Paediatric asthma is the most common chronic childhood condition and one of the leading causes for paediatric hospital admissions. Asthma can be severely disabling and even deadly. ... Read More »

Beware, Asians are more vulnerable to severe dengue

Turns out, genetics make Asians and Europeans susceptible to severe dengue, a new study has stated. As globalisation and climate change spread tropical infectious diseases around the globe, not all populations have the same degree of susceptibility. A study conducted by researchers from the Institut Pasteur, CNRS and the Institute for Research, and Innovation in Health-University of Porto (i3S) identified ... Read More »

Does your child prefer saltines or sweet treats? Snack preference is linked to genetics

The types of snacks a child chooses could be linked to genetics, a new study has claimed. The researcher investigated whether genetic variants in taste receptors related to sweet preference, fat taste sensitivity and aversion to bitter green leafy vegetables influenced the snacks chosen by the study participants. They found that nearly 80% of the study participants carried at least ... Read More »

Brisk walking, squatting, planks: These five exercises are perfect for a total body workout

We all know that exercise plays an important role in our general health. If you’re someone who enjoys training at home, full body workouts make for a good option. Here are some full body exercises as suggested by Puneet Rehani, physiotherapist at AktivHealth: – Brisk Walking: Brisk walking is simple yet powerful. It can help to improve cholesterol levels, strengthen bones, ... Read More »

Benefits Of LED Lighting

Technology has advanced more than anyone could have seen possible just years ago. One of the great advances is with energy efficiency. Many businesses are looking for ways to save money and be kinder to the environment. One of the simplest ways that a business can save money is by using LED lighting. For many businesses, they purchase their lighting ... Read More »

Age is just a number: Having a positive attitude towards growing old can reduce risk of dementia

Older persons who have acquired positive beliefs about old age from their surrounding culture are less likely to develop dementia, a study has found. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, examined whether culture-based age beliefs influence the risk of developing dementia among older people, including those who carry the high-risk gene variant. “We found that positive age beliefs ... Read More »