Do you spend more than 10 hours sitting? You’re at high risk of heart-related death

It was found in analysis that compared to sitting for less than three of one’s waking hours each day, over 10 hours of sedentary time was tied to an 8 percent increase in risk for developing heart disease

Do you spend more than 10 hours sitting? You’re at high risk of heart-related death(Reuters Health) – Being sedentary, at least in moderation, is unlikely to cause heart disease, according to a new review of past research. Based on their analysis, researchers conclude that only very high levels of sedentary time –more than 10 hours per day – are linked to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke or […]

If you are keen to get pregnant then cut out sugar from your drinks

A study found women who drank artificial sweeteners had poorer eggs and embryos. Sugar substitutes in hot drinks also resulted in deformities to the embryo

If you are keen to get pregnant then cut out sugar from your drinksDiet drinks may reduce a woman’s chance of getting pregnant during IVF, a study suggests. Would-be mothers, who opted for pop with artificial sweeteners, or put sugar substitutes in hot drinks, produced poorer eggs and embryos, researchers said. While it is widely believed taking artificial sweeteners is healthier than taking sugar, both options raised the […]

Is heading a football putting players at risk of brain damage?

According to tentative evidence from UK scientists, players who head balls may be more prone to incur serious health problems. Repetitive blows in boxing can also cause long-lasting brain damage

Is heading a football putting players at risk of brain damage?Repeated headers during a footballer’s professional career may be linked to long-term brain damage, according to tentative evidence from UK scientists. The research follows anecdotal reports that players who head balls may be more prone to developing dementia later in life. The Football Association says it will look at this area more closely. Experts said […]

Women beware! Pain in lower abdomen could be due to twisted ovaries

Sudden, excruciating pain on one side of your lower abdomen could mean that you’re at risk for a twisted ovary

Women beware! Pain in lower abdomen could be due to twisted ovariesA twisted ovary, or ovarian torsion, occurs when an ovary flops down and rotates, cutting off its own blood supply in the process. If that happens, you’ll probably know that something has gone horribly wrong: Think sudden, excruciating pain on one side of your lower abdomen. Here are seven things you should know about who’s […]

Research finds low-dose aspirin can reduce risk of death from cancer

An aspirin a day may keep the doctor away. It may also reduce your chances of dying from cancer, according to a study on long-term regular aspirin use and different kinds of cancer. There was a 31% lower risk for women and 30% for men who were among regular aspirin takers, as other studies have showed

Research finds low-dose aspirin can reduce risk of death from cancerAn aspirin a day may keep the doctor away. It may also reduce your chances of dying from cancer, according to a study on long-term regular aspirin use and different kinds of cancer. Yin Cao, an instructor in the Medicine, Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, presented the […]

Alternate-day fasting aids weight loss, suggests new study

Findings say intermittent or alternate-day fasting requires daily switching between eating little or no food and then feasting on the routine diet. Published in JAMA Internal Medicine, it states that there is no significant difference between fasting and other popular weight loss strategy of simply restricting how many daily calories you consume

Alternate-day fasting aids weight loss, suggests new studyA new obesity study suggests that whether you keep a strict watch on what you eat by counting your daily calories or practise intermittent fasting, either way can be effective for weight loss. Findings say intermittent or alternate-day fasting requires daily switching between eating little or no food and then feasting on the routine diet. […]

How much blood can your body afford to lose?

Without blood properly performing its duties, we are in trouble. Take a look at what happens when we lose blood, how we’re in danger of losing it fastest, and how much we can lose before damage is irreversible

How much blood can your body afford to lose?The sight of it causes anxiety, alarm, and sometimes even fainting. But without it, there would be no transport of oxygen, regulation of temperature, or metabolism. This substance plays a key role in our immune system, and supplies the tissues of our body with the nutrients they need. I’m talking, of course, about blood — […]

8 anti-inflammatory foods that will even help you lose weight

While pretty much any good-for-you food will lower your body's levels of inflammation at least a bit, these eight foods truly go above and beyond

8 anti-inflammatory foods that will even help you lose weightChronic inflammation can throw off your hunger mechanism and metabolism-regulating hormones, spur insulin resistance, and even cause you to hang onto water weight, says nutritionist Alex Caspero, R.D. What’s more, research published in the journal Diabetes has linked elevated levels of inflammatory markers with future weight gain. While pretty much any good-for-you food will lower […]

Sense of smell could be an effective way to predict Alzheimer’s disease

New research published in the journal Annals of Neurology suggests an individual's sense of smell could be useful in determining whether they are likely to develop Alzheimer's disease

Sense of smell could be an effective way to predict Alzheimer’s diseasePrincipal investigator Dr. Mark Albers, of the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and team found that by assessing the ability to recognize, recall, and distinguish different odors, they could accurately identify individuals who were at greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, with around 5.4 million […]

8 no-equipment exercise you can do in 30 seconds

These eight compound moves use zero equipment and will fry and firm the flab – fast

8 no-equipment exercise you can do in 30 secondsThis is about as uncomplicated as it gets: These eight compound moves use zero equipment and will fry and firm the flab — fast. “Use the body you have to create the body you want,” says trainer Adam Rosante, a fitness ambassador for C9 by Champion and the author of The 30-Second Body. “You can […]