Here’s why you should never pick up a child by their arms

Lifting or grabbing a child by the arms can result in a common injury called nursemaid’s elbow. It commonly occurs in children between the ages of two to five

Here’s why you should never pick up a child by their armsYour child might squeal with delight when a playful family member picks him up by the wrists and swings him around, or when you pull him up by his hands to help him jump over a puddle. But be careful, lifting or grabbing a child by the arms can result in a common injury called […]

Know about the unknown causes of swollen feet

Perhaps you’re just on your feet a lot, but the swelling also could signal a potentially serious condition

Know about the unknown causes of swollen feetAnyone can experience swollen feet from time to time. It’s common, especially after walking or standing for long periods, and it’s often remedied by resting and elevating those tired feet. Sometimes, however, swelling (also called edema) is a red flag for a more serious underlying problem. “My approach is to consider potential problems in each […]

Why are cases of heart attack increasing among young women?

A heart attack, or acute myocardial infarction, occurs when a part of the heart doesn’t receive enough blood. Globally, 85% of all cardiovascular disease-related deaths are due to heart attacks and strokes, according to the World Health Organization

Why are cases of heart attack increasing among young women?The risk of having a heart attack appears to be rising among young women, according to a new study, and researchers are trying to figure out why. When analysed across five-year intervals, the overall proportion of heart attack-related hospital admissions in the United States attributable to young patients, ages 35 to 54, steadily climbed from […]

4 ways to keep moving with joint pain

If you suffer from joint pain, exercise may seem like the last thing you want to do, or need to do. But the right exercises performed properly can be a long-lasting way to subdue ankle, knee, hip, or shoulder pain. For some people, the right exercise routine can even help delay or sidestep surgery

4 ways to keep moving with joint painWhile exercise is great medicine, it only works if you carve out time to do it regularly. And sometimes the hardest part of a workout is getting started. Here are four ways to help you get your dose of physical activity: Carve out the time. Skip several half-hour TV shows a week or work out […]

Being overweight in teenage years might increase kidney cancer risk later in life

Being overweight as a teen may lead to an increased risk of kidney cancer later in life, according to a new study led by researchers at a university hospital in Sweden. Experts say the findings stress the importance of reducing obesity among kids and teens

Being overweight in teenage years might increase kidney cancer risk later in lifeBeing overweight has been linked with a higher risk of developing a form of kidney cancer called renal cell carcinoma (RCC) among adults, but it’s unclear if this risk is present during adolescence. In an International Journal of Cancer study of adolescents who were followed for 37 years, researchers observed a trend for higher RCC […]

Don’t have time to exercise? Here’s an effective life hack that you can follow

Have you recently carried heavy shopping bags up a few flights of stairs? Or run the last 100 metres (330 feet) to the station to catch your train? If you have, you may have unknowingly been doing a style of exercise called high-intensity incidental physical activity

Don’t have time to exercise? Here’s an effective life hack that you can followIn a paper, published today in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, shows this type of regular, incidental activity that gets you huffing and puffing is likely to produce health benefits, even if you do it in 30-second bursts, spread over the day. In fact, incorporating more high intensity activity into our daily routines – […]

7 scientifically proven ways to lose body fat fast without any exercise and diet        

There are alternative and easy ways to reduce body fat for people unable to commit to a balanced diet and a good exercise routine

7 scientifically proven ways to lose body fat fast without any exercise and diet        It requires time and dedication to lose body fat through conventional diet and exercise. But for some people, giving the extra effort alone is already a challenge to reduce weight. Such problem is common for working men and women, students and parents aiming to get that flat belly because of tight schedules. Here are the […]

Consuming whole grains can help reduce risk of liver cancer, finds US study

The researchers suspected that whole grains might be protective against liver cancer because grains have been found to improve a number of well-known risk factors for the disease

Consuming whole grains can help reduce risk of liver cancer, finds US studyYet another benefit of eating a diet containing high amounts of whole grains may be a reduced risk of liver cancer, a new U.S. study suggests. The analysis of data on more than 125,000 men and women followed for an average of 24 years found that those who ate the most whole grains had nearly […]

People with diabetes have a 35% higher risk of developing lower back pain

Most adults experience low back pain during their lives and almost half suffer neck pain at some stage. Diabetes is an increasingly prevalent chronic condition; an estimated 382 million people live with type 2 diabetes, the most common form of this metabolic disease

People with diabetes have a 35% higher risk of developing lower back painPeople with diabetes have a 35 per cent higher risk of experiencing low back pain and 24 per cent higher risk of having neck pain than those without diabetes, a review by University of Sydney researchers has found. Their findings, based on meta-analyses of studies that assess the links between diabetes and back or neck […]

A good night’s sleep can help prevent build-up of plaque in arteries

Studies have linked lack of sleep to long-term health conditions, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, depression, and heart disease. However, they have not shed much light on the underlying biological mechanisms

A good night’s sleep can help prevent build-up of plaque in arteriesFresh evidence suggests that sleep regulates a mechanism that can help to protect arteries from hardening. The finding reinforces the notion that good-quality sleep is important for cardiovascular health. Scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, Massachusetts, together with colleagues from other research centers, studied the development of atherosclerosis in mice. Atherosclerosis is the […]