Chemical compounds in coffee might reduce prostate cancer risk  

Besides being the perfect morning drink, coffee may also play a role in delaying prostate cancer, finds a study, which may pave the way for treating drug-resistant cancer

Chemical compounds in coffee might reduce prostate cancer risk  Love coffee? If the findings of a latest study are to be believed, the chemical compounds in coffee may help delay risk of prostate cancer. The findings could help pave way for treating drug-resistant cancer according to researchers. The study was carried by scientists from Kanazawa University in Japan who identified kahweol acetate and cafestol- […]

Night shift work can affect your bladder, reveals new study

Millions of people work nights, but increasingly scientists are finding that night work is associated with health problems

Night shift work can affect your bladder, reveals new studyNow a group of Italian scientists has found that nightshift workers also need to pee more, leading to a deteriorating quality of life for many workers, including care workers. This is also true of younger subjects, who would not normally be expected to report an overactive bladder. This work is reported at the European Association […]

Swimming has a host of benefits for your mind, body, and soul

here are a host of benefits you may gain from swimming laps regularly.

Swimming has a host of benefits for your mind, body, and soulYou may have heard that experts recommend adults get 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week. Swimming is an excellent way to work your entire body and cardiovascular system. An hour of swimming burns almost as many calories as running, without all the impact on your bones and joints. Works your […]

Heavy use of common antibiotics may increase risk of miscarriage

Researchers found that use of certain antibiotics in early pregnancy increased risk of miscarriage by as much as twofold.

Heavy use of common antibiotics may increase risk of miscarriageA link has been found by researchers at the University of Montreal in Canada between the use of macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, and some other common antibiotics in early pregnancy and an increased risk of miscarriage. These findings were recently reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Miscarriage is defined as the spontaneous loss of a […]

Proven: Negativity breeds cancer

Negative emotions give rise to a chronic state of anxiety, which produces excess adrenaline and cortisol. These reduce production of natural killer cells that protect you against cancer

Proven: Negativity breeds cancerHave you felt hurt or betrayed? Have you ever been so bitter and upset towards a situation or person that you could not imagine forgiving them? You may have even replayed the event(s) over and over in your head. With each repetition, your feelings intensify and you feel worse about yourself and it. There is […]

6 things that can happen to your body when you sit all day

When you sit, you use less energy than you do when you stand or move. Research has linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns. They include obesity and a cluster of conditions,  increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels ,  that make up metabolic syndrome

6 things that can happen to your body when you sit all dayToo much sitting overall and prolonged periods of sitting also seem to increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer. The staggering amount of time many of us spend being sedentary—up to 15 hours a day if we work in an office, according to one study—can lead to problems inside and out. You’re […]

Not just exercise, even mindset affects diet and nutrition

New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) suggests that people with a positive attitude are more likely to eat healthily

Not just exercise, even mindset affects diet and nutritionThe study examined the motivational role of a theory called regulatory focus on consumers’ involvement in nutrition, that is, the time and effort they put in to finding out about nutrition and seeking out nutritious food. It also examined the effect of nutrition involvement on consumers’ knowledge of nutrition and dietary behaviour. Regulatory focus suggests […]

Consumption of sugary drinks linked to higher risk of premature death in women

Frequent consumption of sugary drinks such as sodas, sports drinks and juice is linked to an increased risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease and, to a lesser extent, from cancer, according to new research

Consumption of sugary drinks linked to higher risk of premature death in womenCompared with women who had sugary beverages less than once per month, those who had more than two servings a day, defined as a standard glass, bottle or can, had a 63% increased risk of premature death, according to a study published Monday in the journal Circulation. Men who did the same had a 29% […]

Effective oral hygiene can help men avoid erectile dysfunction, finds study

Men who suffer from periodontitis, a disease characterised by inflammation of the gums and damage to the structures that surround and support the teeth, are at greater risk of experiencing erectile dysfunction

Effective oral hygiene can help men avoid erectile dysfunction, finds studyEffective tooth-brushing, coupled with good oral hygiene, can help prevent this type of male sexual impotence. That’s the message of a study conducted by researchers from the Department of Surgery and Surgical Specialties (Urology) and the Department of Stomatology at the University of Granada (UGR), Spain. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the inability of […]

Even light physical activity can help lower heart diseases risk in older women

Light physical activity such as gardening, strolling through a park, and folding clothes might be enough to significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among women 63 and older, a new study has found

Even light physical activity can help lower heart diseases risk in older womenThis kind of activity, researchers said, appears to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease events such as stroke or heart failure by up to 22 per cent, and the risk of heart attack or coronary death, by as much as 42 per cent. The results of the study, which was funded by the National Heart, […]