Excessive body fat around the abdomen tied to smaller brain size, reveals study

A new study says there’s a link between brain size and excess body fat. The study, published on Wednesday, January 09 in the journal Neurology, says that people who are too heavy, especially around the waistline, have shrunken grey matter volume in their brains

Excessive body fat around the abdomen tied to smaller brain size, reveals studyGrey matter contains most of the 100 billion nerve cells in the human brain. And scientists say the more grey matter that shrinks, the more likely someone could develop dementia. Carrying extra body fat, especially around the middle, may be linked to brain shrinkage, according to a study published in the January 9, 2019, online […]

Hormone released during exercise might protect against Alzheimer’s, suggests study

A hormone released during exercise may protect the brain against Alzheimer’s disease. It may also explain the known positive effects of exercise on mental performance

Hormone released during exercise might protect against Alzheimer’s, suggests studyIrisin is a hormone generated by muscle tissue that is carried around the body in the bloodstream. Fernana de Felice at the Federal University of Rio de Janerio and colleagues found that people with Alzheimer’s had lower levels of the hormone compared with healthy individuals. In tests with mice, the team could induce learning and […]

Depression not just a mental illness, says study

Those suffering from depression have commonly reported both insomnia and oversleeping, along with chronic fatigue and decreased appetite for both food and sex

Depression not just a mental illness, says studyFor those living with it, depression can be all-consuming. It casts a haze over work, relationships, and everyday social interactions, affecting every aspect of a person’s life. People often think depression solely affects the mind because it’s classified as a mental disorder. A new study has shown, however, that depression is more like a systemic […]

Ovarian cancer: Recognising its signs and knowing its treatment options

Ovarian cancer is any cancerous growth arising from the ovary. Posing as a clinical challenge it is the fifth most common cause of cancer deaths in women

Ovarian cancer: Recognising its signs and knowing its treatment optionsOvarian cancer is one of the most ferocious gynaecologic cancers with a high death rate. Age-Specific Incidence Rate for this cancer showed an increased risk after 35 years with a peak in between 55-64 years. When to suspect ovarian cancer clinical challenge The early stage of ovarian cancer may show few symptoms (pain in lower […]

Borderline Personality Disorder: A serious mental health issue

It is marked by a lifetime pattern of intense mood swings and instability in behaviour, self-image, and functioning, but is historically hard to diagnose and even more difficult to treat

Borderline Personality Disorder: A serious mental health issueBorderline personality disorder is a very serious, yet rare, mental health issue believed to affect around 1.6 per cent of the adult U.S. population. The illness is marked by an inability to effectively manage emotions, but is historically hard to diagnose and even more difficult to treat. Here are some of the most common symptoms […]

Here are five reasons why you must include carrots in your diet

Carrots, in moderation, can be a part of a healthful diet. Here are five potential benefits you can enjoy by consuming the delicious root vegetable

Here are five reasons why you must include carrots in your dietHeart health Since they are high in soluble fibre, it is said that carrots can reduce levels of LDL and increase levels of HDL in our blood. This can reduce the risk of suffering blood clots and in turn, associated heart complications. “We know carrots can reduce cholesterol, they help lower blood pressure, and some […]

Income volatility, unstable career taking a toll on youths

Instability in career and income affects the health of youngsters. Experts witness rising cases of heart-related and psychiatry related issues in the population facing income volatility

Income volatility, unstable career taking a toll on youthsAs all the sectors have become competitive, the pressure to be a better performer is also increasing. Till date, people were having office related issues, but these days, doctors are also witnessing cases where income volatility is affecting the health of the individuals. Dr Dnyaneshwar Gaware, a cardiologist from Pune, said, “Loss of job or […]

Obese women can achieve weight loss with the help of intermittent fasting, finds Australian study  

A new study from the University of Adelaide found that obese women lost more weight when following an Intermittent Fasting (IF) diet plan than by cutting calories alone

Obese women can achieve weight loss with the help of intermittent fasting, finds Australian study  Research carried out at the University of Adelaide shows that obese women lost more weight and improved their health by fasting intermittently while following a strictly controlled diet. The study, published in the journal Obesity, involved a sample of 88 women following carefully controlled diets over 10 weeks. “Continuously restricting their diet is the main […]

Certain Facebook users perceive worsening physical health, says study

Facebook use linked to perceptions of worsening physical health, new research from the University of Surrey, reports

Certain Facebook users perceive worsening physical health, says studyIn the first study of its kind, published today in the journal Heliyon, researchers led by Dr Bridget Dibb investigated the relationship between Facebook and perceptions of physical health. One hundred and sixty five participants, all Facebook users, were surveyed to identify levels of comparison with others on the social networking site, self-esteem rates, perceived […]

42% of TB patients have benefited from Nikshay Poshan Yojana, states Ashwini Kumar Choubey  

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had launched the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme for nutritional support to tuberculosis patients as ‘Nikshay Poshan Yojana’ (NPY) from April 1, 2018

42% of TB patients have benefited from Nikshay Poshan Yojana, states Ashwini Kumar Choubey  As the onslaught of TB deaths is rampant across the state, the TB nutrition scheme started by the central seems to be promising. As well all know, TB patients require a health immune system to function. Now with the help of this initiative, tuberculosis patients haves a better chance of defeating the disease and recovering […]
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