Arthritis is tied to heart disease risk, reveals latest study

Men and women with osteoarthritis of the hips or knees were at higher risk of dying from heart disease or heart failure

Arthritis is tied to heart disease risk, reveals latest studyHaving osteoarthritis may increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Osteoarthritis, the painful degenerative disease of the joint cartilage and bones that progresses with age, affects about 10 per cent of men and 13 per cent of women over 60. There is no cure. Researchers studied 469,177 residents of southern Sweden who ranged in […]

Allergies linked to higher junk food consumption, suggests new study

Many childhood food allergies could be due to eating junk food, according to a new study. Children with food allergies, and children who eat a lot of junk food, have increased body levels of molecules called advanced glycation end-products (AGEs)

Allergies linked to higher junk food consumption, suggests new studyAGEs are proteins or fats found in foods that react with sugars to become glycated. They are therefore abundant in processed foods that are packed with sugar and fat like bacon, cake, pizza and burgers. Microwaved foods, as well as barbecued or roasted meat, are also high in AGEs. A new study from researchers at […]

Daily yoga practice can help benefit patients with rheumatoid arthritis

According a study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, eight weeks of intensive yoga practice significantly decreases the severity of physical and psychological symptoms in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a debilitating chronic auto-immune inflammatory disease

Daily yoga practice can help benefit patients with rheumatoid arthritisResearchers are now hopeful that yoga could be an effective way of reducing the severity of symptoms associated with this type of arthritis. Published in the Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience Journal, researchers explained that an eight-week intensive yoga practice significantly decreases the severity of both physical and psychological symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Yoga has other […]

Lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of gout attacks

Lifestyle measures, such as dietary changes, can help lower levels of uric acid, the chemical that deposits in joints and causes gout. However, for most people, changes in diet alone are not enough to prevent gout. To reduce uric acid levels enough to stop attacks, medication is usually needed. Still making changes in what you eat can lead to fewer gouty flares

Lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of gout attacksIn the past, doctors often handed their patients a list of foods high in purines and instructed them not to eat those foods. By itself, that hasn’t been shown to be particularly helpful. More recently, experts have begun thinking about diet differently. Instead of trying to figure out which individual foods you should avoid, the […]

Here’s the proper way of holding your smartphone

Using a smartphone over an extended period of time puts an excessive amount of pressure on the hand, especially on your little finger. This stress could lead to the strain on the finger and may make it prone to deformity in the long-run. Today, we offer tips on how to position and handle your smartphone the right way to avoid strain on hand joints

Here’s the proper way of holding your smartphoneIn the past decade or so, there has been an incredible rise in the number of users of smartphones. This has caused a paradigm shift in the way the world communicates with each other. Social media, e-mails, texts messages, and phone banking are some of the uses that has caused this generation hooked on to […]

Tips on how to reduce uric acid the natural way

Gout was popularly known as the king’s disease in the times of yore, for its prevalence among the rich classes who consumed expensive high-purine foods like alcohol and meat, not easily affordable to the poor. Today, these foods are common in the diet and portions need to be watched closely in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle

Tips on how to reduce uric acid the natural wayThis is to especially prevent diseases like gout, provided you are already at risk due to other factors such as age, bad dietary habits, alcoholism, obesity, medications containing salicylate and lead exposure, among several other pre-exising conditions. Gout, a form of arthritis, is precipitated by uric acid produced after the breakdown of chemical compounds called […]

Risk of heart complications increases for sleep apnoea patients post-surgery

According to a new study published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), patients who have severe obstructive sleep apnoea have a significantly higher risk of complications related to their heart in the first 30 days after major surgery

Risk of heart complications increases for sleep apnoea patients post-surgeryPeople having surgery may be more likely to experience cardiovascular problems afterward when they have a common night-time breathing disorder known as sleep apnoea, a study suggests. Compared to patients without apnoea, people with severe apnoea were more than twice as likely to die of heart complications or experience serious cardiac events like heart attacks […]

A simple eye examination can indicate if you have these deadly 6 diseases

As well as detecting vision problems and eye diseases, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration, they can sometimes also reveal whether you're suffering from a number of serious health conditions

A simple eye examination can indicate if you have these deadly 6 diseasesThey may be the windows to the soul, but eyes can also give a clear view of what’s occurring in less ethereal parts of the body. In fact, an eye test could reveal a life or death situation. As well as detecting vision problems and eye diseases, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration, they can […]

Younger woman in urban areas more prone to arthritis

Evidence shows that osteoarthritis is commoner in urban areas, as against rural areas, and may be one of the reasons for an increasing trend in younger people

Younger woman in urban areas more prone to arthritisIt is a known fact that arthritis is seen more commonly amongst women. Recently, it has been noted that the age of osteoarthritis is lowering rapidly Statistics reveal that osteoarthritis will soon be the number one ailment having trounced heavyweights like cardiac disease, cancer and AIDS The burden of osteoarthritis in young women patients is […]

Protein found in pregnant women might help treat geriatric diseases

A powerful protein found in the blood of pregnant women could be used to treat and prevent a range of age-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s, arthritis and heart disease

Protein found in pregnant women might help treat geriatric diseasesThe discovery made by a multidisciplinary team led by Dr. Amy Wyatt from Flinders University in South Australia has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Pregnancy is a unique physiological state involving biological stresses that promote protein damage (misfolding) within the maternal body. The research delves into the way the […]
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