Sleep deprivation ups heart attack risk, suggests new study

Researchers found that the people with who slept at least 6 hours at the start of the study were 1.5 times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease or stroke than the people who did not have a history of heart disease

Sleep deprivation ups heart attack risk, suggests new studyFor people who are at risk for heart disease and diabetes, getting enough sleep may be especially important: Snoozing for less than 6 hours per night may increase their risk of premature death as sleep deprivation cause heart attack risk, a new study finds. People in the study who had a high body mass index […]

4 simple ways to boost your energy

Do you sometimes feel like the Energizer Bunny when his battery runs low? You might start the day strong, but by mid-afternoon, you can't quite keep going and going

4 simple ways to boost your energyFatigue afflicts everyone at one time or another. Assuming your doctor has ruled out serious medical causes, there are a few basic steps you can take to ‘recharge your batteries.’ Pace yourself If you’re a go-getter, you probably like to keep going, but don’t risk overtaxing yourself. For example, instead of burning through all your […]

Diabetics more likely to report back pain, suggests study

People with diabetes are more likely to report back and neck pain, but it’s still unclear if diabetes is the cause of their pain, a research review concludes

Diabetics more likely to report back pain, suggests studyDiabetes was associated with a 35 per cent higher likelihood of reporting back pain, in an analysis of five studies with a total of 131,431 people, and with a 24 per cent greater risk of neck pain, according to two studies with 6,560 people. But the only study in the analysis to follow people over […]

Diabetes tied to increased risk of advanced, aggressive breast cancer

In the current study, women with diabetes were more likely to have more advanced tumours, which were larger and had spread to more lymph nodes surrounding the breast

Diabetes tied to increased risk of advanced, aggressive breast cancerWomen with diabetes are more likely than those without the disease to be diagnosed with a more advanced and difficult to treat form of breast cancer, a Dutch study suggests. The researchers examined data on 6,267 women diagnosed with breast cancer from 2002 to 2014, including 1,567 patients with type 2 diabetes. Overall, women with […]

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 […]

Why timing your exercise after meals matters, especially if you are diabetic

If you have diabetes, you are always fighting to keep blood sugar under control. Here’s a way to dial up your efforts: Consider the timing of your workouts after meals

Why timing your exercise after meals matters, especially if you are diabeticExercising soon after eating has positive effects on blood sugar, says endocrinologist Betul Hatipoglu, MD. Another plus? Doing this can cut your risk of heart disease. How soon after meals? This can vary by the person. Here’s how to tell when it’s best for you. Why it’s better to exercise soon after eating Glucose levels […]

Taking inspiration from tortoise shells, doctors develop pill to deliver insulin

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a way for diabetics to administer insulin orally, potentially doing away with the need for painful daily needle pokes in the near future

Taking inspiration from tortoise shells, doctors develop pill to deliver insulinA research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing the injections that patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes have to give themselves every day. About the size of a blueberry, the capsule contains a small needle made of compressed insulin, which is […]

Haven’t hit the gym since sometime? Here’s what you need to do

Within a week, your muscles lose some of their fat-burning potential and your metabolism slows down. Strength lingers longer than endurance once you stop training. But depending on just how slothful you’ve become, your quads and biceps may start to shrink soon after you leave the weight room

Haven’t hit the gym since sometime? Here’s what you need to doThink your body won’t notice that week off? Think again. Here’s what happens when you swap your regular sweat sessions for never-ending Netflix nights – and how long it takes to re-flip the fitness switch Just as a good training program builds you up, falling off the workout wagon can have the opposite effect – […]

Physical activity may help fight depression in older adults, suggest US study

The benefits of exercise are widely known but kinesiologists at McMaster University have for the first time found that physical activity may help fight depression in seniors by stimulating muscle-generated mood boosters

Physical activity may help fight depression in older adults, suggest US studyThe findings, published in the American Journal of Physiology–Cell Physiology, reveal that the underlying mechanisms which make us feel good when we exercise persist into old age and highlight the importance of staying active. “A previous study demonstrated these mechanisms in healthy young adults, however, it was unknown whether the muscle deterioration which accompanies aging […]

People with type 1 diabetes at a greater risk of developing fractures, finds study

Patients with type 1 diabetes and poor blood sugar control face a higher risk of fragility fracture, any fall from standing height or less that results in a broken bone, than type 1 diabetes patients with good blood sugar control, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

People with type 1 diabetes at a greater risk of developing fractures, finds studyPeople with type 1 diabetes are more likely to break a bone when their average blood sugar levels are dangerously high, a large study suggests. Type 1 diabetes was related with increased danger of occurrence of fracture that started in youth and stretched out over the life span. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes affect […]
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