7 reasons why potassium-rich foods are good for you

Potassium is known to offer a number of benefits to the human body. In case you are still sceptical about eating potassium-rich foods, we have listed the reasons why you really shouldn’t

7 reasons why potassium-rich foods are good for youBut first, learn why potassium is important in the body. Apparently, it is an essential mineral that regulates the body’s electrolytes and is responsible for the proper functioning of certain organs, such as the brain, muscular tissues, heart and kidneys. As per a study published in the US National Library of Medicine, potassium keeps the […]

World Thyroid Day: Know about the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism in seniors

Senior citizens can have hypothyroidism symptoms that are not typical at all, making the diagnosis even more difficult. Any of the following signs and symptoms can indicate hypothyroidism in an older person

World Thyroid Day: Know about the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism in seniorsUnexplained high cholesterol High cholesterol is sometimes the only evidence of an underactive thyroid in an older person. The problem might be diagnosed as a cholesterol disorder rather than hypothyroidism. Because this sign may stand alone, high cholesterol warrants a thyroid evaluation. Heart failure Reduced blood volume, weaker contractions of the heart muscle, and a […]

Could a broccoli sprout extract help treat schizophrenia?

Many people with schizophrenia experience hallucinations and delusions that can significantly impact their everyday life. However, those with the condition may find it hard to seek treatment

Could a broccoli sprout extract help treat schizophrenia?The current schizophrenia treatments rely on antipsychotic drugs that come with unwanted side effects. However, new research has found that a chemical called sulforaphane could reduce and even prevent symptoms of the condition. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), schizophrenia affects more than 21 million people worldwide, but more than half of these people […]

WHO releases guidelines for preventing dementia

Worldwide, around 50 million people have dementia and, with one new case every three seconds, the number of people with dementia is set to triple by 2050. The increasing numbers of people with dementia, its significant social and economic impact and lack of curative treatment, make it imperative for countries to focus on reducing modifiable risk factors for dementia

WHO releases guidelines for preventing dementiaPeople can reduce their risk of dementia by getting regular exercise, not smoking, avoiding harmful use of alcohol, controlling their weight, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, according to new guidelines issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) today. “In the next 30 years, the number of […]

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 […]

Can appendix removal cause Parkinson’s disease?

People who have had their appendix removed may be at an increased risk for developing Parkinson’s disease, according to findings due to be presented at this year’s Digestive Disease Week

Can appendix removal cause Parkinson’s disease?There seems to be a link between the degenerative neurological disorder Parkinson’s disease and your appendix. Just what that relationship might be, nobody can agree upon, but here’s what we know so far. Late last year, an analysis of 1.7 million people found you were 25 per cent less likely to develop the condition if […]

‘Eat nuts three times a week’ during pregnancy to improve your child’s I.Q.

Eating nuts during early pregnancy may boost a child’s cognitive ability, according to a new study by researchers in Spain

‘Eat nuts three times a week’ during pregnancy to improve your child’s I.Q.According to the study, children born to mothers who consumed 2 to 3 ounces of nuts per week during the first trimester of pregnancy typically scored higher on I.Q., memory and attention tests, compared with women who did not eat nuts. Previous research has shown that eating nuts is associated with a reduced risk of […]

Low oxygen levels harm specific cells in the developing brain

Low oxygen levels are a well-known cause of brain injury in premature babies. But the mechanism by which low oxygen hurts the developing human brain has been unclear

Low oxygen levels harm specific cells in the developing brainNow, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a specific set of brain cells that are particularly susceptible to harm from low oxygen exposure in early development. This damage is congruent with brain abnormalities, particularly reduction in grey matter, seen among children who are born very prematurely. The researchers have also identified […]

Busy minds may be better at fighting dementia

Activities that keep the brain busy like using a computer, crafting, playing games and participating in social activities, appear to lower the risk of age-related mental decline in people 70 and older

Busy minds may be better at fighting dementiaMentally stimulating activities can protect your brain against aging, even if you’re genetically predisposed toward dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports. Activities that keep the brain busy — using a computer, crafting, playing games and participating in social activities — appear to lower the risk of age-related mental decline in people 70 and […]

Wearing neck ties can reduce brain function, finds study

Ties are something of a standard office-wear for men, from call centers to investment banks. But a new study warns the accessory could be hampering their work performance by compressing veins that are key for blood flow to the brain

Wearing neck ties can reduce brain function, finds studyLatest research has shown that wearing a neck tie isn’t such a good idea after all! Researchers have noted that constricting neckwear such as neckties can cause reduced blood flow to the brain and thus it can reduce the proper functioning of the brain. The latest study results appear in the journal Neuroradiology.  These type […]
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