How to deal with lower back pain: Its causes, prevention and treatment

In most cases regarding lower back pain stem from strain or sprain due to simple overuse, unaccustomed activity, excessive lifting, or an accident. In most cases the best move is to wait and see if the pain resolves on its own. If the pain does not improve after three to four days, then it's time to see a doctor

How to deal with lower back pain: Its causes, prevention and treatmentWhat Is Low Back Pain? Low back pain is a universal human experience — almost everyone has it at some point. The lower back, which starts below the ribcage, is called the lumbar region. Pain here can be intense and is one of the top causes of missed work. Fortunately, low back pain often gets […]

Assam makes mandatory to take care of parents, Will Maha follow suit?

The Assam Government passed a bill and made it mandatory for the state government employees to take care of their parents and dependent siblings. While most say it is a good step, some experts believe giving tax benefits to those who look after their parents will be a better option

Assam makes mandatory to take care of parents, Will Maha follow suit?The Assam government, on Friday, passed a bill in the state and made it mandatory for the state government employees to take care of their parents and dependent siblings. If not, a 10 per cent is to be deducted from their salary. The Bill, PRANAM (Parental Responsibility And Norms for Accountability and Monitoring) was passed unanimously owing to […]

India to surpass China’s population, experts press on need for elderly care

The report has highlighted that reduction in the fertility level results not only in a slower pace of population growth, but also rise in an older population. It is estimated that compared to 2017, the number of persons aged 60 or above will be more than double by 2050

India to surpass China’s population, experts press on need for elderly careAccording to United Nations’ report, by 2030, the current world population of 7.6 billion is expected to reach around 8.6 billion, and around 9.8 billion in 2050. The report also predicted that, in roughly seven years, or around 2024, the population of India is expected to surpass that of China. The population growth is expected […]

New study suggests slow walking speed linked with increased dementia risk

These findings suggest walking speed could be a predictor of future cognitive impairment in older adults. With an estimated 47 million people diagnosed with dementia and 9.9 million new cases every year, it's imperative to focus on prevention and early treatment to delay the progression of the disease

New study suggests slow walking speed linked with increased dementia riskThe way we walk can say a lot about us; fast walkers are seen as individuals with high energy, while slow walkers are seen as more relaxed. Our gait can reveal more than just our personality – it may also predict our brain health. A recent study published in Neurology suggests there’s a link between […]

Working longer may have its own health benefits

Though scientific research is inconclusive, there are health benefits of working longer. This is particularly pronounced among people who find work fulfilling in the first place, who are office workers and not work at a factory or a construction site

Working longer may have its own health benefitsAre there health benefits to staying in the work force longer? The scientific research is inconclusive, though it tends to tilt toward “yes.” This is particularly pronounced among people who find work fulfilling in the first place, who tend to be office workers, teachers and others whose workplace is not, say, a factory or a […]

India’s elderly struggle to fend for their health-care expenses

In past 50 years, India’s elderly population has almost tripled and with rise in number of senior citizens’ population, there is also a steep rise in the health-care expense which they bear

India’s elderly struggle to fend for their health-care expensesIndia is promoted as rising nation and many initiatives have been introduced by the government to strengthen India’s global economic standing with development as its core agenda. While on one hand, immense efforts are being made to improve India’s GDP (gross domestic product), which will secure the future of youth, the government machinery has been […]

For adults with arthritis even 45 minutes of exercise a week can be beneficial

While physical activity can be challenging for many older adults with arthritis, it can help patients better manage their condition and maintain physical functioning

For adults with arthritis even 45 minutes of exercise a week can be beneficialFirst author Dorothy Dunlop, professor of rheumatology and preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL, and colleagues report their findings in the journal Arthritis Care & Research. Arthritis is a term used to describe inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, caused by “wear […]

In a big move, ICMR to launch research projects in the field of ageing and health care

Rising number of senior citizens in the country prompts Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to take the steps, ties up with Swedish Research Council for Health Working Life and Welfare

In a big move, ICMR to launch research projects in the field of ageing and health careThe growing number of elderly people in India has prompted the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to have research projects in the field of ageing and health. The organisation has tied-up with the Sweden-based Swedish Research Council for Health Working Life and Welfare with plans to develop affordable and appropriate innovative assistive technology for […]

Explained: Why wounds heal more slowly with age

Wound healing is one of the most complex processes to occur in the human body

Explained: Why wounds heal more slowly with ageOlder bodies need longer to mend. This reality of aging has been documented since World War I, with the observation that wounds heal slower in older soldiers. Yet until now, researchers have not been able to tease out what age-related changes hinder the body’s ability to repair itself. Recent experiments at The Rockefeller University explored […]