Skipping breakfast harmful for heart health, says study

Skipping breakfast may have negative effects on appetite-regulating hormones, blood sugar and insulin (a hormone that regulates blood sugar). Prior studies have shown that breakfast fans are less likely to be obese or have diabetes or heart disease

Skipping breakfast harmful for heart health, says studyMiddle-aged adults who routinely skip breakfast are more likely to have clogged heart arteries than those who enjoy a big morning meal, a new study finds. The findings are the latest to link breakfast to better heart health. They suggest that people who eat breakfast, especially a hearty one, are less likely to harbour plaques […]

Advanced maternal age linked with increased risk of preterm birth

Women who plan for a baby at the age of 40 and above may increase the risk of delivering preterm before the 37th week of pregnancy. The study focused on preterm babies delivered during weeks 32 to 36 of pregnancy, as well as on extremely premature infants delivered before 32 weeks

Advanced maternal age linked with increased risk of preterm birthThe higher risk of preterm births for women over 40 may not be completely explained by their greater use of reproductive technology or medical interventions like induced labour or planned caesarean deliveries, a Canadian study suggests. The study confirmed that women over 40 do have the highest risk of preterm births: 7.8 % of pregnancies […]

Regular exercise can help prevent depression and heart disease

A new study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, shows the many ways in which depression negatively affects health and highlights the benefits of exercise for relieving depression and keeping the heart healthy

Regular exercise can help prevent depression and heart diseaseDepression raises the risk of heart disease in people who haven’t had a history of cardiovascular problems. For those who have already been diagnosed with heart disease, depression raises their mortality risk. In fact, some studies have revealed that people with depression are at high risk of arrhythmia. Others, meanwhile, have pointed out that people […]

Here are 10 body care products that are harming your skin and body

Looks have been over emphasised and the demand for products to enhance these looks have increased over time. However, every story doesn’t have a happy ending; overuse and obsession of these products can be harmful to the skin

Here are 10 body care products that are harming your skin and bodyIn today’s day and age, beauty and perfection is being striven for like never before. Influenced by beauty influencers and photo shopped magazines, the trend is to be ‘flawless.’ The types of products being used extensively are as follows, here are their effects: Nylon brush, pufa, kathya or pumice stone is often use by people […]

3 diet changes to help lower cholesterol levels

Lifestyle changes can help reduce cholesterol, keep you off cholesterol-lowering medications or enhance the effect of your medications. Here are three lifestyle changes to get you started

3 diet changes to help lower cholesterol levelsBy lowering your blood LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol level, even if it is normal, you help reduce your chances of having a heart attack. It’s especially important if the LDL level is above 130 milligrams per decilitre. For every 10% drop in your cholesterol level, your heart attack risk potentially falls by 20% to 30%. There […]

Lack of sleep in teens interlinked with high blood pressure

Adolescents who don’t get enough sleep may be more likely to develop risk factors for heart disease like high blood pressure and excess body fat, an American study suggests

Lack of sleep in teens interlinked with high blood pressure“Sleep matters,” said Dr Elsie Taveras of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. “Sleep quantity and quality are pillars of health alongside diet and physical activity.” Taveras and colleagues asked 829 teens to wear activity trackers on their wrists to log night-time sleep and daytime activity for 7 to 10 days. They also examined risk factors […]

Try these six yoga poses to deal with prostate enlargement

Prostate enlargement or benign prostatic hyperplasia can cause problems with urination that many men find frustrating. Could yoga help manage the symptoms of this condition?

Try these six yoga poses to deal with prostate enlargementBenign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is caused by changes in hormone levels as a man gets older. It is a normal part of the aging process and is not dangerous. Even so, the problems an enlarged prostate can cause are irritating, and many men look for ways that they can improve their symptoms. This article explores […]

High fibre diet helps control diabetes by changing gut bacteria

New research finds that a shift in diet to incorporate more fibre could encourage specific types of gut bacteria, reducing the symptoms of diabetes and aiding weight loss

High fibre diet helps control diabetes by changing gut bacteriaA diet rich in fruit and vegetables can help treat type 2 diabetes, and it seems to do this by changing the bacteria that live in a person’s gut. Liping Zhao at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China and his colleagues compared the effects of two different diets in people with type 2 diabetes. Over […]

Can’t work out during the week? ‘Weekend warriors’ still benefit

Daily exercise may be the ideal, but even weekend workouts might prolong your life, a new study suggests

Can’t work out during the week? ‘Weekend warriors’ still benefitIn a study of more than 3,400 men and women over age 40, researchers found those who exercised one or two days a week had the same low death rates as those who exercised more frequently. “One of the main concerns to increasing physical activity is limited time, particularly multiple days a week,” said lead […]

Scared to exercise after a heart attack? Here’s what you need to know

Exercise is good for you. But for people who have had a heart attack, starting or resuming a workout routine may sound scary, exhausting, complicated, in short, the last thing they would want to do. Instead, it probably should be one of the first

Scared to exercise after a heart attack? Here’s what you need to know“We’re trying to make it clear that exercise is as much a part of the standard of care as aspirin or statins or beta blockers,” said cardiologist Dr Benjamin D. Levine, director of the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine and a professor of medicine and cardiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. That […]
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