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 […]

4 health tips to live a longer life

It may sound scary but some people are still hoping to reach immortality to enjoy their life as long as they want to. But there is little scientific support for an endless life

4 health tips to live a longer lifeHowever, it has been proven that there are things or methods that could extend a person’s existence on the planet. Part of it is having a healthy lifestyle. Dr Joel Dudley and Dr Chris Mason, founders of Onegevity, an artificial intelligence-based health care service, provide the data-driven techniques to help you better understand your health. […]

7 ways to reduce stress and keep blood pressure down

When it comes to preventing and treating high blood pressure, one often-overlooked strategy is managing stress. If you often find yourself tense and on-edge, try these seven ways to reduce stress

7 ways to reduce stress and keep blood pressure downGet enough sleep. Inadequate or poor-quality sleep can negatively affect your mood, mental alertness, energy level, and physical health. Learn relaxation techniques. Meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, deep breathing exercises, and yoga are powerful relaxation techniques and stress-busters. Strengthen your social network. Connect with others by taking a class, joining an organization, or participating […]

Want a healthy heart? Switch off your TV and eat a healthy breakfast

People who spend less time watching TV and regularly eat an energy-rich breakfast may have a lower risk of developing heart disease or suffering a stroke, a study suggests. The study found that people who watched TV for less time and ate a healthy breakfast showed significantly less plaque and stiffness in their arteries

Want a healthy heart? Switch off your TV and eat a healthy breakfastWant a healthy heart? Turning off the TV, being active and eating an energy-rich breakfast of milk, cheese and cereals everyday could be the key, suggest researchers in a new study. The findings of the study showed that people who watched more than 21 hours of TV per week were 68 per cent more likely […]

An afternoon nap is as good as medicine for lowering your blood pressure

An afternoon nap is just as effective as taking a pill to lower blood pressure, new research suggests. Scientists found those who enjoyed a midday snooze were more likely to experience a drop in blood pressure compared to adults who stayed awake

An afternoon nap is as good as medicine for lowering your blood pressure  A new study has shown that taking an afternoon nap could be as effective at lowering blood pressure as taking anti-hypertensive medication. Study investigator Manolis Kallistratos (Asklepieion General Hospital in Greece) and colleagues found that people who took a midday siesta were more likely to experience a fall in blood pressure than people who […]

What is dengue shock syndrome?

Dengue shock syndrome is one among the stages of dengue hemorrhagic fever, which is a fatal condition, usually occurs in extremes of ages as in young children and in elderly people

What is dengue shock syndrome?Who are more prone to dengue fever? It is believed that people with weak immune system and those who are developing a second dengue infection, are more vulnerable to dengue fever. The severity also depends on multiple reasons such as immunity, recurrent dengue infection, and multiple co morbidities and so on and also who are suffering […]

Here’s how you can reduce your risk of developing irregular heartbeats

Problems with heart rhythm, known as arrhythmias, mean that your heart is prone to beating in an irregular manner, going too fast or too slow. While this can be harmless, certain arrhythmias are tied to heart problems

Here’s how you can reduce your risk of developing irregular heartbeatsAtrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of irregular heartbeat. AF has been tied to an elevated risk of stroke and other potential heart complications since it can lead to clots which block blood flow. So, what can you do to manage risk factors? For starters, the American Heart Association recommends reducing high blood […]

Lifestyle changes can help you overcome high genetic risk of stroke

Individuals following a healthy lifestyle had lower stroke risk regardless of genetic risk factors compared to those with unhealthier habits such as smoking and poor diet, according to results of a prospective study of men and women in the UK Biobank database in Great Britain

Lifestyle changes can help you overcome high genetic risk of strokeHas stroke hit your family particularly hard? A healthy lifestyle may be your best defence, new research shows. A new study conducted by specialists from numerous prestigious institutions across Europe – including the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Bonn, […]

Mothers who have a healthy lifestyle can lower obesity risk in kids

A mother’s example could be instrumental in a child maintaining a healthy weight, suggests new research published in The BMJ

Mothers who have a healthy lifestyle can lower obesity risk in kids“Living a healthy lifestyle can not only help adults to improve their health and reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases, but also can exert health benefits to their offspring,”said Dr Qi Sun from Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston. Mothers have a powerful influence over their children’s lifestyle choices, but it’s […]
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