Healthy lifestyle may offset the genetic risk of dementia, reveals study

Living a healthy lifestyle may help offset a person’s genetic risk of dementia, according to new research. The study was led by the University of Exeter - simultaneously published on July 14 in JAMA and presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2019 in Los Angeles

Healthy lifestyle may offset the genetic risk of dementia, reveals study  Living healthily with a good diet and regular exercise may help people with a higher genetic susceptibility to dementia to offset the risk of developing it, according to recent research. The risk of dementia was reduced by 32% in people with a high genetic risk if they had followed a healthy lifestyle, compared to […]

64% of Indians say they don’t exercise, reveals shocking study

While many Indian consumers intend to lead a healthy lifestyle, lack of motivation and time make it difficult for them to do so. New research from the world’s leading market intelligence agency Mintel reveals that almost two-thirds (64%) of Indians say that they don’t exercise

64% of Indians say they don’t exercise, reveals shocking studyAnd while nearly half (46%) of consumers say that leading a healthy lifestyle is their top priority, only 37% of them actually exercise. Mintel research reveals that lack of time is the top barrier for exercising among Indian consumers; almost a third (31%) of consumers say that they don’t have time to exercise. Nidhi Sinha, […]

Pune: B. J. Medical College organises event to raise awareness on vitiligo

On Tuesday, June 25, the Department of Skin and Venereal Disease, B.J. Govt. Medical College, Pune observed World Vitiligo Day by organising a public awareness program under the guidance of Dr Sudhir Nanandkar, dean of Sassoon Hospital

Pune: B. J. Medical College organises event to raise awareness on vitiligoDuring this event Dr Muralidhar Tambe, Deputy dean, enlightened the audience regarding the cosmetic importance of this disease and the need for further awareness in the society about this disease. Dr Arun Kowale, spoke about the origin of this day and the history behind the celebration of this day and implored the gathered people comprising […]

#WorldVitiligoDay: Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skin

Millions of people worldwide have vitiligo, a condition that causes the skin to lose its natural colour, resulting in patches of light skin. Although the white or light patches do not typically cause other symptoms, the condition can cause low self-esteem and depression in patients - of whom nearly half develop vitiligo before the age of 21

#WorldVitiligoDay: Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skinAlthough there is no cure for vitiligo, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say there is a lot patients can do at home to make vitiligo less visible and help prevent the condition from spreading. “Many people with vitiligo do not have any other signs or symptoms and feel completely healthy,” says board-certified dermatologist […]

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 […]
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