Health experts question studies on the impact of red meat consumption

A review of recent research concludes eating red meat may not be as bad as once thought. But not all experts agree. The studies published in the Annals of Internal Medicine conclude there's little to no effects from eating meat on illnesses like heart disease, cancer or diabetes. The controversial study also recommends consumers who eat as much as four servings a week can continue to do so

Health experts question studies on the impact of red meat consumptionCutting back on red and processed meat brings few if any health benefits, according to a review of evidence drawn from millions of people, but the finding contradicts dietary advice of international agencies and has prompted criticism from many experts. The researchers who conducted the review said their findings suggest most people can eat red […]

Could energy boosting sports drinks be deadly for your health? 

The sports drink market is expected to see growth in the coming years due to increasing demands worldwide, but the debate on the benefits and health risks associated with its consumption also continues among scientists and the industry

Could energy boosting sports drinks be deadly for your health? Amid the rapid growth of sports drink markets globally, scientists have also been raising concerns about the product’s potential impact on human health. A new study in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports suggests that sports drinks can effectively enhance endurance performance, Outside Magazine reported. The findings come from the analysis of […]

Can eating nuts lower fatal stroke risk?

A steady diet of nuts can reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease

Can eating nuts lower fatal stroke risk?A study presented at the on-going ESC Congress 2019 in Paris, France suggests eating nuts at least twice a week is associated with a 17 per cent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD). ESC is the world’s largest cardiovascular conference. This study, which took place in Iran, examined the association between nut consumption […]

Leg exercises are crucial to maintain healthy brain and nervous system

In a new take on the exercise truism ‘use it, or lose it,’ researchers show neurological health is an interactive relationship with our muscles and our world. Groundbreaking research shows that neurological health depends as much on signals sent by the body's large, leg muscles to the brain as it does on directives from the brain to the muscles

Leg exercises are crucial to maintain healthy brain and nervous systemPublished today in Frontiers in Neuroscience, the study fundamentally alters brain and nervous system medicine – giving doctors new clues as to why patients with motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy and other neurological diseases often rapidly decline when their movement becomes limited. “Our study supports the notion that people who are unable […]

Microplastics in water not harmful to humans, says WHO report

Microplastics in drinking water do not appear to pose a health risk at current levels, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In its first report on the issue, the WHO found that larger particles, and most smaller ones, pass through the body without being absorbed. But it said the findings were based on ‘limited information’ as it called for greater research on the issue

Microplastics in water not harmful to humans, says WHO reportMicroplastics are increasingly found in drinking water, but there is no evidence so far that this poses a risk to humans, according to a new assessment by the World Health Organization. However, the United Nations body warned against complacency because more research is needed to fully understand how plastic spreads into the environment and works […]

Mumbai: FDA seizes e-cigarettes worth Rs 1 lakh

The buying and selling of e-cigarette is banned in Maharashtra. The FDA seized these e-cigarette products during their on-going campaign against electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) devices

Mumbai: FDA seizes e-cigarettes worth Rs 1 lakhIn May, this year, the state joined nearly a dozen other states in India to ban the electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) that include e-cigarettes, vape, e-hookah and heat-not-burn devices among others. The FDA had taken the decision keeping in mind the growing evidence that ENDS may be as harmful as conventional tobacco products and […]

Cockroaches developing stronger rapid cross-resistance, making them unbeatable

Scientists from Purdue exposed German cockroaches to different insecticides, and found that the cockroach populations not only developed a resistance to the insecticide they were exposed to, but also picked up resistances to other insecticides

Cockroaches developing stronger rapid cross-resistance, making them unbeatableThe super-immune insects can then pass their resistance on to their offspring, making it only a matter of time before a given population becomes, essentially, insecticide-proof. Cockroaches are serious threats to human health. They carry dozens of types of bacteria, such as E. coli and salmonella, which can sicken people. And the saliva, faeces and […]

Maha health dept forms committee to study climate change impact on human health

Although global warming may bring some localised benefits, such as fewer winter deaths in temperate climates and increased food production in certain areas, the overall health effects of a changing climate are likely to be overwhelmingly negative. Climate change affects social and environmental determinants of health - clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter

Maha health dept forms committee to study climate change impact on human healthThe State health department has formed a committee to evaluate impact of climate change on health. When the adverse impact of climate change is seen on environment, experts say that the impact is also seen on health of people. Dr Pradeep Awate, head of state’s epidemiology department, said, “We have formed a committee of experts […]

Mediterranean diet protects against overeating and obesity, finds study

Eat as much as you want and not gain weight? Sounds too good to be true

Mediterranean diet protects against overeating and obesity, finds studyBut in a study published in the April 23 issue of the journal Obesity, scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine found that non-human primates on a Mediterranean diet chose not to eat all the food available to them and maintained a normal weight. “By comparison, the animals on a Western diet ate far more […]

WiFi may interact with pathways in the brain, cause irreversible damage: Reveals study

WiFi or a wireless network consists of an antenna that is connected to the internet and several wireless devices, such as laptop, phone, etc. The electromagnetic frequency of WiFi is pulsed rather than continuous. This is a critical issue, as pulsed electromagnetic frequencies have a larger biological impact

WiFi may interact with pathways in the brain, cause irreversible damage: Reveals studyThe effects of repeated WiFi exposure on human health have been widely debated. A recent study reviewed evidence from 23 controlled scientific studies which investigated the health effects of WiFi on animals, human cell lines, and humans to determine once and for all, whether WiFi has a detrimental effect on human health. A 2015 study […]