Exposure to green spaces in childhood may improve mental health of adults

Seeing greenery helps reduce unhealthy cravings for alcohol, cigarettes and junk food

The study, led by the University of Plymouth, is the first to demonstrate that passive exposure to nearby green space is linked to both lower frequencies and strengths of craving. It builds on previous research suggesting exercising in nature can reduce cravings, by demonstrating the same may be true irrespective of physical activity. Researchers say […]

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Dementia risk higher in those who eat more trans fats, finds study

A new study of older adults in a Japanese town has found that those whose blood contained higher levels of trans fats were more likely to develop dementia than those with lower levels. The researchers also found that sweet pastries were likely the biggest source of dietary trans fats in that population. There are two […]

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#WorldHeartDay: Stressed at work and trouble sleeping? You’re at a high risk for heart disease

Work stress and impaired sleep are linked to a threefold higher risk of cardiovascular death in employees with hypertension. That’s the finding of research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Study author Professor Karl-Heinz Ladwig, of the German Research Centre for Environmental Health […]

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Exposure to green spaces in childhood may improve mental health of adults

People living near green spaces are at lower risk of metabolic syndrome, finds study

This is the main conclusion of a new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by “la Caixa,” which provides further evidence on the health benefits of green spaces. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together and include obesity, hypertension, high blood sugar levels, and abnormal fat […]

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Standing burns more calories than sitting or lying down, finds study

New research supports the idea that spending more time standing during waking hours can help to counteract some of the negative consequences of sedentary lifestyles. These are among the findings and conclusions of a recent PLOS One study from the University of Granada (UGR), in Spain. Many scientists believe that lying, sitting, and standing use […]

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Accelerate efforts to eliminate cervical cancer in the region: WHO

Cervical cancer is a significant public health problem in the region. In 2018, an estimated 158,000 new cases and 95, 766 deaths were reported due to cervical cancer, which is the third most common type of cancer. “Countries need to expand vaccination, screening, detection and treatment services for everyone, everywhere to address the growing problem […]

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Just 2 glasses of soft drinks daily tied to higher death risk

Because the findings are that of an observational study, they do not prove that regular soft drink consumption drives early death. However, the research team concludes that the results endorse health initiatives to reduce public consumption of such beverages. A recent paper in JAMA Internal Medicine describes how the international study group analysed data on […]

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Study links higher body weight later in life to faster brain ageing

Having an unhealthy weight is a significant risk factor for many health problems, including developing metabolic conditions, such as diabetes, as well as cardiovascular problems. But could excess weight also be a risk factor for cognitive decline? This is the question that researchers from the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami in […]

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Vitamin D supplementation may slow diabetes progression, finds study

Vitamin D supplementation may slow the progression of type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed patients and those with prediabetes, according to a study published in the European Journal of Endocrinology Type 2 diabetes is an increasingly prevalent disease that places a huge burden on patients and society and can lead to serious health problems including […]

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‘Health ministry working towards using AI in public health,’ Dr Harsh Vardhan

Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan also said in Lok Sabha on Friday that to address gaps in India’s AI ecosystem and realise its economic impact, the central government has prioritised building AI technology capabilities. “We will be using artificial intelligence to use solve our unsolved issues. We are going to be an important nation to […]

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