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

Compared with sitting or lying down for the same amount of time, standing uses more energy. This could help to burn calories that would otherwise end up in fat storage

Standing burns more calories than sitting or lying down, finds studyNew 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 […]

Accelerate efforts to eliminate cervical cancer in the region: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged countries in its South-East Asia Region to accelerate their efforts to eliminate cervical cancer by the year 2030

Accelerate efforts to eliminate cervical cancer in the region: WHOCervical 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 […]

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

A new study looking at hundreds of thousands of individuals has linked higher consumption of soft drinks with greater risk of premature death. The researchers saw that the association held for both artificially and sugar-sweetened drinks

Just 2 glasses of soft drinks daily tied to higher death riskBecause 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 […]

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

A new study has identified an association between having a higher body mass and larger waist later in life, and a faster thinning of the cerebral cortex, which is a key characteristic of brain ageing

Study links higher body weight later in life to faster brain ageingHaving 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 […]

Vitamin D supplementation may slow diabetes progression, finds study

The study findings suggest that high-dose supplementation of vitamin D can improve glucose metabolism to help prevent the development and progression of diabetes

Vitamin D supplementation may slow diabetes progression, finds studyVitamin 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 […]

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

While addressing the Lok Sabha, the Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan spoke about the various developments which are currently taking place in the health ministry and the achievements which the ministry has reached. The Union Health Ministry is working towards using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a safe and effective way in public health in the country

‘Health ministry working towards using AI in public health,’ Dr Harsh VardhanHealth 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 […]

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

Being able to see green spaces from your home is associated with reduced cravings for alcohol, cigarettes and harmful foods, new research has shown

Seeing greenery helps reduce unhealthy cravings for alcohol, cigarettes and junk foodThe 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 […]

Driving to work may increase the risk of premature death by 32%

Adults who are obese and commute by car are at a 32% increased risk of death from any cause, compared with normal-weight peers who walk or cycle to work, report researchers

Driving to work may increase the risk of premature death by 32%The finding, which was recently presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity, was based on an analysis of more than 160,000 British individuals. For the study, researchers from the British Heart Foundation examined data from 163,149 people (aged between 37 and 73 years) who provided information about whether they drove to work, walked and […]

New essential medicines and diagnostics lists published by the WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) updates global guidance on medicines and diagnostic tests to address health challenges, prioritise highly effective therapeutics, and improve affordable access

New essential medicines and diagnostics lists published by the WHOThe WHO’s Essential Medicines List and List of Essential Diagnostics are core guidance documents that help countries prioritise critical health products that should be widely available and affordable throughout health systems. Published on Tuesday, July 9, the two lists focus on cancer and other global health challenges, with an emphasis on effective solutions, smart prioritisation, […]

Study finds strong link between air pollution and hypertension

A new study soon to appear in the Journal of Public Health suggests that air pollution and living in apartment buildings may be associated with an increased risk for dangerous conditions like heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes

Study finds strong link between air pollution and hypertensionCardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of death in developing countries. Hypertension and metabolic syndrome are important causes of cardiovascular diseases. Metabolic syndrome is further associated with abdominal obesity, elevated blood pressure, and higher blood glucose levels. These conditions are associated with a higher risk for various health problems. The causes of these disorders are […]
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