Study reveals oversized meals play a key crucial role in encouraging obesity

Restaurants frequently serve oversized meals, not only in the United States but also in many other countries, according to a study conducted by an international team of researchers and supported by FAPESP - São Paulo Research Foundation

Study reveals oversized meals play a key crucial role in encouraging obesityThe study which was conducted in Brazil, China, Finland, Ghana, India and the United States found 94 per cent of meals served in restaurants contain more than the recommended number of calories according to the UK’s National Health Service Published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the study weighed and measured the energy content of […]

High fibre diet can cut risk of early death by one third, reveals WHO study

Most people around the world do not eat the amount of fibre needed to prevent key life-threatening illnesses, new research suggests

High fibre diet can cut risk of early death by one third, reveals WHO studyPeople who eat lots of high-fibre and whole grain foods have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases than people whose diets are low in fibre, a study commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) says. For every 8 gram increase in fibre eaten a day, total deaths and incidences of […]

Income volatility, unstable career taking a toll on youths

Instability in career and income affects the health of youngsters. Experts witness rising cases of heart-related and psychiatry related issues in the population facing income volatility

Income volatility, unstable career taking a toll on youthsAs all the sectors have become competitive, the pressure to be a better performer is also increasing. Till date, people were having office related issues, but these days, doctors are also witnessing cases where income volatility is affecting the health of the individuals. Dr Dnyaneshwar Gaware, a cardiologist from Pune, said, “Loss of job or […]

Poor fitness levels can increase your risk of having a stroke, reveals new study

Low fitness levels have long been tied to higher risk for heart problems. Now researchers say men’s cardiorespiratory fitness is tied to their risk for stroke as well

Poor fitness levels can increase your risk of having a stroke, reveals new studyResearchers in Norway followed 2,014 middle-aged men for more than 20 years. Those who were unfit for the whole study period, or who started out fit but became less so, were twice as likely to have a stroke as those who stayed fit or became fit, they reported in the journal Stroke. “Stroke is a […]

Bullying has long-term health impacts, affects heart and mental health in long-run

Boys who engaged in more bullying in childhood tended to be aggressive and were more likely to smoke in adulthood, which increases risk factors for heart disease and other life-threatening diseases. Boys who were bullied, tended to have more stressful life experiences

Bullying has long-term health impacts, affects heart and mental health in long-runAccording to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Being bullied in childhood may lead to long-lasting health consequences, impacting psychosocial risk factors for cardiovascular health well into adulthood. It can have negative impact on heart health. The unique study tracked a diverse group of over 300 […]

Here’s how a selfie can save your life, by detecting these 4 health problems  

There have been many cases of people spotting certain symptoms or abnormalities in their selfies, which led to the diagnosis of conditions like skin cancer, stroke, etc

Here’s how a selfie can save your life, by detecting these 4 health problems  While they do come with a fair share of downsides for some people, selfies have also helped identify significant symptoms of medical conditions, important enough to save people’s lives. Here are four instances where they proved to be valuable from a health perspective. Stroke Juanita Branch, 63, recently recalled how she suffered a stroke back […]

Thailand becomes first country in Asia to introduce tobacco plain packaging

The World Health Organization (WHO) commended stronger tobacco control measures being adopted by Thailand which has become the first in Asia and the first low and middle-income country to adopt plain packaging for tobacco products

Thailand becomes first country in Asia to introduce tobacco plain packagingThe new legislative announcement on plain packaging is the latest effort of Thai government and adds to the Tobacco Control Act 2017 which enforces 20 years as the minimum age for purchasing tobacco, bans single stick sale and bans tobacco advertisement, promotion and sponsorship. Plain packaging of tobacco products restricts or prohibits the use of […]

Eating more vegetables interlinked with better artery health for older women

A new study of older women living in Australia finds that eating more vegetables - especially cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower - might help to prevent clogged arteries, a main cause of heart attack and stroke

Eating more vegetables interlinked with better artery health for older womenElderly women who eat more vegetables may be less likely to develop hardening of the arteries, an Australian study suggests. Researchers surveyed 954 women aged 70 and older. They also used ultrasound to assess the thickness of the walls of the carotid artery in the neck, and the extent of plaque accumulation. Thinner artery walls […]

Controlling your weight can help lower stroke risk

Strokes don't usually come out of the blue. It is true that nobody can predict the precise time when a stroke will strike. But even when an underlying medical condition puts you at risk, you might be able to do something about it. Small changes in lifestyle, such as keeping a check on your weight can prevent the risk of strokes

Controlling your weight can help lower stroke riskThere is a lot you can do to lower your chances of having a stroke. Even if you’ve already had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), you can take steps to prevent another. Controlling your weight is an important way to lower stroke risk. Excess pounds strain the entire circulatory system and can lead […]

Treating sleep apnoea may improve stroke outcomes, finds study

Treating a common sleep disorder immediately after a stroke or mini-stroke may improve patients’ neurological symptoms and daily functioning, a small study suggests

Treating sleep apnoea may improve stroke outcomes, finds studyObstructive sleep apnoea, which causes their airway to close, briefly halting breathing, for a few seconds multiple times during sleep. The condition has been linked with increased risk for heart attack, hypertension, sudden death, stroke and faster progression of cardiovascular disease. Sleep apnoea sufferers can use CPAP machines to keep their airway open during sleep. […]
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