• Mon, Jan 23, 2017
  • Sitting for long can age women faster

    Updated: Jan, 23, 201701:00 PM

    Elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary, a new study has found.
    Sitting for long can age women faster
    Researchers from University of California (UC) found that women who have a sedentary lifestyle have cells that are biologically older and invite cardiovascular diseases and diabetes as compared to women who are active and exercise regularly. Our study found cells age faster with a sedentary lifestyle. Chronological age doesn't always match biological age, said lead researcher Aladdin Shadyab from UC.Elderly women with less than 40 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per day and who remain sedentary for more than 10 hours per day have shorter telomeres -- tiny caps found on the ends of DNA strands that protect chromosomes from deterioration and progressively shorten with age.As a cell ages, its telomeres naturally shorten and fray and make a body prone to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and major cancers. We found that...
  • Heavy alcohol use in adolescence alters brain electrical activity Heavy alcohol use in adolescence alters brain electrical activity
    Updated: Jan, 22, 201704:08 PM

    Heavy use of alcohol for a long time by adolescents can alter cortical excitability and functional connectivity in the brain, a study has found.

  • Gestational diabetes may up postpartum depression risk Gestational diabetes may up postpartum depression risk
    Updated: Jan, 21, 201703:32 PM

    Gestational diabetes is likely to raise the risk of depression after childbirth in first-time mothers, a study has found.

  • Exercise may cut bad effects of breast cancer drugs Exercise may cut bad effects of breast cancer drugs
    Updated: Jan, 20, 201704:19 PM

    A combination of weight training and 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity - such as brisk walking or jogging - every week may help mitigate the side-effects of hormone-therapy drugs that...

  • Low income women at greater risk of heart disease: Study Low income women at greater risk of heart disease: Study
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201712:40 PM

    Women from low socio-economic backgrounds are 25 per cent more likely to suffer a heart attack than disadvantaged men, research shows.

  • Hepatitis C is curable Hepatitis C is curable
    Updated: Jan, 18, 201710:49 AM

    Stigma attached to the blood—borne disease affecting 1 in 100 and spread through unsterile medical equipment or shared needles goes.

  • End arbitrary use, sale of antibiotics End arbitrary use, sale of antibiotics
    Updated: Jan, 18, 201710:20 AM

    Antibiotic resistance needs to be tackled on a war footing, where lax drug control measures and rampant overuse of antibiotics are adding to the woes of those falling sick.

  • Weekend exercise as good as daily routine: Study Weekend exercise as good as daily routine: Study
    Updated: Jan, 17, 201706:45 AM

    People who exercise mainly on the weekends may reap significant health and survival benefits, on par with people who work out more regularly, researchers said.

  • How to exercise using everyday items How to exercise using everyday items
    Updated: Jan, 17, 201705:30 AM

    Can’t afford the membership fees at a gym? Want a more fun way to exercise than using a treadmill? Well, it’s time to bring the gym home. You can make exercise materials out of tons of things. You...

  • 20-minute exercise is all you need to be fit 20-minute exercise is all you need to be fit
    Updated: Jan, 16, 201712:56 PM

    If you can spare 20 minutes every day for moderate exercise, it will stimulate your immune system and make you less prone to diseases like arthritis and fibromyalgia, a new research has found.