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Sportsperson Health protein greasy food

Sportsperson Health: For young athletes, it’s healthy protein, not greasy food

Turns out, young athletes prefer healthy, nutritional food to greasy food, contrary to popular belief. According to a study conducted by the University of Waterloo, the greasy food being served at hockey rinks isn’t really what young hockey players want. The study of 25 travel team players aged 11-15 found they were more motivated by performance, recovery,

Gene therapy may help treat chronic kidney disease

Gene therapy may help treat chronic kidney disease

NEW YORK: Scientists have found that administering gene therapy may reverse damage in kidney cells, suggesting a potential treatment for chronic kidney disease characterised by gradual loss of its functions.The research showed that whether adeno-associated virus (AAV) a relative of the virus that causes the common cold could deliver genetic material to damaged cells in

Teens need vigorous exercise to cut heart risk later in life

Teens need vigorous exercise to cut heart risk later in life

Washington DC, [USA] July 12 (ANI): Turns out, teenagers who engage in high-intensity exercise have lower blood pressure which ultimately may lead to a lower risk of developing heart diseases later in life. The study by researchers at the Children’s Health & Exercise Research Centre, University of Exeter, conducted an experiment on healthy teenage males

Drinking 'Grassmilk' may boost heart health: Study

Drinking ‘Grassmilk’ may boost heart health: Study

NEW YORK: Cows fed with 100 per cent organic grass and legume-based diet produce “grassmilk” rich in omega-3, which reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease as compared to conventional milk, finds a study.While omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are essential human nutrients, consuming too much omega-6 and too little omega-3 can increase the risk of

Living near woods may cut diabetes, heart disease risk

Living near woods may cut diabetes, heart disease risk

LONDON: Feeling unwell? Instead of popping up a pill, sitting in the lap of nature can have various health benefits, says a study. The findings showed that living near the nature or getting regular exposure to greenery may reduce the risk of a host of illnesses including Type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, preterm

Long work hours may hike women's diabetes risk by 70%

Long work hours may hike women’s diabetes risk by 70%

Toronto – Women who work for 45 hours or more a week may be associated with nearly 70 per cent increased risk of diabetes as compared to men or women who worked for 30 to 40 hours a week, a study has found. Longer-working men however did not face this risk. While it is an

Adolescent drinking may reduce grey matter

Adolescent drinking may reduce grey matter

LONDON: Regular consumption of alcohol, even in moderate levels, can adversely affect young people, especially girls both their metabolism as well as volume of grey matter, a study has found. The findings showed that drinking may be associated with changes in the metabolite profile which includes reduced brain grey matter involved in muscle control, sensory

An extra year of education can make you smarter

An extra year of education can make you smarter

LONDON: An extra year of schooling may leave students with new knowledge and may lead to a small but noticeable increase to students’ IQ, a new study suggests. The researchers found that an additional year of education was associated with an increase in IQ that ranged from 1.197 IQ points to 5.229 IQ points.In combination,

TB vaccine may help reverse diabetes

TB vaccine may help reverse diabetes

TB vaccine may help reverse diabetes Boston, Jun 24 (PTI) A vaccine that prevents tuberculosis and is used to treat bladder cancer has been approved for clinical trials in the US to tests its ability to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a phase II clinical trial testing

Living in mountains limits bone growth

Living in mountains limits bone growth

LONDON: Living in high altitude regions can limit bone growth, causing people have shorter limbs, say scientists who conducted a study in Himalayan populations. High altitude is a particularly challenging environment – the terrain is physically challenging and the land has a relatively poor crop yield, so food can be sparse.Most importantly, oxygen levels are

Can grandparents' exposure to plastic chemical cause Autism in kids?

Can grandparents’ exposure to plastic chemical cause Autism in kids?

NEW YORK: Your exposure to a plastic chemical can affect the communications skills of your grandchildren, says a study over mice that found a link between early exposure to the chemical and the risk of autism. Bisphenol A is an endocrine disrupting chemical used in consumer products such as water bottles, dental composites among others and

Tricity gears up for International Yoga Day

Chandigarh – Thousands of people are expected to participate in yoga events, which is to be organised at various places on the eve of 4th International Yoga Day across Chandigarh on Thursday. A large amount of people from Tricity are going to participate in the events and initiatives organised by the government, various NGO’s, schools, educational

Why eating whole grains may be much healthier

Why eating whole grains may be much healthier

LONDON: Regularly consuming whole grain foods such as barley, brown rice, millet, oatmeal and rye may help lose weight as well as decrease the risk of heart disease and diabetes, a study has claimed. The findings showed that study participants who ate whole grains had less inflammation, particularly in overweight people, which increases the risk

Why we can't stop eating junk food decoded

Why we can’t stop eating junk food decoded

BERLIN: Foods that are rich in both fats and carbohydrates have a particularly strong influence on our brain’s reward system, say scientists who explain why we cannot keep our hands off unhealthy junk foods like french fries and candy bars. Both fatty and carbohydrate-rich foods activate the reward system in the brain, albeit via different signalling

Childhood stress makes your brain mature faster

Childhood stress makes your brain mature faster

LONDON: Stress in early childhood due to negative experiences such as illness or divorce of parents may lead to faster maturation of certain brain regions, during adolescence, a new study suggests. The study found that these experiences cause faster maturation of the prefrontal cortex and amygdala that also play a role in the control of

High Vitamin D levels associated with low colon cancer risk

High Vitamin D levels associated with low colon cancer risk

NEW YORK: Consuming a Vitamin D rich diet is not only beneficial for your bones but can also keep colorectal or colon cancer at bay, a new study shows. Compared to participants with circulating vitamin D concentrations considered sufficient for bone health, people with deficient concentrations of the vitamin had a 31 per cent higher

Sitting too long without movement may kill you fast

Sitting too long without movement may kill you fast

NEW YORK: Does your job force you to sit for one to two hours at a stretch without moving? Beware, it may raise the risk of dying early than people who sit cumulatively for the same time, but in shorter bouts, a study has warned. The findings showed that people with the greatest amount of sedentary

Here's how insufficient sleep could cost billions

Here’s how insufficient sleep could cost billions

SYDNEY: With the problem of inadequate sleep affecting more and more people around the world, researchers have found that the financial and non-financial costs associated with it could cost a country billions of dollars. For the study, David Hillman of the University of Western Australia and his colleagues attempted to measure the economic consequences of limited

Light exposure during sleep may harm metabolism

Light exposure during sleep may harm metabolism

WASHINGTON: Light exposure at night may not only disrupt sleep but also adversely impact metabolic function, according to a study. “Our preliminary findings show that a single night of light exposure during sleep acutely impacts measures of insulin resistance,” said Ivy Cheung Mason, a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in the

Common toothpaste ingredient linked to colon cancer

Common toothpaste ingredient linked to colon cancer

New York: Using triclosan, an antibacterial and antifungal agent found in hand soaps and toothpastes among other consumer products, can potentially cause colon inflammation and cancer, finds a study on mice. The study, reported in Science Translational Medicine, suggests that short-time treatment with low-dose triclosan caused low-grade colonic inflammation, and exaggerated disease development of colitis and colitis-associated