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Exercise to beat parkinson’s disease

Physical activity or regular exercising has been known to treat various health issues. Looks like it may also slow down Parkinson’s disease. According to a study published in the Journal PLOS ONE, exercise can stop accumulation of a harmful protein that is believed to play a key role in the brain cell death associated with Parkinson’s disease. Engaging in exercise on a running wheel can stop the accumulation of the neuronal protein alpha-synuclein in brain cells. Parkinson’s disease basically causes progressive loss of muscle control, trembling, stiffness, slowness and impaired imbalance. “Our experiments show that exercise can get to the heart of the problem in Parkinson’s disease,” said one of the researchers Curt Freed, Professor at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in the US. “People with Parkinson’s who exercise are likely able to keep their brain cells from dying,” Freed added. The researchers found that in the running mice, exercise increased brain and muscle expression.

obesity linked to sugar-rich beverages

A new review of the latest evidence on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) — which includes 30 new studies published between 2013 and 2015 (and none of them industry sponsored) — concludes that SSB consumption is associated with overweight and obesity, and that countries that have not already done so should take action to reduce the consumption of the so-called ‘empty calories’ that these drinks contain. The review is published in the journal Obesity Facts, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), and written by a team including lead author Dr Maria Luger, Special Institute for Preventive Cardiology And Nutrition.

leafy veggies keep your brain sharp

While cognitive abilities naturally decline with age, eating one serving of leafy green vegetables a day may slow brain aging by 11 years, according to a new study. “Adding a daily serving of green leafy vegetables to your diet may be a simple way to help promote brain health,” said study author Martha Clare Morris, Sc.D., a nutritional epidemiologist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. “There continues to be sharp increases in the percentage of people with dementia as the oldest age groups continue to grow in number. Effective strategies to prevent dementia are critically needed.” Study findings suggest that people who ate one serving of green, leafy vegetables had a slower rate of decline on tests of memory and thinking skills as compared to those people who rarely or never ate them.

 
 
 
 
 

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HEC, Paras Healthcare to run Multi Super Speciality Hospital

18 Jan 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC) and Paras Healthcare today announced to run a 300 bedded super speciality hospital providing tertiary care services in the Capital City. A PPP project for the same was signed by CMD, HEC, Avijit Ghosh and MD, Paras Healthcare, Dr Dharminder Nagar on Tuesday...

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