Strength training may cut diabetes risk in obese people

Strength training may cut diabetes risk in obese people

Sunday, 17 March 2019 | PTI | Washington

Strength training over a short time period may be a fast and effective strategy for reducing the risk of fatty liver disease and diabetes in obese people, a study has found. Researchers from University of Campinas in Brazil investigated the effects of strength-based exercise on liver fat accumulation, blood glucose regulation...

Eating walnuts may boost metabolism: Study

Eating walnuts may boost metabolism: Study

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | PTI | Seoul

Regular consumption of walnuts may  help reduce the potential prevalence rate of diabetes by improving  metabolic syndrome risk factors, a study claims. According to the study, published in the journal Nutrition Research and Practice, consuming walnuts may bring positive changes to metabolic syndrome status by increasing high-density lipoprotein (HDL)  or "good"...

Infertility in women linked to higher cancer risk

Infertility in women linked to higher cancer risk

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | IANS | New York

 Infertility is associated with a higher risk of developing cancer in women of childbearing age, say researchers including one of Indian-origin. The findings, published in the journal Human Reproduction, showed that infertile women had an overall 18 per cent higher risk of developing cancer compared to women who were not infertile.  However,...

Air pollution raises diabetes risk in China: study

Air pollution raises diabetes risk in China: study

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | AFP | Hong Kong

Long-term exposure to harmful smog particles increases the risk of diabetes, a new study in China has shown, providing evidence for a link between the country's air pollution and the disease. China is facing the largest diabetes problem in the world with around 11 per cent of its population suffering from...

Herbs can be effective in prevention & management of kidney ailments: Experts

Herbs can be effective in prevention & management of kidney ailments: Experts

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

Dialysis is a way of life for many patients suffering with kidney ailments in the country. In view of limited options for treatment of the kidney disease in allopathy, experts representing the traditional medical system claimed on the eve of the World Kidney Day that herbs could slow the disease's progression...

Don't allow sale, manufacture & ad of e-cigarettes, ENDS: Central Drug Regulator to states, UTs

Don't allow sale, manufacture & ad of e-cigarettes, ENDS: Central Drug Regulator to states, UTs

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

The Central Drug Regulator has directed all drug controllers in states and Union territories to not allow the manufacture, sale, import and advertisement of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, including e-cigarettes and flavoured hookah, in their jurisdictions. "Since no Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), including e-cigarettes, heat-not-burn devices, vape, e-sheesha, e-nicotine flavoured...

Long-term exposure to air pollution increases risk of diabetes

Long-term exposure to air pollution increases risk of diabetes

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | PTI | Beijing

Long-term exposure to air pollution increases the risk of diabetes, according to a recent Chinese study. Diabetes causes substantial economic and health burdens worldwide. China has the highest number of diabetic cases in the world. However, the association between air pollution and diabetes incidence is rarely reported in developing countries, especially in...

Binge drinking teens may face higher anxiety risk later: Study

Binge drinking teens may face higher anxiety risk later: Study

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | PTI | Washington

Binge drinking in adolescence, even if discontinued, may increase the risk for anxiety later in life, according to a study led by an Indian origin scientist. "Binge drinking early in life modifies the brain and changes connectivity in the brain, especially in the amygdala, which is involved in emotional regulation and...