Eat walnuts to keep age-related health issues at bay

LONDON: Daily consumption of walnuts can help in healthy ageing, while also improving the blood cholesterol levels and maintaining good gut health, finds a new study. The findings showed that intake of walnuts, especially by the elderly, can boost the good fats and other nutrients as well as lower obesity and blood cholesterol levels. Initially […]

Fasting helps boost immunity, curb intestinal inflammation: Study

The next time your mother wants to fast, don’t stop her. A new study says the age-old practice of fasting could help boost immunity and control intestinal inflammation. The research is on a subject termed as Caloric Restriction (CR). “CR in the form of fasting has been used in traditional medicinal practices such as homoeopathy, […]

Berries, grapes and apples: Your allies in the fight against cancer

Despite major advancements in methods of treatment, cancer continues to be the most dreaded disease in the world, with its very name evoking the image of impending disaster. Ironically, even the chemo and radiation which are the established cures come with a plethora of side-effects. Not only does the patient lose hair, but also strength, […]

Regular exercise in old age may delay brain aging by 10 years

According to the study, the people who reported light to no exercise — their brain aged 10 years more than the people who reported moderate to intense exercise.  “The number of people over the age of 65 in the US is on the rise, meaning the public health burden of thinking and memory problems will […]

Tuberculosis Can Be Ended by 2030 : WHO

GENEVA: In advance of World TB day (March 24), the World Health Organization is calling for collective global action and more money to support TB control strategies to end this scourge by 2030. The World Health Organization says ending tuberculosis by 2030, the target set by the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals will be a challenge, […]

New blood test may detect multiple diseases

JERUSALEM: Scientists have developed a new blood test that may detect multiple diseases, including diabetes, cancer, traumatic injury and neurodegeneration, in a highly sensitive and specific manner. The novel method, developed in a series of experiments involving 320 patients and controls, infers cell death in specific tissue from the methylation patterns of circulating DNA that […]

Not just Vicks 500 and Corex: India has banned 344 drugs

NEW DELHI: One of India’s most popular medicines for cough and cold, Vicks Action 500 Extra, will not be available in chemist shops any more after the government banned fixed dose combination drugs. Apart from Vicks, India has banned the manufacture and sale of more than 300 combination medicines, including two widely used cough syrups, […]

Want to lose weight? Eat protein-rich meals

WASHINGTON: Protein-rich meals may help dieters shed extra kilos by making them feel fuller, according to researchers, including one of Indian-origin. The recent popularity of lowcarb, high-protein diets can partially be attributed to the fact that dieters often feel fuller when protein intake is high, even if they are consuming fewer calories overall. Researchers, including […]

Suffering from lower-back pain? Try osteopathy

Suffering from pain in the lower back? Suggest you go in for osteopathy. A new research shows that in case of lower back problems, osteopathy was much more effective than surgery. The American study found that six sessions of osteopathy over eight weeks could be enough to reduce pain and see general improvements, particularly in […]

Fish Oils: Health Benefits, Facts, Research

Fish oils come from fatty fish, also known as oily fish, specifically the tissue of fatty fish, such as trout, mackerel, tuna, herring, sardines, and salmon. Fish oils are of interest to nutritionists and health care professionals because of two main ingredients: DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) – both types of Omega-3 fatty […]