Know how exercise can improve our cognitive performance

During the study, conducted at the University Munich, electroencephalography readings were taken as 24 participants performed a visual working memory task while at rest and during the exercise involving different postures: seated on or pedalling a stationary bicycle, as well as standing or walking on a treadmill. The findings are published in the British Journal of…

Shocking: Obesity may increase risk of colorectal cancer in young women

Young women pay attention and read this shocking piece of information! Reportedly, a latest revealed that women who are overweight or obese have twice the risk of developing colorectal cancer before age 50. According to the study published in the journal JAMA Oncology, it is imperative for women to manage their weight in order to avoid colorectal…

Health burden from long-term ozone exposure

A novel method has been utilised by a new study in three major regions of the world to estimate long-term ozone exposure to quantify the health burden from long-term ozone exposure. According to the ANI report, the study has been published in the Journal of Environmental Research Letters. At the Duke University, the researchers estimated that 266,000…

Parents harsher behaviour towards children can make them aggressive

A new study has found that if parents are less affectionate and harsher towards your children then it can make them aggressive and anti-social. The findings suggest that children become more aggressive because of less parental warmth and more harshness in the home environment. The lack of empathy and a moral compass, a set of characteristics known…

Study claims ketogenic diet prevents cognitive decline

A new study found that consuming a ketogenic diet, high levels of fat and low levels of carbohydrate can help prevent cognitive decline. The study has been published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. The findings showed that the stomach and the brain are more closely connected than we once thought, and in fact, the…

Heart valve surgery linked to cognitive decline in older people

A new research found that majority of older patients who underwent heart valve surgery are at risk of cognitive problems till six months after surgery. The research was done at the University of Rochester in the US. According to the News18 report, the researchers have examined whether surgeries on two types of heart valves the mitral or…

Do this yoga asana if you have asthma or any other respiratory disorders

Asthma affects the airways in the body which causes difficulty in breathing. Inflammation of the air passages makes them narrow which causes asthma symptoms like whistling noise with breathing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing. Some of the most common factors that aggravate asthma include dust, mites, pollen, smoke, pollution, weather changes, cold & cough…

TN doctors remove an ovarian tumour weighing 33.5 kg, world record

Doctors at a Coimbatore based hospital have successfully removed an ovarian tumour weighing 33.5kgs. According to the Asian Age report, the patient, Vasantha, is an agricultural labourer from Ooty. She ignored the growing size of her stomach as she felt no pain or discomfort but was compelled to take medical help as her abdomen became…

Viagra may cause irreversible damage to colour vision

High doses of Viagra — a popular erectile-dysfunction medication — can cause irreversible damage to a person’s colour vision, a first-of-its-kind study suggests. Researchers from Mount Sinai Health System in the US based their study on a 31-year-old patient who arrived at an urgent care clinic complaining of red-tinted vision in both eyes that had…

Contaminated polio vaccine given to children in Maharashtra, Telengana, UP

Some vials of the oral polio vaccines contaminated with the type-2 polio virus were administered to children in Maharashtra and Telengana, besides Uttar Pradesh, health ministry officials confirmed. The vials were manufactured by a Ghaziabad-based pharmaceutical company. The ministry has issued advisories to the three states to ensure that polio surveillance teams trace the children…