Sound investment needed for sound mind

October 17, 2011

One in four people will require mental healthcare at some point in their lives, but in many countries — only two per cent of all health sector resources are invested in mental health services. About 80 percent of people with serious mental disorders living in low and middle income countries like Bangladesh do not receive mental health services they need.
Experts urge to increase Read more

Marriage, divorce up weight

August 27, 2011

Both marriage and divorce can trigger weight gain, according to research being presented at the American Sociological Association.
There is an increased risk of piling on the pounds in the two years after a marriage starts or ends, according to their study of 10,071 people.
Newly-married women were at greatest risk of “large” weight gains.
Some gains may “pose Read more

Daily exercise ‘cuts death risk’

August 19, 2011

Just 15 minutes of exercise a day can boost life expectancy by three years and cut death risk by 14 per cent, research from Taiwan suggests.
Experts in The Lancet say this is the least amount of activity an adult can do to gain any health benefit.
This is about half the quantity currently recommended in the UK.
Meanwhile, work in the Read more

Morning smoking has cancer risk

August 8, 2011

People who smoke soon after getting up in the morning are more likely to develop cancer than those who light up later in the day, say US researchers.
A study of 7,610 smokers, published in the journal Cancer, said the effect was independent of other smoking habits.
Smoking in the first 30 minutes after waking nearly doubled the, already high, risk of lung cancer Read more

Fragmented sleep ‘harms memory’

July 27, 2011

Broken sleep affects the ability to build memories, a study of mice suggests.
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science findings could help explain memory problems linked to conditions including Alzheimer’s and sleep apnoea.
The Stanford University found disrupting sleep made it harder for the animals to recognise familiar objects.
A UK sleep expert said Read more

Breastfed children are better behaved

July 24, 2011

Breast-fed babies grow into better behaved and more emotionally stable children than those that are bottle fed, a study has shown.
Five-year-olds who had been breast fed were almost a third less likely to suffer behavioural problems severe enough to disrupt family life.
Those reared on bottled milk formula tended to display more troublesome traits such as neediness, Read more

The health benefits of blood donation

July 14, 2011

From Bangkok Post
There is no substitute for human blood. Only blood from one person can save another. And did you know that donating blood not only benefits the recipient but may also improve the health of the donor? So if you donate blood on a regular basis, you’ll get more than just that great feeling of saving a life – you are also saving your own.
About 70% of your body’s iron is Read more

The basics of a healthy diet

July 10, 2011

Olive oil, cereals, pulses, oily fish, fruits, vegetables… what makes them so important in our diet?
Good health is the foundation of beauty, and a healthy diet is the foundation of good health. By watching our diet to ensure it includes certain foods, we can make sure that the foundation is as sound as possible, as well as preventing certain illnesses and slowing Read more

Diet Drinks Make You Fat

June 30, 2011

Regularly consuming diet fizzy drinks will only make you ­fatter, new research shows.
Although they have fewer calories, the drinks fail to stop you piling on the pounds – and could trigger your appetite so that you eat more.
The news is a blow to millions of Britons who believe such drinks help to keep them in trim. Scientists came to their conclusion after looking at two important studies.
One involving more than 500 participants found that those who guzzled diet soft drinks every day had Read more

Chocolate milk is best drink after exercise,claim scientists

June 30, 2011

Scientists have claimed that chocolate milk is the best recovery drink to have after exercise, as it helps build more muscles, boost performance and keep off the fat.
After an exhausting session on the treadmill, many athletes usually reach for an isotonic sports drink or good old-fashioned water, but two new studies from The University of Texas at Austin have shown that chocolate milk is the ideal post-workout recovery Read more

Diabetes ‘can be reversed through low calorie diet’

June 30, 2011

People with Type 2 diabetes could reverse their condition by following a very low calorie diet, according to new research.
The expert behind the study said the “remarkable” findings showed an eight-week diet could prompt the body to produce its own insulin.
The breakthrough suggests a dramatic drop in calories has a direct effect on reducing fat accumulated Read more

Wonder drug could kill all types of cancer

June 30, 2011

A breast cancer ‘wonder drug’ could be turned into a universal weapon against tumours, British scientists said.
They have discovered a way of making a family of breast cancer pills effective against other cancers.
The finding could lead to new drugs that shrink many – or even all – types of tumour, the Newcastle University Read more

Why Smokers Gain Weight When Quitting

June 11, 2011

Washington: Scientists say they’ve finally discovered why smokers tend to gain some weight when they kick the habit.
It turns out that nicotine can rev up brain cells that normally signal people to stop eating when they’re full, researchers report in Friday’s edition of the journal Science.
The weight connection isn’t Read more

Eat right for your age

June 10, 2011

Your body’s nutritional needs will change throughout life…
THE core principles of a healthy, balanced diet remain the same whether you’re 20  or 60. However as we grow older various physiological and psychological changes occur that have a direct effect on nutritional requirements. So how do you eat for your age?
Adolescence is a time when boys and girls can gain or lose significant amounts of weight, both of which Read more

New research discovers tangerines help obesity

May 3, 2011

A surprising new discovery will help fight obesity and heart problems. The University of Western Ontario has carried out research and discovered a substance in tangerines that helps obesity and gives protection against type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis.
Nobiletin is found in high concentrations in the tangerine fruit. The research was published on Science Daily. Read more

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