44 confirmed cases of coronavirus in India

One more new case of coronavirus has been reported from Punjab (Coronavirus in Punjab) in India. Thus, as of now there are 44 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in India (Coronavirus in India). The Cabinet Secretary took a video conference with Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs here today. He emphasized upon actions like surveillance at points … Read more

Quercetin in onions, teas, apples and red wine can reduce blood pressure

A new paper in Nutrition Reviews finds that intake of the flavonoid quercetin can greatly reduce high blood pressure in patients suffering from cardiovascular disease. Researchers here consulted multiple studies that assessed the impact of quercetin on blood pressure and glucose levels. Quercetin is a plant pigment commonly found in many plants and foods, such … Read more

Australian honey best with high-value antibacterial activity

Australia has at least seven Leptospermum species that produce honey with exceptionally high levels of antibacterial activity, providing the scientific basis to facilitate the entry of Australian honey producers into premium medicinal markets. That’s according to a new report led by University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Professor Liz Harry, in conjunction with researchers from the … Read more

Reduced carbohydrate intake regulates blood sugar better in type 2 diabetics

Patients with type 2 diabetes improve their ability to regulate blood sugar levels if they eat food with a reduced carbohydrate content and an increased share of protein and fat. This is shown by a recent study conducted at Bispebjerg Hospital in collaboration with, among other partners, Aarhus University and the Department of Nutrition, Exercise … Read more

Yoga more effective in psychological distress of Parkinson disease

Mindfulness yoga was more effective in relieving the psychological distress of Parkinson disease (PD) than conventional exercise, according to a trial study published in JAMA Neurology. The 138 study participants who had mild to moderate PD were randomly assigned to 8 weekly group sessions of 90-minute mindfulness yoga or 60-minute stretching and resistance exercise (SRTE). … Read more

Quitting alcohol improves mental well-being & quality of life

Quitting alcohol may improve health-related quality of life for women, especially their mental well-being, revealed by researchers. “More evidence suggests caution in recommending moderate drinking as part of a healthy diet,” says Dr. Michael Ni, School of Public Health and The State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Science, University of Hong Kong (HKU). The … Read more

Processed foods during pregnancy increases autism risk in children

With the number of children diagnosed with autism on the rise, the need to find what causes the disorder becomes more urgent every day. UCF researchers are now a step closer to showing the link between the food pregnant women consume and the effects on a fetus’ developing brain. Drs. Saleh Naser, Latifa Abdelli and … Read more

Low-carb diet reduces diabetes risk surely

A low-carb diet may have benefits for people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes even if they don’t lose any weight, a new study suggests. Researchers at The Ohio State University wanted to know what happens to obese people with metabolic syndrome, a precursor to diabetes, when they eat a diet low in carbohydrates … Read more

Sleeping with artificial light at night may cause weight gain in women

Sleeping with a television or light on in the room may be a risk factor for gaining weight or developing obesity, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health. The research, which was published online June 10 in JAMA Internal Medicine, is the first to find an association between any exposure to artificial light … Read more

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