Lifestyle changes could prevent a third of dementia cases, report suggests

More than a third of dementia cases might be avoided by tackling aspects of lifestyle including education, exercise, blood pressure and hearing, a new report suggests. Approximately 45 million people worldwide were thought to be living with dementia in 2015, at an estimated cost of $818bn. Drop in dementia rates suggests disease can be prevented, researchers say Read more And numbers are rising: in England and Wales it is estimated that 1.2 million people will be living with dementia by 2040 – a 57% increase from 2016 figures, largely driven by people…

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Fentanyl Spill At Police Station Prompts Changes To Drug Evidence Repackaging Procedures

A potentially deadly fentanyl spill that happened at the Duluth Police Department has prompted the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to modify current lab procedures for repacking and returning drug evidence. Like A Bag Of Flour That Tipped Over An undercover officer and a crime scene technician were reportedly transporting drug evidence from the GBI lab at 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, when they realized that one of the boxes containing the drugs spilled. The spill was said to look like a bag of flour that tipped over. The…

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Lifestyle changes can help lower IOP in glaucoma patients

KOLOA, Hawaii — Changes in behavior such as increasing exercise and consuming more dietary nitrates can help lower IOP in glaucoma patients, according to a speaker here. “What I tell my patients about lifestyle modifications is to get moving, especially if [they] aren’t already … to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, especially green, leafy ones, drink your daily cup of coffee but don’t binge, and then I do talk to my patients about what other risk factors for cardiovascular disease they have,” Yvonne Ou, MD, said at Hawaiian…

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These 8 lifestyle changes will give you the lean body you always wanted

Are you completely happy with the way you lead your life? Content with the kind of fitness and food path you’ve chosen for yourself? If your answer is no, sports nutritionist Kinita Kadakia Patel has some important insights to help you get your life on track. With the launch of her first book, The Athlete in You, Kadakia goes in-depth into the life of an athlete—what they eat, how they exercise, their discipline and dedication—inspiring the rest of us to follow suit. “If you truly want to obtain an athletic…

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These simple lifestyle changes can prevent or slow Alzheimer’s

n estimated 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease in 2016, 5.2 million of them are age 65 or older. The disease will escalate as baby boomers get older, with a projected 13.8 million afflicted by 2050. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. As a scientist who works to better understand this and other neurodegenerative disorders, I know the personal toll these incurable diseases take on families. But there is good news not only in current research for a cure, but also in…

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‘Lifestyle changes root cause for diseases’

Several doctors and academics strongly felt that India can progress well when the people are healthy in all aspects. They said complete physical fitness and mental fitness of individuals would lead to more production and put the country in path of rapid development. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University and Pradhama Multi Speciality Hospital-Visakhapatnam organised a seminar ‘Health is All’ on the university campus on Thursday to create awareness among the healthy food habits and preventive medical check-up. University Vice-Chancellor Miriyala Chandraiah said less physical activity and ignoring healthy food habits were…

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Labour MP to table 30 changes to education bill to benefit students

A Labour MP has promised to table more than 30 amendments to a higher education bill in an attempt to ensure that students get a better experience from their degrees as tuition fees continue to rise. Wes Streeting, the MP for Ilford North and former president of the National Union of Students, said he wanted the higher education and research bill to include a “students’ bill of rights”. The bill, about to enter the committee stage of scrutiny in the House of Commons, has already attracted criticism for not doing…

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Smartphones can prompt healthy lifestyle changes

Using internet, smartphones and other devices can better encourage people to adopt healthy behaviours such as improving diet, increasing physical activity, and reducing tobacco or alcohol use, new research has found. “Both Internet-based and mobile-based programmes can help people become more physically active, eat better and achieve modest weight loss over 3-12 months,” said lead study author Ashkan Afshin, from the University of Washington in the US. Researchers reviewed 224 studies conducted on generally healthy adults, published between 1990 and 2013. The studies evaluated the effect of using Internet, mobile…

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