Healthy lifestyle and exercise key to staving off alzheimer’s, study finds

A healthy lifestyle and regular exercise are key elements to battling alzheimer’s And it is never too late to start, say researchers who found that physical activity helps stimulate blood circulation in areas at risk in the front of the brain. “We understand that living with dementia poses many challenges to individuals and their families and the idea of improving their physical fitness may seem like an unachievable target,” said lead researcher Alice Hollamby, of University College London. “However, we encourage increased physical fitness in any way – even what…

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Exercise, diet and weight: Healthy lifestyle key to smarter brain in old age

Want to stay smart even in your advanced years? Maintaining a healthy lifestyle from childhood may be the key as it can help in reducing the risk of developing cognitive decline as one ages, according to a new advisory from the American Heart Association (AHA). Increase in levels of blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar can cause impairment of the large and smaller blood vessels, making them narrowed or blocked. This is known as atherosclerosis, a disease process that is the leading cause of many heart attacks and strokes. The…

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Betsy DeVos confirmation hearing for education secretary: the key points

Betsy DeVos Secretary of education Background Rarely are nominees for education secretary controversial, but Donald Trump’s choice of the Republican fundraiser and activist Betsy DeVos has sounded alarm bells for more reasons than one. DeVos, a conservative billionaire, will receive a confirmation hearing on Tuesday afternoon before the Senate health, education, labor and pensions committee. Her testimony was delayed by a week when Democrats raised concerns over what they dubbed DeVos’s “extensive financial entanglements and potential conflicts of interest”. Her family’s cumulative wealth is estimated at $5.1bn, which, coupled with…

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Lifestyle modification is the key to good health, says Pooja Makhija

I have read a lot about the Garcinia Cambogia pills online. A friend too, told me to take them to speed up weight loss. What diet do I follow in conjunction with these pills? Garcinia Cambodia pills, the so-called ‘miracle drug’ to weight loss. Well, we don’t gain weight by some miracle and no miracle will help us lose it either. Garcinia Cambodia in it’s natural form is a sweet, harmless tropical fruit from Indonesia. It’s rind contains a compound called Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA) which is claimed to suppress appetite…

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Health by the Numbers: 6 Key Findings from 2016

6 Key Findings from 2016 Are there more or fewer doctors than ever before? How many people are really smoking weed? Are people opting for the flu vaccine in greater numbers? Live Science looked into these questions and others by reviewing key data from 2015 and 2016, scouring for trends in health and medicine. Here are six of our findings: The percentage of Americans who use marijuana has increased. Are more Americans smoking marijuana than ever before? Yes, but the change may not be drastic — a recent confidential Gallup…

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Quality Of Education Key To Emancipated Society: TS Thakur

JAMMU: Chief Justice of India, Justice TS Thakur on Saturday stressed on the need for education for an emancipated society, saying it is the only means for progress without which no society or state could achieve anything. Justice Thakur visited the Central Basic Higher Secondary School in Jammu, from where he had his schooling, and took a tour of the school complex, reminiscing about his days as a student. Stressing on the importance of education and extra- curricular activities in the overall development of a student, the CJI said the…

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PM Narendra Modi Says Currency Ban A ‘Key Step To Help Honest Citizen’

PANAJI:  An emotional Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that he was voted by the people of the country to fight corruption, adding that he left his family and home for the nation.Here are the highlights of his speech: Political instability had affected Goa’s growth. And due to this instability, the state never realised its true potential I laud Manohar Parrikar for ushering in a political culture in Goa- that of taking Goa to new heights of progress Due to Manohar Parrikar, Goa saw political stability and formation of a…

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State safety laws key to saving kids’ lives in car crashes

Traffic crash death rates for American children vary widely among states, and safety regulations are a major reason why, a new study suggests. Researchers examined 2010-14 federal government data and found that crash deaths among children are 12 times more common in some states than others. For example, rates ranged from a high of 3.2 deaths per 100,000 in Mississippi to a low of 0.25 deaths per 100,000 in Massachusetts, reported a team led by Dr. Lindsey Wolf. She’s a research fellow at the Center for Surgery and Public Health…

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Fibre-Rich Diet Key to Long, Healthy Life: Study

            Fibre is an important part of a healthy balanced diet. It can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, weight gain and some cancers, and can also improve digestive health. It comes exclusively from plants and is not present in meat, fish or animal products (including dairy). Fibre is a complex carbohydrate (type of sugar) which cannot be digested by the human body unlike other carbohydrates, which are broken down by the body to provide fuel in the form of glucose. Researchers from The Westmead Institute…

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