UN health agency highlights lifestyle choices that can prevent onset of dementia, as millions more succumb each year

In recommendations to counter an expected tripling in the number of people with the degenerative condition in the next 30 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines are designed to help medical professionals and governments to develop national policies. Today, around 50 million people globally suffer from dementia and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year. “We need to do everything we can to reduce our risk of dementia,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “The scientific evidence gathered for these guidelines confirm what we have suspected for…

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Hair Care Tips: 6 Ways To Prevent Frizzy Hair In Winters

Welcome to the time when freezing winds, dry air and chilled temperatures together leave no stone un-turned to make you ‘feel the frizz’ and your blankets do not let you head to the salon! Winter season is synonymous to the season of dryness and that’s why winter hair care isn’t that easy. The lack of humidity and the imbalance in temperature – cold outside and warm indoors – make our hair dry, frizzy and unmanageable. De-tangling dry hair is also very cumbersome and leads to hair fall, which further reduces…

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10 foods that you must eat daily to prevent clogging of arteries

1. Top artery cleansing foods! Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients from your heart to all organs of the body. A healthy artery is elastic, strong, free of deposits and flexible. They often become clogged, narrow and stiff due to the accumulation of fat, cholesterol, and calcium deposits. This condition results in reduced blood flow through the arteries and is termed as atherosclerosis. Clogging of arteries is a prolonged process and often occurs due to unhealthy diet and lifestyle. Here is the list of foods that you…

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Omega-3 Fats In Fish Eight Times More Effective Than Flaxseed Oil, May Prevent Cancer: Study

HIGHLIGHTS Omega-3 fats present in fish should be chosen over flaxseed The study was conducted to compare the cancer fighting potency There are basically three types of omega-3 fatty acids If you haven’t added fish to your daily diet, it is time you do so. According to a study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, the omega-3 fats present in fish should be chosen over flaxseed and other oils for prevention of cancer. The researchers have discovered that marine based omega-3 fats are about eight times more effective at…

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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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Give peanut-based foods to babies early to prevent allergies, new guidelines say

Babies at increased risk for peanut allergy should have peanut-containing foods added to their diets as early as 4 months of age, new guidelines suggest. The recommendation comes from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and other expert groups. And it advocates a tactic that might seem counterintuitive: To drastically cut the chances of peanut allergy in high-risk babies, parents should introduce “age-appropriate” forms of peanut products early in life. Peanut allergies can be reduced in high-risk children, study suggests Early introduction of peanuts may cut allergy risk in babies:…

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Give babies peanut-based foods early to prevent allergies, doctors suggest

Most babies should start eating peanut-containing foods well before their first birthdays, according to new guidelines that aim to protect high-risk tots and other youngsters from developing the dangerous food allergy. The guidelines from the US National Institutes of Health mark a shift in dietary advice, based on landmark research that found early exposure dramatically lowers a baby’s chances of becoming allergic. The recommendations released on Thursday spell out exactly how to introduce infants to peanut-based foods and when – for some, as early as four to six months of…

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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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Feeding babies egg and peanut may prevent food allergy, study suggests

Feeding babies egg and peanut may reduce their risk of developing an allergy to the foods, finds a new study. In the research, which is the largest analysis of evidence on the effect of feeding allergenic foods to babies, scientists from Imperial College London analysed data from 146 studies. In total the studies involved more than 200,000 children. The results suggest feeding children egg between the ages of four and six months may reduce their risk of developing egg allergy. The study, which was commissioned by the UK Food Standards…

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Feeding babies egg and peanut may prevent food allergy, study suggests

Feeding babies egg and peanut may reduce their risk of developing an allergy to the foods, finds a new study. In the research, which is the largest analysis of evidence on the effect of feeding allergenic foods to babies, scientists from Imperial College London analysed data from 146 studies. In total the studies involved more than 200,000 children. The results suggest feeding children egg between the ages of four and six months may reduce their risk of developing egg allergy. The study, which was commissioned by the UK Food Standards…

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