Health

Fitness trends to watch out for in 2017

TNN | December 28, 2016 1/12Fitness trends to watch out for in 2017 0 With FitBit on one hand and a pear in the other, most of us started our 2016 with one thought: to become fitter and better versions of our-2015-selves. While the tenth day of January saw many of us falling away from our fitness goals with the ... Read More »

Shoulder pain may indicate heart disease risk

Shoulder pain may indicate heart disease risk (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) If you are having shoulder problems, they may be due to some heart disease risk factors – not just physical strain, warns a new study. “If someone has rotator cuff problems, it could be a sign that there is something else going on. They may need to manage risk factors ... Read More »

Rubella, pneumonia now in vaccine cover

Pushing forward in its drive against vaccine-preventable diseases, the government is set to introduce two new vaccines -against pneumonia and rubella-under its universal immunisation programme in early 2017. Besides, it has also decided to ramp up coverage of rotavirus vaccine, which was rolled out earlier this year, to include five states by the end of March 2017. The move assumes ... Read More »

In-bed, cycling exercise safe for ICU patients, says study

In-bed, cycling exercise safe for ICU patients, says study (Sam Edwards/Getty Images) Contrary to the beliefs that intensive care unit (ICU) patients cannot afford any physical activity, early bicycle exercise during their stay in a hospital ICU may help some patients recover more quickly, a new study has found. The “TryCYCLE” study that was published in the journal “PLOS ONE” ... Read More »

Gluten-free, not celiac friendly

world. With celebrities increasingly going ‘gluten-free’, the trend is not only limited to weight-loss or fitness enthusiasts but is also catching up with a lot of Indians, given that our wheat consumption is among the highest. Celiac is an autoimmune disease in which gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, oats and rye, damages the intestines and reduces the ability ... Read More »

Why you fart during workout

TNN | December 27, 2016 1/7Exercise Farts: Here’s why they could be happening 0 We have all done it. We do it all the time. But we still don’t own up to it. In fact, writing about farts often has as its pre-work a Google search for ‘euphemisms for farts’. But it is pretty much time that we get it ... Read More »

Emotional ‘hangover’ may affect future experiences

IANS | Dec 27, 2016, 01.14 PM IST Emotional ‘hangover’ may affect future experiences Experiencing emotional events — whether happy or painful — may cause ‘hangovers’ that can persist for a long period of time, researchers have found. These ‘hangovers’ could continue after the events have ended and even affect future experiences, the study found. “Emotion is a state of ... Read More »

New drug shows promise in repairing failing hearts

IANS | Dec 27, 2016, 01.26 PM IST New drug shows promise in repairing failing hearts A new experimental drug has shown promise in restoring cardiac function after heart failure, according to results of an early human trial. The researchers found that an infusion of the drug cimaglermin was generally tolerated except for transient nausea and headache. “These findings support ... Read More »

Windy breather, but air still very poor

TNN | Dec 26, 2016, 12.11 PM IST Windy breather, but air still very poor After two days of `severe’ air quality , strong wind across the capital brought a little respite but the air quality index (AQI) of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) was still at 373–`very poor’–after 427 and 415 on Saturday and Friday , respectively. PM 2.5 ... Read More »

Dysfunction in brain structure may cause Huntington’s disease

IANS | Dec 26, 2016, 02.41 PM IST Dysfunction in brain structure may cause Huntington’s disease Scientists have identified a link between Huntington’s disease and dysfunction in a section of brain structures that are critical for movement and impulse control. Huntington’s disease is characterised by the progressive loss of nerve cells in the brain and affects approximately one in 10,000 ... Read More »