New blood test to predict risk of preeclampsia


Researchers have developed a new blood test to predict the early onset of preeclampsia — a multi-system disorder that affects women in pregnancy. The test which determines the ratio of sFlt-1 to PlGF — two placental proteins — can be used to predict whether a pregnant woman will develop preeclampsia or the typical complications associated with it, the researchers said. ...

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‘Green’ coffee for super health benefits


You love green tea for its health benefits but what about having a cup of “green coffee”? Well, US scientists have come up with a new invention – parbaked coffee bean where coffee beans are baked at less temperature for super health benefits. According to biophysicist Dan Perlman from Massachusetts-based Brandeis University, this method of roasting green coffee beans enhances ...

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Akshay Kumar & Nimrat Kaur encourage people to ‘Walk for Health’

Max Bupa CEO - Ashish Mehrotra with Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur taking a Selfie with Participants at Max Bupa Walk for Health in Mumbai

Actors Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur flagged off the fourth edition of Max Bupa Walk for Health here on Sunday. The initiative has been inspiring thousands of families to walk more to enhance their overall health and well-being. Extending support to the initiative, Akshay said in a statement: “Walking is an intrinsic part of my fitness regime. I strongly believe ...

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Study: Good bacteria may help prevent pneumonia


The presence of a harmless bacterium found in the nose and on the skin may negatively impact the growth of a pathogen that commonly causes middle ear infections in children and pneumonia in children and older adults, says a new study. The study provides evidence that Corynebacterium accolens (C. accolens) helps inhibit Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) — a major cause ...

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Activities to reduce heart failure risk


Seven measures that people can use to rate their heart health and take steps to improve it are managing blood pressure, controlling cholesterol, reducing blood sugar, getting physically active, eating better, losing weight and stopping smoking suggests new research. “Even though there is awareness about the importance of a healthy lifestyle, many people do not act on those messages,” said ...

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Study: Intense exercise can lead to sleep disturbance


Intensive bouts of exercise can lead to significant and progressive decline in sleep quality, says a new study. The researchers also found that a high carbohydrate regime reduces some, but not all, of the effects of hard training. For the study, the scientists from Loughborough University in England studied the effects of two nine-day periods of heavy training on 13 ...

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Coffee makes subtle changes in your brain


Do you know having a cup of coffee makes small changes in your brain just like skipping breakfast does? Now, MRI scans taken by a researcher of his own brain over the last 18 months reveal brain changes not observed before. Studying the behaviour of his brain over a year and a half — with a frequency of twice a ...

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Therapy linked to brain activity in personality disorder


A specialised psychotherapy has been linked to changes in activation patterns in certain areas of the brain in patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD), says a study, implying the treatment’s impact may go deeper than symptom change. A team of researchers from Binghamton University studied 10 women with BPD using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) methods, a university statement said. ...

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