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UCLA: Sitting too much linked to higher risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Sitting too much linked to higher risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Sitting too much could raise the risk of memory related chronic ailments like Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to a freshly published by researchers at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). For majority of people in office jobs, long sitting hours has become a norm. As jobs have shifted from manual work to office work, the workforce sitting in front of computer is at higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and higher blood pressure. The current study was led by Prabha Siddarth of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.

Pfizer working on miracle pill similar to Viagra after patent expiry results in lower sales

Pfizer working on miracle pill similar to Viagra after patent expiry results in lower sales

Pharmaceutical major Pfizer is working on another miracle pill in order to improve the sales as its popular blue pill ‘Viagra’ faces challenge from generic version of Sildenafil. Viagra has remained popular among men for erectile dysfunction for last 20 years. As Pfizer had priced Viagra among high-end pills, the company generated strong profit from the blue pill. As per reports, Viagra sales accounted for 92% of the global market for prescribed erectile dysfunction pills in year 2000 but the market share reduced to 50% by 2007.

Sleeping like a Victorian Could Improve Sleep Quality: Dr. Michael Mosley

Sleeping like a Victorian Could Improve Sleep Quality: Dr. Michael Mosley

A recently published report by Dr. Michael Mosley on Daily Mail suggests that Victorian sleep technique could help in getting the required amount of sound sleep. However, it could be a difficult schedule to follow, especially in the current situation where everyone is consuming lot of media on TV and handheld devices.

Researchers testing new Weight Loss Technique by Freezing “Hunger Nerve”

Researchers testing new Weight Loss Technique by Freezing “Hunger Nerve”

By freezing posterior vagal trunk, a nerve that sends signals related to hunger to our brain, researchers are testing a new technique to keep weight under check. Weight loss by using this technique will be less invasive compared to other surgical treatment options. The technique reduces food intake and appetite, resulting in weight loss over long term. By freezing a part of the nervous system, informally termed as “the hunger nerve”, long term weight loss can be achieved.

Fasting Diet Improves Cardiovascular Health: University of Surrey Research

Fasting Diet Improves Cardiovascular Health: University of Surrey Research

Fasting diet can improve heart health over long term and also keeps blood pressure under check, as per a new study conducted in the United Kingdom by team. The intermittent energy restriction diet plan also termed as 5:2 diet can be effective way of clearing out fat from the body. The research team noticed that people following 5:2 diet were able to achieve 5 percent of their long term weight loss goal within two months. The diet became popular in the United Kingdom in 2012 and has steadily gained followers as the results were positive.

High-Energy Breakfast Could Help Shed Some Extra Weight: Research

High-Energy Breakfast Could Help Shed Some Extra Weight: Research

High-energy breakfast and an average lunch can help reduce extra weight, as per a new research conducted by a research team at Tel Aviv University. The study team added that our metabolism changes throughout the day and a slice of bread during breakfast is less fattening compared to one consumed during evening. Health experts also suggest eating light during evening and more during morning. However, the impact of such changes in the diet is seen over a long term.

Low Sperm Count could be an Indicator of Other Health Issues: Research

Low Sperm Count could be an Indicator of Other Health Issues: Research

Low sperm count should not be considered just as a fertility issue as it could also be an indicator other health issues, a new research has revealed. A large study evaluating semen quality, metabolic risk and reproductive function among men has linked low fertility to cardiovascular risk and low bone mass. The study team analyzed results for 5,177 men and found that men with low fertility were 20 percent more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, higher body fat and cholesterol related issues.

Turmeric Latte Gains Popularity among Millennial Generation

Turmeric Latte Gains Popularity among Millennial Generation

Turmeric latte has been steadily gaining popularity among younger generation. With many celebrities endorsing turmeric latte as a healthy coffee alternative, younger generation is quick to catch up. As per recent reports, search on Google search for turmeric and turmeric latte has increased nearly 500 percent over the last three years.

Missing Doctor wasn’t snubbed over promotion: CDC

Missing Doctor wasn’t snubbed over promotion: CDC

CDC doctor Timothy Cunningham mysteriously disappeared on February 12 and Atlanta police department has been trying hard to find more information about him. The police had earlier said that they haven’t found any evidence of foul play. Cunningham was reported missing by his parents on February 16. On Monday, the acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention informed that Cunningham wasn’t passed over for promotion at CDC.

Muscle Loss during Old Age Linked to Changes in Nervous System

Muscle Loss during Old Age Linked to Changes in Nervous System

Muscle loss during old age is mainly caused by loss of nerve signals. Researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Waterloo, Ontario, and the University of Manchester noticed 30 percent decline in nerves controlling leg muscles as individuals cross age of 75. The study team checked nerve signals among 168 study subjects and compared the results to individuals with more physical activity or athletic background. With aging, the leg muscles become weaker and they also shrink.

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