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Neck, back pain? Seek physical therapy to avoid opioid abuse

Neck, back pain? Seek physical therapy to avoid opioid abuse

New York: Are you suffering from neck, back and shoulder pain? If so, visiting a physical therapist early can reduce the consumption of opioids that can lead to their abuse as well as other health complications, suggests a study. According to researchers from the Stanford University in the US, physical therapy can be a useful, non-pharmacologic

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Dates, apricots better than starchy foods in lowering diabetes

Toronto: Eating dried fruits such as dates, apricots, raisins and sultanas may not spike blood sugar compared to starchy foods such as white bread, suggests a study. “People often worry about sources of sugar, and fruits are one of them. But most fruits, in particular tender fruit, have a low glycemic index and what we’re showing

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Millennial stress load: How to overcome it

New Delhi: Several studies suggest that there has been a marked increase in stress levels among millennials owing to various factors involving increased competition at the work place, unstable relationships and sedentary/unhealthy lifestyle, among others. The unmanaged stress further leas to depression. India, with a population of over a billion people, will have the worlds youngest

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Vegan diet linked to reduced Type-2 diabetes risk

London: A vegan diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and seeds, with few animal products, is linked to a significantly lower risk of developing Type-2 diabetes. The study explored that vegan diet is associated with improved psychological well-being in addition to reduction in the risk factors for Type-2 diabetes, and heart diseases. For the study,

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Nutrition more important than exercise for bone strength

New York: Looking at mineral supplementation and exercise in mice, researchers have found that nutrition has a greater impact on bone mass and strength than exercise. In the study, even after the exercise training stopped, the mice retained bone strength gains as long as they ate a mineral-supplemented diet, Xinhua reported. “The longer-term mineral-supplemented diet leads

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Play golf to boost longevity, cut stroke risk

London:Want a long life? Playing golf regularly can boost longevity as well as reduce the risk factors for heart disease and stroke, a panel of international experts has claimed, while stressing on the need to make the sport more inclusive. The panel, led by the University of Edinburgh, showed that playing golf, which is good

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How countries can curb antibiotic resistance

New Delhi: The proliferation of disease-causing antibiotic resistant organisms is correlated with many social and environmental factors such as poor sanitation, unsafe water and higher corruption, a study published in the Lancet Planetary Health, has showed. The study, led by researchers from the Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP), here, showed that better infrastructure

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Intake of low-carb diets can be unsafe: Study

London: Consumption of low carbohydrate diets can be unsafe as it may increase the risk of premature death, a new study has found. The study, presented at ESC Congress 2018, found that the risks, among the study participants, were also increased for individual causes of death including coronary heart disease, stroke and cancer. “Our study highlights

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There is no safe level of drinking alcohol: Lancet

London: Contrary to claims that one or two glasses of wine a day keep you healthy, a study published in the prestigious journal The Lancet has warned that there is no safe level of drinking alcohol as it is associated with nearly one in 10 deaths among middle-aged people. The findings showed that any health benefits

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Indian-American researchers unleash turmeric’s power to fight cancer

Bengaluru: A team of Indian-American researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and at the University of Utah at Salt Lake City, has used an ingenious process to enable curcumin to kill cancer cells. Curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric (haldi), the ubiquitous kitchen spice that gives curry its yellow color. Turmeric has

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