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Friday, November 1, 2013

Strokes killing younger people as unhealthy habits expansion

Strokes are increasingly killing younger people, particularly in the developing countries where unhealthy lifestyle habits have taken hold, accordingly a study funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

While strokes are generally thought to afflict older people, the number of people ages 20 to 64 who experience them has risen by 25 percent in the past two decades, according to the researchers from countries including the Britain, United States and Japan.

This younger group now makes up 31 percent of total strokes, likened with 25 percent before 1990, the study found.

Strokes are claiming more lives and leading to more illness in low-to-middle-income countries, the researchers wrote in The Lancet medical journal. As income levels in these countries increase, fewer people die of infectious diseases related to poverty, they said. However, the chance of developing chronic illnesses such as heart disease rises, they said.

"While people tend to live longer as the risk of infectious diseases decreases, they are abruptly exposed to these unhealthy lifestyles in which they consume too much salt, don't exercise, and repeatedly smoke," said Myles Connor, a professor at the University of Edinburgh and a co-author of the study.

In high-income nations, simplifications in the incidence of stroke and premature death rates over the last 20 years "possibly reflect improved education, prevention and care, and diagnosis," the researchers said. That suggests that education can successfully lower stroke rates.

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If you are thinking of quitting smoking, it's probably on Monday

Researchers monitored Goggle search queries from 2008 to 2012 in English, Chinese, French Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Almost every week, queries about smoking cessation sharp-pointed on Mondays.

The study, exposed Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, found that during the study period, the number of queries in English on Mondays was 1 percent larger than on Tuesdays, 11 percent larger than Wednesdays, 22 percent larger than Thursdays, 67 percent larger than Fridays, 145 percent larger than Saturdays and 59 percent larger than Sundays. Only in Russian did Monday queries come in second to Sunday.

"Monday is also the day you are more likely to get a headache, the flu and a stroke," said the lead author, John W. Ayers, a research professor at the San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health. "Is there a sociological explanation, a biological one? It could be the interaction of both."

Although the causes remain unknown, Dr. Ayers said, it may be that anti-smoking advertising should concentrate on the times when people are most likely to be thinking of quitting. This kind of conception, he said, "has instant import for how we manage public health interventions."

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Monday, October 28, 2013

On an online approach to fitness

Not everyone can afford pricey fitness stratagem, so it’s well off there are cheaper options to get in shape:

Look online 

There are lots of exercise tips, videos and workout plans in online, it just takes a little sleuthing to find quality information. Jenna Bergen, Prevention magazine’s fitness editor, recommends web sites like, which flows a variety of workouts, from dance to Pilates to cardio, for $10 per month. Other sites to check out for streaming classes include gaiam. tv and yogaglo.

Use smartphone apps 

Bergen recommends apps including Tabata Trainer, a $1.99 interval training app focused on high redundancies short outbursts of exercise; Yog, a free app that helps you plan a run with anyone anywhere in the world in real time; and Nike Training Club’s free app that features 100 strength workouts.

Use outdoor gyms 

In a growing trend, some parks have outdoor fitness materials such as: seats with bike pedals, chin-up bars, elliptical trainers, leg-press machines and other weather-proof equipment.

Check with your employer 

See if you are able to get gym membership discounts, free nutritionist visits, health coaching and other perks.

Walk or run 

Walking is the best and cheapest workout there is. And it works, says Bergen: “Walking is an arresting workout. If you can do five to ten minutes two or three times a day, it can make a huge difference in your energy level.”

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Air pollution verified as a cause of lung cancer

What many commuters choking on smog have long suspected has finally been scientifically affirmed: air pollution causes lung cancer.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer has declared that air pollution is a carcinogen, alongside known dangers such as asbestos, tobacco and ultraviolet radiation. The decision came after a counsel by an expert panel organized by IARC, the cancer agency of the World Health Organization.

"The air most people breathe has become polluted with a complicated mixture of cancer-causing substances," said Kurt Straif, head of the IARC department that evaluates carcinogens. He said the agency now suspects pollution to be "the most important environmental carcinogen," ahead of second-hand cigarette and cigar smoke.

The risk to the individual is low, but Straif said the main sources of pollution are widespread, including transportation, power plants, and industrial and agricultural outflows.

Air pollution is a complex mixture that includes gases and particulate matter, and IARC said one of its primary risks is the fine particles that can be accumulated deep in the lungs.

"These are hard things for the separate to avoid," he said. "When I walk on a street where there's heavy pollution from diesel exhaust, I try to go a bit further away. So that's something you can do."  

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Exercise can equal drugs in treating heart disease

A constructive exercise project may be as good as or better than frequently prescribed drugs for some common cardiovascular ailments, a large meta-analysis has found.

Researchers evaluated 57 randomized trials testing the outcome on mortality of exercise and drugs in four prevention regimens: the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease, rehabilitation from stroke, treatment of heart failure and prevention of Type 2 diabetes. The review, published online in BMJ, involved more than 14,000 patients. The studies used different shorts of drugs - statins for the prevention of coronary heart disease, blood thinners for stroke, diuretics for heart failure and biguanides like Glucophage and Metaglip for forthcoming diabetes.

They found no difference in mortality between exercise and drug interventions in the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease or Type 2 diabetes. For stroke prevention, exercise programs were more effective than anticoagulants or anti-platelet medicines. And for treating heart failure, diuretic drugs were more efficient than exercise.

The lead author, Huseyin Naci, a fellow at Harvard Medical School, said that in most of the trials, patients were doing structured exercise programs in combination with drugs.

These findings do not expose that patients should go off their medications and start exercising instead.

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Weight loss tips

The weight of the many people suddenly start to rise, especially after the age of thirty, in the time of service access etc.  We don't get it why we’re going to be so fat. There are a lot of reasons, such as: proper eating habits, ways of life, the lack of activity, the lack of knowledge about food etc. The rate of obesity in the world is being raised rapidly. It’s really a matter of thought.

So, raising health consciousness I hope the following topics will really help to the all.

# Keep the healthy foods in your refrigerator as reserve. Such as low- fat meat, red rice , red flour , fruits, vegetables , nuts, cheese , yogurt  etc. Try to take sugar free food in your dish because it contains a large margin of fat. He who likes sweet he can eat sweet fruits, dark chocolate etc.

# How to cook a healthy meal it is also to be learned. For example: cooking without oil, using little oil, High fat free oil etc.

# It can be seen, Many doesn’t make balanced diet or make crash diet or not knowing,many make reverse diet. It doesn’t reduce their weight. Even it reduces; they become weak or lacking of proper nutrients in the body leads to various problems. So everybody should make balanced diet after consulting the doctor.

# Most of the people like fast food that is totally unhealthy and it creates obesity seriously. So everybody should abandon it.

# Avoiding breakfast every day is another reason for obesity. It’s a Very bad habit. If you don’t make breakfast it decreases the metabolism of the body. It creates more appetite in the lunch time. As a result we eat more food which increases the weights more.  Breakfast plays some important role such as it enhance digestion, increases energy, brain works properly as well as you can get a good mood.

# It is very important  to know about food calories. What is calorie and how it effects in our body it’s very important to learn. How many calories we have to take in per weigh meal and how many calories are responsible for increasing or decreasing our weight we also have to learn.

# Drinking a lot of water in the whole day plays a big role to reduce weight. It increases metabolism, it helps to enhance digestion, and you will also feel less hunger. As a result it reduces weight. It also keeps good our whole body and limbs: such as brain, skin, nerve etc.

# Modest amounts of protein should be keep in your per weigh meal. For digesting protein it costs much calories. It’s higher than carbohydrates or fat. So every day in our dish we will try to keep some low-fat vegetarian foods: such as chicken, marine-fish, eggs, cheese,nuts, etc.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

After having rice what is to be considered

At least one billion people in the world eat rice. The main food of Bangladeshis are also rice. For defending health the medical scientists are suggested to refrain from some particular tasks after having meal. For to keep healthy yourself please observe the following five tips.

# Don’t eat fruits immediately after a meal at the end .It may create gastric. One or two hours after eating rice or before one hours eat the fruits.

# Don’t smoke. Suppose you take too many cigarettes all along day. Obviously it will damage your health but the extent of the damage will be much more if you take cigarette after your meal. If you take a single cigarette having your meal, the volume of damage will be as level as ten cigarettes.

# Don’t take tea. A plenty of tannic acid is in tea which is raised the amount of protein of food almost 100 times. It takes a much more time to digest the food than as usual.

# Don’t loose your waist belt. If you loose your waist belt after your meal then Intestine to till rectum can be round or they can be blocked. Such a problem is called intestinal obstruction. If anyone wants to eat more he can loose his waist before eating.

# Don’t take a bath or shower. Bathing after meal is raised the blood circulation levels. This may be reduced to the amount of blood around the stomach what will weak the digestive system. As a result it will take higher time than the normal to digest the food.

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