Drinking water may boost mental skills in exercising elderly

New York, April 24 Older people who indulge in physical activity should increase their amount of water intake, to reap the full cognitive benefits of exercise, researchers suggest.

Dehydration has been shown to impair exercise performance and brain function in young people, but less is known about its impact on…

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Heart patients who walk faster hospitalised less

London, April 23  Increasing the pace of walking may bring some added benefits as researchers have found that faster walking patients with heart disease are hospitalised less.

“The faster the walking speed, the lower the risk of hospitalisation and the shorter the length of hospital stay,” said study author Carlotta…

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The Political 'Environment' of India's Mental Health

New Delhi April 21 “I want to tell my countrymen that depression is not incurable. There is a need to create a psychologically conducive environment to begin with. The first mantra is the expression of depression instead of its suppression.” That was Prime Minister Modi speaking on Mann Ki Baat…

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Kale, beetroot: Nutritious ingredients for healthy food

New Delhi, April 20 :  With people becoming more health conscious, several restaurants have started introducing dishes with healthy ingredients like kale, beetroot and quinoa. These dishes offer wholesome goodness as it is not just good on nutrient value but also on taste, say experts.

Rajesh Sawhney, Co-founder of Healthie…

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Women's health in India still facing a recognition challenge

New Delhi April 18, According to the “OECD Health Statistics 2014: How Does India Compare” report, the overall health spending accounted for only four per cent of the GDP in India in 2012, out of which only 33 per cent of health spending was funded by public sources. Further, health…

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