Worst time to have coffee in the day revealed

New Delhi, Dec 25 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the worst time to consume caffeine in the day is six hours before bedtime as it can have significant, disruptive effects on sleep. The study led by Christopher Drake, PhD, investigator at the Henry Ford Sleep Disorders and Research Center, showed that about 2-3 cups of coffee taken at bedtime, three and even six hours prior to bedtime significantly disrupts sleep.. Dec 25, 2013

20 mins of extra walking every day slashes cardiovascular disease risk

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): A new study has revealed that walking just 20 minutes extra every day could cut the risk of cardiovascular episodes such as heart attacks by eight per cent. According to experts, increasing daily exercise by just 2,000 steps may be good for older people who may struggle to exercise regularly and is recommended for the overweight and those with a family history of diabetes. Study's lead author Dr Thomas Yates, of Leicester University, said their results provide novel evidence that changing physical activity levels through simply increasing the number of steps taken can substantially reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. It found an extra 2,000 steps a day over one year - 20 minutes of moderate walking daily - cuts the risk of cardiovascular -episodes such as heart attacks by eight per cent. The study is published in journal The Lancet. Dec 22, 2013

Meditation more helpful in curing addiction than talk therapy

New Delhi, Dec 20 (ANI): Researchers have found that rehabilitation strategies coupling meditation-like practices with drug and behavior therapies are more helpful than drug-plus-talk therapy alone when helping people overcome addiction. Dec 20, 2013

Drink beer fearlessly with health benefits

New Delhi, Dec 19 (ANI): As the holiday season is starting, lets round up with all the benefits of drinking beer and reasons why you should love this awesome drink. Firstly, moderate drinking is good for you and you live longer with moderate drinking. As compared to wine or spirits, beer is perfect with lower alcohol and many antioxidants including protein and vitamin B. Secondly, beer doesn't need preservatives as it has alcohol and it is all-natural as orange juice or milk. Dec 19, 2013

Key to healthy heart: Apples

New Delhi, Dec 18 (ANI): A new research has found that apart from keeping the doctor away, apples can also be effective in preventing heart attacks and strokes in people over 50s. Dec 18, 2013

Red meat linked to diabetes in pregnant women

New Delhi, Dec 13 (ANI): A new study from the University of Adelaide's Robinson Institute has suggested that women, who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, should avoid consuming red meat and opt for fish and poultry. The recommendation comes at a time when there is increasing evidence to suggest that red meat is linked with a higher rate of gestational diabetes in pregnant women, which poses risks to the health of both the mother and the baby. Research leader and author Philippa Middleton said that the latest international research shows that women who eat a lot of red and processed meats even before they become pregnant have a significant risk of developing gestational diabetes. Dec 13, 2013