Women going through menopause gain on average of one pound of body weight each year. New research reveals, however, that efforts to minimize or reverse this trend have the undesirable side effect of decreasing bone mineral density (BMD), putting those who are most successful at controlling weight gain at greater risk of osteoporosis.
The new draft Regulations Relating to the Labelling and Advertising of Foodstuffs have been published by the Minister of Health in terms of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, (Act 54 of 1972), for public comment for a period of three months in the Government Gazette No. 30075 on 20 July 2007.
Overcoming pediatric cancer may only mark the beginning of a young survivor?s lifelong battle to stay healthy. While survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) face an increased risk of developing serious health complications as a result of their cancer treatment, for a variety of reasons many avoid simple exercise and healthy lifestyle changes that could reverse the damage, according to a team of researchers based at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
The traditional prescriptions for a healthy life-sensible diet, exercise and weight control — extend life by reducing signaling through a specific pathway in the brain, according to Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers, who discovered the connection while studying long-lived mice.
Scientists have moved a step closer to understanding how our genetic make-up can lead us to develop heart disease and to predicting who is most at risk.
Expressing anguish over the opposition to sex education, Indian Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said in India people have sex but are not ready to discuss it.
Being a good role model can truly help a spouse to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
British Columbians will learn about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and physical activity through an interactive, activity-oriented tour launched today by Premier Gordon Campbell and Gordon Hogg, Minister of State for ActNow BC.
Can adopting a healthier lifestyle later in life help – or is it too late? In a study published in the July 2007 issue of The American Journal of Medicine, researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston found that people 45 to 64 years of age who added healthy lifestyle behaviors could substantially reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and reduce their death rate.
Children with weight problems are rarely managed by their family doctors, and doctors are missing a vital opportunity to redress the obesity epidemic, new research from the NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity has found.