Modi-Obama’s Mann ki Baat – save girl child

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his joint address with the United States President Barack Obama in programme ‘Man Ki Baat’ on All India Radio, last night expressed concern over the skewed sex ratio in the country. Prime Minister asked the people of the country to save the girl child and educate them, while taking it … Read more

Cancer prevention – one-third of all cancer cases are preventable

At least one-third of all cancer cases are preventable. Prevention offers the most cost-effective long-term strategy for the control of cancer, says World Health Organization. Followings are various factors which are preventable. 1. Tobacco Tobacco use is the single greatest avoidable risk factor for cancer mortality worldwide, causing an estimated 22% of cancer deaths per … Read more

Walking one hour per day can reduce breast cancer risk

Postmenopausal women who were very active or walked for at least seven hours a week had a reduced risk for breast cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Women who engaged in at least an hour of vigorous physical activity every … Read more

Obesity :: A higher risk of obesity for children neglected by parents

Strategies for decreasing a child’s risk for obesity often focus on improving eating habits and maintaining a high level of physical activity. While this is one way to address the issue, another way to reduce the risk of childhood obesity could simply come down to positive parenting, according to a Temple University study published in the November issue of Child Abuse & Neglect.

Exercise :: Personal safety concerns could thwart exercise targets for the poor

Exercise is strongly promoted for the maintenance of good health – particularly as regards people on lower incomes, who are generally less physically active. However, new research published in PLoS Medicine suggests that one barrier to physical activity in low-income areas may be that people do not consider their environment safe enough to allow them to walk, cycle or take other forms of outdoor exercise.

Arthritis :: CDc presents first state–by–state data on work limitations caused by arthritis

Work limitation due to arthritis in all working–age adults ranges from a low of 3.4 percent in Hawaii to a high of 15 percent in Kentucky, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study that provides the first ever state–by–state data on adults experiencing work limitations caused by arthritis.

Weight Loss :: Programs show short-term benefits in helping children maintain weight loss

Children who lost weight were able to keep it off more effectively by participating in maintenance treatment programs that emphasized behavioral skills or social facilitation, although the effectiveness lessened over time, according to a study in the Oct. 10 issue of JAMA.

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