Health

Chinese medicine ingredient may help reduce obesity


London, Sep 2: A herbal ingredient used in traditional Chinese medicines may help you to reduce your body weight, a new study has found.The scientists were able to show that the herbal active substance, celastrol -- used in Chinese medicines -- leads to a significant weight loss and an improvement of diabetes...

High BMI in early life linked to asthma risk later: Study


London, Sep 2: The growth of children in the first three years of their life affects the development of their lungs and the risk of asthma at 10 years of age, says a study.According to recent studies, excessive weight gain in the first years of life can be associated with lower lung...

Chinese medicine ingredient may help reduce obesity


The scientists were able to show that the herbal active substance, celastrol -- used in Chinese medicines -- leads to a significant weight loss and an improvement of diabetes in obese mice, Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. The findings showed the celastrol specifically activates satiety centres in the brain, which play a...

High BMI in early life linked to asthma risk later: Study


According to recent studies, excessive weight gain in the first years of life can be associated with lower lung function and a higher risk of childhood asthma. The new study, led by Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, showed that the infants with the highest weight gain velocity and body mass index had...

Being fit in middle-age may not prevent you from CVD risk


The study, from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada, highlights how important it is for middle-aged adults to have their doctor check their CVD risk factors, especially if they have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a family history of CVD. CVD refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood...

Restricting meal intake in 10-hour window may boost health


The study, conducted over mice, suggests that the health problems associated with disruptions to animals' 24-hour rhythms of activity and rest -- which in humans is linked to eating for most of the day or doing shift work -- can be corrected by eating all calories within a 10-hour window. For many of...

Being fit in middle-age may not prevent you from CVD risk


The study, from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada, highlights how important it is for middle-aged adults to have their doctor check their CVD risk factors, especially if they have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a family history of CVD. CVD refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood...

Restricting meal intake in 10-hour window may boost health


The study, conducted over mice, suggests that the health problems associated with disruptions to animals' 24-hour rhythms of activity and rest -- which in humans is linked to eating for most of the day or doing shift work -- can be corrected by eating all calories within a 10-hour window. For many of...

Cannabidiol effective against depression: Study


The findings showed that as compared to the commercial anti-depressants that typically take two to four weeks to have a significant effect, cannabidiol's first results appear in 24 hours after a single dose. Moreover, the beneficial effects were fast acting and sustained, persisting for seven days. It could be because cannabidiol activates mechanisms which...