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Doctors at risk- the ugly side of the noble profession

...eport says adding that health care workers have to walk a tight rope most of the times.The most common form of threat was verbal threat but even life threats were also reported. Even female doctors were not spared. But very few doctors, who were physically assaulted, actually reported the incident to the ...

“Don’t fear long haul flights!” Vascular surgeon tells travelrs

...distance, don’t panic. Just see to that you get to walk every now and then and don’t be immobile for hours together. And remember to enjoy the flight and put your worries to ret....

Brisk Walking lowers memory loss in women

... may help women keep their brains young. Women who walk regularly are less likely to experience the memory loss and other cognitive declines in mental function that can come with aging.// In the study, they concluded that the least active women walked an average of about a half mile per week, while the ...

Wake-up call for peripheral artery disease

...lar exercise does actually increase the ability to walk with ease. Positive effects are seen within three months. // Unfortunately, say physicians at Johns Hopkins University in the US, too few patients with PAD are diagnosed and, even if they are, physicians are not prescribing the walking treatment....

Exercises reduce risks of cancers

...ave to mean running a marathon each week. "A brisk walk for half an hour, five times a week, is as good a way as any of getting the exercise we need." Exercise is also well recognised as protective against other illnesses such as heart disease....

Hope For Stiff-Person Syndrome

...derived from donor blood for 3 months were able to walk more easily, fell down less often, and reported improvements in their ability to perform work-related and household tasks. The Findings indicate that intravenous immune globulin is safe, well tolerated, and effective for stiff-person syndrome and si...

Nervous disorder being treated

...eople with the condition are often too disabled to walk or move, or are afraid to leave the house in case ...ess stiff and more mobile, and were able to either walk unassisted, resume work activities, or remain upright without fear of falling.Dr Marinos said IVIg c...

Knowing how weight loss aids in diabetes

...and taking regular exercise aiming for a 25 minute walk a day. The Education group will be offered sessions on nutrition and physical activity, and the chance to attend a support group. Over the next 10 years, the researchers will look at how weight loss impacts on cardiovascular risk factors, the incid...

Undertaking the obesity epidemic

...ge door yourself, use stairs rather than the lift, walk the dog rather than letting him out of the back door, and do your own yard work, rather than pay a gardener....

Blood Pressure Drugs maintain muscle strength

...d ACE inhibitors had less muscle decline and could walk quicker than women who had used the drugs occasionally or not at all. If these findings can be confirmed in randomized controlled trials, ACE inhibitors could not only be used as first-line treatment for older adults with hypertension but could a...

Lack of solar radiation causes cancer

...h the role of such supplements. Meanwhile, a daily walk in the open air might be a good way of ensuring you're not completely cut off from solar radiation, especially if you live in a northern latitude....

New treatment for muscle spasms

...ple with the condition are often too disabled// to walk or move, or are afraid to leave the house in case ...ess stiff and more mobile, and were able to either walk unassisted, resume work activities, or remain upright without fear of falling. Dr Dalakas said IVIg ...

Hormone Therapy applicable for Prostate Cancer

...n Institute in Los Angeles, said doctors sometimes walk a tightrope between the potential benefits and downsides of hormone therapy....

Warning on radiowave exposure

...assistants, pagers, and text messengers. We often walk past cellphone base stations, often unaware of their existence. In other words, we are bathed in an invisible 'electrosmog', says Raymond S. Kasevich, an expert on electromagnetic radiation and health writing for the Institute of Electrical and Elect...

Keep fit always

...where. If it's raining, run on the spot indoors or walk round the shopping mall. Add a skipping rope for improving quickness and conditioning, and a pedometer to monitor progress. For stair stepping, just use your own stairs at home. Use four or five at a time, to simulate the effect of the stairmaster....

Support for patients with Leg Pain

...s found the patients on the treatment were able to walk longer without pain compared to the patients who were given saline. The study also found the patients on the drug showed better blood circulation. Based on these findings, researchers say that in patients with PAD, glutathione prolongs pain-free walk...

Physiotherapy helps amputation

.... This is important because the patient is made to walk with the help of mobility aids i.e. crutches, walker etc. for which the patient requires more energy. Additionally, strengthening exercises are given to the unaffected limb, as this has to bear the weight of the body when patient tries to ambulate. ...

Exercise with music aids with lung disorders

...search, people with severe respiratory disease can walk further, and are less disabled, if they listen to ...ease. The aim is to increase the distance they can walk in a fixed time and this helps them maintain their everyday abilities and independence. Researcher...

Maintaining warmth during cold

... to stay indoors when the weather is cold. A brisk walk and exposure to sunlight will do you a lot of good.// But it's important to dress properly if you want to avoid the ill-effects of cold weather. Just putting on a woolly scarf and a pair of gloves isn't necessarily the answer. Dr Goerge Danke, prof...

Research on causes for falling helps develop preventive strategies

...unteers of various age groups as they were made to walk on a treadmill which was gradually made slippery by introducing a fluid on the walking surface. The researchers attached sensors to the feet, legs, hips, ankles and arms to analyse the walker's gait as he or she slips and recovers or falls. Researche...

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