June 2017

Office workers are as sedentary as retirees says new study

Carried out by the University of Edinburgh’s Physical Activity for Health Research Centre, the team gathered data on 14,367 people in Scotland taken from the 2012-14 Scottish Health Survey, to look at how age and sex affected weekday and weekend sedentary time. Defined as time spent in any waking activity done while sitting or reclined, sedentary time includes working, eating, reading, watching TV, or spending time on a computer. Many

Scotland to introduce soft opt-out system for organ donation

Scottish ministers are to introduce a new system of organ donations based on presumed consent in an effort to increase life-saving organ transplants. Ministers in Edinburgh announced plans on Wednesday to introduce a “soft opt-out” system, where patients are assumed to agree to donate useful organs unless their families strongly object. The change of policy follows the introduction in Wales of a presumed consent system in December 2015, which led

Why You need Pest Control at your Workplace

Do you have problem there’s many pest such as ants, cockroaches, flies and spiders in your place? The pest not just annoyance but also effect on our present health hazard. Mostly the pest could attract a gang of vermin into unhygienic corners of the workplace. Therefore, it’s essential that high standards of cleanliness are consistently maintained so that pests are unlikely to turn up uninvited. It it’s already too late,

Rebecca Burger, French Fitness Model Dies From Freak Whipped Cream Accident

French fitness model Rebecca Burger died last Sunday in her home of a reported heart attack after a whipped cream canister exploded and struck her in the chest, as reported by USA Today. French authorities are reportedly still investigating the tragedy. The news was announced on her Instagram after her family used the account to explain what happened. Burger, a popular social media fitness model based in France with over

MRI-scan-for babies

Magnetic resonance imaging, or M.R.I., is considered one of the safest technologies for looking deep inside the body, because it doesn’t carry the radiation risk of X-rays or PET scans. “Over all, M.R.I. is a very safe test,” said Dr. Max Wintermark, chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University. Most concerns about M.R.I.s involve people with metal, such as shrapnel, embedded in their bodies, or someone with an implanted medical device,

Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects

(CNN)Risks of major birth defects increased in step with the severity of a mother’s obesity or overweight, a study published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal found. Based on these results, women should be encouraged to adopt a healthy lifestyle and be at a normal body weight before conception, said researchers led by Martina Persson, a researcher in the clinical epidemiology unit at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. The study’s