Moderate exercise benefits people with early-stage Parkinson's disease: Study
Jan 15, 2022
New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): A new study has found that people with early-stage Parkinson's disease who regularly get one to two hours of moderate exercise twice a week, like walking, may have less trouble balancing or doing daily activities later. The study has been published in the 'Neurology Journal'. Researchers found that those who exercised regularly over five years did better on cognitive tests and had slower progression of the disease in several aspects. Parkinson's disease is a brain disorder that leads to shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination. The study looked at 237 people with early-stage Parkinson's. They had an average age of 63 and were followed by researchers for up to six years. Participants' exercise levels at the start of the study were determined using a questionnaire that measures time and intensity during the previous week of leisure activity, like walking and biking; household activity, like gardening; and occupational activity, like taking care of others. Common cognitive tests were used to measure people's verbal and memory skills and how much time it took to complete mental tasks. It was found it was more important to maintain physical activity over time. Researchers used a common test to rate each person's Parkinson's symptoms on a scale of zero to four, with higher scores indicating more severe impairment. People who got below-average levels of moderate to vigorous exercise, or less than one to two hours, once or twice a week, increased from an average score of 1.4 to 3.7 over six years.
Google Chat introduces warning banners to protect from phishing attacks
May 22, 2022
New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): Google announced that it will now display warning banners against potential phishing and malware attacks coming from personal accounts. In order to prevent phishing, Google has introduced this tweak for...
Alcohol consumption might be riskier to the heart than previously thought: Study
May 22, 2022
New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): According to a study, levels of alcohol consumption currently considered safe by some countries are linked with the development of heart failure. The study was published in the journal, 'Cardiology'....
New Buddhist Temple in Gaya will further enhance relations between India, Korea: South Korean Envoy
May 22, 2022
Gaya (Bihar), May 22 (ANI): South Korea's Ambassador to India, Chang Jae-bok, attended the inauguration of a new Korean Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar on May 21. Buddhist monks and devotees also attended the...
Study shines light on longevity of immune response to COVID-19
May 21, 2022
New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): By pooling studies from eight cohorts across the United States, a group of researchers accelerated the collection of essential data to answer questions about the immune response needed for long-term...
COVID: India records 2,259 new cases, 20 deaths in last 24 hoursCOVID: India records 2,259 new cases, 20 deaths in last 24 hours
May 20, 2022
New Delhi, May 20 (ANI): India reported 2,259 new cases of COVID-19, 2,614 recoveries, and 20 deaths in the last 24 hours. The active caseload currently stands at 15,044. Total number of tests done during...