12 Results

  • Exercise

    Exercise, healthy diet lowers risk of colon cancer recurrence

    Colon cancer patients who have a healthy body weight, exercise regularly and eat a diet high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables have a significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence. The study conducted by researchers from University of California and San Francisco (UCSF) is based on an analysis of data collected on patients participating in a national study for people in the US with stage III colon cancer and going through evaluations over about seven years, Xinhua reported.

    Science and Tech | May 22, 2017
  • Navy

    Navy conducts disaster relief exercise

    Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, reviewed the three-day Annual Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise at Karwar naval base which concluded on Saturday. The exercise, conducted by the Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy, required large-scale mobilisation of resources and coordination with various agencies. The exercise on a tsunami scenario is being used to validate the resources available with various organisations and bring out common standard operating procedures. Vice Admiral Luthra witnessed an operational

    India | May 20, 2017
  • Exercise

    Exercise helps burn bone fat, make them stronger

    Exercising burns the fat found within bone marrow and this process improves bone quality in a matter of weeks, says a study. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, also suggests that obese individuals - who often have worse bone quality - may derive even greater bone health benefits from exercising than their lean counterparts. "One of the main clinical implications of this research is that exercise is not just good but amazing for

    Science and Tech | May 19, 2017
  • Navy, disaster, relief, Karnataka

    Navy's disaster relief exercise begins in Karnataka

    The Indian Navy's three-day annual joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise began on Thursday in Karnataka's Karwar city. This year's edition, code-named 'Karavali Karunya' which means assistance to the coast of Karnataka, will see the armed forces and central and state government agencies working together towards providing relief in a post-tsunami scenario in bid to validate disaster management plans individually and collectively. "The exercise is planned in two phases; phase one for actions to be taken prior the tsunami hitting

    India | May 18, 2017
  • Exercise

    Exercise, good diet could help prevent osteoarthritis

    Lifestyle changes such as improved diet, increased physical activity and weight loss may help prevent osteoarthritis, a common form of arthritis. Osteoarthritis disproportionately affects post-menopausal women who are more pre-disposed to the condition because of biology, genetics and hormones.  Currently there is no effective treatment for this painful ailment, with only painkillers available to treat symptoms and no known cure. "For too long osteoarthritis has been known as the 'wear and tear disease' and it has been

    Science and Tech | May 13, 2017
  • Astronaut

    Space travel may reduce astronauts' exercise capacity

    Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) or those on long duration space flights, such as journeys to Mars or deep space are likely to have a 30 and 50 per cent decline in exercise capacity because of a decrease in the way oxygen moves through the body, say researchers. The findings showed that astronauts' heart and small blood vessels are not as effective at transporting oxygen to the working muscle during space flights. "It is a dramatic

    Science and Tech | May 10, 2017
  • Exercise, bones

    Exercise now to keep bones healthy in old age, say experts

    If you want to have a pain-free ride in your golden years, better ditch the couch now and get walking. According to health experts, failing to adopt regular exercise regime early may lead to weaker bones later, leading to joint and bone problems such as arthritis and osteoporosis and, even, bone fractures. Studies suggest that bones respond better to particular types of exercise, including weight-bearing exercises, resistance training, high-impact exercise and balance training. "Resistance training or plyometric training

    Science and Tech | May 1, 2017
  • mock fire exercise

    NDMA conducts mock fire exercise in Uttarakhand

    The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Thursday conducted a first-of-its-kind state-level mock exercise on forest fires in Uttarakhand, a state with 70 per cent of its area under forests where incidents of fires are common. Aimed at assessing the integration of response mechanisms of the forest department with those of the district administration, the mock exercise was conducted in collaboration with the state government. The simulation-exercise was conducted simultaneously at multiple locations, including residential areas adjoining forests, across all 13 districts covering different types of forests and

    Cities | April 20, 2017
  • NDMA to conduct first mock exercise on forest fire

    The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will conduct its first mock exercise on forest fires covering all districts of Uttarakhand, an official here said on Wednesday. NDMA, the apex body of the disaster management in the country, will conduct the drill with the help of National and State Disaster Response Forces and other departments of the state administration on Wednesday. "The exercise, to be conducted in collaboration with the state government, is aimed at assessing the efficacy of

    Cities | April 19, 2017
  • Jaitley commends IAF for successful military exercises

    Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday commended the Indian Air Force (IAF) for successfully conducting various military exercises and emphasised on the challenges to Defence forces due to the rapidly changing geo-political situation in the world and the uncertainties existing in the region. Inaugurating the three-day Commanders Conference of the IAF, he appreciated their operations towards humanitarian assistance and disaster relief both within and outside the country. Acknowledging IAF's capability as the first responder, especially in the face of a natural

    India | April 19, 2017