Thursday, 7 November 2019

Any amount of running has ‘substantial’ health benefits, new research finds

Running, no matter how fast or often, has “substantial” health benefits and is linked to a significantly lower risk of an earlier death, a new study has found.

Researchers from Australia, Thailand and Finland could see a 27% lower risk of death from all causes at population level when people went for a run, even just for a short jog.

They analysed results from 14 studies of 233,149 people, whose health was tracked for between 5.5 and 35 years.


My 2 cents:
Even if you cannot run outdoor, you can still run (indoor) on the spot, run to catch a bus, running up a stair or run a bit to your destination instead of walking.

Men can protect themselves against penile, anal cancers with HPV vaccination

The incidence of penile and anal cancers in men in Singapore is low, but there is protection against these diseases in the form of vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV).

Deputy head and senior consultant in the Division of Medical Oncology at the National Cancer Centre Singapore Associate Professor Ravindran Kanesvaran told CNA that there have been 19 cases of penile cancer at the centre over the past five years, and 63 cases of anal cancer in men over the same period.

Certain strains of HPV can lead to these cancers in men, although the vaccination is typically encouraged for women as protection against cervical cancer.

“While HPV-related cancers are less common in men compared to cervical cancer in women, men will also benefit from HPV vaccination as it will prevent them from getting cancers like anal cancer, penile cancer and certain head and throat cancers,” Dr Ravindran said. It will also reduce the risk of transmitting HPV to their female partners, he added.

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7 Weird Signs You Might Have a Heart Problem

  • Swollen legs or ankles
  • Headaches
  • Exhaustion
  • Stomach cramping
  • Fainting
  • Dizziness
  • Upper back pressure


You may want to read Signs you may have clogged arteries or heart trouble