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Non-communicable diseases cause 61% of deaths in India: WHO report

Non-communicable diseases cause 61% of deaths in India: WHO report

Nearly 61% of deaths in India are now attributed to non-communicable diseases, including heart disorders, cancer and diabetes, according to new data released by the World Health Organisation on Monday. Almost 23% are at risk of premature death due to such diseases. The UN agency has warned countries, including India, against premature deaths due to NCDs and said governments must [...]

September 20, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Non-communicable diseases cause 61% of deaths in India: WHO report

Have You Been Eating Yogurt with Milk? Here’s Why You Should Avoid This Combination

Have You Been Eating Yogurt with Milk? Here’s Why You Should Avoid This Combination

Food combinations can play an important role in maintaining your gut health, promoting good digestion and overall health. While it is good to experiment in the kitchen, it is best to avoid combing certain ingredients as their combination can play havoc with your stomach. Pairing two healthy foods may not always result in a healthy combination. In some cases, [...]

September 19, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Have You Been Eating Yogurt with Milk? Here’s Why You Should Avoid This Combination

Organic Baby Food: Is It Safer and Healthier for Your Baby?

Organic Baby Food: Is It Safer and Healthier for Your Baby?

If your child just started taking solids, and half of your day is spent in wondering what to feed him or her, and also questioning where the food comes from, and how it is produced, then you are not alone. This is a common cause of concern amongst new mothers and parents across the world [...]

September 19, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Organic Baby Food: Is It Safer and Healthier for Your Baby?

Want to exercise but can’t find the time? Here’s how to make it a part of your routine

Want to exercise but can’t find the time? Here’s how to make it a part of your routine

Most of us know how important getting enough exercise is, but with the fast pace of modern life, everyday responsibilities can sometimes get in the way. For those struggling to find the time to fit in a workout Dr Irvin Sulapas, assistant professor of family and community medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, has some [...]

September 19, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Want to exercise but can’t find the time? Here’s how to make it a part of your routine

Abhishek Lodha: Wealth is not an entitlement

Abhishek Lodha: Wealth is not an entitlement

Real estate is something Abhishek Lodha understands, so joining the company his father, Mangal Prabhat Lodha, started in 1980 was a natural choice. Lodha, 37, is managing director of Lodha Developers Pvt. Ltd, the country’s largest real estate company in terms of sales volume. His father is the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of the [...]

September 17, 2017 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Abhishek Lodha: Wealth is not an entitlement

Will the next 5 years see an upswing in real estate?

Will the next 5 years see an upswing in real estate?

Contrary to the general perception that real estate has been going through a bad phase for the past few years, according to Knight Frank Global House Price Index Q2 2017, prices in the residential real estate market in India appreciated 10.5% in 12 months or 70% (absolute) in 5 years ending June 2017. According to the [...]

September 17, 2017 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Will the next 5 years see an upswing in real estate?

RERA and real estate success in store

RERA and real estate success in store

After demonetisation, which almost brought house sales to a halt, real estate developers are grappling with the Real Estate Regulation and Development Act and the Goods and Services Tax (GST). “Real estate has gone through many down cycles since 1991. But we have not seen three tsunamis together. The developers are bound to act in [...]

September 17, 2017 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on RERA and real estate success in store

You can actually be allergic to exercise

You can actually be allergic to exercise

Joe O’Leary went to dinner with his parents at around 8 p.m. one Wednesday in March of 2015. He split a pizza, topped with tomatoes and peppers, with his mom. Then he set out for the gym and hopped on the elliptical. But about a half-hour into the workout, he started feeling weird. “My eyes [...]

September 16, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on You can actually be allergic to exercise

We know shockingly little about the effects of drinking during pregnancy

We know shockingly little about the effects of drinking during pregnancy

Getting pregnant comes with a lot of potentially upsetting biological changes, but it also brings on a sudden deluge of unsolicited advice. Is folic acid your primary concern, or should you take a specially formulated multivitamin? How much exercise is enough, and how much is dangerous? Is the occasionally beer okay, or will a single drop of alcohol [...]

September 16, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on We know shockingly little about the effects of drinking during pregnancy

Is it safe to take expired medication?

Is it safe to take expired medication?

The bottle of NyQuil always seems to be grimy, faded, and buried beneath layers of toiletries when you come down with a sudden cold. Tired and sniffling, you peer at the label. The medication expired six months ago. At that moment, it’s easy to question the number printed on the bottle: How solid is that [...]

September 16, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Is it safe to take expired medication?

Want to be smarter? Include nuts, avocados, olive oil in your diet

Want to be smarter? Include nuts, avocados, olive oil in your diet

Nutrients found in foods rich in monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) such as olive oils, nuts and avocados are linked to general intelligence, according to a study. The researchers found that general intelligence was associated with the brain’s dorsal attention network, which plays a central role in attention-demanding tasks and everyday problem solving. In particular, general [...]

September 11, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Want to be smarter? Include nuts, avocados, olive oil in your diet

Beware, thinning of the retina may indicate a neurodegenerative condition

Beware, thinning of the retina may indicate a neurodegenerative condition

A simple eye examination and retinal imaging test may help improve diagnosis of a progressive neurodegenerative condition called frontotemporal degeneration (FTD). Neurodegenerative diseases in general are challenging to diagnose, and often are confirmed only by direct examination of brain tissue at autopsy. In a study published online in the journal Neurology, the scientists found that [...]

September 11, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Beware, thinning of the retina may indicate a neurodegenerative condition