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Avoid Giving Fruit Juice to Babies in the First Year, Pediatricians Advise

Avoid Giving Fruit Juice to Babies in the First Year, Pediatricians Advise

The diet given to a newborn baby plays a crucial role in his or her growth. It is imperative to breast feed them, so that they attain the required nutrients from the mother. Feeding your newborn can be quite a challenging task as you need to constantly ensure that the baby gets all the essentials [...]

May 25, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Avoid Giving Fruit Juice to Babies in the First Year, Pediatricians Advise

Eat Three Portions of Fruits & Veggies Daily to Prevent Artery Disease

Eat Three Portions of Fruits & Veggies Daily to Prevent Artery Disease

There are a host of benefits of regular intake of fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables. Health experts believe that they should be a part of your daily diet. Most of them agree that one should have at least five portions of fruits and vegetables as a part of their daily meals. A new study, [...]

May 25, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Eat Three Portions of Fruits & Veggies Daily to Prevent Artery Disease

A Protein in Cucumbers, Potatoes and Other Vegetables Could Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

A Protein in Cucumbers, Potatoes and Other Vegetables Could Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the Health experts, we should eat at least five portions of fruits and vegetables everyday as they’re a great source of fiber, antioxidants and several other vitamins and minerals. But are all vegetables as healthy as we think they are? They may not be, according to this new study. Some health experts are [...]

May 23, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A Protein in Cucumbers, Potatoes and Other Vegetables Could Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

Instagram is the most harmful social network for your mental health

Instagram is the most harmful social network for your mental health

Model selfies should probably come with a warning to young girls. (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP) Our addictive feeds of fitness models, exotic travel, and photo-perfect moments don’t often match with our comparatively humdrum and badly lit lives. The discontent caused by that disconnect is enough that a growing body of research suggests social media is contributing to [...]

May 22, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Instagram is the most harmful social network for your mental health

World Hypertension Day 2017: Study Suggests High Incidence of Increased Blood Pressure Among Doctors

World Hypertension Day 2017: Study Suggests High Incidence of Increased Blood Pressure Among Doctors

Hypertension continues to affect millions across the world and leads to close to 7 million premature death every year globally. The World Health Organisation describes blood pressure as “the force of blood against the artery walls as it circulates through the body. High blood pressure or hypertension is the constant pumping of blood through blood [...]

May 18, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on World Hypertension Day 2017: Study Suggests High Incidence of Increased Blood Pressure Among Doctors

Respiratory Infection Can Heighten the Risk of Heart Attack by 17 Times

Respiratory Infection Can Heighten the Risk of Heart Attack by 17 Times

Respiratory infection can affect any part of your respiratory tract and make it difficult for you to breathe properly. It can either affect your upper respiratory channel – from sinuses to vocal chords – or the lower tract starting from the vocal chords to the lungs. Besides meddling with your breathing, those suffering from acute [...]

May 17, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Respiratory Infection Can Heighten the Risk of Heart Attack by 17 Times

Chronic Physical Illness in Childhood May Lead to Depression Later

Chronic Physical Illness in Childhood May Lead to Depression Later

Being sick is not a good feeling, but not all of us can help it sometimes when the seasonal flu or other ailments take over our health. It is important therefore for parents to pay attention to their children’s health right from an early age because those habits are what shows results in their future. [...]

May 15, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Chronic Physical Illness in Childhood May Lead to Depression Later

How Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Differs at Big and Small Businesses

How Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Differs at Big and Small Businesses

Many people are aware that big companies are much more likely than small businesses to offer employer-sponsored health insurance to their employees. The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), an annual effort to query nearly 40,000 establishments, conducted by the Federal Government’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows that only 34.8 percent of private sector [...]

May 12, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Differs at Big and Small Businesses

Vision Loss May Be Prevented with Gene Delivery System

Vision Loss May Be Prevented with Gene Delivery System

Gene delivery is a process which helps to induce Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) into the host cells to decode the protein product and treat genetic disorders. Very recently there has been a profound discovery in gene delivery to prevent vision loss. Researchers have developed gene carrying nanoparticles that home in on target cells and prevent vision [...]

May 11, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Vision Loss May Be Prevented with Gene Delivery System

‘India may miss TB eradication target’

‘India may miss TB eradication target’

‘ India may miss TB eradication target’ India may not be able to eliminate tuberculosis by 2025 as targeted by the government. Cases of drug resistant TB are expected to rise in four high burden countries of India, the Philippines, Russia, and South Africa between 2000 and 2040, a Lancet study shows. Recommended By Colombia [...]

May 11, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on ‘India may miss TB eradication target’

G.O.P. Bill Could Affect Employer Health Coverage, Too

G.O.P. Bill Could Affect Employer Health Coverage, Too

Photo If it becomes law, the American Health Care Act will have the biggest effects on people who buy their own insurance or get coverage through Medicaid. But it also means changes for the far larger employer health system. About half of all Americans get health coverage through work. The bill would make it easier [...]

May 10, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on G.O.P. Bill Could Affect Employer Health Coverage, Too

FSSAI Seeks Higher Tax on Junk Food and Sweetened Drinks

FSSAI Seeks Higher Tax on Junk Food and Sweetened Drinks

Love munching on junk? You may now have to pay a higher price for it as the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recommended additional tax on processed food and sugar-sweetened beverages. It has also called for a blanket ban on advertising of junk foods and beverages on children’s channels and content [...]

May 9, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on FSSAI Seeks Higher Tax on Junk Food and Sweetened Drinks