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Immunotherapy: How your immune system can be roped in to treat breast cancer

Immunotherapy: How your immune system can be roped in to treat breast cancer

Immunotherapy is less invasive than chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer, notably in its most advanced forms, offering new hope to women with breast cancer. Ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, here is a brief overview of this new technology, which, like a vaccine, involves making the immune system recognise cancer cells in order [...]

September 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Immunotherapy: How your immune system can be roped in to treat breast cancer

Do you get emotional after failure? It may improve your decision-making skills

Do you get emotional after failure? It may improve your decision-making skills

If you are a really emotional person, then this news might be really important for you. A recent research has found that emotional responses to failure rather than cognitive ones are more effective at improving people’s results for the next time they tackle the next related task. Noelle Nelson, assistant professor of marketing and consumer [...]

September 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Do you get emotional after failure? It may improve your decision-making skills

Here is why you should NEVER sleep when a plane is taking off or touching down

Here is why you should NEVER sleep when a plane is taking off or touching down

Prefer sleeping on flights? We all despise long flights. And so naturally we pack our cosiest of neck pillows to make the experience smooth. And if you do manage some elbow room, your top priority is to try spending most hours sleeping. Sleeping can be fatal However, doing this could be very risky. According to [...]

September 20, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Here is why you should NEVER sleep when a plane is taking off or touching down

Neck massage by barber may damage nerve, cause paralysis

Neck massage by barber may damage nerve, cause paralysis

A haircut at most barber shops in India is followed by a head massage. It often ends with a `neck-crack’, when the barber holds you by the chin and turns the neck sharply to the left and right. Like countless Indian men, Ajay Kumar, 54, came away from the salon feeling refreshed after the haircutand-massage [...]

September 20, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Neck massage by barber may damage nerve, cause paralysis

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

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