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Nutrition 101: What to eat, and what to avoid for a healthy, balanced diet

Nutrition 101: What to eat, and what to avoid for a healthy, balanced diet

When it comes to health and weight loss, there are a lot of myths we keep hearing. One the best ways to get started on your fitness journey is following a traditional diet plan with the right amount of fruits, vegetables, properly prepared grains and mindfully selected sources of poultry and meat. Mahesh Jayaraman, medical researcher and co-founder [...]

September 8, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Nutrition 101: What to eat, and what to avoid for a healthy, balanced diet

Beware, stroke survivors are at double risk of colon and lung cancer

Beware, stroke survivors are at double risk of colon and lung cancer

A study has recently warned that stroke survivors are almost doubly at risk of developing cancer. The findings indicated that nearly 45% of cancer diagnoses occurred within the first six months after a stroke diagnosis. “Post-mortem studies have suggested that cancer can develop after a stroke, but the magnitude of this association has not been described,” [...]

September 8, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Beware, stroke survivors are at double risk of colon and lung cancer

Are you a serial yawner at work? You might be just making everyone lazy

Are you a serial yawner at work? You might be just making everyone lazy

All it takes is one person’s yawn to make everyone else follow suit in the office. This is a universal phenomenon, known as contagious yawning. This can affect productivity in the workplace by making employees lazy and sleepy. It also gives the idea to your bosses, that you’re bored. We got in touch with experts [...]

September 8, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Are you a serial yawner at work? You might be just making everyone lazy

Say goodbye to boring workouts. Try these four fun fat-burning exercises now

Say goodbye to boring workouts. Try these four fun fat-burning exercises now

Whether you’ve been sweating it out in the gym for years or have just finished your first 5K run, these fun fitness activities will help you stay healthy and motivated. Pole exercise: Channel your inner exotic dancer with some calorie-burning pole workout. It is athletic, graceful and is the perfect whole body workout. “Poling improves mobility, helps [...]

August 29, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Say goodbye to boring workouts. Try these four fun fat-burning exercises now

Here’s why you are at greater risk of having a heart attack in winter than in summer

Here’s why you are at greater risk of having a heart attack in winter than in summer

The risk of suffering a heart attack is more likely to peak in the winter season and decline in summers because air temperature acts as an external trigger for the life-threatening disease, an analysis has shown. The findings revealed that the average number of heart attacks per day was significantly higher during colder temperatures as [...]

August 29, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Here’s why you are at greater risk of having a heart attack in winter than in summer

Stay off the salt. Higher intake may double chances of heart failure

Stay off the salt. Higher intake may double chances of heart failure

Do you love to eat salted wafers, nuts, French fries and other processed foods? Beware, according to a study, high salt intake is associated with a doubled risk of heart failure. The findings showed that people who consume more than 13.7 grams of salt daily may be at two times higher risk of heart failure [...]

August 29, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Stay off the salt. Higher intake may double chances of heart failure

Coffee lovers, take note: Caffeine can help you sleep, stop post-op pain

Coffee lovers, take note: Caffeine can help you sleep, stop post-op pain

Research has shown that a lack of sleep (both pre- and post-op) can worsen pain after surgery. This new study from the Department of Anesthesiology at Michigan Medicine set out to see if there were any interventions that could minimise the effect of sleep loss and reduce the severity of pain experienced after surgery. The [...]

August 29, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Coffee lovers, take note: Caffeine can help you sleep, stop post-op pain

Men, take note: Here’s how to take care of your skin

Men, take note: Here’s how to take care of your skin

Skin care regime nowadays is not just a woman’s prerogative. Noted beautician Shahnaz Husain has revealed the core difference between the skin of the two sexes. “Men’s skin is a little oilier and thicker than women. The difference also lies in texture, hydration and collagen density. Skincare products of men are manufactured differently as compared to women’s [...]

August 29, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Men, take note: Here’s how to take care of your skin

Not so healthy after all. Here are five superfoods that you can avoid

Not so healthy after all. Here are five superfoods that you can avoid

Acai berries, goji berries, kale, pineapples and now mares’ milk — according to nutritionist Raphaël Gruman, there’s no need to rush out and buy these trending “superfoods”. Better and less expensive dietary options are available to people who want to get in greater quantities of natural vitamins and antioxidants. * Acai berries: The fruit of the [...]

August 29, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Not so healthy after all. Here are five superfoods that you can avoid

Loss of microbial gut diversity a threat to health?

Loss of microbial gut diversity a threat to health?

Our bodies are made up of nearly equal numbers of human and microbial cells. These tiny passengers are vital for our health but are dwindling in number. The human gut is home to bacteria, viruses, fungi, and small worms in some parts of the world. While the average person’s body contains 30 to 40 trillion human [...]

August 27, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Loss of microbial gut diversity a threat to health?

Dear parents, take note! Peer influence doubles smoking risk among teens

Dear parents, take note! Peer influence doubles smoking risk among teens

Smoking is powerful enough to affect almost every part of the body. Yet surveys in the past has revealed that most smokers try to quit but fail, despite knowing ill effects. Now, new research has found that having peers who smoke doubles the risk that non-smoking teenagers will also pick up the habit. Led by Jiaying Liu, PhD, [...]

August 25, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Dear parents, take note! Peer influence doubles smoking risk among teens

Eat those oranges and lemons. It boosts your Vitamin C levels and reduces risk of leukemia

Eat those oranges and lemons. It boosts your Vitamin C levels and reduces risk of leukemia

Boosting daily requirement of Vitamin C may be helpful in curbing the development of leukemia — a deadly blood cancer, a study has found. Previous studies have shown that people with lower levels of ascorbate (Vitamin C) are at an increased cancer risk but the reasons were not fully understood. The new study, published in the journal [...]

August 25, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Eat those oranges and lemons. It boosts your Vitamin C levels and reduces risk of leukemia