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For first time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs: UN report

For first time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs: UN report

For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday. AIDS deaths are also now close to half of what they [...]

July 22, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on For first time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs: UN report

Love packaged fruit juice? Such drinks with protein-rich meals may make you fat

Love packaged fruit juice? Such drinks with protein-rich meals may make you fat

Consuming a sugar-sweetened drink like fruit juices with a high-protein meal including lean meat, chicken, fish and dairy products may negatively affect energy balance, alter food preferences and cause the body to store more fat, according to a study. The findings showed that the inclusion of a sugar-sweetened drink decreased fat oxidation, which kick-starts the [...]

July 22, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Love packaged fruit juice? Such drinks with protein-rich meals may make you fat

Diet diary- Coffee: A toxic addiction or natural stimulant?

Diet diary- Coffee: A toxic addiction or natural stimulant?

In the last few years, urban India has acquired a new coffee culture. International coffee chains are opening coffee shops and doing brisk business, even in smaller towns. While, south Indian filtered coffee has been a tradition, India in general is waking up to coffee. Despite its growing popularity, most people believe coffee to be [...]

July 22, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Diet diary- Coffee: A toxic addiction or natural stimulant?

The danger of sleeplessness

The danger of sleeplessness

Modern lifestyle has taken a toll on the health of people working and earning a living in the city. The hectic and high pressure life makes many suffer from insomnia. Insomnia or sleep trouble, the most common lifestyle problem, affects the well being of the entire body and mind. It often makes you cranky the [...]

July 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on The danger of sleeplessness

Let’s talk depression and create awareness

Let’s talk depression and create awareness

In 2015, Aanchal (name changed) was told by her doctor that she was suffering from clinical depression. A severe mental illness (mind that illness is not same as disorder), that made her go through one of the toughest times of her life. Having friends around did not make things any easier for Aanchal. In fact, [...]

July 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Let’s talk depression and create awareness

Fight depression, find joy in simple living

Fight depression, find joy in simple living

Today, many things have lost their meaning. Be it relations, work, passion, leisure and so on. And it is becoming difficult for people to find contentment and peace in this stressfull fast-paced modern life. Simple life has faded away. Most people are in a state of restlessness and depression that leads to several health issues. People [...]

July 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Fight depression, find joy in simple living

Technology that aims to prevent the car text crash

Technology that aims to prevent the car text crash

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July 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Technology that aims to prevent the car text crash

Are you eating enough?

Are you eating enough?

Are you an under-eater? If you are, you could be suffering from eating disorder. Not only overeating but under-eating is also a chronic lifestyle problem. Not eating enough or lack of calories may lead to many health ailments. On one hand the modern society is dealing with the problem of obesity, on the other, under-eating is [...]

July 20, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Are you eating enough?

Red Cross Asks For Donations To Address Blood Shortage

Red Cross Asks For Donations To Address Blood Shortage

American Red Cross has announced a critical shortage in blood supply for the summer season and requests for volunteers to participate in the several blood donation drives scheduled to address the situation. According to a July 3 post from the organization’s official Facebook page, a lower than expected blood and platelet donation for the past two months led to [...]

July 14, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Red Cross Asks For Donations To Address Blood Shortage

Depression Gene Identified: 5 Foods You Must Have for a Healthy Brain

Depression Gene Identified: 5 Foods You Must Have for a Healthy Brain

A new study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, shows that a particular gene may be responsible for amplifying or reducing stress, depending on its level of activity and thus, triggering the risk of depression . This particular gene is known as Slc6a15 and its link with depression has been found in both animals and humans. The study throws [...]

July 8, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Depression Gene Identified: 5 Foods You Must Have for a Healthy Brain

Lack of Sleep May Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

Lack of Sleep May Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

Given our busy and chaotic lives, as many as one in three people have trouble sleeping – either they are not getting enough sleep, or suffer disturbed sleep or in some cases, it’s a combination of both. Whatever be the situation or the reason, lack of sleep can play havoc with your physical as well [...]

July 8, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Lack of Sleep May Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

This Ingredient in Your Toothpaste May Cause Antibiotic Resistance

This Ingredient in Your Toothpaste May Cause Antibiotic Resistance

According to the World Health Organisation, antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global public health. A growing number of serious infections of such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, and gonorrhea are becoming harder to treat as the antibiotics used to treat them become less effective. Antibiotics are medicines that are used treat bacterial infections. Antibiotic resistance [...]

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