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Binge-watchers, beware: You may be at greater risk of developing blood clots

Binge-watchers, beware: You may be at greater risk of developing blood clots

Watching television for too long may double the chances of developing blood clots, a study has warned. Prolonged TV viewing has already been associated with heart disease, but this is the first study to look at blood clots in veins of the legs, arms, pelvis and lungs known as venous thromboembolism (VTE). Previous research has [...]

November 24, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Binge-watchers, beware: You may be at greater risk of developing blood clots

Eating alone could be bad for your health, study says

Eating alone could be bad for your health, study says

Going out for dinner with friends is one of the undisputed joys of life but new research suggests it may also be good for our physical health, after scientists found that eating alone increases an individual’s risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. It was concluded that men who dined solo at least twice a day were [...]

October 28, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Eating alone could be bad for your health, study says

Smokers, beware: E-cigarettes may not be a healthier alternative. Here’s why

Smokers, beware: E-cigarettes may not be a healthier alternative. Here’s why

Vaping may not only be as harmful as smoking regular cigarettes, but can also trigger unique immune responses in lungs, causing deadly inflammatory diseases, a study warns. Immune responses are the biological reactions of cells and fluids to an outside substance the body does not recognise as its own. Such immune responses play roles in [...]

October 26, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Smokers, beware: E-cigarettes may not be a healthier alternative. Here’s why

Food Combinations: Should You be Pairing Curd with Fish?

Food Combinations: Should You be Pairing Curd with Fish?

What you eat matters a great deal but how you plan your meals holds greater significance. It is understood that many nutrients simply pass through the body without getting absorbed in the absence of another supporting micronutrient. Minerals, vitamins, nutrients and enzymes always work in tandem with each other to give our body a holistic nutritive [...]

October 24, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Food Combinations: Should You be Pairing Curd with Fish?

Pay attention to your gut health. It could be the key to ageing well

Pay attention to your gut health. It could be the key to ageing well

Chinese and Canadian researchers have found evidence to suggest that a healthy gut could be linked to healthy ageing. Carried out by researchers from Ontario’s Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute as well as from Tianyi Health Science Institute in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China, the research is one of the largest microbiota studies conducted in [...]

October 22, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Pay attention to your gut health. It could be the key to ageing well

Take it to heart: How women can be safe from heart disease

Take it to heart: How women can be safe from heart disease

Surekha Pagare was on her way to work in Mumbai when she broke out into a sweat. She became breathless and her neck began to hurt. She dismissed this odd discomfort as tiredness caused by her stressful routine as a mammography technician. But she knew something was off. She decided to get tested, just to [...]

October 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Take it to heart: How women can be safe from heart disease

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

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

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

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

Home beautiful: Be monsoon ready!

Home beautiful: Be monsoon ready!

When summer comes, monsoon is never far behind. It’s beginning to rain, and soon it will be monsoon. But monsoon need not be all about damp and gloomy days. There are many things you can splurge on to sparkle up your days before the rain hits and dark clouds loom over. As it may not [...]

July 21, 2017 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Home beautiful: Be monsoon ready!

More medical colleges: Port hospitals to be teaching institutes, says Gadkari

More medical colleges: Port hospitals to be teaching institutes, says Gadkari

New Delhi The government plans to convert existing hospitals at India’s major ports into medical colleges and super speciality centres on PPP basis, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. “We will convert the existing hospitals at our ports into medical colleges and super speciality centres on a PPP basis,” shipping, road transport and highways [...]

July 14, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on More medical colleges: Port hospitals to be teaching institutes, says Gadkari