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It’s a goal! Ball games can boost bone health in school children

It’s a goal! Ball games can boost bone health in school children

Want your child to have stronger bones? Encourage them for ball games or circuit strength training as it may help them to develop stronger bones, a new study has claimed. According to the researchers, eight to ten-year-old school children develop stronger bones, increased muscular strength and improved balance when ball games or circuit training are [...]

February 15, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on It’s a goal! Ball games can boost bone health in school children

Valentine’s Day 2018: 6 Health Vows You Must Take As A Couple

Valentine’s Day 2018: 6 Health Vows You Must Take As A Couple

Valentine’s Week has begun and love-struck couples are looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day and express their love for each other. While this day brings in a chance to make your loved one feel special, it also brings along a responsibility you both have towards each other to ensure a healthy life for both. This Valentine’s Day, make sure [...]

February 14, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Valentine’s Day 2018: 6 Health Vows You Must Take As A Couple

5 Beverages That Could Be Extremely Bad For Your Health

5 Beverages That Could Be Extremely Bad For Your Health

There are times when we tend to consume various beverages on a daily basis assuming that they’d be healthy for us. However, that might not be the case always. Be it milkshakes or fizzy drinks, almost all of these contain artificial flavours and sweeteners that can prove to be quite harmful for our overall health. [...]

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Health insurance regulators raise alarm over rising costs

Health insurance regulators raise alarm over rising costs

“The underlying cost of Australia’s health system is the ailment; rising insurance premiums are just a symptom,” Mr Summerhayes said. Health insurance regulators have sounded the alarm over rising medical costs and declared the current reform process must continue, only days after Labor leader Bill Shorten accused insurers of “a con” and vowed to cap [...]

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NHS criticism on social media ‘risks undermining health service’

NHS criticism on social media ‘risks undermining health service’

“Reactionary criticism” about the health service, especially on social media, risks undermining the NHS, the health minister will say later. Vaughan Gething is expected to warn in a speech that it might put off young people from pursuing health careers. He will also announce that an extra £100m for NHS Wales over the next two [...]

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Making health insurance work

Making health insurance work

The National Health Protection Scheme is disconnected from primary care. It also needs to be scaled up It is unusual for a health programme to become the most prominent feature of a Union Budget. The previous government missed the bus when it failed to implement the recommendations of the High-Level Expert Group on Universal Health [...]

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Making the mind stronger: Treat mental insecurities, health will follow

Making the mind stronger: Treat mental insecurities, health will follow

Positive self-esteem is something that gives us the strength to take charge of our lives and feel good about ourselves. The mind plays a disproportionate role in our lives and how it feels can drive how the body ends up feeling. Thus, from borderline personality disorders to depression, there are many disorders that could affect [...]

February 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Making the mind stronger: Treat mental insecurities, health will follow

Replace Sugar With Jaggery In Your Tea For These Amazing Health Benefits

Replace Sugar With Jaggery In Your Tea For These Amazing Health Benefits

Sugar is one of the most commonly used and easily available sweeteners across the world. However, when it comes to its nutritional properties, it is not-so-healthy. Do you happen to be a tea lover who often ends up putting a lot of sugar in their tea? If yes, then it’s time to limit its consumption as [...]

January 31, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Replace Sugar With Jaggery In Your Tea For These Amazing Health Benefits

Is Tequila Good For Health? Here’s Why It’s Believed To Be

Is Tequila Good For Health? Here’s Why It’s Believed To Be

Is there such a thing as ‘healthy alcohol’? If certain individual studies on the effects of tequila are to be believed, then there sure is! The Mexican alcoholic drink is touted to be healthier than other drinks like whiskey or vodka because of some supposed health benefits that it has. That seems extremely odd because [...]

January 18, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Is Tequila Good For Health? Here’s Why It’s Believed To Be

Poor Oral Health May Increase The Risk Of Weakness In Older Men; Try These Foods To Keep Healthy

Poor Oral Health May Increase The Risk Of Weakness In Older Men; Try These Foods To Keep Healthy

HIGHLIGHTS Oral health is known to affect overall health and wellness Men with dental issues were more likely to frail Frailty is basically a medical term for becoming weak Oral health is known to affect overall health and wellness; turns out it may be linked with frailty in older men. According to a study published [...]

January 16, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Poor Oral Health May Increase The Risk Of Weakness In Older Men; Try These Foods To Keep Healthy

Our Shame Over Sexual Health Makes Us Avoid The Doctor, But These Apps Might Help

Our Shame Over Sexual Health Makes Us Avoid The Doctor, But These Apps Might Help

Many find questions asked of them during checkups to be intrusive and in some cases, doctors themselves are uncomfortable talking about sexual health Health care on their own terms, rather than having to visit a doctor’s office (Representational Image) We’re taught to feel shame around our sexuality from a young age, as our bodies develop [...]

January 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Our Shame Over Sexual Health Makes Us Avoid The Doctor, But These Apps Might Help

The health care merger arms race

The health care merger arms race

Illustration: Lazaro Gamio / Axios The health care industry has leapt into an arms race of mergers and acquisitions — but it’s not clear whether, or how much, those deals would ultimately benefit patients. Why it matters: Executives say the deals will save money and improve care. But independent research does not support those claims, and the deals raise questions about whether [...]

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