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Diabetes patients often experience mental health issues

Diabetes patients often experience mental health issues

New research suggests that diabetes is not just something that affects people physically. A report has highlighted the need for people with diabetes to be provided with better mental health support, according to Metro.co.uk A survey, conducted by Diabetes UK, suggests that three out of five diabetics suffer from emotional and mental health difficulties, directly [...]

November 24, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Diabetes patients often experience mental health issues

Commentary: The New Digital Pill Is Another Example of the Limits of Technology in Health Care

Commentary: The New Digital Pill Is Another Example of the Limits of Technology in Health Care

Last week, the FDA approved a first-of-its-kind medical device to track whether patients are actually taking their medications. The device is a triumph of technology—it may represent an important tool to support team-based care for complex patients—but it forces us to consider a host of new questions about the limits of technology in health care [...]

November 22, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Commentary: The New Digital Pill Is Another Example of the Limits of Technology in Health Care

Beware, your love for energy drinks may damage your health

Beware, your love for energy drinks may damage your health

A new review of current scientific knowledge on energy drinks found their advertised short-term benefits can be outweighed by serious health risks, which include risk-seeking behaviour, mental health problems, increased blood pressure, obesity and kidney damage. The study also highlighted the worrying trend of mixing energy drinks with alcohol. Previous research suggested that energy drinks can be [...]

November 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Beware, your love for energy drinks may damage your health

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to managing a mental health diagnosis. But a therapist isn’t going to just hand over some life-changing advice and call it a day. “Most of the work of therapy happens [...]

November 10, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The state that is leading the way on health care

The state that is leading the way on health care

Could a state in one of the farthest corners of our country finally help us turn a corner on health care? It looked like that on Tuesday when the people of Maine voted decisively to expand Medicaid over the wishes of their governor, Paul LePage, bringing health care coverage to 70,000 people in the state, many for [...]

November 10, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on The state that is leading the way on health care

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

Nine countries have issued health warnings about the plague

Nine countries have issued health warnings about the plague

Most of us will have studied the plague (otherwise known as the ‘Black Death’) at school. It was a pandemic that spread throughout Europe, wiping out around 50 million people as it went, during the 13th and 14th centuries. Sound familiar? Well, according to health warnings issued by nine different countries across Africa, it looks [...]

October 28, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Nine countries have issued health warnings about the plague

National Ayurveda Day: Can the Taste of a Food Item Affect Your Health?

National Ayurveda Day: Can the Taste of a Food Item Affect Your Health?

Ayurveda is a goldmine of remedies and health-benefiting concoctions that are not only easy to arrive at but also inexpensive. The term Ayurveda stands for ‘science of life’ stemming from the words ‘Ayur’ meaning life and ‘Veda’ which means science. Ayurveda meticulously lays down guidelines on how one must chart out his/her daily routine starting from the [...]

October 25, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on National Ayurveda Day: Can the Taste of a Food Item Affect Your Health?

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

Beware, online shopping can affect your muscle strength and bone health

Beware, online shopping can affect your muscle strength and bone health

The digital age is surely making shopping easier and accessible for many. While online stores are giving us convenience in many matters, they are ruining our muscles, according to a group of physiotherapists. According to a new study, by staying at home and ordering everything directly, people are missing out on a whole load of [...]

October 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Beware, online shopping can affect your muscle strength and bone health

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?

Parents, take note! Strong friendships in teenage may boost your child’s mental health

Parents, take note! Strong friendships in teenage may boost your child’s mental health

Worried over your son or daughter is being too friendly with his or her mates? Take heart, having strong and intimate friendships during adolescence may help improve several aspects of mental health such as anxiety, social acceptance, self-worth and symptoms of depression, say researchers. “Our research found that the quality of friendships during adolescence may [...]

August 25, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Parents, take note! Strong friendships in teenage may boost your child’s mental health