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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

In matters of health, is a highly stressful job better than unemployment? We find out

In matters of health, is a highly stressful job better than unemployment? We find out

People employed in low paying or highly stressful jobs may not actually enjoy better health than those who remain unemployed, according to a recent study. There is also some evidence that job quality is important for health and well being, although some studies suggest people in poor quality jobs are still better off in terms [...]

August 17, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on In matters of health, is a highly stressful job better than unemployment? We find out

Edinburgh festival shows examine mental health – with sticky tape and silliness

Edinburgh festival shows examine mental health – with sticky tape and silliness

At the 2014 Edinburgh fringe, the trailblazing Every Brilliant Thing – written by Duncan Macmillan and performed by Jonny Donahoe – talked to us about depression in a refreshingly warm, open and honest way. A year later, Bryony Kimmings and Tim Grayburn’s Fake It ’Til You Make It tackled the taboo subject of male depression and was one of a [...]

August 14, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Edinburgh festival shows examine mental health – with sticky tape and silliness

A danger to public health? Uproar as scientist urges us to eat more salt

A danger to public health? Uproar as scientist urges us to eat more salt

Public health experts in the UK have spoken out against a new book that claims many of us should be eating more salt, not less – claiming the advice could endanger people’s health. New York scientist James DiNicolantonio says in his book The Salt Fix that the World Health Organisation and the US and UK advisory bodies [...]

August 9, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A danger to public health? Uproar as scientist urges us to eat more salt

Senate’s budget rules invalidate key provisions in Republican health care bill

Senate’s budget rules invalidate key provisions in Republican health care bill

The Senate would likely need 60 votes to overcome Democratic opposition and pass key portions of the GOP health care bill under the chamber’s rules, a blow to both the plan’s policy and its political fortunes unless Senate Republicans are willing to break decades of precedent or the bill is substantially rewritten. The Senate’s so-called [...]

July 22, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Senate’s budget rules invalidate key provisions in Republican health care bill

5 Impressive Health Benefits Of Flax Seeds

5 Impressive Health Benefits Of Flax Seeds

gulp-in a spoonful of flaxseed everyday to stay healthy and happy Flaxseeds are the richest source of a plant based omega-3 fatty acids and contains a lot of essential nutrients in it. Although tasteless, but they have the ability to fight cancer cells, ease out your bowel movement and helps in maintaining sugar level. The [...]

June 30, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 5 Impressive Health Benefits Of Flax Seeds

Health Benefits Of Deep Breathing

Health Benefits Of Deep Breathing

  We have taken breathing for granted as the body takes care of it without our efforts. But occasionally, it is good to sit and practice deep breathing for a few minutes. Shallow breathing deprives your system of sufficient oxygen and deep breathing does get more supply of oxygen. Deep breathing boosts mood and also [...]

June 27, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Health Benefits Of Deep Breathing

Health ministry reduces NEET PG cut offs

Health ministry reduces NEET PG cut offs

A move that will benefit close to 10,000 medical aspirants, Union health ministry decided to bring down the cut offs for post graduate seats through National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Examination (NEET)- 2017. Percentile cut offs for the exam will be reduced by 7.5 percentile. NEET-2017 was conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE) for admission to all [...]

May 26, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Health ministry reduces NEET PG cut offs

Instagram is the most harmful social network for your mental health

Instagram is the most harmful social network for your mental health

Model selfies should probably come with a warning to young girls. (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP) Our addictive feeds of fitness models, exotic travel, and photo-perfect moments don’t often match with our comparatively humdrum and badly lit lives. The discontent caused by that disconnect is enough that a growing body of research suggests social media is contributing to [...]

May 22, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Instagram is the most harmful social network for your mental health

How Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Differs at Big and Small Businesses

How Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Differs at Big and Small Businesses

Many people are aware that big companies are much more likely than small businesses to offer employer-sponsored health insurance to their employees. The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), an annual effort to query nearly 40,000 establishments, conducted by the Federal Government’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows that only 34.8 percent of private sector [...]

May 12, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Differs at Big and Small Businesses