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Benefits of Potatoes: 14 Incredible Benefits of this Super Vegetable That You May Not Have Known

Benefits of Potatoes: 14 Incredible Benefits of this Super Vegetable That You May Not Have Known

You see them in your curries, you see them in your stews, street-side chaat, homemade pulavs and biryani, you see them everywhere. Potatoes are an indispensable part of Indian cooking and we aren’t complaining! It’s ability to blend into any preparation and shine as one the star ingredients is what makes it a favourite in kitchens both home [...]

November 11, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Benefits of Potatoes: 14 Incredible Benefits of this Super Vegetable That You May Not Have Known

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

Brain Activity and Good Diet May Prevent Insomnia-Related Depression

Brain Activity and Good Diet May Prevent Insomnia-Related Depression

al feedback as well as reinforce behaviours that are rewarded, while reducing behaviours that are not. The results showed that those who were less susceptible to the effects of poor sleep showed significantly higher brain activity in response to positive feedback or reward compared to negative feedback. The effects of poor sleep showed significantly higher [...]

October 23, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Brain Activity and Good Diet May Prevent Insomnia-Related Depression

Do you get emotional after failure? It may improve your decision-making skills

Do you get emotional after failure? It may improve your decision-making skills

If you are a really emotional person, then this news might be really important for you. A recent research has found that emotional responses to failure rather than cognitive ones are more effective at improving people’s results for the next time they tackle the next related task. Noelle Nelson, assistant professor of marketing and consumer [...]

September 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Do you get emotional after failure? It may improve your decision-making skills

Neck massage by barber may damage nerve, cause paralysis

Neck massage by barber may damage nerve, cause paralysis

A haircut at most barber shops in India is followed by a head massage. It often ends with a `neck-crack’, when the barber holds you by the chin and turns the neck sharply to the left and right. Like countless Indian men, Ajay Kumar, 54, came away from the salon feeling refreshed after the haircutand-massage [...]

September 20, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Neck massage by barber may damage nerve, cause paralysis

Beware, thinning of the retina may indicate a neurodegenerative condition

Beware, thinning of the retina may indicate a neurodegenerative condition

A simple eye examination and retinal imaging test may help improve diagnosis of a progressive neurodegenerative condition called frontotemporal degeneration (FTD). Neurodegenerative diseases in general are challenging to diagnose, and often are confirmed only by direct examination of brain tissue at autopsy. In a study published online in the journal Neurology, the scientists found that [...]

September 11, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Beware, thinning of the retina may indicate a neurodegenerative condition

Stay off the salt. Higher intake may double chances of heart failure

Stay off the salt. Higher intake may double chances of heart failure

Do you love to eat salted wafers, nuts, French fries and other processed foods? Beware, according to a study, high salt intake is associated with a doubled risk of heart failure. The findings showed that people who consume more than 13.7 grams of salt daily may be at two times higher risk of heart failure [...]

August 29, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Stay off the salt. Higher intake may double chances of heart failure

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

Moms-to-be, take note: A chemical found in furniture may lower your child’s IQ

Moms-to-be, take note: A chemical found in furniture may lower your child’s IQ

Flame retardant chemicals — commonly used in furniture and household products — may damage your child’s intelligence and cause loss of IQ points. Researchers from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) in the US conducted the largest meta-analysis performed on flame retardants to date, and found strong evidence of polybrominated diphenyl ethers’ (PBDE) effect [...]

August 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Moms-to-be, take note: A chemical found in furniture may lower your child’s IQ

Higher sun exposure may increase risk of eye freckles: Study

Higher sun exposure may increase risk of eye freckles: Study

A higher lifetime exposure to sunlight may increase the risk of developing eye freckles or dark spots on the coloured part of the eye called iris, a study has warned. While not malignant, eye freckles could indicate the presence or risk of sunlight-triggered eye diseases like cataract or macular degeneration, researchers said. Over 600 swimmers [...]

August 5, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Higher sun exposure may increase risk of eye freckles: Study

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 [...]

August 5, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Love packaged fruit juice? Such drinks with protein-rich meals may make you fat

Common disinfectants may up antibiotic resistance risk

Common disinfectants may up antibiotic resistance risk

Exposure to triclosan, an antibacterial and antifungal agent found in domestic products like toothpaste, soaps, detergents, toys, etc., may increase the risk of developing antibiotic resistance, a research has warned. Antibiotic resistance is when bacteria evolve and develop ways to evade the antibiotic drugs, rendering them ineffective. The findings showed that when some bacteria develop [...]

August 4, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Common disinfectants may up antibiotic resistance risk