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There’s a reason why antidepressants don’t work for everyone

There’s a reason why antidepressants don’t work for everyone

Researchers from University Medical Center Mainz and the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Germany developed a mouse model that allowed them to identify blood signatures associated with response to antidepressant treatment and could show the importance of the stress-related glucocorticoid receptor in recovery from depression. Major depression is the leading cause of disability according [...]

January 8, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on There’s a reason why antidepressants don’t work for everyone

There’s a reason why antidepressants don’t work for everyone

There’s a reason why antidepressants don’t work for everyone

Researchers from University Medical Center Mainz and the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Germany developed a mouse model that allowed them to identify blood signatures associated with response to antidepressant treatment and could show the importance of the stress-related glucocorticoid receptor in recovery from depression. Major depression is the leading cause of disability according [...]

January 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on There’s a reason why antidepressants don’t work for everyone

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

Why Are Milkshakes Not the Best Idea According to Ayurveda

Why Are Milkshakes Not the Best Idea According to Ayurveda

Love Milkshakes? The goodness of freshly cut fruits blended with the ever so nutritious milk, think there can’t be a concoction as healthy as this? Think again.  Turns out that pairing these two healthy foods may not always result in a healthy combination. In fact, it is better not to team certain foods and consume them [...]

October 25, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Why Are Milkshakes Not the Best Idea According to Ayurveda

Here is why you should NEVER sleep when a plane is taking off or touching down

Here is why you should NEVER sleep when a plane is taking off or touching down

Prefer sleeping on flights? We all despise long flights. And so naturally we pack our cosiest of neck pillows to make the experience smooth. And if you do manage some elbow room, your top priority is to try spending most hours sleeping. Sleeping can be fatal However, doing this could be very risky. According to [...]

September 20, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Here is why you should NEVER sleep when a plane is taking off or touching down

Have You Been Eating Yogurt with Milk? Here’s Why You Should Avoid This Combination

Have You Been Eating Yogurt with Milk? Here’s Why You Should Avoid This Combination

Food combinations can play an important role in maintaining your gut health, promoting good digestion and overall health. While it is good to experiment in the kitchen, it is best to avoid combing certain ingredients as their combination can play havoc with your stomach. Pairing two healthy foods may not always result in a healthy combination. In some cases, [...]

September 19, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Have You Been Eating Yogurt with Milk? Here’s Why You Should Avoid This Combination

Here’s why you are at greater risk of having a heart attack in winter than in summer

Here’s why you are at greater risk of having a heart attack in winter than in summer

The risk of suffering a heart attack is more likely to peak in the winter season and decline in summers because air temperature acts as an external trigger for the life-threatening disease, an analysis has shown. The findings revealed that the average number of heart attacks per day was significantly higher during colder temperatures as [...]

August 29, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Here’s why you are at greater risk of having a heart attack in winter than in summer

It’s okay to feel blue. Here’s why you should stop fighting your emotions

It’s okay to feel blue. Here’s why you should stop fighting your emotions

At times, many of us experience mood swings and feel depressed to an extent. Turns out, to feel the sunshine, it’s important to embrace the cloudiness of your darker moods. According to a recent study, feeling bad about feeling bad can make you feel worse. The research from the University of California, Berkeley found that the pressure to [...]

August 17, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on It’s okay to feel blue. Here’s why you should stop fighting your emotions

Student Gives Passionate Speech On Why Betsy DeVos Shouldn’t Be Education Secretary

Student Gives Passionate Speech On Why Betsy DeVos Shouldn’t Be Education Secretary

In a powerful and passionate speech, a Detroit student expressed why she doesn’t think Betsy DeVos should be Secretary of Education. In a video the American Federation of Teachers posted on Facebook, Dannah Wilson (whose name was spelled incorrectly in the video and later corrected in the comments) explained that 119 parents, organizers and students (including herself) [...]

January 20, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Student Gives Passionate Speech On Why Betsy DeVos Shouldn’t Be Education Secretary

Looking For Health In All The Wrong Places: Why the US pays more and gets less

Looking For Health In All The Wrong Places: Why the US pays more and gets less

America spends more on healthcare per capita than any other country in world. In 2015, the US devoted 17% of the gross domestic product, more than $3 trillion, to health expenditures. 17% of the GDP is approximately twice the average health cost of the OECD countries. Unfortunately this unsurpassed spending has not made the US [...]

December 26, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Looking For Health In All The Wrong Places: Why the US pays more and gets less

Why you need sackfuls of banknotes to shop in Venezuela

Why you need sackfuls of banknotes to shop in Venezuela

Last week Venezuela announced it would withdraw its highest-denomination banknote from circulation. Long queues formed outside banks as people scrambled to change theirs before they became redundant. The withdrawal of the 100-bolivar note has now been delayed until the start of January, but ordinary people must still grapple with spiralling prices and increasingly worthless notes, [...]

December 18, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Why you need sackfuls of banknotes to shop in Venezuela

From Frivolity To Sustainability: Why Technology And Innovation Matter For The Future Of Fashion

From Frivolity To Sustainability: Why Technology And Innovation Matter For The Future Of Fashion

“Often the perception of the fashion industry is that it’s a frivolous entity, based on silly ideals about what we should wear, and how we should look.” So goes the opening line to my TEDx talk delivered in London in late October this year. Feeling extremely privileged to be invited to give one, I wanted [...]

December 7, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on From Frivolity To Sustainability: Why Technology And Innovation Matter For The Future Of Fashion