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This Relentless Pandemic Can Tax Your Mental Health. Here’s How to Cope

This Relentless Pandemic Can Tax Your Mental Health. Here’s How to Cope

Remember those brief, blissful weeks at the beginning of the summer? Vaccination rates were rising, COVID-19 infections were dropping and mask mandates were lifting. Lots of us started to cautiously hug our friends, eat in restaurants and plan vacations again. We thought we were seeing the end of the pandemic. As it turns out, we [...]

April 11, 2022 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on This Relentless Pandemic Can Tax Your Mental Health. Here’s How to Cope

Study: Two New Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease Identified

Study: Two New Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease Identified

Hearing loss and epilepsy have been identified as two new, early signs of Parkinson’s disease, according to new research published in JAMA Neurology. The newly uncovered features—along with other symptoms seen in the years before a diagnosis—may help health care providers recognize and treat the disease at earlier stages. “Our results uncovered novel risk factors and early symptoms: epilepsy [...]

April 5, 2022 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Study: Two New Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease Identified

Firefly Health Taps Oshi Health to Add Whole-Person Digestive Care to Its Virtual Specialty Network

Firefly Health Taps Oshi Health to Add Whole-Person Digestive Care to Its Virtual Specialty Network

Watertown, MA and San Francisco, CA (March 15, 2022) — Firefly Health – a virtual-first healthcare company with a mission of delivering half-priced healthcare that’s twice as good, clinically and emotionally – today named Oshi Health, the virtual specialty care company transforming gastrointestinal (GI) health outcomes and economics, as its preferred partner for digestive care. Digestive health [...]

March 31, 2022 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Firefly Health Taps Oshi Health to Add Whole-Person Digestive Care to Its Virtual Specialty Network

Why Do I Feel Sleepy All The Time?

Why Do I Feel Sleepy All The Time?

In this article we are going to talk about the Why Do I Feel Sleepy All The Time? Consider Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. The needs at the very bottom of Maslow’s pyramid are the basic needs like food, water, air, shelter, clothing, sleep, etc. If we cannot meet these needs, then it follows that we [...]

March 28, 2022 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Why Do I Feel Sleepy All The Time?

Behind the Scenes with Tom Turner & Leinster Rugby

Behind the Scenes with Tom Turner & Leinster Rugby

Ever wonder how strong rugby players need to be to succeed at the elite level? Laya Healthcare sat down with Tom Turner, Senior S&C Coach at Leinster Rugby to ask the tough questions about what it really takes to be strong enough, fit enough and fast enough to perform at the highest level in professional rugby. Tom [...]

February 12, 2022 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Behind the Scenes with Tom Turner & Leinster Rugby

5 Reasons It’s Time to Upgrade Your Vitamin Routine

5 Reasons It’s Time to Upgrade Your Vitamin Routine

Care/of is a new way to get the vitamins you need. We offer daily vitamin packs, made just for you (they even have your name on them). We founded Care/of based on honest guidance and better ingredients, so you can feel great about making healthy choices. 1. Get personalized recommendations Figuring out what vitamins to [...]

February 11, 2022 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 5 Reasons It’s Time to Upgrade Your Vitamin Routine

EBM Focus: Finger on the Pulse: Standard vs Revised Newborn Pulse-ox Screening for Congenital Heart Disease

EBM Focus: Finger on the Pulse: Standard vs Revised Newborn Pulse-ox Screening for Congenital Heart Disease

Critical congenital heart defects (CCHD) are the most common congenital malformations and account for up to 10 percent of infant deaths each year. Universal screening with pulse oximetry screening has been recommended for more than a decade. The updated 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) algorithm recommends testing in the (pre-ductal) right upper extremity and [...]

February 9, 2022 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on EBM Focus: Finger on the Pulse: Standard vs Revised Newborn Pulse-ox Screening for Congenital Heart Disease

Feel Fit in February

Feel Fit in February

Five top tips to help you keep on top of your fitness goals in February Health behaviours remain the most common New Year’s resolutions, however, recent research suggests people typically “give up” pursuing their New Year resolutions within the first month. Longer nights and shorter days could be contributing to a drop in New Year’s [...]

February 8, 2022 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Feel Fit in February

Luteinising Hormone: Structure, Crucial Functions And Adverse Effects

Luteinising Hormone: Structure, Crucial Functions And Adverse Effects

Luteinising Hormone, abbreviated as LH, is a key reproductive hormone that promotes the functioning of the gonads i.e. the primary reproductive organs – testes in men and ovaries in women. Also known as interstitial cell stimulating hormone, luteinising hormone is produced by specialized cells called gonadotropic cells in the pituitary gland – a pea-sized gland [...]

February 3, 2022 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Luteinising Hormone: Structure, Crucial Functions And Adverse Effects

Fighting Medical Misinformation

Fighting Medical Misinformation

Misinformation or misinterpretation of information can have life or death consequences. This especially critical for COVID-19.  There exits an oversaturation of information which leads to its own crisis, an infodemic. The World Health Organization has defined infodemic as too much information which can be a mix of true, false and/or misleading information. This onslaught of input carries with [...]

February 1, 2022 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Fighting Medical Misinformation

‘IHU’ variant of Covid-19: few cases, limited spread

‘IHU’ variant of Covid-19: few cases, limited spread

Even as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to infect people in large numbers across the world, news about the emergence of another highly-mutated variant spread rapidly on Tuesday, raising fears of yet another wave of infections. This variant, B.1.640, has been found mostly in France so far, although it has also been detected in several other countries. The variant [...]

January 5, 2022 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on ‘IHU’ variant of Covid-19: few cases, limited spread

Vaccine Booster Dose: For Precaution Dose, No Mix-And-Match Of Vaccines: Government Sources

Vaccine Booster Dose: For Precaution Dose, No Mix-And-Match Of Vaccines: Government Sources

There will be no mix-and-match of vaccines for the crucial third dose to be given in view of the Omicron variant that is rapidly spreading in the country, senior health ministry sources told NDTV today. Precaution doses will be a third dose of the same vaccine a person has taken — be it Covishield or Covaxin. [...]

December 28, 2021 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Vaccine Booster Dose: For Precaution Dose, No Mix-And-Match Of Vaccines: Government Sources