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Weight loss, millennials are obsessed with it, yet many are still obese

Weight loss, millennials are obsessed with it, yet many are still obese

We’re constantly following hashtags such as #fitspo, #fitnessgoals on Instagram. We’re looking up the latest fitness trends and healthy diets to follow. This brings us to the question – are we getting fitter as a generation? According to the latest Google search data, weight loss searches have increased over time while those on obesity have [...]

May 26, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Weight loss, millennials are obsessed with it, yet many are still obese

Colour of clothes can reveal your weight problems. It can predict your BMI

Colour of clothes can reveal your weight problems. It can predict your BMI

Your clothes say a lot about your personality, your state of mind…and even about your weight. According to a study done by the European Association for the Study of Obesity, the choice of garment colour is a predictor of body mass index (BMI). The findings reveal that darker and multicoloured clothes are preferred by women with [...]

May 26, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Colour of clothes can reveal your weight problems. It can predict your BMI

Want to quit smoking? Facebook could be your surprise ally

Want to quit smoking? Facebook could be your surprise ally

While smoking is associated with a host of health problems, be it lung cancer, heart disease or skin ailments, smokers often struggle to kick the habit as chemical changes deep in the brain drive nicotine addiction. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), tobacco kills more than 7 million people each year. More than 6 million of [...]

May 26, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Want to quit smoking? Facebook could be your surprise ally

Dealing with dementia: Love, respect and quality home care can help

Dealing with dementia: Love, respect and quality home care can help

Dementia affects the memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. While it is true that most cases of dementia cannot be treated, early diagnosis can greatly help in managing the symptoms in most cases. While raising awareness and offering support will always be [...]

May 25, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Dealing with dementia: Love, respect and quality home care can help

If you have high cholesterol levels avoid these foods full of trans fats

If you have high cholesterol levels avoid these foods full of trans fats

Fat is an important part of any balanced diet but the type of fat you eat matters the most particularly when it comes to cholesterol levels, so make sure you are avoiding the ones that cause health problems. Manoj Acharya, food consultant at Zappfresh and Mehar Rajput, nutritionist and dietician at Fitpass tells us about [...]

May 25, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on If you have high cholesterol levels avoid these foods full of trans fats

5 things you can do to cure your smartphone addiction

5 things you can do to cure your smartphone addiction

Smartphones have taken over our lives. Why are we checking Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, then Facebook again when we just wanted to check the weather? Turns out, smartphone addiction is by design. Think of the constant stream of notifications, color schemes in apps and all the “likes,” followers and in-game trophies. Our phones and apps are [...]

May 25, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 5 things you can do to cure your smartphone addiction

This woman’s to-do list for her boyfriend to help during panic attack is a must read

This woman’s to-do list for her boyfriend to help during panic attack is a must read

Those who have struggled with anxiety and panic attacks know how the feeling of loneliness can be overwhelming during that period. More often than not, loneliness and isolation become the triggering factors for such attacks and the presence of loved ones can be of immense help. That’s why Kelsey Darragh, who suffers from panic and [...]

May 22, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on This woman’s to-do list for her boyfriend to help during panic attack is a must read

Toothpaste could protect you against lung disease. Here’s how

Toothpaste could protect you against lung disease. Here’s how

Your toothpaste could be an offbeat warrior in a fight against lung disease. Turns out, an antibacterial substance in your toothpaste may combat severe lung disease. According to a study conducted by the Michigan State University, a common antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may combat life-threatening diseases such as cystic fibrosis, or CF, when combined [...]

May 22, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Toothpaste could protect you against lung disease. Here’s how

Exercise may not help combat mental decline in dementia patients

Exercise may not help combat mental decline in dementia patients

A new research suggests that moderate to high-intensity exercise does not slow cognitive decline in people with dementia. Although the exercise programme improved physical fitness, it cannot be recommended as a treatment option for cognitive impairment in dementia, say the researchers. Nearly 47.5 million people worldwide have dementia and the view that exercise might slow [...]

May 22, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Exercise may not help combat mental decline in dementia patients

Taking oral drugs daily may protect cancer patients from deadly blood clots

Taking oral drugs daily may protect cancer patients from deadly blood clots

People with cancer have an increased risk of developing blood clots, with roughly one in five experiencing venous thromboembolism (VTE) — either a blood clot in a deep vein or a condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked by a blood clot. Taking oral drugs daily can be an effective [...]

May 18, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Taking oral drugs daily may protect cancer patients from deadly blood clots

Vitamin D therapy can help tackle diseases like diabetes and cancer

Vitamin D therapy can help tackle diseases like diabetes and cancer

Enhanced activation of Vitamin D by protecting beta cells may be a potential new approach for treating diabetes as well as other diseases, including cancer, researchers have suggested. When beta cells — the cells in the pancreas that produce, store and release the hormone insulin — become dysfunctional, the body cannot make insulin to control [...]

May 18, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Vitamin D therapy can help tackle diseases like diabetes and cancer

Tuberculosis treatment, disease tolerance is better than killing the pathogen

Tuberculosis treatment, disease tolerance is better than killing the pathogen

Turns out, tolerating an infection without eliminating a pathogen is far more beneficial than simply killing it. According to a research conducted by the McGill University Health Centre, some scientists have taken a lesson from plant biologists about an ancient strategy involving the ability to ‘tolerate’ rather than ‘resist’ infection to maintain health. The concept, [...]

May 18, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Tuberculosis treatment, disease tolerance is better than killing the pathogen