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Ministry of Health helps overweight staff lose weight

Ministry of Health helps overweight staff lose weight

Dubai: In an innovative programme to encourage a positive change among government employees, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched ‘Lose to Win’ programme to help overweight people shed extra kilos. Serving the employees of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development in its current edition, the programme guides and encourages those struggling with weight [...]

March 24, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Ministry of Health helps overweight staff lose weight

How yoga may enhance heart health

How yoga may enhance heart health

Many people think of yoga mainly as an activity that promotes flexibility and balance. But this ancient tradition also includes breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation. Together, these practices can lead to measurable improvements in factors connected with cardiovascular health, such as lower blood pressure, better sleep, and less artery-damaging inflammation. “There are four distinct but [...]

March 20, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How yoga may enhance heart health

Moving the body, boosting the mind: running your way to better mental health

Moving the body, boosting the mind: running your way to better mental health

Ionce lived a life almost ruled by anxiety, intrusive thoughts and paralysing fear. I spent years looking for the thing that would release me, and when I finally found it, it wasn’t medication or therapy (although both helped). It was running. It gave me a feeling that there was a world out there beckoning me, [...]

March 4, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Moving the body, boosting the mind: running your way to better mental health

Health screening ‘not meeting targets’, report finds

Health screening ‘not meeting targets’, report finds

None of the three main health screening programmes in England – bowel, breast or cervical – met their targets last year, according to a report by the National Audit Office. There were also delays in cervical screening results reaching half of women tested, with a backlog of nearly 100,000 samples. Bowel screening performed best, narrowly [...]

February 1, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Health screening ‘not meeting targets’, report finds

Vitamin D supplements reduces risk of lung attacks – Details here

Vitamin D supplements reduces risk of lung attacks – Details here

London: Vitamin D supplements can reduce the risk of potentially fatal lung attacks in some patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), suggests a new study. COPD is a group of lung diseases including emphysema and chronic bronchitis that causes airflow blockage, making it harder to breathe. The study showed that the oral use of vitamin D supplements [...]

January 11, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Vitamin D supplements reduces risk of lung attacks – Details here

Eat all your meals within 10 hours for weight loss and good health

Eat all your meals within 10 hours for weight loss and good health

Following a simple lifestyle, such as eating all food within 10 hours, can restore balance, help to lose weight, stave off metabolic disease and maintain health, suggests a study led by one of an Indian-origin. The study, conducted over mice, suggests that the health problems associated with disruptions to animals’ 24-hour rhythms of activity and [...]

September 14, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Eat all your meals within 10 hours for weight loss and good health

High BMI in children could increase risk of asthma

High BMI in children could increase risk of asthma

The growth of children in the first three years of their life affects the development of their lungs and the risk of asthma at 10 years of age, says a study. According to recent studies, excessive weight gain in the first years of life can be associated with lower lung function and a higher risk [...]

September 14, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on High BMI in children could increase risk of asthma

Sitting for too long, here’s what happens when you don’t move often

Sitting for too long, here’s what happens when you don’t move often

Did you know prolonged sedentary time could lead to health risks? Sitting for too many hours per day or sitting without a break is known to harm your body, a new study reveals. While the evidence on the adverse effects of prolonged sedentary time continues to increase, further studies are needed to determine the most [...]

September 14, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Sitting for too long, here’s what happens when you don’t move often

6 lesser-known reasons why you may be getting a headache

6 lesser-known reasons why you may be getting a headache

There are different types of headaches and different factors causing it. So, a headache caused during a migraine will be different from the headache caused by eating something very cold. Here are 5 lesser-known causes of headaches: * Migraine: Migraines cause recurring types of headaches that can be severe and accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Triggers for this [...]

September 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 6 lesser-known reasons why you may be getting a headache

Stay calm and meditate, mindfulness can boost pain tolerance

Stay calm and meditate, mindfulness can boost pain tolerance

Mindfulness — a meditative practice that focusses on paying attention to the present moment — can increase person’s tolerance to pain, a study has found. Researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine in the US analysed data obtained from a study published in 2015 that compared mindfulness meditation to placebo analgesia. They sought to determine [...]

September 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Stay calm and meditate, mindfulness can boost pain tolerance

Stick to paper towels, jet-air dryers spread more germs around you

Stick to paper towels, jet-air dryers spread more germs around you

Jet-air hand dryers should not be used in hospital toilets as they spread more germs than disposable paper towels, a study warns. Published in the Journal of Hospital Infection, the study looked at bacterial spread in a real world setting — in two toilets in each of three hospitals, which were in the UK, France [...]

September 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Stick to paper towels, jet-air dryers spread more germs around you

Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

People who have suffered a stroke are more likely to develop dementia, a study conducted by the University of Exeter Medical School confirmed. The study involved an analysis of 3.2 million people across the world. Researchers found that the link between stroke and dementia persisted even after taking into account other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, [...]

September 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%