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Weight loss: 5 small steps you can take to slim down and maintain good health

Weight loss: 5 small steps you can take to slim down and maintain good health

Want to boost weight loss and improve health? Follow these simple tips and tricks to remain fit and avoid unwanted pounds, especially around the belly, from creeping up on you. Weight loss: 5 small steps you can take to slim down and maintain good health  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock New Delhi: Maintaining a slim body will not [...]

April 8, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Weight loss: 5 small steps you can take to slim down and maintain good health

Mental health can impact memory decades later

Mental health can impact memory decades later

New research from the United Kingdom has found that people who experience recurrent episodes of depression throughout adulthood are more at risk of developing memory problems later in life. Accumulated depression and anxiety can predict a person’s likelihood of developing memory problems. Scientists have already shown that depressionand other mental health problems can affect a person’s memory in [...]

April 3, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Mental health can impact memory decades later

Adventurous business practices can hurt companies: New India Assurance CMD Atul Sahai

Adventurous business practices can hurt companies: New India Assurance CMD Atul Sahai

One thing clear is that you want to write good business. I am not going to focus on topline and ignore the bottomline. We want to be selective but having said that there have been challenges in the motor insurance business. We have run into some huge challenges. We are devising ways to tackle the challenges. There [...]

March 27, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Adventurous business practices can hurt companies: New India Assurance CMD Atul Sahai

Can sops lift real estate investments?

Can sops lift real estate investments?

Estimates peg yields from residential real estate at between 2 and 5 percent and commercial between 8 and 10 percent Image: Frederic Soltan / Corbis via Getty Images India’s real estate sector has been in the doldrums for a while. Unsold inventories were a nightmare for builders even as prices remained stagnant. Besides, a glut [...]

March 25, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Can sops lift real estate investments?

Smart technology can enhance lives

Smart technology can enhance lives

More and more we see the rising use of smart-home technology to improve the way we live. There is an increasing demand for products that both improve our homes and our health. Finding products that offer a bled can be a bit of a challenge. One way to achieve this blend of improving our health [...]

January 27, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Smart technology can enhance lives

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

Heart disease can be predicted from your forehead wrinkles

Heart disease can be predicted from your forehead wrinkles

People who have a lot more deep forehead wrinkles than is typical for their age may be at a higher risk of dying of cardiovascular disease, a study has found. “We explored forehead wrinkles as a marker because it’s so simple and visual. Just looking at a person’s face could sound an alarm, then we could [...]

August 27, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Heart disease can be predicted from your forehead wrinkles

Antidepressants can help delay ageing of brain cells, says this study

Antidepressants can help delay ageing of brain cells, says this study

Administering commonly used antidepressant fluoxetine to mice helped restore youthful flexibility to their ageing brain cells, showed a study. The study provides fresh evidence that the decline in the capacity of brain cells to change, called “plasticity,” rather than a decline in total cell numbers may underlie some of the sensory and cognitive declines associated [...]

August 24, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Antidepressants can help delay ageing of brain cells, says this study

Can You Consume All Fruits During Pregnancy? Experts Suggest Fruits To Avoid

Can You Consume All Fruits During Pregnancy? Experts Suggest Fruits To Avoid

Pregnancy can be a challenging time for women with all the emotional and physical changes their bodies go through. While there is excitement to welcome a newborn into the world, it’s no secret that nine-months of morning sickness, midnight hunger pangs and mood swings can be pretty daunting too. It needs a lot of patience [...]

August 14, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Can You Consume All Fruits During Pregnancy? Experts Suggest Fruits To Avoid

Smoking Can Adversely Affect Breastfeeding Habits, Here’s How

Smoking Can Adversely Affect Breastfeeding Habits, Here’s How

Women, please take note. New mothers exposed to cigarette smoke in their homes may stop breastfeeding sooner as compared to those who are not exposed to second-hand smoke, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine, found that exposure to household smokers had a substantial negative effect on breastfeeding practices. “Our [...]

August 10, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Smoking Can Adversely Affect Breastfeeding Habits, Here’s How

How Can You Tell Whether Your Doctor Is Any Good?

How Can You Tell Whether Your Doctor Is Any Good?

On my last night of residency, a friend and I swapped our most memorable stories. We recalled the nights of panic and triumph caring for dozens of critically ill patients, about the day – OK, days – we fell asleep standing up, about the weeks subsisting on saltine crackers and ginger ale. The conversation turned [...]

July 31, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How Can You Tell Whether Your Doctor Is Any Good?

Anxiety issues can be treated with yoga and meditation, apart from medicines

Anxiety issues can be treated with yoga and meditation, apart from medicines

Turns out, biofeedback, mindfulness, yoga, and hypnosis provide a promising approach to the very common problem of anxiety in adolescents. Researchers at Wolters Kluwer Health stated that the currently recommended treatments for adolescent anxiety i.e. cognitive behavioural therapy and antidepressant medications have important limitations. Anxiety and fear are typical reactions to the academic, social, and developmental [...]

July 29, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Anxiety issues can be treated with yoga and meditation, apart from medicines